Book Review: Unlocked by Margo Kelly

Book Review: Unlocked by Margo Kelly

“Plug had drawn a picture of the damn,
Inspired by something in the backroom,
and his dad was a necromancer.
What was I even doing here?”
― Unlocked, Margo Kelly


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Hannah was living a perfect life. Perfect grades, perfect friends, perfect boyfriend. Until they all went to the carnival and participate in a hypnosis act. Everything in her life went under.

After the tragic car accident that took the life of her best friend’s boyfriend, and both her best friend and boyfriend in the ICU, Hannah’s life has never been the same again. She is starting to see and hear things others don’t, she is doing things that she wasn’t aware of or can’t remember she was doing and she is freakishly afraid that she might end up like her crazy father.

But why is someone going in and out of her bedroom, putting things out of place, and ordering her around? Is Hannah really seeing the unknown or is she being manipulated?

Unlocked by Kelly Margo is absolutely CRAZY! Crazy Ironically, I’ve been so curious about hypnosis lately and then this book landed on my “to review list”. At first, I got to predict who was traumatizing Hannah and I thought that was it for this book. Since it was so predictable I might as well drop it, but then I got really compelled by the story as I read.

Hannah is a strong character, I really admire her for being persistent into “still” living a normal life after what had happened to her and what was happening to her.

Plug (a.k.a Eugene yes, let’s use that as his a.k.a.) is the boy who help Hannah get through all the craziness, I don’t hate him but I don’t actually like him either. Maybe because I find him a bit more on the occult phenomenon without having basis. It just looks like he is a fanatic and was trying to experiment on Hannah, kinda thing. All in all, he was okay.

What I like about this book is that, even though I kinda predicted who’s who, the events in this book isn’t really what you typically what you expect it to be, I wanted to know more about what will happen and how they can unlock the mystery of what really is happening around Hannah.

Although I find their investigative procedure very convenient, like a bunch of friends who has this webcam program and the other one was a like private investigator. I liked how they turned out solving the case in the end.

If you like mystery, a bit of a thrill then this book is definitely for you!


Book Review: Unlocked by Margo Kelly
October 1, 2016 | Merit Press
Teen & Young Adult, Thiller & Suspense, Mystery, SciFi
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My Rating: 5 Stars
Plot: Fast Paced
Page Turner: YES!
Continued?: No.
Recommended: Yes, definitely! ( Available on October 1, 2016)


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Margo Kelly loves to be scared … when she’s reading a good book, watching a good movie, or suffering from the hiccups. She enjoys writing mysteries and thrillers for young adults and hopes her stories give readers the goose bumps or the itchies or the desire to rethink everyday things. Margo is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. Her award-winning debut, Who R U Really?, was published by Merit Press (an imprint of F+W Media) in 2014. Her second novel, Unlocked, will be published by Merit Press in October 2016. Margo welcomes opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs.


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The Summer of Lost Wishes
by Jessa Gabrielle
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 13th 2016

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When sixteen-year-old Piper Davenport’s mom packs up their lives and heads to the coastal Florida town of Coral Sands, Piper doesn’t care much for the view…until she catches a glimpse at Rooks Carter. 
 
Her mom’s “look but don’t touch” policy regarding the boy next door is all but impossible to maintain, especially since he’s helping his dad restore Piper’s new home, the Calloway Cottage. A gorgeous, shirtless boy makes this boring little town a bit more exciting.
 


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Book Review: Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter


Book Review: Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter

“It breaks through the walls around my heart
and finally, he’s there, washing me in the same emotions.
Faltering hope. Desire. So much love…”
― Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter


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I must say Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter is indeed very dark, emotional and full of secrets that it kept me reading until the end. I kept predicting what happened to the character but always ended up wrong.

Tully has a secret that kept her from touching other people, because the moment they touch her hand, they feel what she is feeling. Feelings that she kept well hidden because of her darkest past and all she ever wanted in her life was to graduate and move out of the hellish town she is living in.

Chris is a complete opposite of her, he has a perfect family, perfect school records and popular. The first time he saw her, he knows instantly that he likes Tully.

But when Chris touches her, Tully didn’t expect Chris’s reaction to her powers.

This book has got me wondering what Tully and her father’s secret is. It started out with a visit from her Grandma and was thinking why she and her father is acting weird about it. This book kept me going because of wanting to know more of Tully’s secret and believe me it struck me hard when I finally discover it.

The story revolves around a teenager who wanted to escape from her abusive alcoholic father and was involved with the wrong kind of friends. I understand why she is acting the way she does, Tully is a troubled kid… a totally damaged one inside and out.

“It doesn’t matter that we are oil and water, When he smiles, when he touches me, I feel something I haven’t felt in a long time. Something dangerously close to hope.” -Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salters

I admire Chris’s personality and wonder if someone like him really exists in this world. He shows imperfection quite a little but as a hopeless romantic, I’d let this book get away with his paragon.

The storytelling is very good, the plot is truly devastating… in a good way. I liked how it ends with a very hopeful tone despite all the negativities that happened to Tully.


Book Review: Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salters
February 23, 2016, Alloy Entertainment
Young Adult, Romance, Drama, Paranormal, Fantasy

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My Rating: 4 Stars
Plot: Medium Paced
Page Turner: Yes.
Continued?: No.
Recommended: Yes.


