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One Of Us Is Next by Karen M.McManus

INFORMATION

Title: One Of Us Is Next
Author: Karen M.McManus
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 7th January 2020
Pages: 375

My Rating(s): ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Book Blurb

It is a year after the action of One of Us Is Lying, and someone has started playing a game of Truth or Dare.

But this is no ordinary Truth or Dare. This game is lethal. Choosing the truth may reveal your darkest secrets, accepting the dare could be dangerous, even deadly.

The teenagers of Bayview must work together once again to find the culprit, before it’s too late . . 

Review

IT BLOW MY MIND! And again this book succeeds to hook me with another amazing and unexpected plot. I love the consistency of the storyline that always make you keep on track with the main story. Iโ€™d love that I love how the authorโ€™s style of writing.

This book has 3 different charactersโ€™ POV, which are Maeve, Knox and Phoebe. I enjoyed this writing style because it makes you immersed yourself into the character and easy to understand. The characters are amazing and I love them all. I love to see the original Bayview Four โ€“ Bronwyn, Nate, Cooper and Addy again even as a cameo. I miss and love them so much, especially Nate.

Honestly, Iโ€™d love to say, Karen really had the talent in making people jaw dropped and longing for more. I enjoy this sequel so much. It might a sequel to One of Us is Lying but it has this book has its own vibes. It more lightly follows the trend and upgrading version from Simonโ€™s legacy which are so related to our modern era. At first, I thought it might be the same pattern as the previous book but no! I love it. It gives me impact while reading this. I gasped. I laughed. And swore. I could say this is a perfect read for me. I can assure you the ending was UNEXPECTED and BLOW YOU UP! And the worse, I NEED MOREEEEE!!

Iโ€™d HIGHYL HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for you all! Itโ€™s a very good read and enjoyable. OMG! Please read this guys.

Don’t forget to check out my review on One Of Us Is Lying too.

Thank you so much for your time. Till next time!

Lea (biblioleviosa)

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One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M.McManus


INFORMATION

Title: One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M.McManus
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 30th May 2017
Pages: 360

My Rating(s): ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Book Blurb

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule.

Sports star Cooper only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond.

Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime.

Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.

And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won’t ever talk about any of them again.

He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it’s no accident. All of them are suspects.

Everyone has secrets, right?

What really matters is how far you’ll go to protect them

REVIEW

It is a marvellous and amazing read. I couldโ€™ve binged on watching if this book is a TV-shows. Something about the book make it so addictive and enjoyable read. Itโ€™s a simple linguistics and easy to understand.  I love the writing styles of the author. The characterโ€™s POV makes me immersed myself as them, and I can feel their thought. Itโ€™s taken me a while for me to write this review because thereโ€™s arenโ€™t just words to describe how completely readable this book is. Itโ€™s such a triumph!

I love the pace of the story. The consistency and storyline was always kept on track without revealing the clue too much. I need to read more to find the clue. Itโ€™s kept me intrigued along my read and make me want to dig more for their secrets. Itโ€™s such a creative way for a murderer. Seriously, Iโ€™m amazed!

Talking about characters, Iโ€™d like to say that I love them all. Everyone is perfect for me! My most fav is Nate Macauley! I love how kinky this guy was. I found it cute. I love everyone’s personalities. They donโ€™t have anything in common, but they manage to be a good friend. I love the friendship value there.

I admit I couldnโ€™t guess the murderer before the last chapter. Or maybe Iโ€™m too dope! I told you the ending is mind blowing! Totally UNEXPECTED!

Overall, I totally LOVE this book! This beyond my expectation from the YA Mystery that Iโ€™ve read before. This will be my fav high school crime!  Iโ€™d HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book if you are into mystery or crime.

Lea (Biblioleviosa)

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Series) by Jenny Han

Hello everyone, I want to share with you my review on To All The Boys Iโ€™ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han. Iโ€™ve finished reading this series by last January. So todayโ€™s review will be included P.S I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Without furthermore, letโ€™s dive into it!

Summary

Lara Jean is an ordinary high schooler, a teen that always fantasizes romance and love aesthetic. In lame term, sheโ€™s a typical high school girl. She has an older sister, Margot and younger one, Kitty. Sheโ€™s a half Asian and half American because her mother was Korean. Her mother passed away when sheโ€™s still young. Lara Jean good at keeping secrets. She used to write a letter to someone that she have a crush on and keep them in a teal hat box given by her late mother. She wrote 5 in total. One for her sisterโ€™s boyfriend, Josh, one for a famous jock in lacrosse, Peter Kavinsky, her eighth grade friend, John McClaren, Lucas James and someone she knew from a camp, Kenny. No one ever knew she wrote the letter, until someone secretly sent out those letters. This is where Lara Jeanโ€™s love life begins, where all her fantasy came true.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1)


Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 15th April 2014
Pages: 384

My Rating(s): ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Review

This is my first contemporary romance that Iโ€™ve ever read. I personally love the story. As expected, it might be clichรฉโ€™ in the way sheโ€™s getting along with Peter Kavinsky. However, I found itโ€™s so cute and sweet! To be honest, I never thought of writing a letter to crush and never send them because I donโ€™t see the point. But the main point is there. Itโ€™s starting with a letter. Lucky Lara Jean her crush like her back. The first book was focused on Lara Jean normal life โ€“ about her siblings, her best friend, her ex-best friend and her โ€œcrushesโ€.

