But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.
This is such a fun cover. I love that it's completely different from anything I've seen, and also completely different from what I was expecting. I like that Vegas was worked into the cover since it's obviously a bit part of the book. I've never read any YA books set in Vegas, so I'm excited to read this one!
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Series: The Internment Chronicles, 1. Published: October 1st, Genre: Young adult science fiction dystopian. Warning: May contain spoilers. On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.
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Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder—betrothed to the victim—but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find—or who she will lose. This book was beautifully written with a unique and compelling concept, great characters, and fantastic world-building.
Life on Internment is very structured and monotonous; everything is laid out for each inhabitant, including when they can be born, when they die, and who they marry. I really liked Morgan. I related to her tendency to daydream and want something more , something beyond her safe little life. She was a loyal friend, and she tried hard to keep her family happy.
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I enjoyed her observations and memories and felt like I really connected with her. The secondary characters were great too - each one had a purpose and a distinct personality. They disagreed and had fights, but when it came down to it, they were true friends, which is always nice to see in YA books. This is one of those rare dystopians where I actually enjoyed the romance and thought it enhanced the book rather than taking away from it. Most dystopian romances seem to be instalove, probably because the characters are thrown together in dire situations; you can never quite figure out why they even like each other, let alone what makes them fall in love, but I could see why Morgan and Basil cared for each other, and I enjoyed watching them actually fall in love.
My only complaint about Perfect Ruin was the pacing and lack of action. It felt like an introduction - to the characters, the world, the religion which played a huge part in the lives of the people on Internment , the concept of Internment being a floating city and there being very little known about the ground below.
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With an exciting ending that left so many questions, I think the second book in the Internment Chronicles will be incredible. Despite its slow pacing and a plethora of unanswered questions, Perfect Ruin was a wonderful setup for a series with a lot of potential. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and enchanting, Perfect Ruin quickly made its way to my list of top five favourite dystopians.
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If you haven't read it, does it sound like something you'd be interested in? How do you feel about romance in dystopian novels? What are some of your favourite dystopian books? Published: February 1st, The more she delves, the closer she gets to danger. Can she revisit her own dark past before it is too late? Sophie used to be fearful, with a troubled past. A nasty surprise awaits her after the funeral of a friend and she soon finds out that nothing is as it seems. Can romance blossom for Sophie after all the mistakes she has made in the past, or will her only comfort be drink?
Things never end up the way she intends. I know your every move alternates between the present and the past. You felt this about Sophie, it depicted perfectly the lasting effects it can have. In the present Sophie has turned her life around and is helping women who have been through similar situations as herself. Before taking early retirement to concentrate on her writing, she worked as a HR manager, a counsellor, owned a cafe and managed a charity. She now lives and writes in South East London close to her daughter and grandchildren. A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!
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All he knows is that something needs to change if he ever wants to get his life back on track. And when a business proposition throws everything up in the air, will it do more harm than good and ruin lives forever? Curl up this Christmas for plenty of snowflakes, roaring log fires, a marriage proposal, unlikely friendships and second chances as we return to the much-loved characters in the New York Ever After series.
This is part four in the New York Ever After series but can be read as a stand alone book. I like a book where you are hungry to find out about the characters.
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It keeps you wanting to read more. One of my favourite Christmas films is Christmas in Connecticut, the lead character is played by Kris Kristofferson. This is a festive treat and perfect for getting you into the Christmas mood! Amazon US. All About Helen. Where To Find Helen. Welcome to the Cotswolds Festive Feast cookery course…. But arriving in a winter wonderland Millie learns the manor is under a mysterious threat. Cosy up with this fun, festive visit to the Cotswolds premier cookery school! It deals with mental illness in an incredibly honest way.
I will say, though, it really made me want to watch the movie now! Overall, this was such a lovely novel. Jaimie Admans did such an excellent job balancing the lightheartedness and seriousness of this story. Goodie bag includes:. Jaimie is a year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
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