Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: Q and A For writers


Goodreads Description:
There is none BUT here is the basic gist of it.
There are prompts for every single day of the year and it tells you a bit of the setting that you need to do.

I LOVE these things so much! They keep one thinking and entertained. I HAVE always wondered what the process for creating these are and if the creators themselves thought of what they would write themselves because not going to lie. Some of these are kind of though to write out. I did a few of the past days ones and of course looked ahead and holy shit. This is not something you do in 5 minutes. And if you do then holy shit.

Recommend it?
Yeah. I feel like it is something completely for someone who is trying to better their writing.

Review: Like a River Glorious- Rae Carson


Goodreads Description:

After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.

Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom.

The second epic historical fantasy in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson, the acclaimed author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

So as much as I loved Walk On Earth a Stranger, like... A lot, I was disappointed in this one a bit. It kept putting me in a slump for some reason. The pace was steady, maybe even better than the last one and I, for the life of me, could not understand WHY I couldnt get through it!
After having to wait SO long to get my hands on it, THIS happens.
We discover more about what Lee can do and of course we see her being strong AF without her being annoying about it. This is a character to look up to and maybe that is why I love her so much, she knows her limits and fights for her loved ones without being absolutely over-kill martyr about it.
The ending of this book left me confused. In the fact that I know a third one is coming out yet the ending for it left me feeling satisfied with the way things where, there wasnt this gigantic cliff-hanger that left me pulling my hair at the roots.
So I finished and I was like... Well... Do I even need to read the last one? Sure there are a few unanswered questions but nothing that I can't live without.
I guess I will just have to wait and see.

Recommend it?
For the fans of the first one, yeah, I mean, after the last ending, you HAVE to. It's honestly worth it.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review: Chemistry by C.L. Lynch


Goodreads Description:

“I’m not moving to a whole new school! I’ll be eaten alive!”

Stella Blunt’s world is ending. Her parents have dragged her across the country, and she has to start over in a new school. Th is is a big problem, because she doesn’t make friends easily: she’s large, she’s loud, and she doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

The only person who likes her is the cute geek in her Chemistry class. He’s a great listener, he’s smart at science, and he loves her for her mind. Then again, she’s not sure whether that’s a good thing, considering that he also drinks brains from a thermos and walks with a lurch.

To complicate matters, undead hordes have started showing up at her door.

Can Stella take on a new school, an undead romance, and handle a chainsaw?

Written as a satirical feminist response to Twilight, Chemistry is an irreverent romp with a surprising amount of heart from debut author C.L. Lynch, who thinks that fat girls and zombies deserve love too.

Okay so the book started out pretty damn good and I was all excited for it because it was turning out a lot better than Twilight.
Like a lot of things, basic things in Twilight were a bit what the fuck. 
Like really Bella? You're going to go ahead and move with your Dad so your mother can be "happier" I mean, you can still go with her, no need to be such a martyr.
Back to this book
So the book got the whole, proper teenage reactions down to a T.
Like Stellas reactions to how Howard would present himself were 100% correct.
Like as much as girls/guys might say they want an unconditional love like (lets use the obvious) Edward Cullens, in real life we wouldn't be so freaking accepting of said love. We would be in a complete WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU rollercoaster in real life. Because lets face it, if a guy is stalking you everywhere, is acting like hes about to stab you with a pencil or put a collar around you to not loose you or in Twilights case, WATCHING YOU SLEEP
We wouldn't think its cute, we would be completely freaking out or fearing for our freaking lives.
As any sane person should. 

Now, onto why I didnt rate this higher. 

Because as good as the book was in the beginning it started to get WAY too creepy for my taste.
Sure, it could be more IN YOUR FACE about the fails that twilight contains but it was a little extreme for me. 
Still, it is the best parody (is it even a parody?) of twilight that I have ever seen so Kuddos to Lynch!

