REVIEW: Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz

12477984Title: Marco Impossible

Author: Hannah Moskowitz

Publication date: March 19, 2013

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Rating: ★★★★★/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary Middle Grade

Thirteen-year-old best friends Stephen and Marco attempt a go-for-broke heist to break into the high school prom and get Marco onstage to confess his love for (and hopefully steal the heart of) Benji, the adorable exchange student and bass player of the prom band. Of course, things don’t always go according to plan, and every heist comes with its fair share of hijinks.

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eARC REVIEW: One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

32571395Title: One of Us Is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus (Goodreads Author)

Expected Publication Date: May 30, 2017

Publisher: Delacorte Press/Random House

Rating: ★★★★/4 Stars

Genre: YA Contemporary

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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REVIEW: How to Make a Wish by Ashley Blake

26626118Title: How to Make a Wish

Author: Ashley Herring Blake

Publication date: May 2, 2017

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Rating: ★★★★★/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary YA (f/f relationship)

All seventeen year-old Grace Glasser wants is her own life. A normal life in which she sleeps in the same bed for longer than three months and doesn’t have to scrounge for spare change to make sure the electric bill is paid. Emotionally trapped by her unreliable mother, Maggie, and the tiny cape on which she lives, she focuses on her best friend, her upcoming audition for a top music school in New York, and surviving Maggie’s latest boyfriend—who happens to be Grace’s own ex-boyfriend’s father.

Her attempts to lay low until she graduates are disrupted when she meets Eva, a girl with her own share of ghosts she’s trying to outrun. Grief-stricken and lonely, Eva pulls Grace into midnight adventures and feelings Grace never planned on. When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.

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eARC REVIEW: It Had to Be You by Lizzy Charles

Title34530550: It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1)

Author: Lizzy Charles

Publication date: May 15th, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

Rating: ★★★★/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary YA (fake dating trope)

James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?

Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.

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REVIEW: The Adventures of Charls, the Veretian Cloth Merchant by C. S. Pacat

34803468Title: The Adventures of Charls, the Veretian Cloth Merchant (Captive Prince Short Stories #3)

Author: C. S. Pacat

Release date: May 3rd, 2017

Available form: ebook at 26 pages

Rating: ★★★★★ / 5 stars

The Adventures of Charls follows the dealings of a humble cloth merchant in the days before the royal Ascension. Set after the events of Kings Rising and The Summer Palace.

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LIST: April wrap up.

IMG_0154Despite having multiple messy mental breakdowns IN PUBLIC, and A GENDER REVELATION, I read ten books and one reread. Hallelujah. I ignored numerous tests and assignments. Or rather, they ignored ME, and left me to read. My blog finally started picking up more views with my review of THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED thanks to Becky Albertalli retweeting it. Also, I received some eARCs on NetGalley and from authors for reviewing! That was fun. I wrote a short story of two parts which I will link in the bottom. It’s very personal and sort of written as a reaction to people’s horrible statements online about what bisexual means. The book community on twitter has not been on its best behavior the past month.

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