Black Bird of the Gallows

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Black Bird of the Gallows. Meg Kassel. Young Adult/Fantasy. 2017. 309 pages. 3 stars.

I endured two centuries of horrors, and maybe it was all so I could be here with you. If my unnatural existence means nothing else, it means this. I get to be here, now, with you. Continue reading “Black Bird of the Gallows”

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Jek/Hyde

33955497Jek/Hyde. Amy Ross. Mystery/Young adult/Retellings. 2017. 304 pages. 2 stars.

Are you really going to walk away? Or are you going to settle down and tell me what you want?

I received a review copy from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1)

29283884The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Mackenzie Lee. Young adult/Historical fiction/LGBT. 2017. 513 pages. 4 stars.

A small shift in the gravity between us and suddenly all my stars are out of alignment, planets knocked from their orbits, and I’m left stumbling, without map or heading, through the bewildering territory of being in love with your best friend. 

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The Empress (The Diabolic #2)

33652251The Diabolic. SJ Kincaid. Fantasy/Young adult/Sci fi. 2017. 320 pages. 5 stars.

Tyrus is a Domitrian, and the only strength of a Domitrian lies in the command of the Imperial Scepter–and all the machines it will control in his name. Without it? He is no Emperor. He is merely a boy in love with the wrong girl.

I received an Advance Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review.

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The Canary Club

34514453The Canary Club. Sherry D. Ficklin. Young Adult/Historical Fiction/Romance. 2017. 325 pages. 1.5 stars.

“Good people don’t always wear badges, bad guys don’t always wear shackles, and sometimes people have to do what they have to in order to protect what they love.”

I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Continue reading “The Canary Club”