Young Adult

Review: The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes

(Summary and cover from the publisher’s website)

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin for an early copy of this book!

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The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Penguin 

 

Category

Young Adult

 

Trigger Warnings

Mentions of abuse

 

Pages

384 (Kindle edition)

 

Summary

She came from nothing.

Avery has a plan: keep her head down, work hard for a better future.

Then an eccentric billionaire dies, leaving her almost his entire fortune. And no one, least of all Avery, knows why.

They had everything.

Now she must move into the mansion she’s inherited.

It’s filled with secrets and codes, and the old man’s surviving relatives – a family hell-bent on discovering why Avery got ‘their’ money.

Now there’s only one rule: winner takes all.
Soon she is caught in a deadly game that everyone in this strange family is playing.
But just how far will they go to keep their fortune?

 

Rating

8 / 10

 

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Young Adult

Review: Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman

(Summary and cover from the publisher’s website)

Thank you to NetGalley & Walker Books for a free ebook copy of this book.

 

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Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman, Walker Books

 

Category

Young Adult

 

Trigger Warnings

Mental illness; suicidal thoughts; self-mutilation mentioned; abuse mentioned

 

Pages

336 (Paperback)

 

Summary

Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behaviour. Caden Bosch is designated the ship’s artist in residence to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn.

 

Rating

10 / 10

 

Review

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Thrillers

Review: The Passengers, John Marrs

(Summary and cover from the publisher’s website)

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The Passengers, John Marrs, Del Rey Books

 

Category

Thriller

 

Pages

416 pages (paperback)

 

Summary

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife – and parents of two – who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

 

Rating

9 / 10

 

Review

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Young Adult

Last Bus to Everland, Sophie Cameron

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Last Bus to Everland, Sophie Cameron, Macmillan Children’s Books

Category

Young Adult; LGBTQ+; Fantasy

Pages

288 (Paperback)

Summary

“Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia” that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants.

Here Brody finds his tribe and a weekly respite from a world where he feels out of place. But when the doors to Everland begin to disappear, Brody is forced to make a decision: He can say goodbye to Everland and to Nico, or stay there and risk never seeing his family again.”

Rating

6/10

Review

Do you love Peter Pan? Do you love diverse characters? Then this book is made for you!

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Horror · Young Adult

Review: Frozen Charlotte, Alex Bell

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Frozen Charlotte, Alex BellRed Eye

 

Category

Young Adult; Horror; Thriller

Pages

342 (Paperback)

Summary

“Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind…Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lilias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there’s her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died.”

Rating

9/10

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Reviews · Thrillers

Review: I Am Death, Chris Carter

I Am Death

Chris Carter

 

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I Am Death, Chris Carter, Simon & Schuster Ltd

Category

Thriller; Crime

Pages

432 pages (paperback)

Summary

Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a green patch of grass by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star. The autopsy reveals that she had been murdered in a most terrible way. But the surprises don’t end there. Detective Robert Hunter, who leads LAPD’s Special Section, Ultra Violent Unit, is assigned the case. But almost immediately a second body turns up. Hunter knows he has to be quick. Surrounded by new challenges as every day passes, Detective Hunter finds himself chasing a monster. A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched – for he is DEATH.

Rating

8 / 10

Review

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