Review: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh (arc)

Renee Ahdieh Flame in The Mist
Renee Ahdieh Flame in The Mist

Title: Flame In The Mist  
Author: Renée Ahdieh  
Series: Flame In The Mist #1  
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, YA  
Publication date: May 16, 2017 
Rating: ★★★★ 

>> Arc received through Netgalley <<

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace. Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.

Review: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera

Title: History Is All You Left Me  
Author: Adam Silvera  
Series: Stand-alone 
Genre: Contemporary, Lgbt, YA  
Publication date: January 17, 2017 
Rating: ★★★★ 

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Jenn Bennet Alex Aproximately
Jenn Bennet Alex Approximately

Title: Alex, Approximately  
Author: Jenn Bennett 
Series: Stand-alone 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, YA  
Publication date: April 4, 2017 
Rating: ★★★★½ 

Bailey “Mink” Rydell has met the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve never actually met… and neither of them knows the other’s real name. When Bailey moves to California to live with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex, she decides to use her sleuthing skills to find him. But tracking someone down based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought, and with her irritating but charismatic colleague Porter Roth distracting her at every turn, will she ever get to meet the mysterious Alex?

Upcoming Releases: April 2017

upcoming releases young adult april 2017

Ninth of the month, time for another upcoming releases post! Truth be told, I'm not crazy about the novels releasing this month. The Upside Of Unrequited and Red Sister are the only ones I'm truly excited about. The first because it seems painfully relatable, the second because I think it will be badass. Alex, Approximately seems to be a good fluffy read, so that one made it onto my TBR as well. Am I wrong to think the rest is just.. meh?

March Wrap Up

Wrap up march 2017
Hey guys, what's up? March been as hellish a month for you as it was for me? I'm really glad it's over and not only because April starts out with a two-week vacation. You know that book by Sarah Andersen, Adulthood is a myth? Well, I wish. Honestly, I'm not ready to spend all my spare time adulting. It is awful. In between a crazy busy schedule at work and finally dealing with the paperwork of buying my own place (the only part of adulting that makes everything worthwhile), I didn't get any reading done. Not even kidding. I finished Glass Sword and started A Conjuring Of Light and that's it. Keeping up with tv shows was even more dramatic so don't even get me started on that.. Let's hope the worst is out of the way now so that I can get back on track with reading and blogging some more. So enough complaining, on to better things! Here is my very short wrap up. Prepare for a bigger one next month! :)

King's Cage Victoria Aveyard Big Mushy Happy Lump Sarah Andersen

On the plus-side, I didn't buy a single book - whoop whoop! Look at me being all responsible.
Don't get used to it.

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