3.5
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
By Hank Green

I have no idea what I’ve been reading here, but I kind of liked it. This book is about a lot of things, it’s a SF, but it’s more about fame, social media and the human nature. In a way it works with the previous book I’ve read, as it shows humanity degrading at times, in a different way …

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4.5
Dry
By Jarrod Shusterman

I wanted to say that (Neal) Shusterman is the king of – incredibly realistic – dystopian stories, but then I realised there are two of them now, so I’ll just let them reign over the fandom the way they like. After all, I’m only here to rave about this story, another gem I was delighted to read. Dry is what …

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3
Even If I Fall
By Abigail Johnson

A story about broken pieces with sharp edges. A story about the aftermath of tragedy, about a family that will never be the same, about people who suffer in silence when there’s so much more to say. It gives me shivers to think of that night, as it didn’t feel like only one life ending. We follow Brooke not only …

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5
Here Lies Daniel Tate
By Cristin Terrill

How did I feel after finishing reading this book? Oh my goooood, this book was so messed up!!! I loved it to pieces, it was AMAZING!!! Best book I read this year! What the hell just happened? I’m in awe. I loved her first book, but this one.. this one is even better. 10 stars …

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2.5
Sherwood
By Meagan Spooner

It pains me to give it this rating, as I love this author’s style and her previous books, but for some reason this book only half-worked for me. I enjoyed the beginning and the voice of main character, same could be applied to the ending, though it took a turn I did not quite expect. But.. there’s always a but, isn’t …

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4
Reconstructing Amelia
By Kimberly McCreight

I cannot imagine… How it’s like to wake up one day and not have my kid around. How it is for the fog to lift and realise that I never knew him anyways. How it’s like to have the memories and the facts fight with each other, stomp on my soul and break my heart, until there is nothing …

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5
One of Us is Lying
By Karen M. McManus

There are books that keep me up all night. You know that feeling when you want to read faster than light, eager to see how things end, but in the same time you want to keep a very slow pacing such that you can savour each word, each character, each turnaround? “One of Us is Lying” was all that and …

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4.5
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Montague Siblings
By Mackenzi Lee

This was such a delightful story and it had me laughing SO much! “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” had an incredible pack of characters (I can’t name a favourite), it was filled with action and I deeply enjoyed each step in their “tour”. The potatoes scene might need mentioning because it had me laughing out loud. What started …

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2.5
Bad Romance
By Heather Demetrios

I am confused by my (highly conflicting) feelings about this book. In a way, stories like Bad Romance are vital in a (bookish) world were dysfunctional relationships are usually promoted. Too many other YA/NA books present us with overprotective, possessive, controlling and even abusing characters, and they try to paint them as such wonderful romantic stories (they are purposely misleading …

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5
The Other Side of Lost
By Jessi Kirby

I had the following note on Goodreads, from before reading the book: “I have no idea what this story is about, but… as I loved all her other stories, this one is such a big MUST! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!” Now that I know ALL about it, I can say that “The Other Side of Lost” is …

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4.5
Eliza and Her Monsters
By Francesca Zappia

Last year I’ve read “Made You Up” by the same author and I enjoyed it deeply (I should reread it one of these days and write a review for it too). So I was eager to get my hands on this beauty! There are many things I loved about “Eliza and Her Monsters”. The cover is STUNNING, I love it to …

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3.5
Warcross
Book #1 in Warcross Series
By Marie Lu

Warcross was an exciting story, set in a world where technology took quite a few steps forward and games became a way of living. The plot follows Emika Chen, in a labyrinth of secrets and lies, struggling among friends and enemies, trying to conceive (what seems to be) the impossible. In the beginning she is just a bounty hunter, struggling …

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4
Saving Francesca
By Melina Marchetta

A moment of truth: I’ve felt depressed – on and off, in a way or another – my entire life. Not like Mia, but I had my share of sad moments, my ‘down’ moments, some kind of sorrow that seemed to linger at the edges of my consciousness. I don’t remember myself “before” (maybe I was even born this way, …

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4
And I Darken
Book #1 in The Conqueror's Saga Series
By Kiersten White

I probably enjoyed this book more than I should have, lol, but it felt refreshing to read something inspired by my country’s history, even though some aspects didn’t feel accurate – historical or not, it IS fiction after all, so I let the author take her story wherever she wants (not that I was too fond of history in school to notice …

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4
Girl in Pieces
By Kathleen Glasgow

There are books that need to be written. For us to be able to understand, (or) to heal our own wounds, (or) to let us know that life goes on. There are words that need to be said, that are stuck in one’s throat, threatening to choke him/her if there’s no one there to hear them. GIRL IN PIECES it’s …

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This is How it Happened
By Paula Stokes

It pains me to give such a low rating to this book, because – even though I did not enjoy the storyline and the main character as I should have – the message behind this book is incredibly powerful and important. We live in a world where people hide behind their keyboards, throwing hate around like knifes. They cut deep …

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4
Re-reading “The Winner’s Curse”
Book #1 in Winner's Trilogy Series
By Marie Rutkoski

I first read this book before it came out in the US, courtesy of the publisher. Back then I was looking for a (mushy) love story to sweep me off my feet, funny thing. It didn’t feel precisely like attaining that goal at that point, as I was left needing more. Much more (like butterflies and rainbows and kisses …

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5
Strange the Dreamer
Book #1 in Strange the Dreamer Series
By Laini Taylor

There are books that seem to live in the depths of my heart. Books that I breathe in and never breathe out, books that seem to take control over my emotions entirely, books that get tattooed on the edges of my soul because I never want to let them go. And I never want to let go of this story… …

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3
Magonia
Book #1 in Magonia Series
By Maria Dahvana Headley

This must be one of the most eye-catching books I own, or so I seem to think. I absolutely love the simple and vivid artwork that grabbed my attention on the very first glimpse. I wanted to read it when it came out, a few years back, though with so many books on my list it was always at least …

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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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