Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting

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Title: The Taking (The Taking #1)
AuthorKimberly Derting
Release Date/Publisher: April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen
Finished: March 10th 2014
Pages: 320-eBook-got from Edelweiss
1. The Taking
2. Unknown

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day.

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

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Grigori Legacy Scavenger Hunt!

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This is my first scavenger hunt related post, so I hope everyone enjoys it! We are talking about an awesome series from a Canadian author (who’s local for me). I have reviewed all of her books so far and loved them, and I really hope you will give them a chance and check it out! To win, you need to check out all the blogs on the schedule below and find all the clues on their pages. Mine is hidden on this page somewhere!

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Review: The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer

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Title: The Inventor’s Secret (The Inventor’s Secret #1)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Release Date/Publisher: April 22nd 2014 by Philomel
Finished: January 3rd 2014
Pages: 368-ARC-given for review
1. The Inventor’s Secret
2. To come

Synopsis from Goodreads

In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth, they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape  or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks.

The Inventor’s Secret is the first book of a YA steampunk series set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery.

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Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

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Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1)
AuthorAnne Blankman
Release Date/Publisher: April 22nd 2014 by Balzer + Bray
Finished: March 8th 2014
Pages: 416-ARC eBook-got from Edelweiss
1. Prisoner of Night and Fog
2. Unknown

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her “uncle” Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf’s, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can’t stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can’t help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she’s been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she’s always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?

From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she’s ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.

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