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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Book Summary:

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans

My Review:

The story start out with Cath, she has her whole life plan out to be the best baker in all of hearts and open up her own store with her maid as co partner. But being a woman in hearts is hard since no one support her planor  her parents want to marry her off to the king.  As the King about to propose to her she runs off and bumps into Jest who saved her life. Slowly things are not what they seems in hearts as the king is dumb about the attacks and to blind to see that Cath wants nothing to do with her. Will Cath be brave enough to stand up to her parents and chose her own fate or will she lose her hearts in the process of running away from fate? Well you have read and find out yourself when the book comes out in the fall. Marissa Meyers did it again with another good retelling.  Can’t wait for more of her books to come out soon. So Happy Reading!

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Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

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Book Summary: 

Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.

We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him—his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.

We were not planning on what happened next.

We swear.

From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hilarious take on fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make—or break—the people we call “celebrities.”

My Review:

The book starts off with an unknown name person, telling the story how her and her friends Erin, Apple and Isabel kidnap a boy band member Rupert P. These girls are hard core fangirls to the band The Ruperts. The day before the concert, the girls rented a room where the boys they were staying. When Apple goes get ice she comes back with the less favorite boy band member Rupert. Now he is tied up in the girls with with no idea what they gonna do with him. Suddenly Erin seems to have a plan. The person telling the story is Samantha, you find out later on but also give false names throughout the book. The only one left in the dark on what the girls at planning for the night. With lots of secrets and fun on the way. This book was very enjoyable read. So Happy Reading!

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

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Book Summary:

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

 

My Review:

Ruth had been a good nurse for over 20 years. Until one day Turk walks into her life, changing your life forever. One look at Ruth black skin Turk had nothing to do with Ruth or touch his newborn baby. But when the baby starts coded with Ruth alone at the time, she is just doing her job not touching the baby until the head nurse comes back. Sadly when the baby passed away during Ruth care it becomes a crime and manslaughter case for Ruth against Turk. You go through two different point of views on who was right and wrong in this case. Lives on the line as race is the key factor of this case. Now who will win this trail against Turk vs Ruth? Well you have to read for yourself when the book comes out Oct, 11, 2016 this year. So Happy Reading!

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A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess

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Book Summary: 

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city–and the one she loves?

Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess’s spellbinding fantasy introduces Henrietta Howel, a powerful, unforgettable heroine, and an entertaining world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem.

My Review:

Henrietta life was simple enough being a school teacher, while hiding her fire powers from the world. When her powers get discover after defeating an demon, she gets rewarded to go train with other male sorcerer, since they think she is the key to defeating the big ancients. During her time training she finds out more of her family background and the history of the war with the ancients. Can the other sorcerers learn to work together with the first girl sorcerer to defeat the common enemy or the differences with split them a part? Along for the ride is her best friend Rook, who been marked by an ancient. They been friends forever and will stay together no matter what. Well you gonna have to wait and read this book yourself when it comes out Sept. 30th this year. I was lucky enough for a friend to borrow it. The books is filled with fantasy, fun and adventure. Can’t wait to read book 2 to see what happen next. This book should be on everyone’s TBR this year. So Happy Reading and you must check out this new fantasy book this fall. It had been Bella approved!

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A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir

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Book Summary: 

A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.

My Review:

Elias and Laia journey together just begun, escaping the city just the hard part and  living long enough to get to the prison is matter of time. In order to save Laia brother they find old allies to help them out, and race against the clock the before something bad happen to Laia brother. Meanwhile on the hunt for them is Helene is torn between turning her best friend in and serving the empire. She gets put in charge of the hunt. Along the way she find out a war is coming and the empire life may be in danger. Everything is a race against the clock with time and who will live long enough tell about it. This is how much spoil free I will be with this post. This book is just action packed non stop, heart racing, adrenaline rush with so many twists and turn you never see coming. Lucky someone lend me this book and finish it before it comes out Aug, 30th. A must pick up at your local barnes and nobles when it comes out. Sadly the story the is over it for now but until book 3 comes out next year. Enjoy it! Happy 4th and Happy Reading!

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Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

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Summary:

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew. 

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.  

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under Pearl’s spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end.

 

My Review:

One morning Quinn wakes to find her roommate Esther disappear without a trace. Can’t file a missing person until she is gone for more then 24 hours. As she starts digging for clues in the disappearance she find out some secrets out about Esther last roommate. Then in another parts of town is Alex who works at a coffee shop and when a new girl comes walking in his life about to change forever. The girl who he nicknames her is Pearl and seems all not that right in the head to begin with. Slowly Quinn thinks her life is in danger and Alex slowly stalking the new girl and wonder who she is and secrets she hold. Are the two connected to the story? Will Quinn get her answers she needs to find out where her roommate run off to? Well you have to pick up the book yourself and find out the truth. Kinda of a slow start to the book but picks up good towards the end. If you ever read Mary Kubica books before then you might like her new book. Again another twist and turn no one sees coming until the last page. So grab it out your library or local bookstore now. Happy 4th of July weekend and Happy Reading!!!