The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster

The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster

Rating 3.5 Stars ★★★☆☆

“Not in this lifetime.” Tazir snatched two of the pebbles off of the pile for the equipment budget. “Or at least not after what you pulled coming into Hanshi.”


When the Dragon Ships began to tear through the trade lanes and ravage coastal towns, the hopes of the arichipelago turned to the Windspeakers on Tash. The solemn weather-shapers with their eyes of stone can steal the breeze from raiders’ sails and save the islands from their wrath. But the Windspeakers’ magic has been stolen, and only their young apprentice Shina can bring their power back and save her people.

Tazir has seen more than her share of storms and pirates in her many years as captain, and she’s not much interested in getting involved in the affairs of Windspeakers and Dragon Ships. Shina’s caught her eye, but that might not be enough to convince the grizzled sailor to risk her ship, her crew, and her neck.

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu


Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

I’m going to die tomorrow morning.


Adalina Amouteru survived the blood fever as a child, but she has been marked ever since. Her father calls her an abomination, a malfetto, but he still hopes he might be able to use her to his advantage. Because some of the marked ones have developed strange powers. These are the Young Elites.

Enzo Valenciano is one of these Young Elites. He is also a member of the Dagger Society, a secret group determined to fight back against the Inquisition Axis and the throne.

When the two meet, Adalina hopes desperately that she can trust him, that she finally found a place where people like her for who she is and not for what she can do for them. There is a blackness in her heart she is fighting against, a thirst for vengeance and power.

If the Dagger Socienty is not who she thinks they are, she does not know what she will do then.

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One by Sarah Crossan


Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆


We Are.

And we are living.

Isn’t that amazing?

How we manage

to be

at all.


Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins.

And their lives are about to change.

No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love?

But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined…

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