Two Weeks to Save the World – Map of Fates {Review}

Posted June 23, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Two Weeks to Save the World – Map of Fates {Review}Map of Fates by Maggie Hall
Series: The Conspiracy of Us #2
Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons (2016)
Hardcover (311 pages)
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Also by this author: The Conspiracy of Us
Also in this series: The Conspiracy of Us
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

Two weeks.
That’s how long it took for Avery West’s ordinary life to change forever: In two weeks, she discovered she was heiress to a powerful secret society known as the Circle, learned her mother was taken hostage by the Circle’s enemies, and fell for a boy she’s not allowed to love, just as she found out another was her unwelcome destiny.
Now, Avery crosses oceans in private jets to hunt for clues that will uncover the truth about the Circle, setting her mom and herself free before it’s too late. By her side are both the boys: Jack—steady, loyal, and determined to help her even at the expense of his own duty—and Stellan, whose connection to Avery grows stronger by the day despite her best intentions, making her question what she believes at every turn.
But at the end of a desperate hunt from the islands of Greece to the red carpet at Cannes comes a discovery that not only changes everything, but could bring the whole world to its knees. And now Avery is forced to face the truth: in the world of the Circle, no one is what they seem.

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{TTT} Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Posted June 21, 2016 in Reading / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has been a long time since I have written a Top Ten Tuesday post. I haven’t meant to leave it this long, but apparently life gets in the way. Anyway, I am back for now. This week’s list is the Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far. Since I have only read 11 2016 releases I would rate 5 stars so far, I’m going to give you all eleven. They are listed in the order in which I read them.

MiriamRaeliaThe Catholic CatalogueThe Star-Touched Queen
The Name of God is MercyRisukoThe Winner's Kiss
DivinedThe Raven KingThe Rose and the DaggerRuined

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I Loved It & Yet I Didn’t {3 Things I Loved & 3 Issues I Had} – Lady Midnight {Review}

Posted June 20, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

I Loved It & Yet I Didn’t {3 Things I Loved & 3 Issues I Had} – Lady Midnight {Review}Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices #1
Publisher: McElderry Books (2016)
Hardcover (668 pages)
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Also by this author: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

In a kingdom by the sea…
In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.
A
parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.
Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her
parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.
Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid
parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?
The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in
Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare.

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{F56} Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Posted June 17, 2016 in Reading / 16 Comments

Six of Crows

I haven’t participated in a Friday 56 in quite a while. I was looking back through my archive and the last one I posted was in February. Whoops! Anyway, I’m back now. I am currently reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and really enjoying it.

From Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:

“What the hell just happened?” Jesper asked. He was leaning against the railing, his rifle beside him. His hair was mussed, his pupils dilated. He seemed almost drunk, or like he’d just rolled out of someone’s bed. He always had that look after a fight.

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My Top 3 Uses for Felix Felicis from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted June 16, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

My Top 3 Uses for Felix Felicis from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #6
Publisher: Scholastic (2005)
Hardcover (652 pages)
Rating:
Also by this author: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, 2016 Re-Reading, Read 2016

Synopsis

The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
And yet...
As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate — and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here are Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

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