Review #211 // Hullmetal Girls – Emily Skrutskie

Hullmetal GirlsAisha and Key both have different motives for taking up the Scela armor, but despite their differences, they end up in the same team. As the two girls work with their team to rise through the Scela ranks, they stumble across a rebellion against their mysterious government, which lead them both to question their loyalties.


Why this book?: loved Skrutskie’s The Abyss Surrounds Us and the sequel The Edge of the Abyss.

I would like to thank the people at Random House Children’s for sending me a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #205 // Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) – Kerri Maniscalco

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #3)

After solving the copy-cat Dracula murders in Romania, Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell were invited by Audrey’s uncle to the United States to help solve another forensic mystery. On the boat Etruria, murders inspired by the performing Moonlight Carnival force Audrey and Thomas to solve rush the solve before more passengers are killed.


Why this book?: I adored the first two books in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper Hunting Prince Dracula.

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Review #198 // That’s Not What Happened – Kody Keplinger

That's Not What Happened

In the aftermath of a school shooting, Lee finds herself swimming through lies of her best friend’s life. After realizing that, after her graduation, no one left in the school would know the truth, Lee decides to come out with the truth of her best friend Sarah, along with other survivors who come forward with their own stories.


Why this book?: I found a copy of it at my local bookstore, and I’d been hearing good things. I decided to read it because I was trying out a TBR Jar.

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Review #193 // The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw

The Wicked Deep

In the town of Sparrow, there is a fifth season. The Swan Season is when the three Swan sisters, killed over two centuries ago for being witches, come back to life by inhabiting the bodies of teenage girls. Every year, they kill boys in the town of Sparrow. And to Penny, this is the norm, and it will never change–until a newcomer makes her second-guess everything.


Why this book?: Because it sounded amazing and spooky. Plus I’ve seen a lot of people on twitter rave about this book, so I just had to try it out.

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Review #192 // The Darkdeep (The Darkdeep #1) – Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs

The Darkdeep (The Darkdeep, #1)When the bully Logan’s antics sends Nico over the edge of a cliff and into Still Cove, Nico and his friends find an island that no one knew about. Thinking they found something special, Nico, Emma, Tyler, and Opal hide it for themselves, not realizing exactly how dangerous it really was.


Why this book?: It looked right up my alley–creepy, supernatural middle grade.

I would like to thank the people at Bloomsbury Children’s Books for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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