On another note, I was trying to look for gifs for this posts and couldnt find any that fit
BUT I found one of Robert Pattinson and it reminded me of Flash from Zootopia in a way xD

Recommend it?
yeah, if youre looking for a parody like book of Twilight that shows some good points, this is it

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review: Hunters In The Dark by Lawrence Osborne


Goodreads Description:

From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense

Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, 28-year-old Englishman Robert Grieve decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future.

And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events-- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter-- that changes Robert’s life forever.

Hunters in the Dark is a sophisticated game of cat and mouse redolent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith, where identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless. Filled with Hitchcockian twists and turns, suffused with the steamy heat and pervasive superstition of the Cambodian jungle, and unafraid to confront difficult questions about the machinations of fate, this is a masterful novel that confirms Lawrence Osborne’s reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

So my newest thing is to start expanding my adult shelf and read at least one adult book a month!
This book was a short one and yet it was packed with excitement! It makes me more than glad to have made my decision to broaded my reading genres and not stick solely to one (Young Adult). Slowly I hope to reach my goal of reading one book from each genre each year (well more than but you get what I mean, be full of variety).


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher


Goodreads Description:
In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction, weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental institutions. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

SO as we all know, the princess/general has left us.
She was an icon, even after death she is an icon. I mean, Prozac shaped URN?! I actually bought 3 of her books, most recent one included, about a week before her heart attack and oh boy. When I first heard of her being in the hospital  I couldn't freaking believe it. Much less 4 days later when I heard she had passed. I was mad, they had said she was fine. I had literally stopped refreshing for news the night before, I had closed the browser tab on my phone dedicated to her news. Then I go on twitter and people are saying she has moved on and I was just like NO! Like no, yall are lying. And then of course, her mother, Debbie, passed one day later.
How heartbreaking is that. Beyond words that a mother can love her child and be unable to bear the fact that their child is gone before them. Billie, oh boy is she a strong one to be able to power through that amount of pain. 

When I read this book, I just wanted to feel closer to the icon that she was and holy shit. 
She had a weird life xD

Very unconventional. She herself said that some people might not believe her life but that that's what it was. She also had a hard one, knowing what inward struggles she had. I loved the book, it was so crazy, so her. So Carrie.

Recommend it?
Yes. For any Carrie fan, this is a must.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: Follow Me Back- A. V. Geiger


Godreads Description:

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murder at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts, this thriller for the online generation will keep you guessing right up to the shocking end.



So I have been in a massive book slump... Until this book reached my tablet.,.

Talk about intriguing!
So I came across this book first on Edelweiss, I read the description and I was like holy shit

*enters netgalley to the rescue**and hellojennyreviews*

As a massive fangirl, this description was everything I needed in life, the book was one I needed to read and loved and just... Im still freaking out okay.

The author, A. V. Geiger is a number one author on Wattpad, and its more than evident why,
I binged this book, I really did, I sat down for hours until I finished it and then I of course had to reach out to twitter to show my emotions

Yeah.. me. so. coherent.

Anyways, I of course reached out to the author because the ending fucking MURDERED ME!!!
I was so confused, there needed to be more
I had all these ideas as to what was going on and there was no explanation and there IS

But for you to get an explanation, you need the book.
And for you to read the book.. Well.. 
June 1, 2017 cant get here fast enough for you

Another great thing about this book was not just the creative aspect, which to be honest, I have been failing to mention, but the fact that it deals with real issues.
Deals with mental illnesses and does not sugar coat it. It adds to everything.

Recommend it?
Fuck yes. Any fangirl out there needs there, puts things in perspective for you.
As a massive fangirl, the kind who owns fanpages, it totally did.
And boy am I glad for being totally sane and hopefully respectful.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Topic Tuesday: Reading Challenge

Episode 23: Reading Challenges

This is my second year doing this challenge and I am super fucking proud to say I outdid myself by a lot!
Like never have I read this many books in a year! 
I honestly thought I wasnt going to be able to do it, but damn... Damn
So this year I set myself the challenge of reading 60 books
But I have gone WAY over that and have reached 103

Last year my challenge was of 52 and I reached 81
Like yeah THAT should've been an indicator that I was going to be able to reach my goal this year but I felt like I was really pushing myself and that to be honest I wasn't going to be able to push myself as much this year but lo and behold, I have outdone that by a lot!

