Format: Hardcover

Review: Shiver

Posted March 12, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: ShiverShiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Publisher: Scholastic (2009)
Hardcover (390 pages)
Via: Library
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Also by this author: The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.
Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

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Review: The Joy of the Gospel – Evangelii Gaudium

Posted March 11, 2015 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Joy of the Gospel – Evangelii GaudiumThe Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis
Publisher: Image (2013)
Hardcover (196 pages)
Via: Blogging for Books
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Also by this author: Walking with Jesus, Encountering Truth, The Name of God is Mercy
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015

Synopsis

Pope Francis apostolic exhortation is a passionate call for every Christian to be constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others. He envisions a church of Spirit-filled evangelizers who exude joy and care for God’s people, especially the poor. “Evangelii Gaudium” is thought provoking, wide-ranging, and challenging to every Catholic. Those who carefully read it, study it, and pray with it will be ready for take up, with the whole Church, this new phase of evangelization, one marked by enthusiasm and vitality and, most especially, joy.

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Review: The Winner’s Curse

Posted February 11, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: The Winner’s CurseThe Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner's Trilogy #1
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux (2014)
Hardcover (355 pages)
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Also by this author: The Winner's Crime, The Winner's Kiss
Also in this series: The Winner's Crime, The Winner's Kiss
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction.
Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
Set in a richly imagined new world,
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

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