Category: Review

Review: Sacrificed

Posted February 6, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: SacrificedSacrificed by Emily Wibberley
Series: The Last Oracle #1
Publisher: Paranoid Productions (2015)
eARC (306 pages)
Via: NetGalley
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Also by this author: The Commander, Divined
Also in this series: Forsworn, The Commander, Divined
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Clio should have never been the Oracle of Sheehan. That power is passed from mother to eldest daughter, and Clio is the youngest of four sisters. But when her entire family is murdered by Mannix, the king’s adviser, Clio is left all alone and heir to a power she never wanted and doesn’t understand.
Hunted by Mannix, Clio seeks refuge in a foreign city where oracles are absolutely forbidden. If she’s found out, she will be sacrificed atop its great pyramid.
Clio has no choice but to win the trust of Riece, an enemy warrior. Despite the growing feelings between them, Clio knows that if he finds out who she really is, he won’t hesitate to kill her.
Clio tries to hide her budding powers, but the visions she has of Mannix bringing a barbarian army into Sheehan torture her conscience. She alone has the strength and foresight to stop him, but only if she can embrace her destiny and sacrifice everything.

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Review: Seeker

Posted February 4, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: SeekerSeeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
Series: Seeker #1
Publisher: Random House (2015)
eARC (448 pages)
Via: NetGalley
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015

Synopsis

Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.
Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin’s new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.

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Review: The Fellowship of the Ring

Posted January 30, 2015 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Fellowship of the RingThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Series: The Lord of the Rings #1
Publisher: Mariner Books ((originally) 1954)
eBook, Audiobook
{19 hours and 11 minutes} (398 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015

Synopsis

The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in
The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

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Review: My Sisters the Saints

Posted January 29, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: My Sisters the SaintsMy Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell
Publisher: Image (2012)
eARC (224 pages)
Via: NetGalley
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Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, 2015 What's In A Name?, Read 2015

Synopsis

In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians.

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Review: Atlantia

Posted January 26, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: AtlantiaAtlantia by Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Children's (2014)
eBook (368 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.
Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

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