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Celebrated Christian, Aimee L. Salters was born in Oregon and grew up in New Zealand. She is now with her husband and son living happily in Southern Oregon. She started out as a self-published author with her novel Every Ugly Word became her debut novel when it was acquired and re-released by Alloy Entertainment back in 2014.


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Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

“I bring it up to let you know that this is the way I feel right now.
Like Pluto and Jupiter are aligned with the Earth
And I’m floating.
― All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven


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This has been one helluva emotional roller coaster for me. Another one after I’ve read Slammed by Colleen Hoover last year. I was happy, hopeful, sad and broken as I read along from start to finish. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven have so many negativity in it and each negativity comes to an equivalent positivity. This book is about hope and despair, it’s about living and dying all mixed up into this simple yet beautifully crafted story. I never thought I get hooked… or get emotionally damaged at the same time. Onion94

It is a story about a girl named Violet who was saved by a teenage nobody called Finch who was compelled by death or the different ways to take his own life.

I really want to give you a summary of the story, just like I’m always doing with my previous review, I want to describe how Violet and Finch met, how they end up together, how they became best of friends, how they fell in love, about their marvelous field trip or “wanderings” but I really feel that I won’t give justice to this book. You must read it to experience it all.

I like the characters so much, they felt real to me, not just a fictional character. Their feelings, each actions to events… they are real. I can relate to them in all different kinds of way. I understand why Violet slowly fell in love with Finch, his character is so beautiful. He is very smart and witty, they both are, and their chemistry is a blast! He always say the right thing to say, he always know what to do ( when he is with Violet…) He is super funny and perfect gentleman. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I think I’ve got a map in my car that wants to be used, and I think there are places we can go that need to be seen. Maybe no one else will ever visit them and appreciate them or take the time to think they’re important, but maybe even the smallest places mean something. And if not, may they can mean something to us. -Finch, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

Aside from the story, I was really captivated how this book contains the most inspiring quotes I ever read. It was truly a life changing experience for me.

Your hope lies in accepting your life as it now lies before  you, forever change. If you can do that, that peace you seek will follow. – Violet, All the Bright Place by Jennifer Niven.

It shatters me into tiny pieces, and for a moment or two an hour or two, I felt what Violet felt in the end. Onion81

 


Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
January 6, 2015, Knopf
Young Adult, Romance, Drama, Contemporary, Death, Mental Health

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Book ReviewSarah Combs The Light FantasticMy Rating: 5 Stars
Plot: Medium Paced
Page Turner: Yes.
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Recommended: Definitely, YES!


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Jennifer Niven started compiling her written works since she was 10 years old but at the year 2000 she decided to take writing as a professional career and never looked back. She is now working on her tenth book and her 9th book will be released on October 4, 2016.


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Book Review: The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs

The Light Fantastic Sarah Combs

“It took only a few seconds to make that change.
A decision and then a result.
An action and then a consequences.”
― The Light Fantastic, Sarah Comb


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I was too busy at work so I just finished reading it last Saturday and today with the review. I’m always thankful that I still find time to do the things I love amidst all the chaos at work. Book Review Anyway, moving forward I finally manage to take time and do this right now. I was intrigued by this book’s title and description that’s why I picked it up on Netgalley last, last week. So, here it goes… My book review of The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs.

April knows she’s different ever since she was a child. Her friend told her that she have this “live wired” mind. She can remember all of the things that happened to her in details like when her childhood best friend Licoln Evans left her a jar of pennies to say goodbye.

Licoln Evans tries so hard in his class and tries hard not to be distracted by his mysterious classmate Laura Echols, his long time crush.

Laura Echols has a secret only Licoln didn’t know. It shatters her to pieces, breaking her heart and soul.

Pheobe is becoming to obsess with the online forum and “The Plan” it is eating her alive.

This about 8 uniquely different young souls whose faith are interwoven by decisions and consequences of heartaches and shame.

I did not expect what I found in this book. I thought it was a tangled up teenage love story, but how wrong I was. I was absolutely absorbed by the story and always wanted to learn more about each character when I finish a chapter. I actually read this in one night! The Light Fantastic Sarah Combs Review

The Light Fantastic is an amazing read! Hands down to Author Sarah Combs. I love how this book was full of mystery, it was keeping me guessing who’s who?! Each character is unique and has a distinct voice. Not to mention #Gavin. The Light FantasticHis character made me smile a lot. Though I have trouble visualizing him. I’m not sure if I would visualize him as a cool gay or a hunk cause of his athletic description. I really enjoyed reading his part and really loved his character. Also loved Idaho and April and her very interesting capabilities.

Having to learn issues these teenagers handles most of their lives, how they struggle. I think this book has a very powerful message. The story will require you not to judge their decisions but instead, you need to understand why they decided to do it.

Very compelling and an absolute must read.

 


Book Review: The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
September 13, 2016, Candlewick
Young Adult, Drama

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Book ReviewSarah Combs The Light FantasticMy Rating: 5 Stars
Plot: Fast Paced
Page Turner: Yes.
Continued?: No.
Recommended: Definitely, YES!


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Breakfast Served Anytime, Sara Combs first young adult novel. She works at a nonprofit literacy center in Kentucky.


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