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Review: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

I first heard of The Diabolic through BookTube. I believe it was a book featured in a subscription box, and lots of people on BookTube had received this box and thus hauled the book. What intrigued me the most wasn’t the synopsis (though that sounded interesting), it was the comparison to The Hunger Games and Star Wars. I was wondering how those two could be combined and added the book to my TBR. Around the time the book was released, a friend was kind enough to gift me an ARC copy of the book, and I told myself I would pick it up asap. But, of course, …

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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: Gone Without a Trace

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. As much as I love Young Adult books, I’m always trying to broaden my horizon – so they say – and sometimes pick up a book, not in that genre. I love thrillers and mystery books, so when I saw this book on the First to Read website, I decided to request it. In Gone Without a Trace, we meet Hannah, who comes home one day to find her boyfriend, Matt, has disappeared. All of his belongings, pictures of him and even …

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Review: The Upside of Unrequited

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion in any way. In April last year, Becky Albertalli came to my country and I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. While I probably didn’t love it as much as basically everyone else did, I enjoyed it very much and was curious for more of Becky’s books. Her new book, The Upside of Unrequited would be about a girl named Molly who has had crushes on twenty-six different guys; but zero boyfriends. When I saw it on Netgalley, I decided to request it because they were …

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Review: Traitor to the Throne

A few months ago I read a book called Rebel of the Sands and really enjoyed it. I was very much looking forward to reading its sequel when it came out, but to my surprise, I received a package in November that had an ARC of the second book in it. I’d again like to thank Lin for sending this to me, it was a very pleasant surprise! Traitor to the Throne continues Amani’s story, about half a year after she joined the rebellion. When a person Amani thought would be an ally betrays her, she ends up in the hands of the man whose armies she has …

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Review: And I Darken

In the summer of 2016, a book called And I Darken was released. A retelling of the story of Vlad the Impaler, but with a girl instead. I had seen many good ratings and reviews about this book, heard the whole book community rave about it the whole year. I had gotten really curious, and I was happy to receive an ARC from a friend in December. And I Darken tells the story of Ladislav ‘Lada’ Dracul, a female version of Vlad the Impaler, and her brother Radu. We follow them from the moment they are born all the way through their stay in the Ottoman empire. …

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Review: The American Adventures

A while back I was browsing Netgalley and my eyes fell upon a Doctor Who book. For some reason (and apparently I wasn’t the only one) I thought it was a graphic novel, so I immediately clicked ‘Read Now’, and then let it sit on my tablet for a while. But when I saw there was a limited time left to read the book, I decided to pick it up between the physical books I was reading. I was only slightly disappointed when I realised it wasn’t a graphic novel, but still rather excited because it was still Doctor Who. The American Adventures is a collection of short stories, …

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