– Why You Should Read Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace | ARC Review

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Title: Shallow Graves
Author: Kali Wallace
Genre: YA Paranormal, Thriller

ISBN: 0062366203
Publication: January 26th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
Series: n/a
Length: 368 pages
Source: eARC from publisher

For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the fringes.

When seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death, she doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past. In life, Breezy was always drawn to the elegance of the universe and the mystery of the stars. Now she must set out to find answers and discover what is to become of her in the gritty, dangerous world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she finds is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous.

Tense, complex, and wholly engaging, Shallow Graves is a stunning first novel from Kali Wallace.

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– ARC Review: Thicker Than Water by Kelly Fiore

18711172.jpgGenre: YA Contemporary, Mystery

ISBN: 006232473X
Published: January 5th 2016 by Harper Teen
Series: n/a
Length: 320 pages
Source: eARC from publisher

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Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. And although Cecelia is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the real story is much more complicated.

Cyrus wasn’t always the drug-addled monster he’d become. He was a successful athlete, but when an injury forced him off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence. All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized one effective way to take away her brother’s drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills.

Soon, CeCe becomes part drug dealer, part honor student. But even when all she wants is to make things right, she learns that sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcome.

Thicker than Water is an unforgettable dark, harrowing look into the disturbing truth of drug addiction and the desperate love of a sister watching her brother deteriorate before her eyes.

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– Top 15 Movies That Everyone Should Watch

Aside from reading books, I also thoroughly enjoy watching movies and TV shows. (I previously made a similar post about 5 TV shows to watch. You can check it out here.) Movies and TV shows are what I turn to when I have a book hangover or a book hiatus for any reason, and I owe them so much from saving me from the utter despair of boredom.

This is not a book-to-movie post, but rather just a list of movies that are not (to my knowledge) made from previously published books.

Let’s go!

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– ARC Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

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Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance

ISBN: 0062380036
Published:  April 12th 2016 by HarperTeen
Series: n/a
Length: 336 pages
Source: eARC from publisher

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

Whimsical, romantic and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel will win readers’ hearts.

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