Proof of Lies

by Diane Rodriguez Wallach

series: Anastasia Phoenix

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I really enjoyed this book and start to the series a lot. Anastasia is a strong tough girl that doesn’t let anyone or anything stop her from finding her sister. Proof of Lies was non stop action and so many plot twist and turns I didn’t know where this story was heading most of the time – which I loved! This book as something for every reader. You like action it has tons. You like mystery, suspense and thrills it has that. You like romance it even has a little bit of that, not so much I’d call it a romance novel but just enough to make the reader happy. You like a strong kick butt girl Anastasia is your girl. I can’t wait to see where this series continues to go and I can’t wait for Lies That Bind to come out in 2018. Grab a copy and gift this book to your teen reader – your nieces – friends or yourself, this book is perfect for some great spring break or summer (which is just around the corner) reading. Carve out a good weekend for just reading since I know I wasn’t really wanting to put this book down long enough to do anything that should have been done.

summary: Some secrets are best kept hidden…

Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.

And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.

She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.

Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.

She will find her sister.

Thank you so much Entangled Teen for sending me a copy of Proof of Lies. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.

Lost Girls

by Merrie Destefano

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I went into this book not knowing anything about it. It arrived at the perfect time I was looking for something to read so I picked it up. I was instantly sucked in and wanted to see how Rachel’s story unfolded. This book reminded me of Fight Club for high school. While it might not be the best comparison it did involve an illegal no hold barred fight club with high school boys and girls. Rachel is at a disadvantage though out most of the book she experienced a horrible trauma and should have not made it. She did though and while she had severe injuries she also lost her memory. She is a strong girl who didn’t let that stop her she wanted to know why this happened and who did this to her. Rachel was a great narrator and I really liked her character. She has a group of friends I didn’t completely trust throughout the book. She had a boyfriend that seemed a little to good to be true and a little to protective but in the end Dylan was a great guy and one that really had her best interest at heart. Her family was loving and supportive and she came from a good home. Lost Girls did have me thinking how good girls from good homes could become such no hold barred fighters. I know some become fighters because they need to know how to fight to protect themselves. Rachel didn’t fit the mold she was a promising ballet dancer but her story unfolds and you find out her reasoning behind it. While it was what I expected I can say I would have stuck with ballet it’s less bloody (minus the toes on pointe shoes) and less violent. However ballerinas can be pretty competitive for those key roles. I really was surprised with my friend Entangled Teen book I always expected them to be the Harlequin of YA but it was more than romance it had a strong story behind with a bit of romance thrown in. I gave this one 4 stars and would recommend this one to YA readers or readers looking to get into reading YA.

summary: Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.

Thank you Entangled Publishing for sending me Lost Girls. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.