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Everless by Sara Holland

Everless by Sara HollandEverless by Sara Holland
Series: Everless #1
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 4th January 2018
Publisher: Orchard Books
Source: Publisher
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Rating: three-half-stars

In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything - even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry.

Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.

There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever ... and possibly the future of time itself.

I went into Everless thinking it was a time travel/fantasy book but I was kinda wrong. It’s actually about a girl who can manipulate (i.e. stop and slow down) time. It’s not quite the same thing. I need to start reading synopses before I request things.

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The Uprising by Lisa M. Stasse

The Uprising by Lisa M. StasseThe Uprising by Lisa M. Stasse
Series: The Forsaken #2
Genre: Dystopia
Release Date: November 7, 2013
Publisher: Orchard Books
Source: Publisher
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Rating: one-star

Alenna is being hunted. She can run and hide. Or she can stand and fight. Alenna is being chased by the government that destroyed her life. Determined to strike back, she joins the uprising. But victory has a high price. Will she risk everything and return to the Wheel? Or will she leave Liam, the boy she loves, to his fate? Battered. Bloodied. Defiant. Alenna's fight for survival continues.

I sit in an uncomfortable metal chair, facing a row of six scientists in white lab coats. These are my inquisitors.

The romance in this book ruined it for me. I was so excited to see Alenna and co. start to fight back against the oppressive government who sent them to the island in the first place. I mean, this is called The UPRISING, after all. However, not much happened in this book aside from the constant “I love you”‘s and “I don’t want you to get hurt”‘s, much to the disgust of everyone involved.

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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn AndersonTiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: October 3, 2013
Publisher: Orchard Books
Source: Publisher
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Rating: five-stars

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

Let me tell you something straight off. This is a love story, but not like any you have ever heard. The boy and the girl are far from innocent. Dear lives are lost. And good doesn’t win. In some places, there is something ultimately good about endings. In Neverland, that is not the case.

I wasn’t expecting much from this novel. I’m not a huge fan of Peter Pan for various reasons, the main one being that I dislike all of the characters. Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell… I don’t like any of them in most of the adaptations I have come across (Once Upon a Time aside). The only character I have liked is Captain Hook, and that’s mostly because he’s either hilariously ridiculous in the movies, or bloody gorgeous in the Once Upon a Time TV show. But Tiger Lily made me see the characters in a whole new light, and I have to say that this is one of the best adaptations of any story that I have ever read.

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Fractured by Teri Terry

Fractured by Teri TerryFractured by Teri Terry
Series: Slated #2
Genre: Dystopia
Release Date: April 4, 2013
Publisher: Orchard Books
Source: Publisher
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Rating: three-stars

Kyla shouldn't be able to remember anything. But she can - and she's beginning to realize that there are a lot of dark secrets locked away in her memories. When a mysterious man from her past comes back into her life, she thinks she's on her way to finding the truth. But the more she learns about her history, the more confusing her future becomes.

I was blown away by Slated when I read it last year, and I am so happy that I finally got the chance to see what was next for Kyla. I enjoyed Fractured a lot, and I thought it was a very pleasant read. It did drag a little in the middle, but the climax was fantastic. Lots of shooting, blood, fighting, and backstabbing! Continue reading