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The Prisoner's Throne

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  Book Info: The Prisoner’s Throne  (The Stolen Heir Duology #2)  by Holly Black Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance Publishing Date: March 5, 2024   Synopsis: An imprisoned prince. A vengeful queen. And a battle that will determine the future of Elfhame. Prince Oak is paying for his betrayal. Imprisoned in the icy north and bound to the will of a monstrous new queen, he must rely on charm and calculation to survive. With High King Cardan and High Queen Jude ready to use any means necessary to retrieve their stolen heir, should Oak attempt to regain the trust of the girl he’s always loved, or remain loyal to Elfhame and hand over the means to end her reign-even if it means ending Wren, too… With war looming and treachery lurking in every corner, neither Oak’s guile nor his wit will be enough to keep everyone he loves alive. He will have some terrible choices to make. From the #1  New York Times  bestselling author Holly Black comes the stunning blood-soaked conclusion to the  Stolen Hei

Love Redesigned

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Love Redesigned  By Lauren Asher Bloom Books  Nov 7th, 2023 5/5 stars Romance Synopsis -  Julian If I ever caught on fire, Dahlia Muñoz would fan the flames with a smile. So, when she returns to Lake Wisteria, I fully intend to avoid the interior designer. At least until my meddling mother exploits my savior complex. The faster I help Dahlia find her creative spark, the sooner she will leave town. But while I was busy getting rid of Dahlia, I overlooked one potential issue. What happens if I want her to stay? Dahlia People say the devil has many faces, but I know only one. Julian Lopez—my childhood rival and family frenemy. I vow to steer clear of him while recovering from my broken engagement, but then the billionaire makes an irresistible offer. Renovate a historic house together and triple our profits. Our temporary truce becomes compromised as we face years’ worth of denied attraction and mixed emotions. Giving into our desire is inevitable…but falling in love? That isn’t part of t

A Vicious Game

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  Book Info: A Vicious Game (The Halfling Saga #3) by Melissa Blair Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publishing Date: February 6, 2024   Synopsis: “It seems fate has dealt me the same hand again. I know how to play it.”  A new king is on the throne and the rebellion lies in ruins. Keera spends her days drinking and her nights avoiding the strange dreams that have haunted her since she returned from the capital. Keera’s family in Myrelinth won’t let her go without a fight. With new intelligence about the magical seals left behind by Keera’s ancient kin, the Light Fae, she rallies to face her demons and unleash the formidable powers she inherited from her people. But a shocking truth is hiding in plain sight, one with the power to unravel the entire rebellion… The pivotal third installment in the Halfling Saga will upend everything Keera thought she knew about her enemies…and her allies. Review will be up on my instagram!   Book Links: Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/192716161

Pub Day 11/16

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 The Fury mystery/thriller  set on greek island unreliable narrator  So Let Them Burn YA fantasy  sapphic rep dragons !! The Search Party mystery/thriller dual timeline POV whodunit  lots of characters Midnight Ruin sixth in dark Olympus series spicy greek mythology retelling!

Dungeons and Drama

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  Dungeons and Drama by Kristy Boyce Genre: Young Adult Romance  Publishing Date: January 9, 2024   Synopsis: When it comes to romance, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to play games. A fun YA romcom full of fake dating hijinks! Musical lover Riley has big aspirations to become a director on Broadway. Crucial to this plan is to bring back her high school’s spring musical, but when Riley takes her mom’s car without permission, she’s grounded and stuck with the worst punishment -  spending her after-school hours working at her dad’s game shop. Riley can’t waste her time working when she has a musical to save, so she convinces Nathan—a nerdy teen employee—to cover her shifts and, in exchange, she’ll flirt with him to make his gamer-girl crush jealous. But Riley didn’t realize that meant joining Nathan’s Dungeons & Dragons game…or that role playing would be so fun. Soon, Riley starts to think that flirting with Nathan doesn’t require as much acting as she would’ve thought… review - 4/5 stars

The Other Lola Review

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    The Other Lola Sequel to Missing Clarissa YA Mystery/Thriller  5/5 stars Pub Date - March 12th 2024 Review - I enjoyed The Other Lola even more than Missing Clarissa. We are introduced to new characters, one of which being Mattie, who uses they/them pronouns. This had even more queer rep than the first, and I loved seeing Cam's relationship with her girlfriend also grow. The mystery in this one felt more unique too! Missing Clarissa had reminded me more of other YA mysteries, but both are great if you just enjoy the genre. I would love to see a third book with them set in New York!  Synopsis -  What happens when the people you love the most are the people you can trust the least? In the months after Cam and Blair broke their small hometown’s legendary missing-girl story and catapulted to accidental fame, they vowed never to do it again. No more mysteries, no more podcasts, and no more sticking their heads where they don’t belong. Until Mattie Brosillard, a freshman at their hig

Battlefield Earth

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  Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard 4/5 stars  Scifi Synopsis - If you liked Dune, Atlantis Gene, Foundation, Ender's Game, and Starship Troopers, you'll love Battlefield Earth. 1977. NASA launches the space probe  Voyager 1 . One of its missions: answer the question—is there intelligent life beyond our planet?   Fast-forward a thousand years. Question answered … by the Psychlos, an alien race who’ve proven just how terrifying intelligent life can be. Tracing Voyager 1 back to its origins, the Psychlos have scorched the Earth, all but wiped out the human race and stripped the planet of natural resources. Now, in the year 3000, humankind faces total extinction. But in this post-apocalyptic world, as a new millennium arises, so too has the courageous Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. A natural-born leader, Jonnie manages to raise an army out of the remnants of humanity, knowing that against the seemingly invincible aliens, the uprising will require a daring strike on an epic scale. Is it t