Punkish Minus the Attitude | Review of ‘Legacies Reborn’ (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #13)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘Legacies Reborn’ by Pittacus Lore HarperCollins

Daniela didn’t believe in aliens. When the Mogadorians attacked, it was just some hoax to her, a hoax with amazing special effects. And then they came, marching down the streets, attacking her home and destroying everything she ever loved. Alone and scared with scary new powers, Daniela is on the hunt to find and save her mother. But when she comes face-to-face with Number Four, she has a choice: run and hide, or fight.

Published November 24, 2015 by HarperCollins, Legacies Reborn is the thirteenth novel in the young adult science fiction Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files novella series by Pittacus Lore.
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Nothing New | Review of ‘The Guard’ (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #12)

By Cynthia Ayala

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The Guard by Pittacus Lore
HarperCollins

Lexa is alone on Earth, and after the Mogs invaded her hideaway and murdered her friend, Lexa is on a quest for revenge. But as a smart hacker, she knows that she can’t take them on alone. So she hunts down the ship that brought down the Garde. There’s just one problem: it’s in Dulce, New Mexico, under government lock and key. On a journey of her own, Lexa makes new allies and enemies and discovers just how big the war really is and what her part to play in it is.

The twelfth novel in the Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files novella series by Pittacus Lore, The Guard, published by HarperCollins is more of the same and nothing new as it follows Lexa on her living as a hacker and as the shadowy figure known as GUARD. Continue reading “Nothing New | Review of ‘The Guard’ (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #12)”

World Building All On Its Own | Review of ‘The Navigator’ (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #11)

By Cynthia Ayala

The Navigator by Pittacus Lore HarperCollins

Lexa was never part of the Elders’ grand plan in evacuating the Garde and sending them to Earth. But when the Mogadorians came, destroying her world around her, an ally rescued her, giving her the chance to save herself and others with her piloting expertise. Lexa was the key no one knew about, saving her friend, a pack of Chimæra and a Cêpan named Crayton who had the tenth Garde Ella, tucked away in his arms. But the darkness followed them on their journey to Earth and their journey was met with sorrow and heartache, leaving Lexa all alone.

Published as an ebook on April 21, 2015 by HarperCollins, The Navigator is the 11 novella in the Lorien Legacies: Lose Files series that takes minor characters within the series and blows up their backstories in quick burst.
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Weekly Reading List #26

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! So I am almost done with this semester. Woohoo! I’m so excited to go back home, hug my mom and kitties and kiss my fiancé. Also, I’m looking forward to actually having some me to write and read. I don’t get a lot of time to do that unfortunately but I will be doing that for three weeks….when I’m not working at the movie theater dealing with a bunch of customers who are unhappy with their seating arrangements with Star Wars. Yeah, that’s gonna be fun, I know it. Anyway, I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend and such. I will be spending this weekend working on papers! Woo! (not really) but so far this semester is going good, now I just need to finish it with a bang and pass my classes.

Anyway, here’s what’s on my reading schedule for the next week. As always synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.com. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #26”

Weekly Reading List #25

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. The Fall Semester is almost over and Thanksgiving is upon us. I’m spending Thanksgiving with my friends when I’d rather spend it with my mom and kitties and my amazing fiancé. Heck, I’d even love to spend it with my coworkers at Regal Oakwood 18. I can’t wait to get back home and curl up with my kitties and just relax. Take a break and read, write and relax.

But anyway, I hope everyone has an amazing week, and if you’re going to be snuggled up against the couch with a good book, here are some options to keep you entertained. (All synopsis provided by Goodreads.) Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #25”

Weekly Reading List #24

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. It’s been a tiring week. I mean just exhausting. Not even physically exhausting because I had a day off and I’ve been procrastinating finishing this paper so that I can pull another one out of my tushie by Friday of next week. I’m just so tired, I haven’t slept straight through the night in a week and I’ve been getting these awful headaches that are so inhibiting. Ugh, these two papers are not my finest work but I’m just gonna have to make it work.

So that’s what’s been going on in my life. I hope everyone is getting a long better than moi. I really miss my cat, Mr. J, and my fiancé. God, I miss sleeping in and reading, and writing. I can’t wait to be done with school. Just four weeks left in the semester and I’m golden. I can breath, relax and just take a breather. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #24”

Weekly Reading List #22

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! I hope that everyone had a wonderful week. I spent the week stress-writing a paper that I’m sure is going to get an F. God, I can’t believe I am hoping for a D. Research papers have always been my weak link.

But enough about that, I’m sure none of you readers want to hear about my writing struggles. Anyway, here are the books I have listed on my to-read for the upcoming week. I just finished reading The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies, #6) so I thought I would follow up with the Lorien Legacies novella to kick off my next week.

As always, all synopsis are provided via Goodreads. Happy reading folks. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #22”

A Book Only Fans Could Love | Review of ‘Dangerous Dream’ (Dangerous Creatures, #0.5) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

DangerousDream-174x131Dangerous Dream is the new novella from the Dangerous Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Published on December 17, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, this young adult fantasy novel follows the Dark Caster Ridley as she finds herself in a bit of trouble of her own making[…] Continue reading “A Book Only Fans Could Love | Review of ‘Dangerous Dream’ (Dangerous Creatures, #0.5) – Emertainment Monthly”

A Book Only Fans Could Love | Review of ‘Dangerous Dream’ (Dangerous Creatures, #0.5)

‘Dangerous Dream’ by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

By: Cynthia Ayala

They’re finally graduating! But a simple graduation soon ends in disaster when Dark Castor Ridley makes an appearance. And when Link makes a (love)ly declaration, things take a turn for the worst. Angry and hurt, Ridley travels the world in order to push a certain Linkubus out of her mind. And when she is caught in New York City, she becomes entangled in a dangerous underground Caster game where the stakes are higher than ever.
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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”