{ARC Review} The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life

The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life

by Dani Jansen

Publishing House: Second Story Press

Upcoming Release Date: Sept. 22nd, 2020

Synopsis

Alison Green, desperate valedictorian-wannabe, agrees to produce her school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That’s her first big mistake. The second is accidentally saying Yes to a date with her oldest friend, Jack, even though she’s crushing on Charlotte. Alison manages to stay positive, even when her best friend starts referring to the play as “Ye Olde Shakespearean Disaster.” Alison must cope with the misadventures that befall the play if she’s going to survive the year. She’ll also have to grapple with what it means to be “out” and what she might be willing to give up for love.

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{Book Review} Children of Virtue and Vengeance

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha no. 2)

by Tomi Adeyemi

Publishing House: Henry Holt and Co.

Synopsis

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

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Disclaimer: this is book 2! Spoilers for book one are inevitable, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, leave now!

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