These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks #1) ★★★★☆

3.5 stars

I spent almost an entire day reading These Vicious Masks and I really did enjoy the story. I would give it 4 overall stars but to me, it just doesn’t seem like a 4 star book. I admit to it grabbing my attention in certain parts but in others I was just skim reading and I absolutely hate skim reading. I try hard to keep myself from skim reading but some parts of this book were so boring I couldn’t help it. Overall though this book is probably one I won’t read again but I don’t regret reading it.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) ★★★★★

I could not put this book down. I fell so in love with this book I’ve thought of not much else for 2 days. I was so worried that the book would end with a cliffhanger and thank god it hadn’t or else I would probably be losing my mind right about now. The next book comes out on May 3rd and I’m so excited to continue reading about Feyre and the entire faerie world.

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Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) ★★★★☆

4.5 stars

Okay I absolutely adored this book (and the other 2 books in the series). I almost cried, and not a lot of books make me cry. Well if they do it’s only because of some silly romance story..but those are my favorite. I absolutely love Stephanie Perkins books and I’ll probably end up reading Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door again soon because I just love cute romance books.

Goodreads Summary: 

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Review: 

I just finished reading this book, I haven’t been able to put it down throughout the day and so I ended up getting yelled at multiple times during school for not paying attention. This book was just that good and I ended up getting so lost in the story that I didn’t even realize that I was sitting in history. I wasn’t even able to eat my freshly ordered pizza cause of this book, and that’s saying a lot.

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Plus One ★★★★☆

This book was so good I’m honestly so upset that there isn’t going to be a sequel.  I read this book over the course of two days and that is only because I had so much work to catch up on. This book sucked me in though, ended up keeping me awake till 2am on a weekday.

Goodreads Summary:

A dying wish. A family divided. A love that defies the law.

Sol Le Coeur is a Smudge–a night dweller in an America rigidly divided between people who wake, live, and work during the hours of darkness and those known as Rays, who live and work during daylight. Impulsive, passionate, and brave, Sol concocts a plan to kidnap her newborn niece–a Ray–in order to bring the baby to visit her dying grandfather. Sol’s violation of the day/night curfew is already a serious crime, but when her kidnap attempt goes awry, she stumbles on a government conspiracy to manipulate the Smudge population. Sol escapes the authorities with an unexpected ally: a Ray who gets in her way, a boy she might have hated if fate hadn’t forced them on the run together–a boy the world now tells her she can’t love.

Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day/night divide, Elizabeth Fama’s Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.

Review:

I loved the plot of this book and the way the topic of having the day/night curfews was conveyed. It could have been a lot more confusing then it ended up being, and for that I am grateful. The author created complex characters that felt real, they reacted to situations like 18 year olds would. I’ve read multiple books where the characters either fell flat, or they didn’t seem like real people because of how they would react/respond to situations they were put in.

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Unhooked ★★★★★

4.5 stars

I finished Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell in less then a day. I absolutely adore this retelling of Peter Pan. I loved the atmosphere of this story and getting to experience Never Land from a new perspective was one so rich I fell in love. This review is shorter then the others I’ve previously written and I’m not sure if thats a good thing or not.

Goodreads summary: 

For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

Review: 

I ended up finishing this book way quicker then I thought I was going to, and I can only attribute that to the fact that it pulled me so far in to Never Land that I just couldn’t bear to leave it. This book isn’t a normal Peter Pan re-telling though, it’s kind of like an alternate reality. Not that Peter Pan is real, but this is opposite of everything in the original book (duh thats basically what the summary said). I absolutely loved this book for its unique take on the fictional world that is Never Land. This isn’t the perfect book though, the first part left me a bit confused but once Gwen was kidnapped it all was set right and the story went on with out a problem.

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) ★★★★★

This book has ruined me. I loved it so much that I’m beginning this review at 1am because I just can’t sleep after finishing it. This book came out September 29, 2015, and is by Leigh Bardugo (whom I love very very much). The book is told from 5 different POV’s but they are told so that it does not get confusing. This book is going to be the reason I fall asleep in class tomorrow, and I’m totally okay with that. I read the Grisha trilogy by Leigh and I absolutely loved it so when I had the chance to buy this gorgeous book, I took it. The hardcover is absolutely beautiful and I should probably stop talking about how pretty this book is and get into the summary and review.

Summary from Goodreads: 

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Review: 

There are few books that I have read that don’t allow me to sleep. I love reading books like that. They are able to keep me so wrapped up in the story that I don’t know what is going on, or what time it is. Six of Crows did a fantastic job of keeping me invested in the story and in the characters. I fell in love with all the characters. They were amazing and I honestly want the 2nd book right now because I miss them already.

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Winterspell ★★★☆☆

3.5 stars

I read Winterspell after the cover caught my eye, because lets be honest, the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Winterspell was written by Claire Legrand and is about 450 pages in length. I honestly can’t figure out a way to sum up this book because it was all over the place so here is the goodreads summary. I am in no way taking credit for it, all credit goes directly to goodreads.

Goodreads summary: 

After her mother is brutally murdered, seventeen-year-old Clara Stole is determined to find out what happened to her. Her father, a powerful man with little integrity, is a notorious New York City gang lord in the syndicate-turned-empire called Concordia. And he isn’t much help.

But there is something even darker than Concordia’s corruption brewing under the surface of the city, something full of vengeance and magic, like the stories Clara’s godfather used to tell her when she was a little girl. Then her father is abducted and her little sister’s life is threatened, and Clara accidentally frees Nicholas from a statue that has been his prison for years. Nicholas is the rightful prince of Cane, a wintry kingdom that exists beyond the city Clara has known her whole life.

When Nicholas and Clara journey together to Cane to retrieve her father, Clara encounters Anise, the queen of the faeries, who has ousted the royal family in favor of her own totalitarian, anti-human regime. Clara finds that this new world is not as foreign as she feared, but time is running out for her family, and there is only so much magic can do…

Review: 

This book was, for lack of a better word, odd. At some points I was really into it and couldn’t put the book down but most of the time I was like “wtf is going on”. Sometimes thats the kinda book I enjoy reading but for the first half (well until Nicholas wasn’t a statue anymore) I was kinda like ehh? She talks to this statue all the time, and she does weird things like this ““The hard lines of the statue’s thighs, belly, chest, scraped against her skin, snagging at the cotton of her chemise, and she found herself moving slowly so as to prolong the contact. Molding herself to the metal, she sighed. Her palms thick with sweat, she slid them up the statue’s chest to cup the chiseled, handsome jaw, and pressed herself closer. She inhaled, shuddering, and tasted the tang of metal and the oils Godfather used to keep tarnish away. Curling into the crook of the statue’s left arm, she let the sudden fancy overtake her. What would it feel like if that iron-muscled arm could come alive and pull her closer, it’s spiked digging into the back of her neck, its cold fingers threading through her hair…?”. Like uhm thats a statue??? Not a real person who’ll pull you closer??? I just found the things she did with the statue to be really odd. I mean she did all of these things before she even knew there was a person trapped inside the statue.

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