A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.
Fifteen year old Beck has been playing the piano for as long as he can remember. He longs to play the music he composes in his head, but is forced to play the classics by his violent mother. The more mistakes he makes, the worse the consequences are. As Beck strives for perfection to please his mother, he begins to resent playing the piano all together.
When Beck is forced to partner with a girl named August for a school project, he is drawn to her eternal optimism, but feels forced to push her away. His mother would never approve of the distractions a friendship would create. As August refuses to give up on Beck, he can’t help but wonder if a new life could be waiting just around the corner if he only dares to stand up to his mother. Is he willing to risk everything he’s known for a chance at happiness?
No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account has been inactive since his cryptic tweet a month ago. His cell phone was found cracked, bloody, buried in the snow.
Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she’s finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again, especially not after being stalked (partly involving Twitter) months before. But Snapchat…that’s safer, right?
After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.
After a traumatic event a year earlier, high school student Hannah no longer looks at herself in the mirror. In an attempt to give her daughter a fresh start from her rebellious past, her mother has moved her to a new house and a new school. Hannah is determined to be a better person, and make the types of friends her mother would approve of. When odd things start happening around her house, her mother immediately blames Hannah, but Hannah has no memory of doing any of the things she’s being accused of.
What happened in Hannah’s past that caused her mother to move her away from her friends? What’s causing the strange events in her house? Will Hannah be able to move on from her past and gain her mother’s trust again?
When Aila’s mother Juliet dies and her father is drafted for the war, she and her brother Miles pack up and move to the city of Sterling to stay with her mother’s best friend. Sterling is also the city her mother grew up in, and it’s full of mysteries.
Not long after arriving, Aila and Miles find out that in the city of Sterling something new disappears every 7 years. Things like reflections, scent, and the stars are gone, and there are rumors that Aila’s mother was the catalyst for the disappearances starting. Aila is determined to take her mother’s notes and solve the mystery of Sterling and its disappearances once and for all.
Teenager Dimple Shaw wants nothing to do with the Indian traditions her parents try and instill in her. Her passion is coding, and all she wants is to attend Insomnia Con, which will give her the opportunity to develop her own app as part of a competition. She’s beyond thrilled when her parents agreed to let her go. What she doesn’t know is that Rishi Patel will also be attending Insomnia Con, and that their parents have arranged for them to be married.
Rishi is excited about the prospect of an arranged marriage, and thinks tradition is an important part of his life, and he’s crushed when Dimple doesn’t feel the same way. Despite Dimple’s protests, she and Rishi are partnered together for their app project, and Dimple begins to see that there’s more to Rishi than she thought.
I’ve done a few of these mini reviews in the past, and I really enjoy them for books I don’t feel like writing a full review on, so today I bring you 5 mini reviews! This month, I’ve really been in the mood for some romance, so these mini reviews have some romance books as well as some thriller, and some young adult!