Profound and Powerful Writing | Review of ‘Lord of Shadows’ (The Dark Artifices #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Emma and Julian are in love, but the love between parabatai is the one law in the Shadowhunters that cannot ever be broken. Their only chance at happiness is finding the Black Volume of the Dead and the help of the Seelie Queen. There is a chance for the Cold Peace to end, but the dangers that lurk, the enemies are within the Shadowhunters ranks, where fear has bred hatred for the Downworlders. Emma and Julian must put their feelings aside, hunt for Annabel Blackburn before the Unseelie King gets his hands on her first.

Published May 23, 2017, by Margaret K. McElderry Books Lord of Shadows
by Cassandra Clare is the second novel in her young adult Dark Artifices series that offers readers a sophisticated plot coupled with charismatic, complex characters.
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Weekly Reading List #92

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a great week. So as it stands, I’ve become quite lazy so I’ve decided to try to mix things up…and maybe put myself on some sort of normal sleep schedule which is going to be a little hard since I work nights. Not complaining, I like working nights, the energy at work may be hectic but at least it gets my blood pumping and time flies by. But I’ve decided I’m going to make a change, work out 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s, get up earlier, clean my room, have my cup of coffee, and then dedicate my morning to cleaning and reading before working out and working on my reviews and such. I’m hoping this change is going to make me more productive, energy building is supposed to do that right? I’m also hoping this is going to offer me a chance to focus on my reading and my writing, giving me more energy to do the things I love to do.

Anyway, that’s enough about me, here’s my reading list. Man, I’m so behind. See why I need more time?
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Unbreakable Character Development | Review of ‘Unblemished’ (Unblemished #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Unblemished is Sara Ella
Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins
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Embarrassed by her birthmark, Eilyana has kept to herself. But after the death of her mother, Eilyana discovers that there is more to her birthmark, and that her world is not the only world, and her the power in her mark may be the only thing that can save the people she cares about. But there’s a cost to her power, one she might not be ready for.

Published on October 11, 2016, by Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins, Unblemished is Sara Ella’s debut novel, the first in a new young adult series, that follows one insecure girl as she becomes an unlikely heroine.
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Weekly Reading List #75

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. My sleep schedule is so out of whack, but then again, when you work both mornings and nights, it’s bound to happen. At least I can use those sleepless nights to catch up on my reading and writing. Oh and my editing.

But in other news, check out this week’s reading list and happy reading!
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An Intense Grounder | Review of ‘The 100’ (The Hundred #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

‘The 100’ by Kass Morgan
Little, Brown and Company
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It’s been centuries since people have set on Earth. But now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent to Earth for one mission: to see if Earth is habitable and recolonize it if so. This is their second and only chance of survival. But for some of them, this is more than just a chance to be free of their prison in Space, it’s their chance to make up for their own mistakes and start anew.

Published on September 3, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company, The 100 is the first novel in the young adult sci-fi Hundred series by Kass Morgan.
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