Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In the world of Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison, people want nothing more than to become a part of the Guild – the most important and prestigious part of people’s everyday lives. When Tate Sullivan undergoes testing and is chosen to enter the mysterious world that the Guild is a part of, she expects a better financial life for her remaining family members but has no idea what is in store for her. General Dagon, the man who paid an insane amount of money to purchase Tate, turns out to have a lot of plans roaming around in his brain. In order to fulfill them, he takes over Tate’s body and starts a relentless fight against her mind, determined to claim sole control once and for all over both her mind and body.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
After the events in Divergent and Insurgent, Tris, Four and their friends find themselves facing a very important question: do they cross the fence? For years, their society has told them not to, placing fear in their minds of what they might find behind it. But now that the factions have fallen, and with it its demanding rulers, more and more people are standing up for what they themselves want. Once the group ventures beyond the fence, they realize a lot of things have been kept from them.
Note: tiny spoilers!
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sixteen years ago, the people of Winter – respectively named the Winterians – were enslaved after their kingdom was conquered. Eight remaining Winter survivors aim to restore their power and magic and ultimately restore their kingdom and bring their people freedom. Meira, one of the survivors, gets caught in a battle for freedom in the midst of a political play, love and the ultimate battle for survival and justice. Every blizzard starts with a single snowflake, after all.
The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the author Sharon Gosling and the publisher, Capstone Switch Press.
The story in The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling tells the story of Rémy Brunel, a French sixteen year old with skills unlike any other trapeze artist. She is also quick on her feet and a master thief, one who slips by undetected and is yet to be caught. When her boss, Gustave, orders her to steal a precious diamond that’s on display, Rémy uses the skills she’s developed over the years to retrieve the diamond and with the heist, sets off a whirlwind of chaos that involves a police officer by the name of Thaddeus, who is dead-set on returning the jewel but finds himself caught up in the chaos from the moment he’s involved.
The Predicteds by Christine Seifert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Predicteds by Christine Seifert tells the story of a world in which a program called PROFILE is able to tell you who is going to commit crimes and ultimately become criminals. Daphne, the main protagonist of the story, is present during a school shooting and although no one gets hurt, it is from then on decided that all students will have to undergo PROFILE to make sure that the ‘good’ kids are separated from the ‘bad’, in order to prevent the same disasters happening in the future. But is PROFILE the perfect way to prevent these things from happening, or does it just create a gigantic excuse to become prejudice against the people you once called friends?