Review: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

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Title: All The Rage
Author: Courtney Summers
Release Date/Publisher: April 14th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Finished: June 16th 2015
Pages: 321-Hardcover-Library

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out,All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

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Review: That Summer by Sarah Dessen

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Title: That Summer
Author: Sarah Dessen
Release Date/Publisher: Published June 2012 by Speak
(first published January 1st 1996)
Finished: May 25th 2015
Pages: 198-Paperback-Owned

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The more things change…

As far as Haven is concerned, there’s just too much going on.

Everything is changing, and she’s not sure where she fits in.

Then her sister’s old boyfriend shows up, sparking memories of the summer when they were all happy and everything was perfect…

But along the way, Haven realizes that sometimes change is a good thing.

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Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

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Title: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date/Publisher: September 1st 2015 by Poppy
Finished: June 4th 2015
Pages: 256-ARC Paperback-Given for Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they’ll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.

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I received a copy of this at a local Book Blogger meet-up for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman

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Title: Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog #2)
Author: Anne Blankman
Release Date/Publisher: April 21st 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Finished: May 24th 2015
Pages: 416-eBook ARC-given for review
Series:
1. Prisoner of Night and Fog
2. Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The girl known as Gretchen Whitestone has a secret: She used to be part of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle. More than a year after she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich, she lives with a kindly English family, posing as an ordinary German immigrant, and is preparing to graduate from high school. Her love, Daniel Cohen, is a reporter in town. For the first time in her life, Gretchen is content.

But then, Daniel gets a telegram that sends him back to Germany, and Gretchen’s world turns upside-down. And when she receives word that Daniel is wanted for murder, she has to face the danger she thought she’d escaped-and return to her homeland.

Gretchen must do everything she can to avoid capture and recognition, even though saving Daniel will mean consorting with her former friends, the Nazi elite. And as they work to clear Daniel’s name, Gretchen and Daniel discover a deadly conspiracy stretching from the slums of Berlin to the Reichstag itself. Can they dig up the explosive truth and get out in time-or will Hitler discover them first?

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Review: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

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Title: Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #)
Author: Eleanor Herman
Release Date/Publisher: August 25th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Finished: June 8th 2015
Pages: 384-ARC eBook-given for review
Series:
1. Legacy of Kings
2. Unknown
3. Unknown

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

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I was given an advanced review copy of this from NetGalley for free in exchange for an honest review.

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