Iโ€™d say more likely a character introduction because her life changing started in the mid-read. I loved how Jenny is balancing the Lara Jeanโ€™s life. Her relationship with her family esp. with her sister is so valuable and precious.

I love the characters. My favourite is Chris character, but I love Lara Jean. Sheโ€™s such an inspiration. And Peter K. such a dream guy. Josh is a good guy. Kitty is such a miserable sister, but you canโ€™t hate her. I love the relationship between characters. Itโ€™s made you into the character and might be happening in your life.

This book was so high school, freaking adorable when teens are crazily in โ€œpuppy loveโ€. If you are into contemporary fiction or romance, Iโ€™d RECOMMEND this book. You might love Lara Jean aestheticism or maybe Peter Kavinsky.

P/S: The review on P.S. I Still Love You is on the next page

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A Curse So Dark And Lonely (Cursebreaker #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

INFORMATION
Title: A Curse So Dark And Lonely
Series: Cursebreaker #1
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 28th January 2019
Pages: 496
My Rating(s): ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Book Blurb

Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Harper, with her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Review

"In the end of hardship, comes happiness" 
This is the quote I want to dedicate for this book.

Iโ€™m cursed! This book took only a couple of pages to hook me up. This is the most beautiful, heart-breaking and creative retelling Iโ€™ve ever read. At first, I thought itโ€™s a triangle love but itโ€™s a NOT! Itโ€™s something different and fresh. This book is all about strength, sacrifice, loyalty, family and love.

Iโ€™d like to say that I love all the characters. The POV of 2 main characters, Rhen and Harper who lived in different perspective of the world. This more likely a modern fantasy of the Beauty & the Beast. The cursed prince, obviously, and the girl named Harper who was kidnapped by the Royal Guard, Grey and stuck in other side of the world to help the prince break the curse. The characters are so credible. I’d like to put myself as Harper because she’s such a strong girl, even though she has a disability. She endured everything. I love how she worked on her intention, so unselfish. She’s so kind and barely a lady at the same time. The Prince has his own chivalrous side and perfectly charmed. However, I personally love Grey character compared to the Prince. His personality, I’m talking about. His loyalty and sharpness make him more than a Royal Guard. He’s also a protective guy. Grey makes this story more alive and different, in my opinion.

I also love how the spark of romance blooms, slowly. It’s not only romance, but also the love to show for your country, family and subject. There’s also about magic and danger. I love the mixed elements in this book. The loyalty of the subject to serve and sacrifice for their king touched me.

The title itself meets the story. Itโ€™s so dark and heart-breaking. I totally immersed in this world, or should I called it Emberfall. I can easily follow the flow of the story. The connection between both world make it more alive and interesting. The ending leaves me intrigued because there’s another secret and make me want more! What more enchanting about this book, ONLY TRUE LOVE CAN BREAK THE CURSE, but I wonder what kind of love โ€“ Love towards lover, friendship, country or sacrifice? That’s interesting,huh!

Overall, I love the whole story, the characters, and the world.
Iโ€™d HIGHLY RECOMMEND for you to read this book! Itโ€™s brilliantly enchanting! It’s dark, heart-breaking fantasy, but you may learn something from it.

Thank you so much for your time. Till next time!


Lea (Biblioleviosa)

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The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch #1) by Karen Mahoney

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

INFORMATION

Title: The Iron Witch
Series: The Iron Witch #1
Author: Karen Mahoney
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 7 July 2015
Pages: 367

My Rating(s) : โญโญโญ

REVIEW

The Iron Witch is an okay read for me. This book came out with a good fantasy story line but it’s too cliche. It’s not like I’m disappointed but I feel like I need more about the iron witch. The whole story told about a 17 years old girl, a kind of freak because she’s different and from different world. Had to home-schooled due to bullied issue, yeah Donna has to wear gloves all the time. I’d like if the plot more about her adventure or how she overcome the problem.

There’s also a normal cute teenager love story. I like this book when the plot are mixing between normal life and superpower. There’s an alchemist, witch, faerie etc are hiding around us. That’s was so cool.

However, it’s a little disappointment when the title of the book doesn’t really related to the story. I sort of wondering about the iron witch because she wasn’t there. I assumed Donna was the Iron Witch herself.

Overall, I found this was an okay read for me. I do enjoy reading this!

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The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

INFORMATION

Title: The Wrath & The Dawn
Author: Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: Putnam
Publication Date: 12th May 2015
Pages: 404

My Rating(s): ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Review

This book wrecked me enough as it might tear a heart into thousand pieces. A wonderful journey of Shahrzad Al-Khayzuran or Shazi, a wonderful and strong heroine as she volunteered to be the next bride of the Caliph of Khorasan known as a monster who killed his bride on each dawn. A beautiful retelling of One Thousand and One Nights. And yes, it is about revenge. Also love-hate relationship kinda clichรจ as we know what happen but I found it interesting. Their love journey sort of different when Shazi learned something about Khalid and please please please, I want Khalid to be recovered so bad. 

I love the characters so so much. My bad because it is a bit bias when my fav parts only came to Shazi and Khalid moments. I’m sorry Tariq, Shazi’s fiancรฉ.

However, i “hate” the ending. It’s a cliffhanger ending. Fortunately, I read this once the series completed so I move on to read The Rose & The Dagger right away.

Book Blurb

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shaziโ€™s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . sheโ€™s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.