The Hate U Give [Review]


This is not a spoiler-free review.

Synopsis: Starr is 16 years old when her friend Khalil is shot by a police officer. She is the only witness but afraid to speak out. There are a lot of things going on in Starr’s life: she lives in a poorer neighbourhood where two gangs are waging a turf-war. Her parents sent her to an all-white highschool to improve her chances of future employment. This is a book about Starr finding her voice.

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Newcomers In My Book Family

Hello fellow book dragons!

It’s been some time since I last posted anything on here. First I read some books for work – not all of which I liked and it put me off a bit. I usually read for my personal enjoyment, not because a book is considered a literary masterpiece. So after reading two (2) books I didn’t enjoy reading I took a short break because no book seemed to pique my interest. That is until my girlfriend went and read ‘The Hate U Give’. She said I absolutely had to read it.

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One of us is lying [Rezension]

One of us is lying von Karen M McManus

Simon says …

Inhalt: Simon, der Urheber der schulweiten Gossip-App, wo er jedes noch so kleine Geheimnis seiner Mitschüler ausplaudert, stirbt während des Nachsitzens an einer Erdnussallergie. Es war Mord und Nate, Addy, Cooper und Bronwyn haben alle ein Motiv. Während die vier ihre Unschuld beweisen wollen, zieht sich das Netz aus Lügen immer weiter zu, und Geheimnisse, die niemals ans Licht hätten kommen dürfen, werden in die Welt hinausposaunt.

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Nevernight [Review]


Never flinch. Never fear. Never forget.

Synopsis: When she was only 10 years old Mia Corvere watched her father hanged and her mother and baby brother imprisoned for life. She has worked hard to turn herself into a deadly weapon to enact revenge upon the murderers of her father. Mia has been accepted into the most deadly order of assassins, Itreya has to offer. Here she must both survive the tutelage of liars, murderers, thieves as well as hold her ground against her peers because only four acolytes will become full-fledged Blades of the Red Church.

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2018 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Hello fellow bookdragons!

We all know it, we all fear to face it: the dreaded TBR pile that grows with new releases and every short trip into town where you evetually wind up in your favourite bookstore. Or you are a bookseller like me and the books just keep coming. Floods of new releases, advance reading copies you are supposed to at least glance over and every time you set to tidy up your section you find new cool books you’ve never seen before.

I always feel a bit guilty for leaving books unread on my shelves and I have decided that I will tackle this issue this year. This challenge by NovelKnight is perfect for me who doesn’t want to get competitive but would still like to slim down the pile of books that I haven’t read yet.

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