Broken Lies by Claire Vale (Broken Series #1)

Review: Broken Lies by Claire Vale (Broken Series #1)

I’ve got mixed feelings on this book. I didn’t care much for the first half, and mostly enjoyed the remaining half. I liked it but didn’t, such as to the point where it’s difficult to decide if three or four starts is more fitting since I don’t do half stars. In the end, I think three stars is the better fit.

Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this opener to the Broken Lies series. It has some good moments. It’s a decent dystopian novel, it’s just that for the first 40-or-so percent I didn’t really care for the book. I felt like I didn’t really know what direction the book was heading in for the overall plot/conflict. Luckily though, after the somewhat bland beginning, things picked up and got more exciting.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Review: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And I will have my revenge. In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process. Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham

Review: Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham

Scarlett is a fifteen-year-old undercover detective, which keeps herself out of trouble. Her and her older sister Reem are orphans, as their mother died of cancer and their father was murdered. This time, however it seems like trouble has found her. After Gemma, a nine year old girl approaches Scarlett and asks her to investigate whether a local suicide was orchestrated by someone else, she finds herself being followed by two people, and from there things only get worse. The further she digs, the more she finds: a mysterious cult, an ancient relic, and a family secret.