Review: The Lost Causes

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Alyssa Embree Schwartz and Jessica Koosed Etting

Mystery/Young Adult/Fantasy>Paranormal/Thriller

Misfits. Outcasts. And the only ones who can find a killer.

They’re the last people you’d ask to help with anything, much less a murder investigation. The rich girl, the obsessive, the hypochondriac, the addict and the hot-tempered athlete—people think they’re beyond help. Lost causes. But where the world sees losers, the FBI sees its only hope.

With the help of a dangerous serum, the FBI erases the teens’ past problems and unlocks a psychic ability within each of them. In return, all they have to do is help find the killer who’s turned their small town upside down.

But as they close in on a suspect, they expose a conspiracy that puts them directly in harm’s way and makes them wonder who—if anyone—they can really trust.

If anything happens to them, will anyone even care?

This book was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review.

Unfortunately, this book was a DNF at Chapter 11 (my kindle says 23%). I seriously wanted to like this book, from the description it sounded like it could’ve been really great. It just didn’t work for me.

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Review: A Grey Sun (The Denounced #1)

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SJ Sherwood

Young Adult/Science Fiction>Dystopia

A convicted Denounced, sentenced to Death.

When sixteen-year-old Ned is wrongly convicted and kidnapped to a secret location, he meets ninety ‘Denounced’, and a terrifying truth begins to unfold – one that will change the world forever. 

Forced to lead a Pod of five, Ned begins to realise thousands of lives could depend upon him. A survivor by nature, he now has to face his past, confront his destiny, and fight a System that has never lost.

A Grey Sun is the first in a three-part series following six Denounced teenagers as they struggle to live in a world where a simple mistake will cost you your life…

This book was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review.

This is an alright debut for a beginning author. It was an entertaining read with nothing really major to complain about. The main character, Ned, lives in an world with a government that conforms everyone to a secular world and those who protest are denounced and killed. Very interesting idea and I am glad it is being published after the craze of dystopian novels because I think it would have not been utterly lost in the masses.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a wildly popular meme brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:

November 21: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For

Aw yes, Thanksgiving. That wonderful time of year when we eat turkey and pie. Also get a week off classwork too, so that’s a plus.

Anyways, I plan to get some much needed reading in during my week off. So to start off the holiday spirit let’s dive right into the books I’m thankful for.

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1. This Savage Song duology by Victoria Schwab

These are two very beautiful books. These are some of the first books I really got into while listening to book on tape. I typically really struggle listening to books because I don’t like most of the voice actors, but I didn’t mind this one. It was fun to listen to the book while I washed dishes or something similar. I also just loved the world Schwab created. I thought the little poems and songs she wrote for the story were lovely.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Feature Characters with Awesome Abilities/Powers

Top Ten Tuesday is a wildly popular meme brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:

September 19Ten Books That Feature Characters ________________.

Fill in the blank… hmmm… abilities and powers are pretty cool. We’ll do that.


1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I have decided that this is the series that really got me interested in books and reading. Holy crap, Rick Riordan is a genius! I always recommend his books when patrons come into the library I work at and am struggling on getting a kid to read. Anyways, how could Percy and the gang not fit into this?

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WWW Wednesday (9/20/2017)

Hello and welcome to my first post participating in WWW Wednesday. This is a meme that is currently being hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It’s a fun meme to update you all on my reading plans and give you a little sneak peak on what I am going to be reviewing next.

Anyways, the three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Let’s get started.

What am I currently reading?

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