Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

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Title: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: October 23rd 2012

Genres: YA, Paranormal

The truth about Mara Dyer’s dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

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ARC Review: House of Eight Orchids

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Title:
 House of Eight Orchids

Author: James Thayer

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Publish Date: January 5th 2016

Genres: Adventure, Historical Fiction

In 1912, John Wade and his brother, William—children of the American consul—were kidnapped off the street in Chungking, China, and raised in the house of Eunuch Chang, the city’s master criminal. Twenty-five years later, John is the eunuch’s most valuable ward, a trained assassin and swindler, and William has become a talented forger. On the brink of World War II, China is in chaos. When William betrays Eunuch Chang and escapes to central China, a place of ferocious warlords and bandits, John begins a desperate search to save his brother, while Eunuch Chang hunts them both.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Come on guys, you didn’t really expect me to post this on time, did you? But, I can confidently say that I’ve finished my revision summaries and I also have everything prepared for Christmas, sooo I can probably sit down and write up some blog posts over the next couple of days. Hooray! But now for the books I’d love to receive for Christmas. I’m not actually getting any of these apart from one (and I may have bought some of the other for myself), but I guess you can say they’re also the books at the top of my to-buy list for 2016!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In 2015

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S THURSDAY TODAY??? Top Ten Thursday works as well right? I’m a busy bee!
Again, I apologise for being late once more, but I really didn’t want to miss out on this topic so I thought to hell with it and am posting this two days late. I’m sure none of you mind anyway.
I read some amaaazing books this year and I definitely want to share them!

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

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What did you say…? I’m a day late for this? Well, what can you do? No, I’m sorry, but on Monday morning I set off to go home to Germany from the UK for the holidays, and I travelled for a total of 24 hours, so all I could do yesterday was sleep. And today I had loads of revision to do, so I’m only getting round to doing this now. I promise it will be on time next week!

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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: September 27th 2011

Genres: YA, Paranormal

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

IT’S DECEMBER! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. This means Christmas is near (*hyperventilates*) and the new year is just around the corner. New year means loads of new books. I’ll talk about the top 5 debut novels I’m looking forward to (yes, 5, I’m sorry but I don’t really follow new/debut releases, so that’s all I’ve got).

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Happy Thanksgiving, apparently? I’m European, so we don’t celebrate it, but I hope all you Americans out there have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend! (Is it a weekend? Who knows…)

I’m thankful for most of the books I get to read, but here’s a list of those books I’m especially grateful for!

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Review: The Martian

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 The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

Publisher: Del Rey

Publish Date: August 28th 2014 (first published 2011)

Genres: Sci-Fi, Adult

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars’ surface, completely alone, with no way to signal Earth that he’s alive — and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark’s not ready to quit. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity and his engineering skills — and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength – he embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive, using his botany expertise to grow food and even hatching a mad plan to contact NASA back on Earth.

As he overcomes one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next, Mark begins to let himself believe he might make it off the planet alive – but Mars has plenty of surprises in store for him yet.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Things I Want to Quit

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First of all, I would really like to apologise for my absence these past couple of weeks. I moved to England for uni and had a very busy first week there, and now I’m really ill and I can barely bring myself to do anything… I hope you guys forgive me, I’ll try to get my reading and blogging back on track as soon as I can!! But for now, let’s have a look at some bookish things I want to or have quit. I can’t promise it will be 10, but I’ll try my best!

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Review: Split Second

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15792316Title: Split Second

Author: Kasie West

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publish Date: February 11th 2014

Genres: YA, Paranormal

Life can change in a split second.

Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too… but not without a price.

When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she has an inexplicable desire to change that.

Meanwhile, her best friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories… once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.

As Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories, Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot… and a future that could change everything.

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Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act

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: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act

Author: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations), Matt Wilson (Colorist), Clayton Cowles

Publisher: Image Comics

Publish Date: November 12th 2014

Genres: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

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