Review of ‘Graceling’

Graceling is an interesting young adult fantasy with a strong lead that makes up for the story’s shortcomings. Continue reading Review of ‘Graceling’

Fun Entertaining Sequel | Review of ‘Lifeblood’ (Everlife #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
Harlequin Teen
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“With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences. Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must launch her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she’s never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.” —Goodreads

Published February 28, 2017, by Harlequin Teen Lifeblood by Gena Showalter is the second novel in her YA fantasy Everlife series.
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A New Arc with Nothing New | Review of ‘Nightfall’ (Vampire Diaries: The Return #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Nightfall by L.J. Smith
HarperCollins
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Elena died once before, but now she’s back and with her power, she has attracted many dangerous enemies that are more powerful than anything they’ve ever faced. Stefan want’s to keep her safe, but with ancient powers getting their claws into newly reformed Damon, that’s easier said than done.

Published on February 10, 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers Nightfall is the first book in the second arc of L.J. Smith‘s bestselling young adult series the Vampire Diaries titled The Return.
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Weekly Reading List #36

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope everyone had a great week. It was midterms for me and wouldn’t you guess it, I was sick. Congestion that was, is, killing me. I was so miserable on Friday that my teacher let me go home halfway through the class and I was in a daze and then yesterday, I wanted to get work done and I was stuck in bed trying to get rid of a migraine that went away at 1 in the morning. Luckily it’s gone now so I think I’m finally on the med. The winter air was just not doing me any favors.

Anyway, here’s what’s on my reading list for the coming week. As always, photos and synopsis’ are courtesy of Goodreads.
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Both Vivid and Bland | Review of ‘Blood and Salt’ (Blood and Salt, #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

“Blood and Salt” by Kim Liggett
G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Ash Larkin has been haunted by the past. A past that was never her own, a past from a time so long ago. Images of a dead girl have haunted her since she was a child. But when a ghost from the past comes for her and her mother goes missing, Ash and her twin brother must venture to Kansas to find the cult her mother once as part of in order to seal everyone’s fate and save her mother. But something darker, older, has different plans for her….

Published on September 22, 2015 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett is a young adult horror and romance novel written in a very creative way to incorporate suspense and romance into one 352-page book without weighing the book down in a convoluted mess.
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Weekly Reading List #19

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! Okay, so here’s the deal. I will be having 2 separate reading lists (if you haven’t already noticed) one featuring school reads and one reading my out of school reads. The whole reason is because there is just way to much to put it in one article and this way it will give all of us a way to differentiate the pair of them. So here we go, a start of a whole new school year with me trying to stay sane by being me and not letting myself drown in school work.

And, as always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads.
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A Seductive Taste of the Darkside | Review of ‘The Young Elites’ (The Young Elites, #1)

The Young Elites by Marie Lu:
Penguin Young Readers Group

By: Cynthia Ayala

Published on October 7, 2014 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group, The Young Elites by Marie Lu, follows Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. But the fever touched her, altered her hair color, her appearance and giving her powers beyond reason. She is the main protagonist of the novel, but not the typical hero, with darker ambitions and inhibitions, overshadowing her kind heart.
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