Here are some book reviews that have caught my eye!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer is one of the current hot YA books on the market.  Meyer is famous for The Lunar Chronicles, which I… haven’t read.  Renegades takes place in a world of superheroes and villains, and Lair of Books mostly praised the book, while admitting the book is slow at times.  Mundie Moms was also a fan, while Paper Fury praised some aspects while criticizing the slow pace of the plot.  My Thoughts… Literally also had some criticisms about the plot, but said the ending did leave her interested in continuing with the series.  The Bookish Babbler gave a very positive review, though she said it wasn’t quite as good as previous Meyer books.

It sounds like Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston might be similar to Renegades in some respects.   The Eater of Books says that the February 2018 release can be slow, particularly at the beginning, but praised the characters and romance in the upcoming science fiction book about a quest for a lost ship.

Overflowing Bookshelves has a trio of reviews for books that have caught my eye.  The Cruel Prince by Holly Black tells the story of a human raised in the fae court, who becomes embroiled in palace intrigues.  The review praises some of the characters, but finds one dynamic rather problematic and the plot a bit predictable.  Everless by Sara Holland takes place in a world where time is taken from a person’s blood and used as payment, and the hero is determined to save her father as he comes to his last hour.  I’m not sure how the world is supposed to work, but the review suggests that Holland does an excellent job of setting it up, while also praising the characters and plot.  The third review is for Siege of Shadows, the second book in Sarah Raughley’s Effigies series.  I noted some issues with the first book, such as frustrating characters, but this review suggests that the second book is an improvement on the first.

Swoony Boys Podcast offers their ten favourite things about Ruby & Olivia from Rachel Hawkins.  I noted before that this book was just okay to me, and I recommend Hawkins Hex Hall series and the standalone Journey’s End over this one, while this review is a far more positive take on the story.

Paper Fury looks at Unearthed from Aime Kaufman and Megan Spooner.  Strangely, she found this Indiana Jones in space story both fun and boring.    A Reader of Fictions looks at two books, A Midnight Dance and A Line in the Dark.  Ultimately, she found both books to be okay, but nothing to write home about.  Finally, Madison’s Library offers another review of Everless.  This one is far less positive than Overflowing Bookshelves take on the book, saying that she liked the concept but didn’t connect with the characters, though she is hopeful the sequel will be better.

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