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The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork

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Book Summary:

Vicky Cruz shouldn’t be alive.

That’s what she thinks, anyway—and why she tried to kill herself. But then she arrives at Lakeview Hospital, where she meets Mona, the live wire; Gabriel, the saint; E.M., always angry; and Dr. Desai, a quiet force. With stories and honesty, kindness and hard work, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she’s never had.

Yet Vicky’s newfound peace is as fragile as the roses that grow around the hospital. And when a crisis forces the group to split up—sending her back to the life that drove her to suicide—Vicky must find her own courage and strength. She may not have any. She doesn’t know.

Inspired in part by the author’s own experience with depression, The Memory of Light is the rare young adult novel that focuses not on the events leading up to a suicide attempt, but the recovery from one—about living when life doesn’t seem worth it, and how we go on anyway.

My Review:

Vicky life seems perfect life, rich family, stable home but what make Vicky a ticking time bomb and try to end her life. The book starts off after Vicky try to kill self and now in the hospital trying to figure out why she feels like death is the answer to all her problems. Her father see her as a sign of weakness and wants her home, her step mom she hardly connects with and her sister is hardly around when she needs her. Vicky tried to understand herself in a mental hospital to find out what happen to make her want to kill self and lean who she is on the inside. Making friends along the way to help her through her journey of self discovery, Will Vicky has the tools to make it out in the real world or would she try to end things once and for when she returns to the outside. The book open the world up to mental illness anyone even people with perfect live can become depress and alone and it’s a matter looking for the signs and being supportive of those who are in need. Enjoy reading Vicky story and see what happen at the end of her journey and road to recovery. Happy Reading!

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Keep Me In Mind by Jaime Reed

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Book Summary: 

A girl who doesn’t remember. A boy who can’t forget her. A wise, witty, and heartbreaking love story for today’s YA generation.

Ellia Dawson doesn’t recognize the handsome boy who sits in tears by her hospital bed. But he’s telling her that he’s Liam McPherson, her boyfriend. Boyfriend? Ellia thinks in shock. She has no clue who Liam is, let alone whether or not she once loved him. She remembers her family, her friends, and the fact that she wants to be a fashion designer. But Liam is a big blank in her life.

Meanwhile, Liam is devastated that Ellia, the love of his life, who suffered an accident while they were running together on the beach, has lost her memory. He is desperate to win her back, rebuild what they once had, but Ellia keeps him at an arm’s length. She’s much more comfortable with a new boy she meets at the hospital, who understands more what she’s going through. So Liam begins writing the story of the two of them, piecing together the past in the hopes of having a future with the girl he loves.

Told from alternating perspectives, this is a lyrical, clever, and surprising novel from Jaime Reed.

My Review:

Ellia and Liam the perfect high school couple, have everything going for them and both dealing with over protective parents. Then an accident on the beach leaves Ellia woke up from a coma and lost two years of her life with Liam. Her memories of him are gone and so is most of her life. Now home school and being watch carefully by her parents, she stays home most days. Liam tries to write a book of their life together and who Ellia was before the accident. He to is forbidden to see her and holding details on what happen at the beach from her. Will Ellia ever get her s memories back and go back to Liam? So much has happen leaving you guessing until the end. Will true love bring these two back together? Well it’s up to you readers to find for yourself. So enjoy and happy reading!

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

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Book Summary: 

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

My Review:

In a world with Scythe has the power to take life. They walk around and own the place and taking any lives they see fit to take. With their rules and guidelines that hardly been any diseases, and deaths in years. With the Scythe higher beings walking around to take the lives they wants to even out the living field. Citra and Rowan both had a run in with a scythe once. Citra was lucky enough to bump into scythe and entertain  him, while he wait for her neighbor comes home to do his job. Then Rowan saw held his class mate hands while watching a scythe take his life away. The scythe saw something in them and make them his apprentice. With hard training and learning the arts of killings, someone will raise to the top and become the next Scythe. This is a fun action pack book. Leaving you wanting more in the end. The next book comes out next year call Thunderhead. So enjoy and happy Reading!  Here is Neal at a signing event I went to this month. 15727243_10208302967798437_4650355926089792258_n

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Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard

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Book Summary: 

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

My Review: 

Alyssa life is all but ordinary, for having her famous grandmother, Alice Liddell. She told and story going through the rabbit to Lewis Carroll and it became an hit and known story for years to come. Things don’t quite right with Alyssa since she can hear bugs and plants talking to her. Thinking she crazy like her mother and preparing her life to go insane  like her. Her mother thought Alice stories were real and something is after her daughter. One day Alyssa finds out her mother can to hear bug and flowers talk also, and learn of an family cures that Alice has started. Now it’s Alyssa turn to go through the rabbit and solve what Alice did wrong in wonderland. But Wonderland is not as upbeat as Alive used to tell it. It more filled with monsters from nightmares and things are never what they seen. Alyssa will do anything to prove her mom is sane and end the family curse with her friend Jeb helping her along the way. How it will all end for Alyssa is up to you when you pick up this book and read it. So join Bella and jump through the rabbit hole yourself. Happy Reading! 15590398_10208212872346107_3286605104127573085_n

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The Queen of Blood (The Queens of Renthia #1) by Sarah Beth Durst And Cover Reveal of The Second Book.

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Book Summary:

An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .

But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.

No Review Yet, Have yet Read the book. But here is a cover Reveal and Summary of the second book to series. 

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Book Summary:

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .
And those spirits want to kill you.
It’s the first lesson that every Renthian learns.

Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: she is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people.

Naelin is one such person, and she couldn’t be further removed from the Queen—and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home, and that’s all she needs. But when Ven, the Queens champion, passes through the village, Naelin’s ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife’s ability to control spirits—magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves.

But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once when he discovered Daleina, and he’s certain he’s done it again. Yet for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. Only as the Queen’s power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened—even as ominous rumors trickle down from the north—does she realize that the best way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything.

Sarah Beth Durst established a place of dark wonder in The Queen of Blood, and now the stakes are even higher as the threat to the Queen and her people grows both from within and beyond the borders of Aratay in this riveting second novel of the Queens of Renthia series

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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Book Summary:

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.

My Review:

The books starts off with Shahzad already marry the king Khalid, she had volunteer to marry a king who has been killing off his wives lately for no reason. His latest victim was her best friend Shiva. Now she vows to do whatever it take to avenge her friend death. With the help with her family and her childhood lover Tariq they will stop at nothing to stop this evil madman from killing other woman again. Is Shahzad smart enough to outwit this king or will this be all her undoing in the end and be killed like the rest of his wives? There is Khalid himself, and king full of secrets. Every night he kills an woman before dawn. Only him and his cousin know the reason why but when Shahzad comes into his life. He is an change man and have yet killed her like her did his other wives. Did Shahzad tame this monster and what reasons for his killings in the first place? So many unanswer questions and for you reader to find out for yourself. This book filled with actions, love and secrets to die for. So if you into retelling of A thousand and one night then this book might be up your ally. So Happy Reading my readers!

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Final Fantasy XV

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So I been kinda slacking off with this blog. Been lost in Final Fantasy land for about an month now and have not been reading. So this holiday season been playing instead of reading. Slowly this month getting back into reading. In meantime sharing my love for this game and explain where I been for a while. Sorry for not blogging  alot lately my readers. Just letting you guys know I am here and alive still with two more blog post coming your way. So Happy holiday and enjoy. Will leave you off with Stand by me from Final Fantasy and more picture of it. 15193706_10208034955578299_56600994740827386_n