So as I did last year, I am going to be doing my top 10 books of the year and my bottom 5!
Lets get to it shall we!

Goodreads Description for all the books will be below!

Top 10

1. The Burning World- Isaac Marion (Review)

So this one will actually come out this February (pre-order HERE) but I was blessed enough to get my hands on the ARC of this book thanks to my friend going to a meet up that the author held in San Francisco (He did meet ups all along the west coast but I sadly missed the San Diego one). Anyways, this book was freaking AMAZING!
 And reminded me how much I love Isaac Marion as an author and he totally does not get the recognition he deserves! Yall need to read his books, like seriously.

2. Throne of Glass- Sarah J Maas (Review)

So this series I feel like everyone and their mother have heard about it, specially with the announcement of it turning into a television show. I had avoided reading the series for as long as possible, I wanted all the books to be out before I read it and oh boy.
 I finally caved. I actually caved after Empire of Storms came out and everyone started hating the author for the plot twist and I was like DAMN! If an author can make you feel that strongly about a plot twist, this must be good! And it WAS

3. Heartless- Marissa Meyer (Review)

So it is no secret that I love Marissa Meyer, and so to hear that she would be releasing a stand alone for an Alice and Wonderland Queen of Hearts book I knew I needed it.
 For this one, I was blessed enough to get my hands on a signed ARC (It is my baby) and after MONTHS of having read it, I have yet to get over that kiss ass transition!
It really was an awesome book.

4. Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare 

So this one was though. I was severely conflicted with hating it with all the pop culture references and also loving it for it. Because you know what, it really IS a whole different world in Southern California, even more where the book is based. 
And of course, the love aspect to this one just fucking got to me! Making this one of my favorite reads of 2016.

5. Game of Thrones- George R. R. Martin (Review)

So I am a fan of the show and was just itching to read the books and oh boy was it a ride! Words can not explain how much I loved it...Seriously!

6.  Clockwork Princess- Cassandra Clare 

So this series was recommended to me by 2 different people and they told me that it was going to destroy my heart. And holy shit were they correct.
 A piece of me died with the ending of this series. I hardcover cried and have no regrets.

7. This is Where it Ends- Marieke Nijkamp (Review)

This book was seriously scary. The realism in this book was one of the scariest things I ever had to read. I didnt know that a book could make me so emotional and actually put some legit fear in me and it is all due to the fact that it has happened and it can continue to happen. I am not willing to say will continue to happen. I refuse.

8. Resurrecting Sunshine- Lisa A. Koosis (Review)

This book was really freaking interesting in the fact that it made me really think about the rightness or lack of if we were able to bring back out dead loved ones. Would I? They point out how the whole thing might actually feel, how it would actually work. And just the whole concept of accepting a death and moving on. 

9. Twelve Angry Men- Reginald Rose 

This book was brilliant. Just brilliant. Probably one of my favorite plays ever.

10. Bloodline- Claudia Gray (Review)

Need more Han and Leia via a kick ass writer? This is the way to go. I honestly love Claudia Gray, her style of writing is addictive. If you haven't read any of her books in the past, this is a true way to go.

Bottom 5

1. Three Dark Crowns- Kendare Blake (Review)

I was massively disappointed in this book. I was promised kick ass heroines and a fight. This all focused on the love aspect of each of the girls and to be honest, I couldn't feel for any of them because we didn't have time to get to know the guys, we were just thrown at them and expected to love them.

2. The Siren- Kiera Cass 

I loved her Selection series so of course I wanted to love this one too but gosh darn was it boring for me! And annoying! The main character, whos name I have forgotten was just annoying and whiny.

3. Nightlight- The Harvard Lampoon 

I love twilight parodies or remakes. But no one does it better than Twilight Fan-fiction writers. This one was just so freaking awful. It has started out good but then just went down the freaking drain.

