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Win Lose Kill Die: TikTok made me buy it!

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Switching from the murderer’s POV directly to the POV of Liz had me guessing, but when Miss Liz started to hint at a bit of PTSD, I knew it.

Cynthia Murphy | LoveReading4Kids Books By Cynthia Murphy | LoveReading4Kids

What the hell. This book was INSANE. That plottwist was something I definitely thought of a few times but then I thought to myself “the author wouldn’t do that would they?” and boy was I WRONG. The dangerous city of Ketterdam is governed by the Merchant Council, but in reality, large sectors of the city are given over to gangs who run the gambling dens and brothels. The underworld's rising star is 17-year-old Kaz Brekker, known as Dirtyhands for his brutal amorality. Kaz walks with chronic pain from an old injury, but that doesn't stop him from utterly destroying any rivals. When a councilman offers him an unimaginable reward to rescue a kidnapped foreign chemist—30 million kruge!—Kaz knows just the team he needs to assemble. There's Inej, an itinerant acrobat captured by slavers and sold to a brothel, now a spy for Kaz; the Grisha Nina, with the magical ability to calm and heal; Matthias the zealot, hunter of Grishas and caught in a hopeless spiral of love and vengeance with Nina; Wylan, the privileged boy with an engineer's skills; and Jesper, a sharpshooter who keeps flirting with Wylan. Bardugo broadens the universe she created in the Grisha Trilogy, sending her protagonists around countries that resemble post-Renaissance northern Europe, where technology develops in concert with the magic that's both coveted and despised. It’s a highly successful venture, leaving enough open questions to cause readers to eagerly await Volume 2. Thirdly, the actual plot was shaky. Why is Elizabeth doing all of these just because of the role of headgirl. Is it just me but I don't see that as a good enough reason to go around murdering a bunch of people.

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Win Lose Kill Die by Cynthia Murphy | WHSmith

Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing - Then I thought it might be Marcus cause like… he seemed a bit shady, too good to be true (turns out he was just awesome). And he has the tiger balm, he was initially trying to get them to drop the investigation, ya know, stereotypical suspicious behaviour.This was a nice book. I'm pretty sure if I read it when I was 12 or around that age I would have loved this book to bits. However some parts of the book was a bit too iffy for me. There are so many suspects - the enigmatic Headmistress, Dr Patel, and the odd groundskeeper, Creepy Billy, with his love of unusual, sometimes poisonous plants, and handsome new boy, Cole, who becomes Liz's boyfriend, that the reader is constantly kept guessing. The story concludes with a very clever twist, which I doubt few readers will see coming. All in all, a highly recommended thriller which will be a huge hit with teenage readers. Also, Cole. It was really clear that the author tried to make him seem guilty af by placing him in different scenarios and making him conveniently the first person at the crime scenes. Of course the reader should be mislead into suspecting the wrong people but I don't want it to be forced.

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