REVIEW: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

 Title & Author: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
 Series: The Winner’s Trilogy #1 
 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 355 pages
 Release Date: March 4, 2014 
 Genre: Fantasy
 Source: Purchased
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

An attractive girl of high standing goes to the meat market (Yes, men are treated like meat in this book.  I am disgusted!) and spends major bucks on a hot boy.  They get frisky with one another, but this is not okay because their people hate each other.  Bombs explode and people get slaughtered!  I don’t know why, but Betty was mad at me (I’m serious.  She gave me some serious attitude.) because I don’t know how to braid her hair.  She doesn’t even wear braids!  WTF?

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REVIEW: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

Title & Author:
 Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 Series: The Dark Elements #2
 Publisher: Harlequin Teen, 446 pages
 Release Date:  October 21, 2014
 Genre:  Paranormal
 Source: Provided by the publisher
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

Gargoyles do hot things in the backs of cars because they take their shirts and pants off all the time.  If that’s not enough, they have to work with the demons to save earth from dying.  STONE COLD FREAKING TOUCH!!

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REVIEW: Splintered by A.G. Howard

 Title & Author: Splintered by A.G. Howard
 Series: Splintered #1
 Publisher: Amulet Books, 371 pages
 Release Date: January 1, 2013
 Genre: Fantasy
 Source: Purchased
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

Usually Betty talks about Ali from the Zombieland books, but this is a different Aly.  This one goes to Wonderland with her hot neighbor (the neighbors are always hot in these books).  She meets another hot guy while they are there. They go to war with bugs.  Oh, and her mother is locked up in an asylum because she talks to flowers. This sounds like a keeper!  Lots of hot guys!

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REVIEW: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

 Title & Author: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris
 Series: The Fine Art of Pretending #1 
 Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary, 256 pages
 Release Date: September 30, 2014 
 Genre: Contemporary
 Source: Publisher 
 
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 SYNOPSIS: (According to my husband, who has NOT read the book —  see how well he listens to my bookish ramblings)

 Ya gotta love it when an ugly duckling has the hots for her best friend…. a guy that is a TOTAL HUNK!  Betty says he is the second hottest in the entire school.  OMG!  Ugly duckling gets a makeover and becomes really hot too!  Then they probably make out!  Enjoy!

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