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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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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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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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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3.5
The Young Elites
Book #1 in The Young Elites Series
By Marie Lu

Almost there! This could have been so easily a 5 stars read for me. It is indeed a very beautiful story. The writing is as amazing as Marie Lu can write, the world is strongly built, the vivid images created by the powers of the Elites are marvellous, the characters are unique and fleshed-out at the border of becoming real, …

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3.5
The Book of Ivy
Book #1 in The Book of Ivy Series
By Amy Engel

A classical dystopian story with a spin-off, and simply as beautiful as the cover! ^_^ And not that the short-haired girl with the white dress and knife in hand is actually a truthful representation of Ivy, if I come to think about it, but the overall image still manages to fit the story perfectly. I don’t know, maybe it …

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3.5
Split Second
Book #2 in Pivot Point Series
By Kasie West

This story was pretty intense There was so much action, plenty of ‘take my breath away’ kind of moments, also there were many turnarounds that I barely got to wrap my head around. It was just as insane as the first one and the need to switch between dual POVs just as strong as before (it is true that I …

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3.5
Stolen Songbird
Book #1 in The Malediction Trilogy Series
By Danielle L. Jensen

What can I say, I am expanding my reading universe these days and this is taking me on an incredibly crazy ride all over the fantastic world, meeting all kinds of strange creatures that normally I wouldn’t even dream of reading about (not to mention love them). And reading about trolls would have been probably the last thing on the …

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3.5
The Winner’s Curse
Book #1 in Winner's Trilogy Series
By Marie Rutkoski

I was lucky to receive this book, a thing that made me really happy, as I’ve had my eyes on it for a while based on my tiny crush on the gorgeous cover. I started reading it the very moment I got my hands on it (or well, on my kindle, but who needs so many details?) and the prose …

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3.5
Wild Cards
Book #1 in Wild Cards Series
By Simone Elkeles

Also known as “Better Than Perfect” So, Elkeles is back and so is my enjoinment for her books. I had this fear for a second, that I was becoming a bit too old for her stories, but on a second thought: how can one be too old to have fun, right? That’s impossible! Or so I hope. I assume …

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3.5
Time Between Us
Book #1 in Time Between Us Series
By Tamara Ireland Stone

If you are an avid reader you know that there are some books that call for you. Books that you see on the selves of some library or someplace on the Internet and they try to seduce you, they creep into your mind and you feel compelled to get them. I felt the same about this book. I saw the …

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3.5
Unremembered
Book #1 in Unremembered Series
By Jessica Brody

Unremembered was one of the books I (very much) looked forward to this year. With a gorgeous cover and a tremendous description, it grabbed my attention from the first time I saw it and I was really happy when I got the chance to finally read it. The idea behind it is …

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3.5
Requiem
Book #3 in Delirium Series
By Lauren Oliver

This is not an ending, this is just the beginning. Yes, we are saying our farewells to our beloved characters, but for them this is just a door opening towards freedom. I notice that I am once more writing my review backwards, but that’s OK, as this is what I liked the most about this last …

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3.5
What’s Left of Me
Book #1 in The Hybrid Chronicles Series
By Kat Zhang

Imagine 100% identical twins. In the world we live in, this is quite imposible, there will always be a difference in the line of the hair, the pose of the shoulders, the shape of the eyes, the ears, the mouth or something else that would make them look different.. be different. But pretend that you have in front of you physically-identical twins – how …

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3.5
Through to you
By Emily Hainsworth

Well, this was an interesting story. These days I try to read all different books, and so far I’ve managed to get my hands on some very interesting and refreshing stories. I’ve come to see that grief and paranormal/sci-fi can work pretty well together – this book is a nice example. THE GOOD The concept: Two …

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3.5
Gravity
Book #1 in The Taking Series
By Melissa West

Oh, it felt so good, so personal to read my name in this story. Ari.. Ari.. Every time I read this name it filled me with joy and my heart started to beat a bit faster. It was like the book had been written just for me 😀 Well, you can’t blame me for all this excitement, because it’s …

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3.5
Ashen Winter
Book #2 in Ashfall Series
By Mike Mullin

How much are you willing to give or take? Define loss: The disappearance of something cherished, such as a person, possession or property. Define hope: The emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. Despair is the opposite of hope. Define human nature: It …

