arc review – nevernight

nevernight

nevernight by jay kristoff

release date – august 9th, 2016

genre – mature ya high fantasy

publisher / imprint – thomas dunne books

preorder here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

source – received arc via publisher

summary (from goodreads) –

in a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

daughter of an executed traitor, mia corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

now, mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire republic—the red church. if she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the blades of the lady of blessed murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. but a killer is loose within the church’s halls, the bloody secrets of mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

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book review – in real life

in-real-life

in real life by jessica love

release date – march 1st, 2016

genre – ya contemporary romance

publisher / imprint – st. martin’s press

buy book here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

source – purchased finished copy

summary (from goodreads) –

hannah cho and nick cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. they talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

there’s just one problem: hannah and nick have never actually met.

hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. she impulsively decides to road trip to las vegas, her older sister and bff in tow, to surprise nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

hannah’s surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to vegas and finds out that nick has been keeping some major secrets. hannah knows the real nick can’t be that different from the online nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in sin city to figure out what her feelings for nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.

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