Review || Warcross (+ Giveaway)


Title: Warcross
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Copy: Paperback
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Synopsis:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

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Review || The Other Side of Gravity


Title: The Other Side of Gravity
Author: Shelly Crane
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Copy: Digital
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My name is Maxton and I’m a trader.

I live on a soulless planet where gravity, oxygen, and everything else are sold to the highest bidder on the black market. People are sold on the black market, too. You have to work really hard not to become one of those people. Pay your taxes, keep your friends and family close, and more than anything else—don’t get caught by the Militia. But all the rules changed for me the day I found her.

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Review || Titanborn


Title: Titanborn
Author: Rhett Bruno
Genre: Adult, Science Fiction, Thriller
Copy: Digital
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I received a digital Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Rhett Bruno!

After a massive meteorite nearly wiped out the human population to the point of extinction, mankind shifted its focus towards human expansion, actively seeking out means to safely inhabit other celestial bodies in the universe.

The story begins three hundred years after the meteorite hit. At this point, several places in the solar system—such as Luna (the moon), Mars, Europa (one of Jupiter’s moons), and Titan (one of Saturn’s moons)—are now populated by man. Those who are born on Earth are referred to as Earthers whereas everyone else is called as off-worlders. Additionally, the old forms of government all collapsed and have been replaced by the United Sol Federation (USF). However, the USF is actually a structure without real power due to the existing, prevalent corporate politics. Private corporations—namely Pervenio and Venta—are truly the ones in control.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 6

The books for Batch 6 are as follows:

  • Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino
  • Ugly by Margaret McHeyzer
  • False Idols by Alexis Grove


Title: Always Kiss Me Goodnight
Author: Megan Gaudino
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Copy: Digital
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Sophia Destino is supposed to die.

All seventeen-year-old Sophia wants is to coast through her junior year. But with her parents obsessed with her Olympic-swimming-hopeful brother, a psychic best friend with a penchant for reading tarot cards, and prophetic dreams that predict her death—that won’t be easy. As her nightmares begin to come true, Sophia finds herself dodging death and longing for the time when getting over her ex-boyfriend was her biggest problem. Until she meets Leo Knight. The mysterious stranger seems determined to keep her alive—and steal her heart. But Leo has a secret that is about to change everything and Sophia is about to learn that sometimes…your number is up.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 5

Hi! This is my fifth batch of mini reviews. I honestly did not expect that I’d be doing these frequently as I prefer writing reviews that are more comprehensive and in depth. But I’m doing what I can.

This batch is sort of different from the rest. I’ll be reviewing the following books:

  • Gyre by Jessica Gunn
  • Angelborn by L. Penelope
  • Sapient Salvation: The Selection by Jayne Faith
  • Every Beat by Samantha Rey

Now, what makes this batch different? The answer: what makes these books different from what I’ve read so far. Okay, hold on, that sounded pretty vague.

What I mean is I’ve decided to add another element in my mini reviews. Specifically, from this point onward, I’ll be dedicating a portion of my review to discuss what makes the book different or what makes it stand out. This is to make up for the book review’s lack of detail. I’m hoping that doing this will not only produce better quality reviews but also push me to be more observant and more susceptible to noticing specifics when reading novels. All right, here we go!



Title: Angelborn
Author: L. Penelope
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Copy: Digital
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Maia

It’s hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He’s impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too.

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Review || Gambit


Title: Gambit
Author: C.L. Denault
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Copy: Digital
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Before anything else, I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much!

In a society set in futuristic London exist two kinds of people: those with extraordinary, practically superhuman abilities and those without. The former are referred to as prodigies and are capable of rising to positions of fame, wealth and power, whereas the latter live in a state of extreme poverty.

For sixteen years, Willow Kent lived a normal, relatively peaceful life where her biggest problem was warding off the advances of drunken miners. However, shortly after hearing the terrible news of treachery in the Core, a powerful city where the elite and prodigies reside, she suddenly finds the military disrupting the peace in her small town in search of a traitor. While Reese, a genetically-enhanced military officer, and his colleagues are successful in identifying the culprit, they also find an unexpected and more significant discovery: her.

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Mini Reviews || Batch 2

The books for Batch 2 are as follows:

  • Schooled by Piper Lawson
  • Scarred by Erica Hayes
  • The V Girl by Mya Robarts
  • Rikki by Abigail Strom


Title: Schooled
Author: Piper Lawson
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Twenty-one-year-old Alexis Caine is so close to her dream she can taste it. And it tastes like validation and Häagen-Dazs. In a few months the quick-talking redhead will graduate with a shiny new business degree and launch a fashion label with her best friend Ava. All the planning, dedication, and saying ‘no’ to everything – and everyone – distracting will pay off.

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