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Illusionarium By Heather Dixon

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Book Summary:

What if the world holds more dangers—and more wonders—than we have ever known? And what if there is more than one world? From Heather Dixon, author of the acclaimed Entwined, comes a brilliantly conceived adventure that sweeps us from the inner workings of our souls to the far reaches of our imaginations.

Jonathan is perfectly ordinary. But then—as every good adventure begins—the king swoops into port, and Jonathan and his father are enlisted to find the cure to a deadly plague. Jonathan discovers that he’s a prodigy at working with a new chemical called fantillium, which creates shared hallucinations—or illusions. And just like that, Jonathan is knocked off his path. Through richly developed parallel worlds, vivid action, a healthy dose of humor, and gorgeous writing, Heather Dixon spins a story that calls to mind The Night Circus and Pixar movies, but is wholly its own.

My Review:

In the world of Fata Morgna, a deadly virus has broken out. It affects only the woman in the world. When the queen get ill it’s up to Jonathan and his father to find a cure quickly. In order to find the cure, they must work with another crazy doctor name, Lady Floral. Which to Jonathan horror his father does not want to work with her after she nearly tries to kill him. Soon it is an race against time as Jonathan find out his mother and sister has contacted the deadly virus. He must risk everything at stake for the cute before time run, even if it mean working with crazy Lady Floral. She somehow hold the answer and the key to the virus and cute, so Jonathan follows her into parallel world where a crazy drug call fantillium to use to make people see stuff. He is force to enter a contest for the cure, host by Lady Floral. When he stays longer in that world he learn more deadly secerts about the virus. Will he make it back in time to save his mother and sister from death? I have this book slowly starting out and hard to get into. May not be for everyone but it is a fun and quick read. If you love some adventure and action, then this book may be for you. So once again Happy Reading..

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New York City!

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Hello my blog readers, it’s been a long time since I post. Been getting over getting sick and busy with work so mostly real life is kicking my butt and had not time to read as much as I like to. Well onto the fun stuff of this blog. This is my pass Sunday trip to NYC again with my friend. Has such a grand old time for her early birthday fun.

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We mostly went to explore the Hunger Games Exhibition in discovery times square. It was so amazing and look at the outfits from the movies. Got to know how to make knots and fight for the hunger games. It so much for those who love this series as much as I do. 

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Then we got a chance to eat at my favorite Chicken wings place and also have sandwiches there on 32nd street for lunch.

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Then we saw the most wonderful musical ever, that I really do love the music a lot. it was my friends first time seeing an musical and had fallen in love. Mathew Morrison was not there preforming that day but without him it was still good. If you ever in NYC there tons to do.

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At the end of the day we went to the strand to book shop. Sorry no picture. Still getting use to using word press and don’t know hot to edit and change stuff on here. So bear with me. Right now getting back into reading and soon will work on another book review sometime this weekend. Well got to go work is calling me in now. happy Reading! 

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My last Kiss by Bethany Neal

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Book Summary: 

What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?

Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss–the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died–is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.

If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made–good and bad–that led to her last kiss.

My Review:  Cassidy has everything going for her, good friends, a boyfriend she loves. Then one day she wakes up in an hospital morgue walking around her own dead body. She just starts wondering the place trying to find out what happens. Turns out she had taken her own life on that day on that bridge. Now trap in the between world she watches everyone she loves tries to coop with her lose but somehow she can’t seem to move on with the afterlife yet. Ethan is the only person to able to see her. Cassidy thinks there more to the story of her death, so she teams up with Ethan to solve her death. Can Cassidy really move one after she finds out the truth or stuck on earth watching everyone around her move on without her? Did she really kill herself that day or something more dark happen? To get theses questions answer, just open the book and read for yourself. This book has a lot of heart and guessing in it that keeps you edge of your seat the whole time. What is this truth did she really kill her self or someone else took her life? Is Cassidy making up that someone might have killed her to not face the fact she had taken her own life? Well I said go to your library or bookstore to check out this debut author and see for yourself. Happy Reading!

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Pretty baby by Marry Kubica

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Book summary:
A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica  

She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head… 

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home. 

Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow’s past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

My review: 
Heidi is this mother, who works to help people in need job, like in immigration office. On her way to work she see this young girl with a baby, you can’t help but feel bad for this homeless kid with child.  Then you have willow with a dark past and not ready to open up, you wonder what secrets she has. And who is the baby daddy. Slowly Willow let Heidi in let her feed her and give her a roof over her head. Slowly as both worlds come together secrets from the bond to come out.. Can’t give to much away, just have to pick up the book next month to enjoy it and find what dark secrets everyone keeping. I was lucky enough to score this book at book con… Happy Reading, follow book worms!!

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Book Summary: 

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

My Review:  Think about living in this big empire, don’t follow their rules you end up dead. There you meet Laia who witness the death of her grandparents and her brother taken away for reason she don’t understand. There she runs for her life and finds the rebels hide out begging for help on freeing her brother. With the rebels help she becomes a slave in Elias’s household to find out details of the academy where they train deadly assassins. There you meet Elias, who is struggling to become this killer within and molding with his mask. His heart just not in it. To his peers he is top of his class,killed so people but in the end his heart just not in it anymore. If you defy the empire or run away you end up dead. When Laia first bump into Elias she was frighten of who he was. She only know that mask are killers but once seeing Elias without his mask she start to feel sorry for him. In the end can these two change their fate and escape the being pawns with the empire or they doom to die? Can’t give it all the way, just have to read the books yourself. So many questions at the end but don’t worry a squeal is coming soon. So enjoy my readers!