Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Series: DC Icons #1
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
First published August 29th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
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She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.

Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer.

To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

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The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Series: The Bear and the Nightingale #2

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing

Expected publication: January 25th, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, YA, Retellings, Historical Fiction

Pages: 384

Format: ARC

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* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or a life in a convent. Vasya
will choose a third way: magic…

The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse.

Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior’s training, recognises this ‘boy’ as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical…

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Mini ARC Reviews – Manga Classics

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Hi guys! So, I’ve been reading quite a bit of manga and I came across some new manga classics that I wanted to read. Since my reviews for manga tend to be on the slimmer side, I decided to post two per post since they are from the same publisher, although the authors vary.

These ones are two new releases:

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Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe 

Manga Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I have never read any of these classics yet, so keep in mind that my review is solely about the manga version without any comparison.

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Invictus by Ryan Graudin

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Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Series: N/A
Publisher: Orion Children’s Books
Published September 21st, 2017
Genres: Sci-fi, YA
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
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Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone (ARC Review)

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Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Series: N/A

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Expected publication: October 17th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Fiction

Pages: 224

Format: ARC

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* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
First published September 20th, 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Horror, YA
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
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Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Series: N/A
Publisher: Harlequin
First published July 25th, 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, YA
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
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Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

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