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Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Somewhere last year, I read an article about upcoming YA novels based on certain DC characters. Y’all know I’ve mostly been a Marvel girl, so I wasn’t too interested in this news. But when I read that Leigh Bardugo (author of the Six of Crows duology and the Grisha trilogy) was going to write a book about Wonder Woman, I knew I had to read that book – whether I liked Wonder Woman or not. (Luckily, when the movie came out, I fell in love with Diana, Princess of Themyscira, so that made reading this book a little easier). Wonder Woman: Warbringer tells the story of a young Diana, …

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Review: The Circle

I think I first heard about this book around the time the movie was announced. I was quite intrigued by the summary and decided to get myself a copy a while back. But then, I read a couple of pages and couldn’t really get into it. So I put it down again, hoping to pick it up before the movie came out. About a week before its release, I picked up The Circle again and had to force myself past those couple of pages – thinking it would probably all get more interesting later on… It didn’t. This book, this chunk of a book. This …

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Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. A while ago, I started hearing a lot of things about a book called The One Memory of Flora Banks, and the title surely stayed in my head for a while. When I saw it available for request, I decided to go ahead and request it. I thought it would be a cool mystery book, and I decided not to read the synopsis before diving into this book. The One Memory of Flora Banks is about Flora, who has been unable to …

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Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Last year, this book was released and it almost instantly became one of the most popular books that year. I’d added it to my to-read list, but never really picked it up, not even when I found out I would be meeting the author, Becky Albertalli. This month I finally decided to pick up Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda because I had gotten rather curious after all. Let me start off by saying that, while I did enjoy this book, I still don’t get the hype that much. It’s not an incredibly special book, in my opinion. I mean, sure the main character is gay, but other than …

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Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

I’ve been wanting to pick up this book for years, but for some reason I never did. Then finally, I was at the Waterstones in Amsterdam and I saw it there, I decided to just go for it. It was this lovely silver edition that I hadn’t seen before, and I personally like the colour silver (it’s a Slytherin thing), so yeah. Thirteen Reasons Why is about Clay who receives a box full of cassette tapes on his doorstep. On these tapes, Clay hears the voice of Hannah Barker, a girl who killed herself not long before that; the first girl that he loved. According to …

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Review: The Wicked We Have Done (Chaos Theory #1)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion on the book in any way. I am going to start off by saying that this book reminded me of the Hunger Games for criminals. But in a good way. (I have read (summaries of) some books that reminded me of the Hunger Games in such a way that I thought I was actually reading THG). Ten criminals (murderers, rapists, people who have committed terrible crimes like that) people between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five are send to the Compass Room, where …

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