Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fairytale retelling that draws from the popular tale Beauty and the Beast. I was immediately drawn to the parallels Sarah J. Maas creates here, giving the plot her own spin and building on the characters whilst staying true to its essence. Overall, it is a good book for teens looking for a typical fantasy novel filled with young adult cliches. However, personally, I would recommend thinking twice before picking it up.

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Book Review: Batman’s Guide to Being Cool by Howie Dewin

This one is a quirky children’s book dealing with friendship, love and saving the world, one person at a time!

The book draws from the movie Lego Batman but even if you haven’t watched the movie you can definitely read the book without missing out on anything. I promise.

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Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Twins Cath and Wren are off to university. While Wren is extroverted and blends in easily, Cath is having a hard time adjusting to the new environment. The story follows her journey to finding her true self.

If you want a relaxing and light coming- of- age novel, this is the one for you. However, personally, I am somewhat disappointed and wish there was more to the story.

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Book Review: The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

An astoundingly incredible collection of poetry!

The third book in Amanda Lovelace’s poetry series (first one being The Princess Saves Herself in This One and second being The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One), The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One is a carefully crafted and beautifully arranged collection of poems that together deliver a powerful and empowering message.

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Book Review: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious #1)

Sherlock and Poirot fans, this is the mystery for you!

High-schooler Stevie Bell receives an admission letter from the eminent Ellingham Academy- a sprawling campus with state-of-the-art facilities known for seeking prodigies. However, the school grounds stand witness to a murder committed decades back- a case gone cold. Dubbed Truly Devious, the perpetrator is never caught. Years later, strange happenings are reported at Ellingham and another murder is committed. Stevie resolves to solve the case- her enthusiasm for criminal psychology and law enforcement leading her through.

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Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2)

A perfect conclusion to an amazing series!

The second novel in the Six of Crows Duology, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo follows the events after Kaz and his crew manage to liberate Kuwei Yul- Bo from the Fjerdan Ice Court only to realize Van Eck never intended to hold his end of the deal. With Inej being held hostage, the crew is pressed for time. Kaz’s vendetta against Pekka Rollins adds a whole other dimension.

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Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

A light-hearted and breezy read!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an effortlessly delightful novel about two Mexican- American teenagers- Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana- discovering friendship and love. It centers around themes of family, identity and interpersonal relationships.

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