Review: Nyxia

Nyxia coverTitle: Nyxia

Author: Scott Reintgen

Series: The Nyxia Triad #1

Genre: YA, sci-fi

Format: eARC via Netgalley

Release Date: Sept. 12th, 2017

Synopsis: Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller that has the nonstop action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae. This is the first in a new three-book series called the Nyxia Triad that will take a group of broken teens to the far reaches of the universe and force them to decide what they’re willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune.
Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family. 
Forever. 
Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden–a planet that Babel has kept hidden–where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe. 
But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday (#1)

I meant to post this a lot earlier, but I was at school all day and then had some trouble with my blog, so a late night Wednesday post is what you get! Today, I’m doing my very first WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer these three questions (that all cleverly start with “W”):

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So here’s a snapshot from my current reading life!

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Myths from YA High

Myths from YA High

Hello bookworms! Today I’m bringing you a particularly fun discussion about a topic that I kinda consider myself an expert on: high school. Now that I’m officially a senior and school is starting up across the nation, I figured it was the perfect time to finally write this post!

I’m sure many of you have noticed, but the YA genre doesn’t always realistically depict high school. Authors (or even screenplay writers for movies and TV) take a few liberties when portraying high school students in order to liven up their stories. Usually, the characters either have a much more difficult, or much easier, high school experience than us muggles get. Well, having spent the last three years of my life traipsing through the hallways of a very REAL school, I have a few thoughts and issues to raise. So, here’s, my list of myths about high school that can be found in just about any YA book!

But first, a disclaimer: everyone has a completely different high school experience! So if you actually can relate to some of these, please don’t be offended. These are just things that I’ve picked up on over the years and wanted to share. And every school is wildly different, I’m sure many of these do exist at some high schools!

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Review: Little Monsters

LM coverTitle: Little Monsters

Author: Kara Thomas

Series: none

Genre: YA, mystery, thriller

Format: physical ARC received at YALLFest

Release Date: July 25th, 2017

Synopsis: For fans of Pretty Little LiarsLittle Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls. 

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.
Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.
Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.

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Zodiac Books Rereadathon: Wandering Star Tour

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Hi guys! Unfortunately, the post I’m putting up today is not the post I had planned for. I was scheduled to put up a fun discussion post about some popular YA characters and their Zodiac houses yesterday. But due to a particularly evil stroke of misfortune, WordPress completely freaked out on me and my blog shut down. I obviously was able to get it running again, but my entire post was deleted along with my July Wrap-Up. I did think about attempting to recreate my original Zodiac post, but it took me at least 4 hours of laborious researching and formatting and I just can’t bring myself to do it all again. So instead I’m doing just a simple spotlight post with the giveaway at the end! If you guys wanna comment some of your favorite characters and what you think their Zodiac houses would be, that would honestly make my day! I will share with you my favorite character ever that I am 100% confident of what his house is:

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