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Beautifully, Wondrously, Heartbreaking | Review of ‘Heartless’


By Cynthia Ayala

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends
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All Catherine wants is to be a baker and open a shop as the best baker in all of Wonderland. But at the time when the King is expected to propose to her, Cath meets Jest, the Kings new mysterious court Jester. Soon her curiosity blossoms into love and at the risk of upsetting her parents and the King, the pair enter into a secret courtship. But fate is a fickle thing, a dangerous thing that may tear Cath, and all of Wonderland, apart.

Published November 8, 2016, by Feiwel & Friends, Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a standalone novel that takes gives readers a fantastical new retelling on the origins of Lewis Carroll’s famed Queen of Hearts.
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Weekly Reading List #83


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I’ve finally found time to read! Yay! And I’ve found time to write and edit my novel. I’ve also even squeezed in some time for video games. All fun and games to balance out my word days. So check out my new reading list and see if anything here tickles your fancy as it tickles mine.

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1. Dream Dark (Beautiful Creatures 2,5)

by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

“When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning…

Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won’t be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin — it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.\

In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners witness Link’s heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.”

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2. Heartless

by Marissa Meyer

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

3. Mortal Heart (Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories #1)

by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

“Everyone in Gatlin has a story…

Before she met and married Mitchell Wate, the beautiful and brilliant Lila Jane Evers was an honors student at Duke University. Studying late into the night in the rare books library, she is captivated by a single line of text on an old piece of parchment: “In the Light there is Dark, and in the Dark there is Light.”

What can it mean?

Then one night, Lila Jane meets a mysterious young man who may have the answer. His name is Macon Ravenwood, and for every secret he reveals, he is hiding another. With Macon’s help, Lila Jane uncovers the wonders of the Caster world–the Light and the Dark. But a romance between the Incubus who is fighting his own dark side and this fiercely independent Mortal is doomed from the start. The closer Lila Jane and Macon become, the more her life is in danger.

Discover the unforgettable and untold story of how Lila and Macon fell in love in this all-new Beautiful Creatures novella from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.”

*Disclaimer: All synopsis are provided by Goodreads.

Weekly Reading List #82


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and day. So much to do and so little time for everything that I need to do. But as a reader, I must read, so check out this latest reading list and see where it takes me. I’m already halfway through Blood of the Cosmos, but as it’s a 600+ page book, it’s going to take me a little bit to read with everything else going on in my life. But here’s what’s following it! Happy reading!
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Book of the Month Poll – November 2016


By Cynthia Ayala

Another month means another poll to select the book of the month for November. Just click on the books below to check out what these novels are all about and you can leave your vote in the comments section or you can vote here on Pollcaster or by clicking the picture below. The winner will get a featured book review here on my website. Happy voting!
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A Dynamic and Rich Novel | Review of ‘Heartless’ (PLL, #7)


By: Cynthia Ayala

The seventh installment in the Pretty Little Liars series, Heartless takes these girls out of the fire to put them in the lions den separating them as they investigate who really murdered their old friend Ali.  A suspenseful page turner, Sara Shepard delivers another great addition to her Pretty Little Liars saga.
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A Dynamic And Rich Novel | Review of ‘Heartless’ (PLL, #7) – Emertainment Monthly


By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

‘Heartless’ continues the thrilling story of four young girls being stalked by a mysterious assailant breathing life into the young adult genre as it combines mystery/thriller with a coming-of-age story. Continue reading A Dynamic And Rich Novel | Review of ‘Heartless’ (PLL, #7) – Emertainment Monthly

Weekly Reading List #5


By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I know, once again it’s been a while since I’ve made a note on what to read as of late, but it’s been pretty hectic here. I’m in Florida looking for apartments in Boston so that I can return to school. I have work and I had to do a total reset on my computer which put me a full day behind in all my writing and my work. It’s been a bit difficult, but I’m back on track here. I hope everyone here is having a great day and had a wonderful weekend.
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Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix Teases Kingdom Hearts 3


By: Cynthia Ayala

Since the new trailer has been released for the HD re-mastered version revealing footage for the next installment in the Kingdom Hearts. Kingdom Hearts 3, the next anticipated game in the series and for all us fans out there, more has been revealed about the upcoming game.
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KINGDOM HEARTS 3D -Special Trailer-


Special Trailer w/ added cut scenes and walkthroughs 🙂

Kingdom Hearts 3D Trailer [Dream Drop Distance]


The intro to the game. So epic!!!