ARC Book Review: Firebug – Lish McBride


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Author: Lish McBride
Series: Firebug #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Humor, Horror
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

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Summary:

Ava can start fires with her mind…but is it a blessing or a curse?
Ava is a firebug — she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren’t caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She’s one of their main hit men…and she doesn’t like it one bit. Not least because her mother’s death was ordered by Venus who is now Ava’s boss.
When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels. She knows very well that you can’t say no to the Coterie and expect to get away with it, though, so she and her friends hit the road, trying desperately to think of a way out of the mess they find themselves in. Preferably keeping the murder to a minimum.

 
First Sentence: Ryan slammed the book shut and tipped his head back, sprawling on the bench and claiming it as his own.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
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Stacking the Shelves [98]

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I went a little crazy this past week.

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Bought:
Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand
Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn #2) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas
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ARC Book Review: The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place – Julie Berry


thescandaloussisterhoodofprickwillowplaceThe Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
Author: Julie Berry
Series: None
Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Goodreads | Amazon | TBD

Summary:

There’s a murderer on the loose — but that doesn’t stop the girls of St. Etheldreda’s from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce.
The students of St. Etheldreda’s School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home — unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong.
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place is a smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings.

 
First Sentence: Each Sunday afternoon at Saint Etheldreda’s School for Young Ladies on Prickwillow Road in Ely, Cambridgeshire, the seven enrolled young ladies were invited by custom to join Headmistress Constance Plackett while she entertained her younger brother, Mr. Aldous Godding, at the dinner table.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.
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