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Freya (Freya #1) by Matthew Laurence

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Book Summary:

Freya is myth. She is legend. And she’s about to make one hell of a comeback.

Sara Vanadi is more than she appears to be.

In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death. Now all that’s left of her legacy is herself. Her power comes from belief, and for an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers are hard to come by.

She’s been lying low for a few decades, when all of a sudden a shadowy corporation extends an offer: join them and receive unlimited strength and believers—or refuse and be destroyed. Sara chooses neither; she flees with the help of a new friend named Nathan.

With a modern power rising that wishes to bend the divine to its will, Sara decides to fight back—but first she needs some new clothes.

My review:

Freya the goddess of love, has been in hiding for years. Living the good life in a insane asylum. Then trouble comes looking for her. Now she is on the run looking for a new place to hide with a mortal, Nathan by her side. How long is Freya peace gonna last until she is hunted and brought in? This book is a quick read and fans for the love of Norse retellings. It a fun read looking into Freya life who has taken on the name Sara. She wants to be left alone but when force into fighting will she be strong enough to fight back in the end. Watch as Freya grows and becomes this all powerfully being for yourself> Happy Reading!

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{Waiting on Wednesday} Secret of Souls (Age of Endings) by Aubrie L. Nixon

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Book Summary:

After witnessing something dark and strange on a routine mission, Zephera Travelle– a nineteen-year-old assassin with a weakness for braided cinnamon bread and an affinity for murder–is thrust on a seemingly impossible quest to save her world.

Teaming up with her best friend and three warriors with flexible morals, she starts her journey on a search for a woman called “The First.” As a 500-year old cycle is about to start anew, creatures from The Lands of Somber have begun to invade, bringing with them a dark and deadly plague called The Decay. Zephera realizes that there may be more to this mission than simply finding “The First.”

She comes to realize that everyone in her life may not be quite what they seem, as more about the curse that separated their realms is revealed. She soon discovers The Lands of Somber might not be so evil after all, and perhaps it is her realm that is filled with Darkness. She holds the lit match and must choose whether to resurrect the world, or help it burn. (less)

Published 2017 by Shadow Wolf Press
ISBN13
9780988585157
Edition Language
English
My take on this:
 Got to say I am in love with the covers and the summary to this book. It comes out in the fall for new author Aubrie Nixon. You can get her arcs at book con/bea this years for those attending. A new fantasy novel I can’t wait to dive and read someday. If you have yet of this author I suggest you put this on your tbr on goodreads now. In meantime Happy Reading!
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Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

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Book Summary:

The last thing she needs is a prince. The first thing she needs is some magic.

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother’s new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.

Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land—and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low.

 

My Review:

Anya is your different kind of princess. She never wanted to rule a kingdom and always have her nose hiding in a book and learning magic on her own. Just waiting for the day her sister takes over if her evil stepfather lets her. After a prince turns into a frog, Anya makes an sister promise to return him normal. Little does Anya knows it that is the start of her own journey to save the kingdom from her stepfather. In the end will Anya change for the good of the kingdom? A battle just begun and who will live or die in the end is for you to find out. So watch as Anya becomes the frogkisser, will she be able to complete her quest in time to save her sister? Every life hangs in the balance and it’s up to you guys to pick up the book and see how it all ends for everyone. So are you willing the for the frogkisser to kiss you into reading this book? Follow Anya journey as she grows. This book is a fun quick read, really enjoy the magic in it. Good for all ages and some action in it. So if mood for something light to read then this may be your book. Happy Reading!

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{Waiting on Wednesday} A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire #2) by Jessica Cluess

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Book Summary:

“Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic. I can’t decide if this book stole my heart or ripped it out of my chest.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval

The magicians want her to lead.
The sorcerers want her to lie.
The demons want her blood.
Henrietta wants to save the one she loves.
But will his dark magic be her undoing?

In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White.

Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one.

Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth.

Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
My Thought:
I am so happy for book two of A shadow and bright places. Here is my review of the first book,  A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess Was lucky enough my friend lend me the arc last year of  Shadow and bright and burning. Now the second is coming this fall. I really need this book in my life. Hope more people read it this series. Happy Reading.
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{Movie Review} Your Name

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Movie Summary:

On the night of a beautiful meteor shower, two strangers — a male high-school student in Tokyo, and a bored teenage girl living in rural Japan — discover that they can switch bodies in their sleep when they share the same dream. Now, they must find each other before time runs out, all while learning lessons about what it’s like to live as another person.

