23 February, 2018

REVIEW: THE UNBOUND by Victoria Schwab


Title: The Unbound
Author:  Victoria Schwab
Series: The Archived #2
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release: January 6th, 2015
Source: Paperback
Pages: 357

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BLURB: Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy-not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe.

Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels?

With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.

22 February, 2018

REVIEW: THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL by Anne Bronte


Title: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Author:  Anne Brontë
Series: -
Genres: Classics, Romance
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release: 1848
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 542

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BLURB:
Note: Editions of The Tenant that start with: "You must go back with me..." are incomplete. Actual opening line of the novel is: "To J. Halford, Esq. Dear Halford, when we were together last..."

Helen Graham moves to Wildfell Hall in a shroud of mystery: where has she come from, and who exactly is she?

Anne's novel is the story of the beautiful and mysterious Helen Graham, who arrives at Wildfell Hall suddenly one day. No-one knows who she is or where she has come from, and Gilbert Markham, a young farmer who has fallen in love with her, sets out to find some answers. This is an ambitious and successful work that is a real pleasure to listen to.

21 February, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today we are waiting for The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus!

Today we have the novel of a movie! Apparently has been nominated for many awards and it's del Toro's best work since Pan's labyrinth.

Publication date: February 27th, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

20 February, 2018

REVIEW: SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli


Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Series: -
Genres: Contemporarym LGBT, Romance, YA
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release: April 7th, 2015
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 303

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BLURB:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.