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Review: The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe

Monday, January 12, 2015
Why I chose this book:
I was fortunate enough to receive an eARC of this book, so thanks goes to BenBella Books for that. I loved the first installment in the series, and was eagerly anticipating Wiebe’s newest release. Once I got it in my hands, I immediately started devouring it. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Publisher: BenBella Books
Publish Date: January 20th, 2015
Format: ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Synopsis:
Life and death, light and dark, spirit and flesh-on Wormwood Island, the lines are always blurred. For Anne Merchant, who has been thrust back into this eerily secretive world, crossing the line seems inevitable, inescapable, destined.

Now, as Ben finds himself battling for the Big V and Teddy reveals the celestial plan in which Anne is entwined, Anne must choose: embrace her darkly powerful connection to a woman known as Lilith and, in doing so, save the boy she loves...or follow a safer path that is sure to lead to Ben's destruction at the hands of dark leaders. Hoping the ends will justify the means, Anne starts down the slippery slope into the underworld, intent on exploring the dark to find the light. But as the lure of Lilith proves powerfully strong, will Anne save others-only to lose herself? (Goodreads)

Review: The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe

Monday, January 13, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley, but my main reason for requesting it was because the summary sounded like it was right up my alley. I love anything slightly paranormal and slightly spooky. Needless to say, I was not disappointed, and I proved that point by reading it in under 24 hours.


Publisher: BenBella Books 
Publish Date: January 14, 2014
Format: Kindle
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Thriller
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 
Synopsis:
So many secrets for such a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, the hushed truths of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her—sometimes as lulling drumbeats in the night, sometimes as piercing shrieks.

One by one, unanswered questions rise. No one will tell her why a line is painted across the island or why she is forbidden to cross it. Her every move—even her performance at the school dance—is graded as part of a competition to become valedictorian, a title that brings rewards no one will talk about. And Anne discovers that the parents of her peers surrender million-dollar possessions to enroll their kids in Cania Christy, leaving her to wonder what her lowly funeral director father could have paid to get her in
 and why.

As a beautiful senior struggles to help Anne make sense of this cloak-and-dagger world without breaking the rules that bind him, she must summon the courage to face the impossible truth—and change it—before she and everyone she loves is destroyed by it. (Goodreads)
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