3.5
Carve the Mark
By Veronica Roth

I actually enjoyed this book (maybe a bit more than my rating shows, so I might round it up to 4 stars after the story settles in for a while). Such a lovely surprise! I got into this book knowing nothing about the plot or the world created by the author, a rare thing for me to do, as I am that kind of person …

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Coming up for Air
Book #8 in Hundred Oaks Series
By Miranda Kenneally

The YA Contemporary you need to read.. now! I loved Catching Jordan and Breathe, Annie, Breathe, but this one here.. oh, it is definitely my top favourite. This is without doubt Miranda’s best book so far, and it gets from me 5 shiny stars! I loved …

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4.5
Our Chemical Hearts
By Krystal Sutherland

A bittersweet story.. like a tender, distant memory that lingers. I read “Inimi Chimice” (“Our Chemical Hearts”) at the end of 2016 and it’s the first international YA book I actually read in Romanian . It is also one of my favourites of the year, not as much because of the love story (quite a bit strange unusual …

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4.5
Encore
Book #2 in Amplified Series
By Tara Kelly

Some books feel real. Fun and raw, with every nuance in between. That’s just how Encore felt like. And it’s more than just a book, it’s an entire experience. I don’t know what to do about this review. No matter where I try to start and where I want to finish, it all feels way too personal. Don’t …

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5
Vicarious
Book #1 in Vicarious Series
By Paula Stokes

I am in awe! Let’s make things clear from the beginning. I loved The Art of Lainey, it was romantic and cute and so much fun.. but this one here, this is even better. So dark, so twisted, so amazing! Such a fantastic read, I can’t wait for book two and I can’t recommend it enough! I love, …

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Scythe
Book #1 in Arc of a Scythe Series
By Neal Shusterman

You know what I like about Neal Shusterman? The fact that he challenges his readers with every new concept, new world, new book he writes. He takes the humanity out of the humans, he moulds it and twists it and puts it inside the souls of his characters. You think it’s not the same, that you are safe because this is fiction, …

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5
Crooked Kingdom
Book #2 in Six of Crows Series
By Leigh Bardugo

I love a good fantasy, but always since the Lumatere Chronicles and Daughter of Smoke and Bone I’ve had a very hard time finding one on my liking. It’s difficult when the bar is set so high. But this tricky little series was just what I needed to fall in love again, with its dark settling and those …

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5
Words in Deep Blue
By Cath Crowley

This is your next favourite book. You just don’t know it yet ^_^ “Words in Deep Blue” is both a love story and, in between, fairly a drama. The voices whispering it are humorous though full of sorrow. The characters are broken and, against all odds, still whole. My eyes are now both joyful and tearful after finishing reading it. When I …

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5
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
By Melina Marchetta

You don’t measure a Marchetta book in number of stars. Maybe in entire constellations, if you really feel like counting. I’ve been staring at my laptop for a long time, trying to catch my breath, hoping to be able to put into words my love for this book and this author. But when she writes with such passion …

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5
This Savage Song
Book #1 in Monsters of Verity Series
By Victoria Schwab

Be careful, this song might get right to your soul! It’s hard to put into words all the emotions I felt while and after reading this book. So, let’s do this instead… Think of your top favourite song, listen to it in your mind, let it fill your heart with passion, let it vibrate through your veins. Is your skin …

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5
Six of Crows
Book #1 in Six of Crows Series
By Leigh Bardugo

I did not read The Grisha trilogy. Are you ok with that? Then I’m going to say that I loved this book from the bottom of my heart to the edge of yours and back. Long story short, because my young bundle of joy doesn’t let me stay away from him for too long, the Six of Crows is …

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5
Burn
Book #4 in The Rephaim Series
By Paula Weston

Love. Nightmares. Angels. War. This book has left me (like all the books in the series) with a fluttering feeling deep in my heart, like the touch of an angel’s wings – such a perfect ending to an even more perfect story! I just fell in love. For the fourth time. With this series. With these characters. I can’t read …

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5
Cracked
Book #1 in Soul Eaters Series
By Eliza Crewe

Probably the best new voice in the YA literature. I simply loved this girl’s wittiness and the story itself was just as great! Simply fabulous! About the book I didn’t get the chance to talk about it when I finished reading it and it’s a shame, really, because it was such an entertaining story. It kept me laughing and laughing …

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4
Becoming Rain
Book #2 in Burying Water Series
By K.A. Tucker

This is the second book in the series, and even though it was really entertaining and I liked the characters and their voices, you should probably take it with a grain of salt.. If Burying Water had the insta-love element that I didn’t appreciate that much (though I was into the story itself), in BECOMING RAIN the fact that love …

