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Captivating from Beginning to End | Review of ‘Out of the Shadows’ (Shadowlands #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

Out of the Shadows by Ashlee Nicole Bye
Huntuzie Press
Image Credit: Ashlee Nicole Bye

Death. So delicately controlled by reapers of The Order of Dark and Light, is being threatened by an ancient enemy, and in the hidden streets of the Shadowlands, no one is safe while darkness and light struggle against an enemy of power. For Sachi, it’s even harder. Following the death of her friend, Sachi has not been able to cope, especially once she sees him alive again, battling against a Reaper with the keys to her heart. Sachi shouldn’t be able to see them at all, the dead and mystical. She wants answers and is willing to do whatever it takes to get them. Even die…

Published May 4, 2017, by Huntuzie Press, Out of the Shadows
by Ashlee Nicole Bye is her debut novel following mystical elements familiar to young readers who read The Mortal Instruments.
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Weekly Reading List #91


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. So it looks like I might have to take some time off from blogging. I have all these books, 2 are ARC’s and 2 are library books all set to expire in the next few weeks. Here’s hoping I’m able to get to them all. Man or man do I need a time-turner or what. Anyway, here’s hoping I don’t need to take time off for my reading. Although, I do love reading….
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Weekly Reading List #90


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Haven’t had much time to read or edit this past week so I’ve fallen behind just a bit. But nothing to worry about, I’ll always find time to read, even if it’s only 20 pages a day. And I’ll always find some time to edit my novel. Anyway, see my weekly reading list right here. Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading Post #89


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It’s been a nice week. I had four days off from work but then I worked all weekend, which is fair, and I don’t mind working the weekends, there’s more energy on the weekends. It’s crazy sure, but time also just flies by. Been working on my business plan with my mom for “Dragin Pub House”. Can’t reveal everything about it but the title is a pun. I have quite the affinity for puns. Anyway, since it’s been pretty easy going of late (minus the bouts of insomnia) I’ve been able to catch up on my reading, editing, and writing. Love it! So check out this week’s reading list. Hope something catches your eye here, Happy reading.
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Book of the Month Poll – July 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Another month’s means another poll for you to cast your votes and choose the book of the month for July. So check out these titles below and vote for your favorite upcoming title, author or book cover. Oh, and don’t forget to check out this month’s winner. Remember, the winner will get a featured book review. Vote here on Qzzr or by clicking the link below.
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Powerful and Mystifying | Review of ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)


By Cynthia Ayala

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Image Credit: Goodreads

Feyre survived Amarantha, she broke her curse over the Fae, but the cost was high. Now she’s a High Fae, but her soul and heart will always be human, and the terrors she was forced to inflict, haunt her daily. And the day of her wedding, Rhysand whisks her away, as part of their bargain. Now Feyre must navigate through the Night Court, discovering the light in the darkness and in Rhysand. With a war on the horizon, enemies and friends must pull together, and Feyre must master her new gifts and be the hero once again—if the darkness doesn’t threaten to kill her first.

Published May 3, 2016, by Bloomsbury USA Children’s A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas is the second in her YA fantasy Court of Thorns and Roses series.
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A Winning Combo of Thievery and Fantasy | Review of ‘Six of Crows’ (Six of Crows #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Henry Holt and Company
Image Credit: Goodreads

Kaz Brekker, criminal prodigy has just been offered a job, a dangerous heist that would mean wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Should be a piece of cake, all they have to do is break into an impenetrable prison, retrieve a hostage and live long enough to claim the reward. With a crew full of some of the most desperate and dangerous criminals, what could possibly go wrong?

Published September 29, 2015, by Henry Holt and Company, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is a young adult fantasy about six thieves challenged by one incredible heist.
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Weekly Reading List #88


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day. It’s been easygoing lately. I’ve postponed the publication of my book by a year because quality matters and I feel like I’m rushing so taking a step back taking my time. I want this novel to be good, I want it to connect to my readers. So while I’m working on my novel, taking my time, I’ll also be here on y blog catching up on my reading and my reviews. So here’s my weekly reading list, happy reading!
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Weekly Reading List #87


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! Guess who is finally a graduate of Emerson College! This girl! Boy was it cold, and wet, lots of rain in Boston this past weekend. My mom and grandmother took so many pictures of me and Dennis Lehane was my commencement speaker, which was super cool btw. Anyway, it was tons of fun I just wished my uncle, aunt and fiancé had been there with me, but I’ll see them soon enough. On the bright side on the 21-hour drive I took back home with my mom (because we were moving furniture back to FL from BOS) I got a lot of reading done. So check out this week’s reading list. Happy reading!
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Book of the Month – May 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

The voters have spoken! I’m gonna say I am only a little surprised that it wasn’t more of a close call, given the books coming out this month, but you guys voted so here you have it, this month’s winner of the Book of the Month title, which will include a feature book review is none other than A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. Congrats! Check out what it’s all about right here.
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