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The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

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Book Summary:

A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father–whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war–Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified–but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

My Review:

This book was an good start to an new fantasy fun. Some parts may be slow at times but it’s still world building. So looking forward to reading the second book and know how this story would end for our hero. Like the idea of princess that can turn anything into glass, her family all accept her but her father. As she grows throughout the book can to mange to save her kingdom and rekindle with her family? The ending leaves you with tons more questions, hope book two we have some answers. The cover of  the book what draws me in an kingdom almost turn to glass. Wonder how powerful our main princess will get later down the road. This book just recent release. So you into some fantasy with little romance then you might enjoy this read. Happy Reading!

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

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Book Summary:

On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . . 

My Review:

So I kinda end up reading this Christmas book early. Thinking it was Halloween theme but I was so wrong. I did end up loving this book and perfect for the holidays seasons. Love this different take on A Christmas Carol. I would have never thought of an world where there people helping other scrooges out there. Plus have an failed scrooge helping them out for years. At first you like wanted to dislike Holly Chase for all the bad things she done to everyone. Can a scrooge be redeem after they fail? Lots of nice twist and turns you don’t see coming and prefect for the Christmas spirit this coming season! Happy Reading!

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{Waiting On Wednesday} The Continent (The Continent #1) by Keira Drake

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I am so looking forward The Continent next year. I mean the cover alone makes me want to dive in now and love the story idea of it. It seems like it’s gonna be an good read and counting down the month until it comes out.

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Book Summary:

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire. For Vaela, the war holds little interest. As a smart and talented apprentice cartographer and a descendent of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But Vaela’s dream all too quickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the sight of the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined—and with an entirely new perspective as to what war truly means. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

Release Date: March 27

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Book Summary:

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love. 

She’s wrong.

My Review:

So this book has a very short summary. Also A very short memory from me, have not read this book since Hurricane Sandy hit years ago. So bear with me on this review a bit. I did enjoy and love the story of Mara Dyer alot. It was an quick read for me since back then the power was out for an whole week. Dragged my folks out the next day to get book two in series. Yes tons of nice little cliffhangers leaving you wanting to more. Now the author coming out with an new book call the Unbecoming of Noah Shaw. Which I did fall in love with Noah back then and wanted to review this book before Noah Shaw comes out Nov. 7. Looks like I have to do a nice reread of the books before Noah Shaw. For new readers to this book they have boxsets out of the series. Happy Reading!

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{Arc Review} Renegades by Marissa Meyer


Book Summary:

Secret Identities.

Extraordinary Powers.

She wants vengeance. He wants justice.


The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.


Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both


My Review:

I really enjoyed this book a lot. Was drawn into this world with people having superpowers. You can either be an anarchist or a renegade. In the book there’s this feud between the two groups for years. The world building was pretty good also. Just excited to read what’s going to happen next since a big twist leaves you wanting more. I feel like I’m more of an anarchist, a villain at heart myself. Well, the book comes out November 7th and was lucky to get the book at New York Comic con this year. You guys will love diving back into Marissa Meyer’s world.

Happy Reading!!

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Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer

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Book Summary:

A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.

It all started with the burning of the spindles.

No.

It all started with a curse…

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape…or the reason for her to stay.

My Review

I really enjoy this retelling of Sleeping Beauty. It was very different take on the story. It was nice to see that the Isabella and Aurora are not helpless in the story. Aurora not off sleeping while her sister is taking care of things. She is lost in some type of dream world that could be real or not. Their parents where awful in the story, letting the girl loose there sight, touch and voice for beauty and all. Guess magic does come at a price in this fairytale. In the end can true love really save the day? Book leaves you off wanting more answers and fun. Lucky book two Winter Glass comes out next year and it will be the finale book in the series. So you in mood to get lost in a dream with Aurora then dive right in. Happy Reading!

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The Breathless by Tara Goedjen

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Book Summary:

No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is.

Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right. Nothing’s been right in the house since Ro died.

And then Mae finds the little green book. The one hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever.

And maybe there are secrets better left to the dead.

