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Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush

Book Summary:

Power corrupts. Magic kills.

Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael is surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called “kindled,” and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. It doesn’t help that she was also recently snubbed by Crowe—the dangerous and enigmatic leader of Hawthorne’s kindled motorcycle gang, the Devils’ League.

When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor spreads that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. With threats closing in from every side, no one can be trusted. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones, and the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic. For all her years of feeling useless, Jemmie may just be the most powerful kindled of all.

My Review:

What do you get when you mix magic beings in an motorcycle gang? A big mess of trouble coming your way. This book story line was awesome. Who would have thought to have an world fill with magic people and they partying it like humans do. I feel bad for Jemmie, she don’t know where she fits in this world at all. Then you have Crowe the gang leader, a guy you try so hard to hate in the book. When people start disappearing, can all the gangs get together to solve the problem? This book leaves you wanting for more. Packed with some love, magic and action this book has a little something for everyone. Happy Reading!

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Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

Book Summary:

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere–in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things–even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. 

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

My Review:

The storyline of this book and the magnificent cover is what drew me in. I did enjoy the story a little bit but it mostly felt kind of slow in the beginning of the book for me. Then it picks up pretty good towards the middle. Felt bad for Jessa when they made her clean out her dead ex-boyfriend’s room. She suffers from a lot of blame for what happened to him and you can see the struggles she’s dealing with it every time she tries to empty his room out. This book deals with loss and family secrets that get exposed. In the end, can Jessa overcome the loss of her ex-boyfriend and discover how he died before it’s too late?

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This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Book Summary:

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

My Review:

It’s the end of the world!! Well in this book the world has ended, when an deadly outbreak happens. This book has everything for an horror fan like myself to love. The gore level in this book is very high. You got people eating the infected to stay alive, lots killing and deaths. The faith of the human race rest on the hand of Catarina. Catarina is an pretty cool person. She is very brave and smart person. When Cole shows up with new of her father death things change for her. Secrets of her father been kept from her over the years, like the cure hidden. With so many people on the hunt for the cure and Catarina, who can she really trust. Clock is ticking when the virus is starting to become more powerful. This action pack, end of the world is for fans that love gore or walking dead. I hope for an book two very soon. With so many twists and shocking reveals you would want book two also. So Happy Reading!

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book Summary:

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores a girl’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

My Review:

I liked the story for this book. It was an sad read about an friendship lost and another friends trying to fight to stay alive herself. This book hits close to home I lost my best friend and we used to do everything together, She passed away from an disease.  Like Lia in the story Cassie and her done everything together even diet and trying to loose weight. The enable each other to be skinny. One day Cassie is gone it’s up to Lia to fight to stay alive. You can see the struggles Lia face with family and eating along the way. Will she end like her friend Cassie or can she beat this in the end?

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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Book Summary:

“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other…and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again…

My Review:

So I did an reread of my favorite book from Katie Mcgarry. Really love  diving into her books again, which is so many. Have fallen in love with Echo and Noah all over again. They are my dream team couple in Katie’s books. They are kind good for each other in good ways. Noah bring Echo out of her shell and helps fill in the missing blanks in her past. Echo reals Noah in to be this good guy for her and they just help each other along the way. Even some couples fight but you must read until the end if they can make it work. So Happy Reading!

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R.I.P. Eliza Hart by Alyssa B. Sheinmel Review And Giveaway

Book Summary:

When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie’s childhood best friend. 

Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie’s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie’s suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect. 

Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza’s death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart. 

My Review:

 I went into this book not knowing what I was in for. It was a big eye opener with mental health issues. You have Eliza’s story in the beginning of her being dead and then it switches up to Ellies story. You get both point of views from these girls dealing with their own mental issues. You get to see how their stories combine in the end. This book is full of secrets and you must read it for self. I somewhat can relate to Ellie who is afraid of letting people know that something is wrong with her. For one thing, I suffer through depression/panic disorder myself. Every time I write a blog post I also get scared on who’s reading this out there or is this blog good enough for people? It’s very hard writing and nerve wrecking to publishers at times. I do worry about having a panic attack in front of friends b/c I don’t want them thinking I am crazy. Having a mental disorder is not something to mess around with. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.

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The Valiant (The Valiant #1) by Lesley Livingston

Book Summary: 
The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha’s legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father’s royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon’s worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.

Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.

My Review:

This book was so good, it felt like they brought me back in time to Rome. Enjoy the story of an warrior princes sold as an slave. Fallon is a fearless person and never gave up after being caught as a slave. She is on that never shy away from an fight and following her sister’s footsteps. There gonna be some shocking secrets Fallon finds out about her family and why she was she taken in first place. A lot of action, love and death in this book. Can Fallon win back her freedom in the end? Happy Reading!

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Renegades- Marissa Meyer

A0C6C2A3-B60F-419C-9922-2FF0A1812817Hello Everyone! My name is Stacy and I’ll be a guest blogger for today! I would like to introduce you guys to Louie. Louie is our rescue dog who loves books! We are reviewing Renegades to celebrate its release tomorrow. Enjoy!!

Synopsis:

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 the villains who have the power to end them both.

My Review:

  ”All revolutions come with death. Some must die so that others might have a life. It is a tragedy, but it is also a truth.”

⚠️ ⚠️ Warning!!! Warning!!! Unpopular opinion is here!!! ⚠️ ⚠️

Just like everyone else I was freaking out to get my hands on an arc copy of this. I stomped my foot, placed my hands on my hips, and cried a cry of a thousand children. My friend picked me up a copy at NYCC and I felt that my life was complete (Sorry, Trent) Like the dark and gloomy sky opened up and shot a rainbow my way.

Then I actually started to read it. It breaks my heart to say that this was way beyond disappointing. I actually frowned the entire time while reading this, frowned!!!

Renegades starts off with a bang, literally. Thirtyish pages in and I was enthralled. It kicked into high-packed action and thought it would be like that throughout. It reached its peak at thirtyish pages and dropped like a rock in a river. It reached its highest point way too early and struggled to pick itself back up.

It was a lot of yakking and a lot less action. You would think for a superhero novel that it was going to be a lot of sabotage, secrets, and karate chops to the throat. (Shaking head and pouting)

Can we all take a minute and talk about The Sentinel? How in the living hell did no one know who this character was? Seriously!? Whenever he appeared, a very prominent member disappeared! Put it together people! My brain throbs just thinking about this!

Renegades disheartened me so much that I would love to have my three days back. Over four hundred pages of superhero clichés and I don’t even want to think about crime fighting for a very long time.

Are you ready for an extremely long and tedious display of so-called Superheroes?

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Monthly Roundup/TBR

So this month I review about 8 to 9 books. Hoping to read more in November. Getting some books for trade in the mail soon to read also. Only one person keeping up to date and reading as much as I can. As for for tv shows a lot of my superhero shows on the cw came back. Also new video game coming out next month Lego Marvel. So gonna be busy next month. How everyone Halloween been? Sorry no pictures in this post

Books I read In October and Review

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) by Adriana Mather

The Breathless by Tara Goedjen

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

{Arc Review} Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

Book I plan to read in November:

The Dragons of Nova by Elisa Kova

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

The Valiant By Lesley Livingston

Winter Glass by Lexi Hillyer_ Which was my first book I finish for Nov tonight. Will review it closer to release date.

The unbecoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Holdkin

Plus many more that I can’t think of on top of head. What’s everyone Nov TBR is? Also Happy Reading!