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4.5
Building Better Humans
By David Davoust

We spend so much time learning – kindergarten, school, college, master degree.. well, you name it, years and years of study – and they teach us so many useful (along with useless) stuff, but what it’s really important they miss to teach us Every. Single. Time: how to be better humans, how to be better parents, how to simply be. And I …

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4
Burying Water
Book #1 in Burying Water Series
By K.A. Tucker

When it comes to the New Adult books the first thing I really appreciate is the originality, the freshness, the aspects I didn’t see (well, read about) before. This is one of the things I liked about this story, that it is different than all the other stories in this genre that tend to blend with each other. “Burying Water” …

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4.5
If I lie
By Corrine Jackson

Oh, dear… How much can you sacrifice in your life for a promisse that you’ve made and you don’t want to break? How much are you willing to lose, when do you start living your own life & leave the past behind? The feelings: “IF I LIE” was a deeply emotional story, I’ve heard that here and there, but never truly believe it. Until I …

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4.5
Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Book #5 in Hundred Oaks Series
By Miranda Kenneally

After all this time, reading a book by Miranda Kenneally feels like coming back home… As you might know, there are many stories in this “series”, though they are more like companions. All of them are stand-alone stories, vaguely related, and they can be read separately without trouble. I for one have only read the first book, Catching Jordan, a …

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3.5
The Fill-In Boyfriend
By Kasie West

To be honest, I was absolutely sure that I would love this story, even with the funny (though a bit unfortunate) title. And don’t get me wrong, the story is cute and quite amusing, for a younger audience it might sound much better anyways, but there were some things that made my rating drop a bit. Gia is very immature. Her problems …

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5
The Winner’s Crime
Book #2 in Winner's Trilogy Series
By Marie Rutkoski

Wow, this was insane and insanely awesome and I can’t wait for all of you to read it! If you fell for THE WINNER’S CURSE, there is no way in hell or all the seven heavens for you not to deeply enjoy this beautiful book full of mystery and deceit. There are novels that seep into your heart like poison …

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4.5
Remember
By Eileen Cook

I find the human mind to be fascinating, in so many ways. There’s a whole universe hidden inside such a tiny little thing, and as much as we like to think that we are starting to conquer the actual Universe (though by that I kind of mean observe it from a distance), we still know close to nothing about …

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3.5
Deadly Design
By Debra Dockter

I love races against the clock. I like the suspense they bring into the story, how they can transform the characters, making them change their priorities and the way they see the world. I like stories about genetics, stories based on reality that step on the fine edge between science and science-fiction, that seem to bring nightmares to life. I like the plausibility …

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5
An Ember in the Ashes
By Sabaa Tahir

Did you ever feel the need to actually hug a book, to hold it close to your heart? Did you ever feel that a book was somehow meant for you? Did you ever hear its gentle call? Because I did.. I love reading with a passion and there are books like AN EMBER IN THE ASHES that are absolutely perfect (In each. And every. Way!), …

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3.5
Broken Skies
Book #1 in Broken Skies Series
By Theresa Kay

You know that I don’t have a reading plan, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I had other books in mind when this one caught my attention. I just wanted to read a few pages to see how I would like it, but the thing is… I couldn’t put it down until I reached the last page, that’s how …

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4.5
The Night We Said Yes
By Lauren Gibaldi

There’s something magical about the books that happen during one night and all the possibilities they are filled with. There’s something magical about first loves: the spark of a first touch, the uncertainty of a first kiss, the blush on the lover’s cheeks. And there’s so much magic in a night when you would only say ‘yes’ – yes to …

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4.5
The Unbound
Book #2 in The Archived Series
By Victoria Schwab

Surreal, that’s how this story is. Question time: when dreams and nightmares and life align together, how do you break free, how do you tell real from unreal? How do you find the force to move on when you are breaking apart? PROs: Victoria Schwab writes exquisitely, there’s such a vivid world created, so complex and dark and full of mystery …

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4.5
One & Only
By Viv Daniels

Such a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL story! NA is not a genre that I easily enjoy, but every now and then I find a captivating story, that keeps me interested and it makes me love the characters so much that I wish I could befriend them just to spend more time with them.. A lot more even. “One & Only” is a …

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4.5
Tabula Rasa
By Kristen Lippert-Martin

I like stories about memory loss. Stories that feel like a puzzle I have to work on in order to see the final picture. Stories that make me wonder how did things get to be the way they are now, which are the secrets behind all the appearances and what are the characters actually made of. I won …

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