I insta-buy Karen McManus' books as a matter of course now so when I got my hands on an early review copy of YOU'LL BE THE DEATH OF ME I was so excited. I've never seen Ferris Bueller, but that didn't stop this rocketing up to be my favourite McManus thriller as I read it in one sitting. Rating: 5 stars.
I'm a die-hard Christina Henry fan and I will always insta-buy her horror. I was a bit wary when Mouse didn't like this one, but it turned out to be one of those rare books where our tastes differed because I had a lot of fun with this not-quite-a-retelling of the Sleepy Hollow story. Rating: 4 stars
This was my first Riley Sager book and as soon as I finished I put holds on the others at my library because I just had to read more of his clever, thrilling writing and incredible twists. I ended up liking Final Girls even more but this was a fantastic introduction to Riley Sager's writing. Rating: 4 stars.
This is a contender for my favourite book of the year. If you like horrible girls realising they might actually be a good person, this is the book for you. Rating: 5 stars
I'm a big fan of Marissa Meyer's writing style, so I was excited to get into this one. I chose the audiobook for this read because I got impatient waiting for my subscription box copy and the library had it available, and I thoroughly enjoyed this haunting Rumpelstiltskin retelling
Sorcery of Thorns was one of the first eARCs that I read, and the day I finished it I ordered An Enchantment of Ravens because I was enchanted (excuse the pun) with Margaret Rogerson's writing. Since then, she's been an insta-buy author for me, and this has just solidified my decision. As much as I love Sorcery of Thorns, Vespertine is definitely my new favourite. Rating: 5 stars!
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I have been hyped for this one pretty much since the second I finished The Luminous Dead, which was one of my top reads of 2020. I adored Caitlin's Yellow Jessamine novella, and her entry into the Walk Among Us anthology, so I just knew I was going to adore this novel. And I was right! Rating: 5 stars
When The Last Graduate showed up on my doorstep, I threw out my entire TBR to jump into it as soon as possible. I wasn't disappointed in the slightest, though I think it's possible that waiting for the third book might kill me. The Last Graduate picks up exactly where A Deadly Education left off, with barely seconds passing, so I highly recommend rereading as the back-to-back experience is excellent. Rating: 5 stars!
Okay, I'll admit. I wished for this one before I'd read my copy of The Good Luck Girls, already sure that I'd love them both. And I was right! This is an incredible duology that packs a punch, with a dark and desperate side to the usual heroics of YA dystopia. Rating: 4 stars.