Category Archives: mystery

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (2017)

Rating: 4.7 Stars Short Summary: Like most fantasy novels, its hard to create a short summary encompassing all that is this piece. The daughter of the dragon King, Asha, the best dragon slayer, attempts to take down the First Dragon … Continue reading

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber (2017)

Rating: 5 Stars. Well, let me just begin with this: Caraval will more than likely be one of my top five favourite books of 2017. I’ll probably go through about 100 more books this year and I still feel comfortable … Continue reading

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (2017)

Rating: 3.4 stars Short Summary: In a society where everyone has a gift, Cyra’s gift of pain leads her on a path with Akos, a farm boy from a warring nation, to try and stop her tyrannical brother’s leadership. I … Continue reading

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Rating: 4 stars. Short Summary: Teen mystery thriller revolving around the life of Samantha Kingston, one of the most popular girls in school, waking up and replaying the same day where she sees that even the smallest of changes have … Continue reading

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The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (2014)

Rating: 3.2 stars. This book was handed to me by a colleague with very little instruction. I love getting books like those as they fully allow me to form my own opinions. There isn’t much I want to say about … Continue reading

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Shooter by Caroline Pignat (2016)

Rating: 3.7 Stars Five students are trapped together in a bathroom during a lockdown. While they initially think that it’s a drill, as the hour progresses throughout the book, they come to understand that the danger is real. I picked … Continue reading

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Replica by Lauren Oliver (2016)

Rating: 3.6 Stars I’ve been a pretty avid follower of Lauren Oliver for some time now, so when I’d read about this book, I was excited with the concept. I toyed with the idea of reading one story, then reading … Continue reading

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