Review Round-Up

Hi guys! I’ve been a huge slacker on the review front as of late. BUT. I’ve read some amazing books over the past couple of months, so here’s a little round-up of the awesomeness.

ONE, by Leigh Ann Kopans

When having two powers makes you a Super and having none makes you a Normal, having only one makes you a sad half-superpowered freak.

It makes you a One.

I had the honor of receiving an ARC of ONE, and can I just say wow. I adored this book. Merrin, the main character, is smart as a whip and isn’t afraid to show it. Then we have Elias, the sweetest boy I’ve seen in YA in a LONG time. ONE is definitely worth the read, and will be released June 11th. You can add it to your to-read list on Goodreads, and pre-ordering is available through Leigh Ann’s site.

UNRAVEL ME, by Tahereh Mafi

Um…I can’t really say much about UNRAVEL ME without turning into flaily Kermit.

Flail

Seriously. It’s the second book in Mafi’s SHATTER ME series (3rd, if you count the novella, which you totally should because WARNER). This is one of the few books I can read over, and over, and over again because WARNER.

Did I mention Warner? Chapter 62 is all I’m sayin’. Adam and Kenji are pretty amazing, too. But Warner though.

SUMMER RUINS, by Trisha Leigh

This was the fourth and final book in Trisha’s The Last Year series. I blogged about the first three books here and here, and SUMMER RUINS was a perfect tie-up for an amazing series. You want this in your life. Get on it.

THE S-WORD, by Chelsea Pitcher

First it was SLUT scribbled all over Lizzie Hart’s locker.

But one week after Lizzie kills herself, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie’s looping scrawl.

Another ARC I had the pleasure of reading, thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. An amazing debut from Pitcher, THE S-WORD is haunting and full of twists and turns. So realistic and, at times, painful. It sheds light on just how far the bully mentality can go, and the tragic effect it can have on someone’s life. There’s always more than meets the eye, and THE S-WORD reminds us of that. This will be released on May 7th, and you can add it to your Goodreads list here.

 

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