Review #160 // All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) – Martha Wells

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)

Far in the future, space exploration is dominated by the Company. To explore any new planets, teams of scientists must purchase packages through the Company. In a recent expedition, a team followed by a self-aware Security Unit becomes aware that the only fellow team on-planet has gone dark.


Why this book?: Sounded interesting and like it might get me out of my slump.Read More »

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Review #158 // The Lines We Cross – Randa Abdel-Fattah

The Lines We Cross

Michael’s father runs an organization called Aussie Values that is against the acceptance of refugees from Afghanistan. Mina is one of the refugees Australia accepts, and ends up going to Micheal’s private school on an internship. Mina’s appearance makes Michael question everything he thought he knew before.


Why this book?: I’ve heard good things about it, and my school library had just gotten a copy in.

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Review #148 // The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Evelyn grew up in the Devil’s Kitchen, but only wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of being a world renown actress. After running away from her abusive father, she does just that. Monique is a journalist for Vivant, chosen specifically, for some unknown reason, by famous actress Evelyn Hugo to tell her story.


Why this book?: My friend Amelie loves this book with a passion that is almost concerning.

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Review #140 // Ripped Pages – M. Hollis

Ripped Pages

Princess Valentina, after her mother’s death, is locked in a tower by her father, destined to stay there until she comes of age to be married off. On a chance, Valentina decides to trust a stranger rather than stay any longer in the tower, and makes her escape.


Why this book?: Sapphicathon! I was a last minute participant, and this is one of my first reads of the marathon. Plus, I love M. Hollis’s Lilliac Town series.

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Review #134 // Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) – Mira Grant

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)When the Atargatis and all hands on deck went missing while in search of mermaids, everyone thought it was an elaborate hoax–except Tory. Tory knew that the mermaids had killed her sister, and she would do anything to get revenge, even if it took her all the way to the bottom of Challenger’s Deep.


Why this book?: I requested it on a whim on NetGalley, not realizing it had man eating mermaids, and lots of diversity.

I would like to thank the people at Orbit Books for allowing me to have a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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