An Essential and Riveting Novella | Review of ‘The Young Queens’ (Three Dark Queens, #0.2)

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Book of the Month Poll – September 2017

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there people of the page! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, but as it’s another month what we have here is another poll! Woo! Let me just personally say that I am super excited by this month’s selection of books. There are about 5 books here that I am most definitely going to read. I hope you’re as excited for these upcoming ten titles as I am. Let me know by voting right here which novel should this Septembers book of the month title. Remember, the winner gets a featured book review right here on Cyn’s Workshop. You can vote by clicking this link here or by clicking the picture below. Happy voting!
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The Duality of Being Reborn | Review of ‘The Wizard Returns’ (Dorothy Must Die 0.3)

By Cynthia Ayala

The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige HarperCollins

It’s said that the Wizard left Oz in a hot air balloon. What the tales left out what that a storm knocked him off his course and into the poppy fields to sleep. Until he was woken with no memory of who he was. But when ignorance is bliss it also teaches the Wizard that being good is all about perception, and acting has always been his specialty. With the biggest danger to Oz being Dorothy Gale, the Wizard might be the key—or the final piece in Oz’s destruction.

Published March 3, 2015, by HarperCollins, The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige is the third in her short story collection that expands her take on Oz in her Dorothy Must Die series.
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Top 5 Beauty and the Beast Retelling Must-Reads

By Cynthia Ayala

Calling all Beauty and the Beast fans! The trailer dropped today on Good Morning America for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of their classic animated beauty, Beauty and the Beast. The film, set to release March 17, 2017, and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston.
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A Sad and Wonderful Tale | Review of ‘Fairest’ (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5)

By Cynthia Ayala

Fairest
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends
Image Credit: Goodreads

Before she was the Queen of Luna, she was just a princess, the forgotten daughter who would never be queen, and would go down in history as nobody. Lost and lonely, she was just a young girl, hopelessly in love with a soldier, smart and with a terrible secret. This is how she became the Evil Queen.

The bridge between Cress and Winter, Fairest is another novel in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. January 27, 2015, by Feiwel & Friends, this story tells the tale of Queen Levana, the monstrous vindictive Evil Queen of Luna. But her story builds her character and the world where she came from giving readers a fascinating look at who she was before she became how readers know her.
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Weekly Reading List #31

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. It’s funny, every Saturday I get home from work, I play with my kitten and then I pass out for a few hours. I’m just so tired after work, school and the gym, and I guess taking care of my kitten leaves me a little exhausted as well. So far, my life has been pretty good. Schools going well and I’m already in my 4th week, just 10 more to go. It seems so long and yet so short of a time span.
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Weekly Reading List #30

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! So I will be starting a new segment next Month to choose a book of the month. I don’t know if it will be books that are coming out, books I’ve already read in the past during that month or even a mixture of the two. Leave your opinions in the comments section and let me know what you think about the idea. Publishers and authors, if you’re interested, let me know!

Anyway, here is my weekly reading list, and again, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading!
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