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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Review #186 // The Gathering (Shadow House #1) – Dan Poblocki

The Gathering (Shadow House, #1)Four children are drawn together to the Larkspur mansion, all under different circumstances. Poppy believes that she’s meeting her great aunt for the first time. Marcus was told he was picked up for a scholarship to a musical academy. Azumi believes she’s going to a prep school. And acting twins Dash and Dylan think they’re starring in a horror movie. But little do they know that the mansions intentions are more horrible then they could have ever imagined.

Why this book?: I liked some of Dan Poblocki’s other books, such as The Nightmarys and The Stone Child.

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Review #185 // Bygone Badass Broads – Mackenzi Lee

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Based on Mackenzi Lee’s famous #BygoneBadassBroads twitter series, this book discusses 52 forgotten women that changed the world. While not all stories are about heroes, they’re all about notable women that went down in history as little more than legends.

Why this book?: I was interested in it based off of Mackenzi’s twitter series, but I also adored her book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

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