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Review: Free to Fall

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Free to Fall
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



First, I should say that I received this book free as a First Reads in exchange for my honest review. I had to think about this one for a couple days before writing a review. SPOILERS FOLLOW>>>

SPOILERS TERRITORY

I’ll begin with the characters. It took me quite a while to get into Rory. She related the story well but I didn’t feel much for her or...

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Review: Caste

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Caste
Caste by RaeLynn Fry

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



More like a 3.5. I liked this one but I must admit that some things were predictable & it could use a good editing polish (hopefully the author will be able to do an update that at least changes the many instances of "gate" where she really means "gait" & "Hughes's" instead of "Hughe's" & "conscious" was used when "conscience" was meant once or twice as...

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Review: Pure

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Pure
Pure by Julianna Baggott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



4.5 stars for this one. My usual criteria for rating a book five stars is that it captured me so deeply that I'd read it again. I don't come across those reads very often but Pure is almost one of those.The writing was evocative & atmospheric and made it one of the most well done dystopian novels I've read. It also was one of the best modern YA novels...

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Review: World of Shell and Bone

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World of Shell and Bone
World of Shell and Bone by Adriana Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I came across this book in my Amazon recommendations & the title & cover caught my eye. I downloaded the sample & as soon as I'd finished reading it, I bought the book. I had to know where this was going to go. I am happy to say that I enjoyed where it did go & I've found out that there's going to be another book to follow, so I'm...

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Review: Beyond Shame

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Beyond Shame
Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Dystopian erotica novel. I did like the setting but I kept wanting to know more about the world Noelle came from. Eden sounded like an interesting place & we're given mentions & clues but nothing really substantial to really set the place. Maybe that will come in the rest of the series. For the most part, this story takes place in the place outside...

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