4. The Cruelty- Scott Bergstrom (Review)

This one was promising to me... And that is all it ever was because lord jesus christ, was it just soooo not what it needed to be. The tone of the book was just all wrong and the time aspects of it were just very WTF. Like trained spy in a matter or weeks and now has a totally different body? 1. who believes that?! 2. What are you trying to say here? There was so controversy with the author that I avoided until AFTER I read the review but I now see what everyone was screeching out.

5. Solitaire- Alice Oseman 

UGHHHHHHH Tori, the main character was soooooo UGGHHH Like who are you trying to convince youre super fucking average and so friendless and a super loner? Because I could deal with it the first 100 pages but after that its just a huge fucking no. Like its like youre trying to convince yourself at this point and youre not believing yourself.

Goodreads Description:

The Burning World- Isaac Marion
Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He's learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city's undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one.

And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon.

How do you fight an enemy that's in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn't want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement. 

Throne of Glass- Sarah J Mass

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Heartless- Marissa Meyer

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Lady Midnight- Cassandra Clare

In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare. 

Game of Thrones- George R. R. Martin


Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.


Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Clockwork Princess- Cassandra Clare

Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.


A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

This is Where it Ends- Marieke Nijkamp

10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Resurrecting Sunshine- Lisa A. Koosis

At seventeen, Adam Rhodes is famous, living on his own, and in a downward spiral since he lost the girl he loved. Marybeth stage name Sunshine was his best friend from the days they were foster kids; then she was his girlfriend and his band mate. But since her accidental death, he's been drinking to deal with the memories. Until one day, an unexpected visitor, Dr. Elloran, presents Adam with a proposition that just might save him from himself. Using breakthrough cloning and memory-implantation techniques, Dr. Elloran and the scientists at Project Orpheus want to resurrect Marybeth, and they need Adam to "donate" intimate memories of his life with her. The memory retrieval process forces Adam to relive his life with Marybeth and the devastating path that brought them both to fame. Along the way, he must confront not only the circumstances of her death but also his growing relationship with the mysterious Genevieve, daughter of Project Orpheus's founder. As the process sweeps Adam and Marybeth ever closer to reliving the tragedy that destroyed them, Adam must decide how far he'll go to save her."

Twelve Angry Men- Reginald Rose

A landmark American drama that inspired a classic film and a Broadway revival—featuring an introduction by David Mamet

A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a deeply patriotic faith in the U.S. legal system. The play centers on Juror Eight, who is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal prejudices or biases. Reginald Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture to form of them—and of America, at its best and worst.

After the critically acclaimed teleplay aired in 1954, this landmark American drama went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. More recently, Twelve Angry Men had a successful, and award-winning, run on Broadway.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Bloodline- Claudia Gray
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Starscomes a thrilling prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, set roughly six years before the events of the film.

Three Dark Crowns- Kandare Blake

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

The Siren- Kiera Cass
"You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won't lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time..." 
The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can't bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she's been waiting for doesn't seem nearly as important as the one she's living now.
Nightlight- The Hardvard Lampoon

About three things I was absolutely certain.

First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe.

Second, there was a vampire part of him--which I assumed was wildly out of his control--that wanted me dead.

And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.

And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight. 

Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?

Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places

The Cruelty- Scott Bergstrom
When her diplomat father is kidnapped and the U.S. Government is unable to help, 17 year-old Gwendolyn Bloom sets off across the sordid underbelly of Europe to rescue him. Following the only lead she has—the name of a Palestinian informer living in France—she plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking. As she journeys from the slums of Paris, to the nightclubs of Berlin, to the heart of the most feared crime family in Prague, Gwendolyn discovers that to survive in this new world she must become every bit as cruel as the men she’s hunting

Solitaire- Alice Oseman

In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story.

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now.

Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden.

I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden.

I really don’t.

This incredible debut novel by outstanding young author Alice Oseman is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and all unflinchingly honest writers.