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 Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

34076952The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic. Leigh Bardugo. Short stories/Young adult/Fantasy. 2017. 224 pages. 4 stars.

Shut the door tight and make sure the latch is fastened. Dark things have a way of slipping in through narrow spaces.

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.

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Top Ten

33799302Top Ten. Katie Cotugno. Contemporary/Young adult/Romance. 2017. 320 pages. 2.5 stars.

It occurred to her to wonder if this was what growing up meant, to continuously find yourself in situations that you didn’t feel remote prepared to handle.

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

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Wild Beauty

33158561Wild Beauty. Anna-Marie McLemore. Magic realism/Young adult/Fantasy. 320 pages. 2017. 3 stars.

The only lovers who did not vanish were ones who did not stay. The ones who left or who were made to leave were the ones who lived.

I received an Advanced Readers’ Copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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