Review:

I just saw this movie today and have fallen in love. I am happy to report there  gonna be a light novel of it in May. This movie has everything music, funny and a twist you don’t see coming until the end. This is a very short review I know but can’t spoil to much of this movie and soon to be novel that coming out in May. For the anime fans and lovers will enjoy this brand new anime story. So Happy watching and soon Happy Reading when the novel and the manga comes out!

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Replica (Replica #1) by Lauren Oliver

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Book Summary:

Lyra

From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed.

But when a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape. As they make their way through a new and menacing environment, they meet a stranger named Gemma, who has embarked on a perilous quest of her own. And as Lyra tries to understand Haven’s purpose, she uncovers earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls.

Gemma

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April.

But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two human models, or replicas, 24 and 72—and a completely new set of questions. As Gemma tries to unravel the mysteries of Haven, she learnes terrible truths about herself and her family that will threaten to destroy everything she loves.

Two girls, two stories, one novel.

While the stories of Gemma and Lyra mirror each other, each contains revelations critically important to the other story. Their narratives can be read separately or in alternating chapters.

My Review:

In two different town there are two girls Gemma and Lyra. Gemma always being bully, have over protected folks. When day she encounters a stranger which makes her question what’s going on in Haven. Haven is where Gemma father works out with hidden secrets have yet be discover, but what does it have to do with Gemma? In meantime a girl name Lyra lives at haven herself, with others that look like her. They been peck at and probe. Never have Lyra and the rest of her look a likes set foot outside. This book has two point of views on how the girls met and what secrets they find out about each other. This book is a quick read which I enjoy. Get to switch back and forth between chapters to each girls point of view or read it one story at a time. So happy that book two shall be coming out this year in the fall. So enter Haven and learn the secrets for yourself. Happy Reading. Here is a cover reveal and mini summary for book 2.

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Book Summary:


Lauren Oliver continues the two stories of Lyra and Gemma in another epic, masterful novel that follows the girls as they continue to search for the truth surrounding the mysterious Haven Institute.
ebook, UK edition, 672 pages
Expected publication: October 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern

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Book Summary:

You will be punished…

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

My Review:

In a town where everyone must be perfect and follow the rules or they get branded as a flawed. Flaws has their own rules and limits on what they can and can’t do. In the eye of the law you must never aid and flaw at all. Celestine life is all prefect, dating the judge son, Art. The one day on the bus change her life and she could be marked as flawed. This book has some good world building going on. Celestine at first comes off annoying all the time life as a perfect and following the rules and all. Once she is marked as a flawed you see an change in her. A more caring Celestine emerge, will Art stay by her side and what will become of her family? The rules change and the life of a flawed is not as it seems to be. I the end you get to look through  the eyes of Celestine and live her life. Can you handle living as a flawed? Well read and find out for yourself. Happy Reading!

 

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Nemesis (Project Nemesis #1) by Brendan Reichs

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Book Summary:

He killed me. He killed me not. He killed me.

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.

 

My Review:

Every year on Min birthday an guy with black suit end up killing her. And each years she wakes up in middle of the woods with no idea how she got there. The nightmares are haunting her every year on her birthday. Feeling alone from the world and being hunted, Min must try to find the answers for herself with the help of her friend Tack. Also the same things is happening to Noah will dreams on his birthday, of a man killing him. What connection does these teens have with the man in the suit? Or is it really on in there head and they just crazy? This book is kinda of like an mystery in the beginning trying to piece together the clues and find the answers along the way. In the meantime while trying to solve Min and Noah death each year, the world is like ending on top of that. In the end time is running for these two to come together and solve what is happening to them and find the killer, if he is real or not. This is action pack, leaving you on a big guessing game until the end with a big twist you never see coming. So if you have yet heard of this book nor read it I suggest to check it out.  So Happy Reading!

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The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

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Book Summary:

A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.

Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village.

These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared—and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.

Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside—and from within her own heart and soul.

My review:

Twin sisters where exile and accused of being witch by their village. Now only living in the woods with their mother, they become something truly evil. When their mother they seek revenge on their village. The twins killed all the adults that send them away. Alys was the only one awake during the attack and saw the sister, who are nothing but soul eaters now. Now in a new village with the other orphans of the fateful night, she must keep the woods and the sisters a secret, or she will be accused of a witch herself and be outcast like the sisters were. This book starts pretty good and kinda slows down a bit in the middle. You see Alys grow from this scare child and doing whatever the village ask of her, while keeping some secrets to herself. Alys had been marks from the beast. She wonders for years if she good and evil like the sisters? In the end only time shall tell. Enter the woods and face the soul eaters and the beast for yourself. This book is back in the day type of book, hardly any romance going on and little fantasy. So jump in if you dare and Happy Reading!