A fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.
The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.
King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.
Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.
As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.
In the Kingdom of Kandala, a mystery fever is breaking out. One girl may hold the key to saving it..
Tessa learn medicine from her father and how to make it last longer. At night with another friend they do rounds and pass out free medicine. One day Tessa get caught up with the royals affairs. Things are not easy as it seems running a kingdom, and trying to save the people. The people just want to survive this illness and will do anything to destroy the kingdom. It up to Tessa to find a way to please everyone before it’s to late.
Defy the Night was such a good read. I really love the world building and the characters so much. It was full of so many fun twists. It hard not to hate anyone in the book since everyone just wants what is best for the kingdom. Also I love the cover to this book. I’m looking forward to book two to come out. It was such a realistic read on what happens when a kingdom on brink of death from a deadly fever. I do love Brigid Kemmerer books so much and looking to reading all her books.
From the show’s creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
Musical: I saw this musical before the virus. I gotta say I really loved the music to it. The story line was an emotional one. I thought they did a good job with everything. Thought there could be more to the story and maybe a different ending. Either than that I enjoyed singing a long to the soundtrack.
I thought was much better than the musical a bit. It was very detailed and offer some insights to the musical. It almost the same as musical minus the music and much added answers to some stuff.
I was lucky to attend the movie premiere at my amc last night. Despite a lot of bad reviews and Ben age difference, for me I did enjoyed it. I loved listening to the music again in the movie. The acting was pretty good to me. Did not know Amy Adam could sing or Julianne Moore either. I was sad some songs where cut, but did like the new music. It prefect movie for those who miss out seeing it on Broadway I thought. I say screw what other people say about the movie, just go there yourself and enjoy it. I say just judge the movie for yourself.
A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power.
La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide.
This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World–and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey’s best friend, disappeared six months earlier.
Grey can’t believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something – her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave.
When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou – a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town’s bloody history – Grey realizes that La Cachette’s past is far more present and dangerous than she’d ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent–and La Cachette’s dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.
Welcome to La Cachette, a place of psychics. Where mostly everyone has a power in this town and has some secrets of their own.
Grey finally returns home after hearing her other half has disappeared. She is one the summer kids who born at the same time as each other. Also they have their own unique abilities. Grey is like an outsider since she left and have yet developed any special abilities yet like the others. She will stop at nothing to know the truth what happen to her friend. Mostly you can’t trust anyone in this town.
Dark and Shallows Lies was such a creepy read. I loved how different the story is. This was a fast pace book and hard to put down. So many questions on what’s going on. Plus a nice guessing game of what happen to Elora. The town has psychics abilities and keeping their own secrets for years. You think a town with magic, you will know what happen to Elora. This book is a full of twists until the very end. Also I love the cover so much. It fits the mood of the book.
Looking for another creepy read for the fall, then check our Dark and Shallow Lies.
Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range–five narrow peaks stretching into the sky like a grasping hand, bordered by a nearly impenetrable forest from which the early townsfolk fought off the devils in the woods. To this day, visitors are few and rare. But when a supply party goes missing, some worry that the monsters that once stalked the region have returned.
As fall turns to winter, more strange activities plague the town. They point to a tribe of devilish and mystical creatures who promise to fulfill the residents’ deepest desires, however grand and impossible, for just a small favor. But their true intentions are much more sinister, and Ellerie finds herself in a race against time before all of Amity Falls, her family, and the boy she loves go up in flames.
Small Favors was a creepy book. The storyline was very interesting since it set on a small town. Then when strange creatures starts attacking, the weather a mess, something crazy going on in this town. I like the cover of the book, even if I hate bees.
I did like the main character, Ellerie. She is all about keep her family safe. Also learning the ropes of bee keeping from her father. When when her brother and father is attack by strange monster, she must try to stay calm for her family. The town is a mess, people start blaming each other for everything. Ellerie must be brave and find the answers soon or she might go mad as the rest of the town.
I did liked this book and the creepy vibe to it. I thought it was way to long and the story dragged out. I love this aurthor other book, The House of Salt and Sorrows better. Some of you readers may enjoy it better than I did. Will still read more by this author. This book is another good vibe for fall season.
A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists.
Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.
Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.
The Inheritance Games is like a modern day Cinderella. A girl who has nothing suddenly Inheritance millions from someone she don’t know. This was a very good mystery and I love everything about it. The characters where entertaining and is full of twists.
Avery is a very smart girl in the book. She lives out of her car and don’t ask for help. Mostly keep to self. Then one day a stranger shows up at school and she is a millionaire. She has no clue who this person was or why in charge. Avery must watch her back because the boys who supposed to inherited the money keeping an eye on her. Soon everything becomes a game and big questions will be, Who is Avery and why she gets everythong?
This book was very fast pace read. I love how it’s a series since that ending was crazy. I’m dying to read book now. I enjoy there a game with clues, to figure out the answers. Avery tries to team with the brothers and help solve the mystery on what’s going on. I had trouble putting book down. A little worry on what will happen in book two.
In the mood for a good mystery, check out The Inheritance Games.
Tess Matheson only wants three things: time to practice her cello, for her sister to be happy, and for everyone else to leave her alone.
Instead, Tess finds herself working all summer at her boarding school library, shelving books and dealing with the intolerable patrons. The worst of them is Eliot Birch: snide, privileged, and constantly requesting forbidden grimoires. After a bargain with Eliot leads to the discovery of an ancient book in the library’s grimoire collection, the pair accidentally unleash a book-bound demon.
The demon will stop at nothing to stay free, manipulating ink to threaten those Tess loves and dismantling Eliot’s strange magic. Tess is plagued by terrible dreams of the devil and haunting memories of a boy who wears Eliot’s face. All she knows is to stay free, the demon needs her… and he’ll have her, dead or alive.
The Devil Make Three is such a prefect book to read for the fall. If your like me, you will end up reading it anytime of the year. This book has such a creepy vibe, while it is set in a library. Even the cover is so haunting and fitting for this read. I enjoyed everything in this book.
Tess likes to keep her head down and not get into any trouble. Also she must keep her sister in check at school. She works hard to enjoy playing her cello and making her sister in check. Then one day Eliot came into her life. He seems strange and very interested in magic book. When they enter a forbidden part of the library, crazy stuff starts happening to Tess.
This book starts out slow at first because you getting to know the characters. Once it picks you will be so engrossed. I like Eliot and Tess in the book and how the interact with each other. Of course they going to have a love hate relationship throughout the book. At times this book was a very intense and maybe you be scare of the dark. I really did love this book and could read it again every Halloween.
If you enjoy creepy book set in a library, then you will end up loving The Devil Makes Three.