Review

Pretending to be Erica

The microwave clock spills into midnight, and the marionette girl walks up the stairs to sleep in her puppet bed in the puppet house, filled with not-puppet people. They are made of flesh and blood, and she is made of lies and wood. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I picked Pretending to… Read More Pretending to be Erica

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Wolf by Wolf

Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them – made up of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same. Wolf by Wolf is one of the… Read More Wolf by Wolf

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Daughter of Deep Silence

I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge. I had extremely high expectations for Daughter of Deep Silence, and needless to say it did not disappoint. This is a chilling and unputdownable analysis about one girl’s drive for… Read More Daughter of Deep Silence

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Vanishing Girls

I’ve read four of Oliver’s books to date, and I have to say that, while it is still flawed, Vanishing Girls is my favorite book of hers that I have read so far. This is an eye-opening story about the dynamics between siblings, and a chilling mystery and psychological study on top of that. Months… Read More Vanishing Girls

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Liars, Inc

It all starts with one little lie… Liars, Inc is exactly what the title suggests it is – a tale of lies, betrayal, and twists like no other. Especially considering it’s a young adult novel, Liars, Inc is especially grim and dark, which made me adore it even more. When Max’s best friend Preston asks… Read More Liars, Inc

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The Conspiracy of Us

I can’t help but wonder if I would have enjoyed The Conspiracy of Us more if my expectations were more accurate. I was expecting something like the movie National Treasure – filled with treasure-hunting and clues to solve, but to my disappointment it ended up being more romance centered than anything else. Avery is shocked… Read More The Conspiracy of Us