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JINXED REVIEW

JINXED
Rating: 5/5
Buy or Borrow: BUY
Source: Early copy courtesy of Hashtag Reads (Released 9th August 2018)

Lacey Chu has big dreams of becoming a companioneer for MONCHA, the largest tech firm in North America and the company behind the  "baku" - a customisable smart pet that functions as a phone but makes the perfect companion too. When Lacey finds out she hasn't been accepted into Profectus - the elite academy for cutting edge tech - it seems her dreams are over. Worst of all, rather than getting to choose one of the advanced bakus, she’s stuck with a rubbish insect one. 

Then, one night, Lacey comes across the remains of an advanced baku. Once it might’ve been in the shape of a cat but it’s now mangled and broken, no sign of electronic life behind its eyes. Days of work later and the baku opens its eyes. Lacey calls him Jinx – and Jinx opens up a world for her that she never even knew existed, including entry to the hallowed halls of Profecus. Slowly but surely, Jinx becomes more than just a baku to Lacey – he becomes her perfect companion. But what is Jinx, really? His abilities far surpass anything written into his code or built into his motherboard. He seems to be more than just a robotic pet. He seems ... real.

EXTRACT | ACE OF SHADES BLOG TOUR

Today I am super excited to be a part of the Ace of Shades Blog Tour by Amanda Foody. As it's the last day of the tour, I'm sharing an extract from the book. This book is so fast-paced - I'm currently half way through and I am so excited to find out what happens next to Enne. Read this exciting extract from the beginning of the book....

DEAR JUSTYCE... | DEAR MARTIN BLOG TOUR

Dear Martin
Rating: 5/5
Buy/Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of Simon and Schuster (Released 3rd May 2018)

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League--but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up--way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired.

When I picked up this book, I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't what I was greeted with. I'd heard so many amazing things and so much hype was surrounding this book; which naturally made me reluctant to read it. I'm always terrified by hyped up books because I'm always left feeling a little deflated. This was not the case with this one.

It's incredibly daunting to write a review of a book that is this important. You want to say all the right things and give it all the justice it deserves. I was so thrilled to be asked to be part of the blog tour - and I wanted to do something different. So what I thought I'd do is not write Martin Luther King Jr. a letter, but write Justyce one.

BONUS CHAPTER | THE GIRL IN THE BROKEN MIRROR BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY

Hi Zoe! Thank you so much for inviting me on your blog. Today is a very exciting day – The Girl in the Broken Mirror is being published and hitting the shelves as we speak!

So I wanted to offer something very special to your readers. It’s a chapter that’s set a few years earlier, when everything in Jay’s life was going really well, until one evening when her dad doesn’t come home. The chapter sets the scene for the book because you find out exactly how much Jay’s life changes in those years in between.


So here it is:

The Girl in the Broken Mirror - The Extra Chapter