The Diviners by Libba Bray (Mini Review)

26877674Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: September 18, 2012
Format: Audiobook
Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
Source: Library

Summary: Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

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Calendar Girls (#1 / January 2016): Best Debut Novel of 2016

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Welcome to my very first Calendar Girls post! I am very excited to start this year off with a brand new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie! For those of you who have not heard of Calendar Girls (#CalendarGirlsBooks on Twitter) yet, Calendar Girls is a brand new monthly blog event inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific them for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!

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Wishlist Wednesdays (#3)

giphyWooooow it’s been a while since I wrote one of these! I guess I have been busy though. I’ve been working freelance, and reading a lot. I also just spent 24 days in Romania, visiting family. And the free time I had there, I spent either doing school work or reading. It’s been an adventure, haha. But in any case, I haven’t had much time to post anything other than reviews on here.

Now I’m sitting in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam though, for a 17 hour layover (save me!), and before I try sleeping, I thought I could try writing up a daily meme post for you guys! And since it’s Wednesday, that of course means it’ll have to be a Wishlist Wednesday post!

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Iron Cast by Destiny Soria [ARC Review]

28818313Title: Iron Cast
Author: Destiny Soria
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Amulet Books
Date published: October 11, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 384
Source: NetGalley

An e-copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn. An ideal next read for fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners.

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