A Breathtaking Ending | Review of ‘Vicious’ (Pretty Little Liars #16)

By Cynthia Ayala

Vicious by Sara Shepard
HarperTeen
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For years, Hanna, Emily, Aria, and Spencer have been terrorized by “A,” a mysterious figure who has harassed them, revealed all their secrets and even threatened their lives and the lives of their loved ones. But now the mystery is over. They know A is the real Alison who. through a vicious scheme, has placed them in jail. In the final fight for their lives, some will leave broken, some will fight until the very end. One things for certain, this is the end of the Pretty Little Liars.

Published December 2, 2014, by HarperTeen Vicious by Sara Shepard is the final novel in her bestselling Pretty Little Liars series where young adult meets mystery.
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A Convoluted Unbelievable Mystery | Review of ‘Speakers of the Dead: A Walt Whitman Mystery’

By Cynthia Ayala

Speakers of the Dead by J. Aaron Sanders
Plume
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Walt Whitman, Aurora reporter is investigating the murder of his closest friends. Both framed for crimes they did not commit, he is dedicated to exonerating them and finding the true culprit. He and his estranged boyfriend Henry Saunders uncover a deadly link between body snatching and Abraham’s murder. But the web is thicker than that and Walt is only beginning to figure out how high up the later this conspiracy goes.

Published on March 1, 2016 by Plume, Speakers of the Dead by J. Aaron Sanders is a re-imagining of a time in Walt Whitman‘s life when he lived in New York at the Aurora.
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A Romantic Ghost Tale on Identity | Arise (Hereafter #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

Arise by Tara Hudson HarperCollins Publishers Image Credit: Goodreads
Arise by Tara Hudson
HarperCollins Publishers
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Dark spirits are haunting Amelia and they threaten to hurt everyone she cares for. Her only chance: run away with the people she loves. But the demons hunting her have no boundaries and will chase her every which way to bring her to her knees and make her their slave because with her power, she could help them take the world of the living. Amelia has one chance, and it lies in the hands of stranger, a Voodoo priestess who has her own reasons for helping her. Can she be trusted or is Amelia destined to fall to the hands of evil? Continue reading “A Romantic Ghost Tale on Identity | Arise (Hereafter #2)”

A Devilishly Good Read | Review of ‘A Demon Bound’ (Imp #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

A Demon Bound (Imp #1) by Debra Dunbar
CreateSpace Publishing
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Samantha Martin is not your average neighbor, she’s an imp from Hel, enjoying a nice extended vacation as she pretends to be a human. She has a job, drinks beer, plays pranks on humans and hits on her hot neighbor. For Samantha, it’s the perfect vacation, so long as she continues to hide from the Angels who will execute her on site. But now she has been blackmailed by the local werewolf pack to hunt down someone who is killing them: an angel, her nightmare.

Published on July 17th by CreateSpace, A Demon Bound by Debra Dunbar is an urban fantasy tale that brings makes a demon a comical anti-(reluctant)hero.
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Review: “The Ice Dragon” is a Game of Thrones story for all ages – Emertainment Monthly

By: Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

ice-dragon-e1436715331277-174x131Set in the land of Ice and Fire, “The Ice Dragon” tells the story of Adara, a young girl who can “tame” the fearful ice dragon though friendship and kindness Continue reading “Review: “The Ice Dragon” is a Game of Thrones story for all ages – Emertainment Monthly”

Review: Magnificent Storms are Brewing in ‘Horizon Storms’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #3) – Emertainment Monthly

scifi-e1433892827700-174x131By: Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

A space opera for the ages, “Horizon Storms” is the third novel in science fiction series, The Saga of Seven Suns. In this story, humans are trying to hold their own in a war that is bigger than they are. […] Continue reading “Review: Magnificent Storms are Brewing in ‘Horizon Storms’ (The Saga of Seven Suns, #3) – Emertainment Monthly”

954 MAG (February 2015 Issue)

954MAG February 2015954 Nation’s newest online magazine features book reviews and articles relevant to the community and the nation.  This issue features the following:

“A Riveting Novel on Self Discovery”

A review by Cynthia Ayala on The Appetites of Girls by Pamela Moses following four girls on their journey of self-discovery and self-respect. Continue reading “954 MAG (February 2015 Issue)”

A ‘Stunning’ Revival | Review Of ‘Stunning’ (PLL, #11) – Emertainment Monthly

By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

The eleventh novel in the Pretty Little Liars series “Stunning” continues to build up the mystery and thrill in the young adult and coming of age genres. Continue reading “A ‘Stunning’ Revival | Review Of ‘Stunning’ (PLL, #11) – Emertainment Monthly”