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The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano, published 2017

            This book was so much better than expected. I’m not gonna lie, I picked this one up because I thought it wasn’t a romance (What? Not a romance? Are you feeling okay?), but the reason one is because when I looked back on all the reviews I’ve written, every single one, except for The Book Thief, are all romances. I mean, what can I say? To quote Chloe from Pitch Perfect, ”I love love.” How cliché of me. Anyway, since this is a romance, I haven’t broken my streak yet. Onto the actual review though, I loved this book. I, the master of predicting the ending of books, was surprised at this ending. Sometimes I don’t like an unpredictable ending, but the twist ending was awesome, unexpected, and had me reeling. I loved the mix of realistic fiction and fantasy. I feel like the author got the balance just right.  I loved all the characters in this book and I recommend this book. I can’t wait to read the next one.

Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick, published 2015

I absolutely loved this book. I might be a bit biased considering it’s historical fiction, romance AND a mystery, but either way I fully recommend it. I was so in the mood for a mystery too, and this one was really great. The twist ending was unpredictable and exciting. You never really knew what was going to happen next.  While this isn’t the most exciting mystery I’ve read, it was definitely up there in terms of quality. It was really well written, and I thought it had the perfect amount of characters. Not too many characters that you don’t remember who everyone is, but not so few characters that the story isn’t interesting. And credit to the author, because she introduced the new characters at just the right time to make them memorable.  Some of the scenes I found tedious to get through, but I know that they were there to show traits and symbolize a few things, along with adding clues to the plot. I enjoyed how the author gave the reader all the clues that the main characters