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3.5
Storm
Book #1 in Elemental Series
By Brigid Kemmerer

I had my eyes on this book for a while because most of my friends have read it and loved it, so when I got a copy of Spark (the second book in the series) for review I thought that it was time for me to start reading this series too. Don’t be fooled by the 3 and a half …

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3.5
A Midsummer’s Nightmare
By Kody Keplinger

Kody is one of my favorite authors. Her writing is honest and she puts on paper many things that other authors are afraid to write about. I am not saying that this is good or bad; it’s just my way of seeing things, my way of enjoying her stories. The first two novels written by Kody are on my list …

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3.5
Insurgent
Book #2 in Divergent Series
By Veronica Roth

Writers, when creating a world, have a great power over it and some of them are not afraid to use it. They are not afraid to put the characters through hell and back, they are not afraid to hurt them, and they are not afraid to kill. ...

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3.5
Forbidden
By Tabitha Suzuma

This review might not make much sense to you - there were tons of thoughts clouding my mind and I just decided to put them down and free my head from them all. I was going up and down contradicting myself, but this is exactly what this book does to one, and that's why it is so special.

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3.5
Touch of Power
Book #1 in Healer Series
By Maria V. Snyder

I have this strong belief that you should read someone’s books in the order they have been published, because usually the last ones are better than the first ones. Of course this is not a rule, and it doesn’t really apply here either. I had high hopes after reading Poison Study last year. It’s not …

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3.5
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
By A.S. King

Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl. They’ve been friends since forever, they cared for each other, they played and went to school together, they were inseparable. They fell in love. …Until they grew up. Until things got complicated. Until there was no longer a boy and a girl.

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3.5
Shatter Me
Book #1 in Shatter Me Series
By Tahereh Mafi

“Killing time isn’t as difficult as it sounds. I can shoot a hundred numbers through the chest and watch them bleed decimal points in the palm of my hand. I can rip the numbers off a clock and watch the hour hands tick tick tick their final tock just before I fall asleep. I can suffocate seconds just by holding my breath. I’ve been murdering minutes for hours and …

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3.5
Vampire Academy
Book #1 in Vampire Academy Series
By Richelle Mead

If I had to describe this book really shortly I would probably say: vampire teen drama.. a lot of vampire teen drama. Not that this is bad, because I enjoyed enormously the way these teens interacted with each other, the jokes, the fights, the paybacks, and so on. Still, I felt like this was just another usual teen book …

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3.5
You Wish
By Mandy Hubbard

Such a cute little book! Don’t know about you, but I remember being very silly while making a wish for my birthdays. A barbie-alike friend? Totally me! A room full of chocolate and other sweets? Oh, boy.. I might still want to make this wish. Add some ice-cream and some M&Ms and please make it true …

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3.5
A Match Made in High School
By Kristin Walker

I don’t know about you, but from time to time I like to curl up in my bed, with a cute book in my hands and not to think about anything – just enjoy it’s cuteness. Yesterday was one of those days – I was searching for something light and it was even more that what …

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3.5
There you’ll find me
By Jenny B. Jones

This book was really hard for me to rate.. I did liked it a lot (I simply LOVED some of the characters in this story), and it could have been a 5 stars book, but all that talk about God and prayers was definitely not for me. Let me get this strait, it’s not that I don’t believe in God …

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3.5
City of Glass
Book #3 in The Mortal Instruments Series
By Cassandra Clare

As long as I can still dream, I will dream of you. NOTE: To keep the review spoiler free I had to take down some parts of it. Go to my goodreads review page to view the full review. I liked this book better than the second one, but the first book is still my favorite in …

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3.5
City Of Bones
Book #1 in The Mortal Instruments Series
By Cassandra Clare

Ok.. so, even though it says that I read it in like 4 months (that was the first time I put my hand on it anyways), in fact it took me less than 2 days to finish it because, after I got into it the way I wanted, I just couldn’t put it down. With the good and the bad, …

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3.5
Ex-mas
By Kate Brian

I must confess that I have a thing for this ‘road-trip’ type of stories, and given the fact that this book is all about romance and Christmas it’s even better. The characters were nice and likable, even with their flaws, and I enjoyed all the trouble they got into, waiting patiently for Lila and Beau to find their …

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