Review of ‘Into the Hourglass’

The second novel in the Evermore Chronicles, Into the Hourglass an fast-paced adventure that keeps the reader on their toes. Continue reading Review of ‘Into the Hourglass’

Book of the Month Poll – November 2017

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. It’s finally October!!! Woo!! Favorite time of the year. Did you know that in 1 year I will be getting married? Yup, on Halloween. It’s going to be Spooktacular. No my dress will not be black. But it will certainly be unique. But that’s all beside the point. A new month means a new list of book releases. Which means I need your help to choose the next winner of the book of the month for November. So check out the ten titles listed below and vote for your favorite. If there isn’t a book on the list that you think deserves to be on the survey you can fill in your own. Remember, the winner gets a featured book review right here (and all my various social media platforms, Goodreads and Amazon). Vote by clicking this link here or by clicking on the image below. Happy voting!
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A Bogged Down Fantasy | Review of ‘The Waking Fire’ (The Draconis Memoria #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan
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The blood of drakes offers powers and abilities to those considered blood-blessed. Out there lies a drake with untapped power, bringing an unregistered blood-blessed into the control of a powerful blood-blessed syndicate who seek to use him and hunt down the mythical white drake. But with empires clashing together and the drakes rising out of the depth with anger and hatred, these characters will discover that they may be the only thing that stands between humanity and destruction.

Published on July 7, 2016, by Orbit, The Waking Fire by acclaimed author Anthony Ryan is the first in his fantasy series The Draconis Memoria.
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Vividly Written and Addicting | Review of ‘Paper and Fire’ (The Great Library #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
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The Great Library controls knowledge around the world with an iron first with ruthlessness where books are everything and life means nothing. For Jess Brightwell, he knows this too well. After surviving his introduction, losing his best friend and love of his life, he strives to fight for what it right. Banding together with his friends, hunted by automata, he is forced to flee Alexandria, but London is no safer. Secrets come to life, and the path to the Library’s ultimate destruction has been set. Jess and his friends just need to survive it.

Published on July 5, 2016, by NAL, Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine, The second novel in the young adult fantasy series, The Great Library, follows Jess Brightwell as he deals with the aftermath of his friend’s death and the power of the Great Library of Alexandria.
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Weekly Reading List #50

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers, I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. You know, as busy as I was this weekend I actually managed to read two books. Woo! The South Florida SuperCon was tons of fun, but man was I exhausted when it was over. My legs hurt from all the walking, but I met a ton of people, people I’m fans of and took a bunch of pictures you’ve already seen on Instagram. I met Claudia Gray, Kevin J. Anderson, Tony Bedard, Walter Koenig and the great Henry Winkler who just so happens went to my college (Emerson College) and hugged me 4 times, including giving me a kiss on my cheek. Yeah, it was awesome. But anyway, since I read two books this weekend and I’m already halfway through another, here’s my weekly reading list for this week. Happy reading! Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #50”