 

My Review:

This book was an alright read for me. The storyline sound goods along with the cover looking pretty. Story was kinda of slow for me, like I said before big horror and thriller nerd over here. Kinda hard to get me scare on things even books. Also like how the book switch off from points of view between Cage and Mae. You get to see how Mae been cooping after her sister death and unearth some family secrets. Also get to feel what Cage been going through since Ro death and what happen when he vanish for an year. Kinda the book leaves you guessing what is real or what’s fake along the way. You just have to find out if there real magic in this book for yourself? If you need in a quick read thriller for the holidays then this book might be for you. Happy Reading!

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Top Five Wednesday

So Bella picked out her top five books for next year. She is counting down the months when these books are release. Lucky for Bella she got some nice books from conventions this years to tie over but still can drool over these upcoming releases.

 

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Book:

Say You’ll Remember me by Katie Mcgarry

Summary:

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Comes out Jan. 30th

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Book:

The Traitor Prince By Cj Redwine
Summary:
Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king — and reveal Javan’s identity — is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena, but also a band of prisoners allied against him, and even the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive — but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight the deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both

Release Date February 13
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Book:
Genesis by Brendan Reichs
Summary:
Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive.

The 64 members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meaning, and zero rules apply. But Noah’s deaths have trained him–hardened him–to lead the strongest into the future . . . whatever that may be. And at any cost.

Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn’t enough.

Trapped in a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it’s tempting to lay back and let everyone else fight it out. But Min’s instincts rebel against allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She’s ready to fight for what she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way.

Release Date March 6th
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Book:
Legendary By Stephanie Garber
Summary:
Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling and breakout debut Caraval, following Scarlett’s younger sister, Tella, on a journey to the empire’s capital to fulfill a mysterious bargain.
Release Date May 9th
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Book:
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
 Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

Release Date February 27
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So these are and Me and Bella tops five books we counting down the days  when they coming out. Or should I say months. Most are coming out in February my birthday month also. What are you top books you looking forward next year? Happy Reading!
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{Cover Reveal} My Plain Jane By Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hands, Brodi Ashton

This the second book to My Lady Jane. If you have yet read first I did an review of it on my blog. I adore My Lady Jame consider I have all read all of the three authors books. Plus own all their book they ever made. Well here it is the cover reveal and summary…

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Summary 

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (yikes) and his uneven temper (YIKES) they fall in love–and, Reader, she marries him.
We have a different tale to tell.
Next year In June. 

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Tokyo Ghoul Monster Edition

So I really enjoy the anime a lot of Tokyo Ghoul. The manga just finish up so I think the anime series might be almost over also. Think there about two seasons now on hulu. Prey for a third season soon. For those new to the anime no worries, its on hulu to watch and all. Lucky barnes and nobles doing this monster edition so kinda like 3 books in one, for those you want to start collecting the manga. Monster Edition will be out Nov. 21st. For my readers if you like anime and manga reviews on my blog let me know. I like to mix it up sometimes and do both once in a while as I count manga as books. Here is the cover reveal for the monster edition along with Tokyo Ghoul summary for those new to the anime and series. Enjoy and Happy Reading!

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Anime Summary:

Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, individuals who can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the normal humans in secret, hiding their true nature to evade pursuit from the authorities. Including enhanced speed, senses, and regenerative ability, a regular ghoul is several times stronger than a normal human, has a skin resistant to ordinary piercing weapons and has at least one special predatory organ called a “Kagune”, which it can manifest and use as a weapon during combat. Another distinctive trait of ghouls is that when they are excited or hungry, the color of their sclera in both eyes turns black and their irises red. This mutation is known as a “kakugan.” In the case of a half-ghoul, only one of the eyes undergoes the transformation. A half-ghoul can either be born naturally as a ghoul and a human’s offspring, or artificially created by transplanting some ghoul organs into a human. In both cases, a half-ghoul is usually much stronger than a pure-blood ghoul. There is also the case of half-humans, hybrids of ghouls and humans that can feed like normal humans and lack a Kagune while possessing enhanced abilities, but shortened lifespans. To hunt down the ghouls, several government-sponsored organizations around the world were created.

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Also the live anime movie is coming to the big screen near you next week. I am so looking forward to that next week to see. Here is the trail and Enjoy watching!