Review: Zodiac Academy 6: Fated Throne by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

A few weeks after the shocking events in Zodiac Academy 5: Cursed Fates, Darcy Vega and the Celestial Heirs are desperate to save Tory Vega from Lionel Acrux. It’s been a tough summer and the group is ready for another year at Zodiac Academy.

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May 2022 Mini-Reviews

Review: Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Savannah Sullivan knows her younger sister Piper didn’t try to kill herself. It doesn’t matter what everyone is saying, she knows Piper’s fall was no accident. Desperate to learn the truth, Savannah signs up for survival club. Piper “fell” from a place near where the annual survival camp trip is going.

Nobody can believe that Savannah wants to go camping, but when she tells everyone that it helps her feel close to Piper, nobody argues. It’s hard to fight with Savannah when Piper’s still in a coma.

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Binge-Worthy YA Books

In need of a YA series to binge? We have some awesome recommendations for series to read through immediately. Whether you want something cute and fluffy for summer, or a dark thriller for autumn, we have something for everyone.

1. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars became a cult classic when the TV show released in 2010. But, we think the books are much better. Three years after Alison DeLaurentis disappears, former friends Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily start receiving mysterious text messages from someone named A. Pretty Little Liars is a perfect binge series because there are 16 books and two companion novels. Just get ready, the YA series is full of thrills and is even darker than the show.

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Review: Very Bad People by Kit Frick

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

The three Bolan sisters look like they came from a fairy tale. With their freckled-faces and long auburn hair, they could easily come across as illustrations from your favorite stories. Except, their life is no fairy tale. Everyone in the small Upstate New York town knows what their mom did years ago. One day she picked all the girls up from school early and drove into a lake. The girls survived, she didn’t.

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May 2022 Book Club: Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber

The Book

Twin Crowns releases May 17, 2022.

Why did we pick this book?

We’ve been waiting for Catherine Doyle to publish another YA book for years! We loved her Blood for Blood series and couldn’t wait to see how she handled YA fantasy. We knew we wanted to read Twin Crowns with our book club for May when we saw the release date. If you’d like to join us, we’ll be meeting on May 22, 2022 at 5pm EDT. Email imallbookedupya@gmail.com to get the meeting link.

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Review: Don’t Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch

Starting right where Dare You to Lie left off, Kylene Danners and her best friend Garrett Higgins are lucky to be alive. All Kylene wanted was to make the football players who took pictures of her pay, while simultaneously trying to get her dad out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Too bad Kylene stumbled upon something much bigger.

Agent Cedric Dawson is back in town for an FBI Investigation into missing girls, who are officially labeled as runaways. Kylene’s takedown of Donovan, the former Jasperville High defensive lineman, led to much bigger secrets coming out about the town of Jasperville and the corrupt people who live there. Someone is pulling the strings behind the scenes and Kylene is determined to figure out who and why. For some reason, every bad thing happening goes back to the mysterious Advocatus Diaboli, known as the AD.

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YA Books About Prom

It’s prom season now so we’re celebrating by sharing some YA books that feature this important coming of age dance. Prom is such a prominent night for high school students and it’s a big deal to the characters in the books below. So get out your sparkly dresses and fancy tuxes, we’re going back to high school in these stories. Do you know of a prom YA book that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

1. The Night When No One Had Sex by Kalena Miller

The Night When No One Sex skipped over the dance and went right to this group of friends getting ready for a crazy night without parental supervision. Prom is so romanticized and Miller chose to turn it into a comedy of errors. Right after the dance, this group of friends goes to a cabin in the woods to all have sex with their prom dates. Unfortunately, nothing goes as planned, making it a night they’ll never forget. This book is completely hilarious and is perfect for people who want to read about an unconventional prom night.

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Review: London Prep 6: The Country House by Jillian Dodd

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Starting right where London Prep 5: The Party ends, Mallory, Noah, Mohammed and Harry are on the way to spend a long weekend at the Brooks family country house. Feeling like she’s leaving all the drama back in London, Mallory can’t wait to spend a few days in the English countryside. Everything is finally coming together with Noah and Harry is adjusting to being just friends.

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Review: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

It’s 1989 and Eastern Europe is changing. However, Nicolae Ceaușescu remains in power in Romania, meaning citizens don’t have much freedom. Cristian Florescu, a 17 year old student, just wants to be a writer and learn about the world outside Bucharest, Romania, but It’s not that easy. Cristian is being watched by the Securitate and when they find him committing a crime, they have the chance to blackmail him into being an informer.

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Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Book Tag

Thank you to Past Midnight for nominating for this blogger award! Go check out her blog for more bookish content. We’re excited that is the second time we’ve been nominated!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to their blog
  • Answer their questions
  • Nominate other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions
  • Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog
  • List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo
  • Provide the link of the Award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award as Rising Star from: https://idealinspiration.blog
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