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Title
How My Summer Went Up in Flames
Author
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
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AMAZING BOOK
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Title
A Separate Peace
Author
John Knowles
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I had to read this book for school over the summer, and at first I didn't think I was going to like it, but it turned out to have a really powerful message for me.
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Title
Siege and Storm
Author
Leigh Bardugo
Genre
Fantasy
ISBN
978-1-250-04443-3
Review
Actual Rating: 3.75 stars
First of all, I would like to say that the cover is absolutely gorgeous!
Siege and Storm is the sequel to Shadow and Bone, and honestly, the second book was way better. Siege and Storm had much loss, choices that could rip the world apart and way higher stakes. The main character, Alina, seems to be taking to power well. She has become greedy, selfish, threatens innocent people just because and yet, I cling to her, hoping that she gets better and redeems herself in the third book. My favorite character in the first book was Mal and I hated how he had to suffer in Alina's hands just because she was too selfish to let go of him. I hope he finds someone better than ALina and who actually sees him for himself. Anyway, there were many new characters introduced in this book and sometimes it was confusing to remember who's who. A new character was introduced: Nikolai who is now my new favorite character. And, he falls in love with Alina. Big whoop. Every single powerful guy she meets somehow falls in love with her: Nikolai, Mal and the Darkling. I can guess she is going to end up either with the Darkling or will sacrifice herself or go evil in the third book.
The plot was a bit slow-paced: there was a lot of talking and making plans and wallowing in self-pity in the middle of the book but it gets better in the end.
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Title
Pivot Point
Author
Kasie West
Genre
Nonfiction
ISBN
9780062117366
Review
Addison Coleman, a Clairvoyant (Divergent), comes from a world with high technologies and abilities: The Compound. Just when everything seems to be going right Addie's life is faced with the big decision of choosing to live with her mom or dad. This divorce causes Addie to "Search," her ability to see in the future, and list the pros and cons of both pathways. She could either be a girlfriend of a quarterback in the Compound or a girlfriend of a sweet and understanding artist in the Normal world. The exciting journey in different perspectives will soon be reality. But which way will it be for Adisson?   Find out more about this book.
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Title
Trapped in a Video Game
Author
Dustin Brady
Genre
Action/Adventure
ISBN
9781534901490
Review
It was a funny and active read. It was a light and fast read.Great to read if you just want to get lost in a book and you only have a couple of hours.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
The Merciless III
Author
Danielle Vega
Genre
Horror
ISBN
9780448493527
Review
The prequel to the previous two novels; it really shows the character development/decay of Brooklyn. Can be a bit confusing but it doesn't disapoint  Find out more about this book.
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Title
Stalking Jack The Ripper
Author
Kerri Maniscalco
Genre
Mystery
ISBN
978-0-316-27349-7
Review
Stalking Jack the Ripper was a delightfully chilling and gory mystery that make you devour this book whole!
The title is a bit of a misnomer, there wasn't any actual stalking; it was more of investigating crimes committed by Jack the Ripper and cutting people up.
The main character, Audrey Rose was smart, strong, independent, deliciously modern for her time and with quite the iron stomach. I loved how her character was human: she had her strengths and moments of weaknesses. Thomas, her 'partner' was also fabulous, with a charming yet infuriating personality and I loved how their hate-to-love relationship spiced things up when the book was getting slow. The setting and plot were also brilliantly described. A warning note, though: don't read this book if you have an extremely weak stomach, you are eating, or you can't keep your own food down. There are also slightly disgusting black and white pictures in this book: from a man suffering from leprosy to a shriveled hand from the 1800s.
About the actual Jack in this story: since we never did find out the real identity of Jack the Ripper in history, the author put her own spin to this tale about who Jack was. Since we can't have a random stranger being Jack in the story, that means that Jack the Ripper is somebody that the main character knows. After that, it was quite obvious who Jack the Ripper was and it could have been better if the author had chosen a less obvious person. Nevertheless, the book was as highly entertaining as it was disturbing!
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Title
Avenged
Author
Amy Tintera
Genre
Fantasy
ISBN
978-0-06-239663-1
Review
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
This review includes spoilers from the first book, so beware.
Avenged is the sequel to the book Ruined and it was a lovely addition to the trilogy.
Avenged was a tad too slow paced for my taste: the first 70% or so was basically planning and making alliances and plotting schemes. Whilst that is important, I wish it was a bit hurried up. I loved the character developments in this book. Olivia got her own narrative in this book and I loved how she took a dark turn and made things interesting! I do hope she redeems herself by the end of this. Aren was another character that got his own narrative and simply loved how his relationship with Iria grew and how he realized that sometimes there is no good choice, only a bad and a worse one.
Everybody really grew in this book and made the book quite better.
In this book, there were many plot lines that intermingled at times and went their own courses at others. Personally, I thought it would be better if a few of those unnecessary plot lines were cut out.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
I Have a Bad Feeling About This
Author
Jeff Strand
Genre
Action/Adventure
Review
I couldn't put this book down! It was hilarious!
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Title
The Seventh Most Important Thing
Author
Shelley Pearsall
Genre
Realistic Fiction
ISBN
9780553497311
Review
This Nutmeg Award-winning book is about 13-year-old Arthur, who, after his dad dies, throws a brick at a man who picks his dad's hat out of the trash to keep. The brick hits him in the arm and Arthur ends up in juvie for it. His punishment is 120 hours of community service working for the man he hit with the brick. Arthur's first assignment is collecting "the seven most important things" around town using an old shopping cart. He's not too happy walking around town collecting trash in the sleet and snow, but he learns that the trash has a special purpose.

This was an intriguing book that was difficult to put down.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
Daughter of the Centaurs
Author
Kate Klimo
Genre
Fantasy
ISBN
9780375871375
Review
I would gladly read this book over and over again. The perfect blend of fantasy and science fiction, and the horses in it make it even better!   Find out more about this book.
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Title
The Merciless II
Author
Danielle Vega
Genre
Horror
ISBN
9781595147271
Review
A brilliant sequel to the first one. Just as thrilling with all of the twists and turns. Certainly keeps you on your toes ;)  Find out more about this book.
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