The Breathless by Tara Goedjen book review

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Synopsis

No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is. Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right. Nothing’s been right in the house since Ro died. And then Mae finds the little green book. The one hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever. And maybe there are secrets better left to the dead.

Review

This book was actually pretty good. Now before I go into my review I want to say if you check out this book read it going in knowing its YA and not adult. I found the characters in this book to rather interesting. They were intriguing and each one added their own layer to the story. The plot while being very YA was still well written and did not feel drug out. I would have like more surprises to this story though. I felt as though things were a little predictable. This is my first book by this author and i’s still like to see more, as I did love the writing and found it well done and very interesting. Tara definitely has a knack for this kind of story. 4 stars from me.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo book review

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Synopsis

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

 

Review

I was pretty excited for this book! I was stoked when I saw some of my favorite YA authors are banding together to tell tales of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Batman, and Superman. This book is the first in the series of these tales that are being published. Bardugo has been one of my favorite authors for a while now and I fell in love with this book. She shows the power of female friendships, and what it means to stand up and fight! The characters in this book are strong and well written. Each one is very memorable and brings something to the story. No one is forgotten and you learn to love each character. The ending is left open to the potential of there being more books in the Wonder Woman series, which i’m looking forward to!