Thrilling and Addictive | Review of ‘Poison’s Kiss’ (Poisons Kiss #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Poison’s Kiss by Breena Shields
Penguin Readers for Young Readers
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“Miranda has kissed a dozen boys. They all die afterward. It’s a miserable death, but being a visha kanya, a poison maiden is what she was created to do. Miranda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon. Until now, the men she as ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she’s really working for. And that is a threat that once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose. This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based on Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” —Goodreads

Published January 10, 2017, by Random House Books for Young Readers Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields combines folklore with fantasy young adults. Continue reading “Thrilling and Addictive | Review of ‘Poison’s Kiss’ (Poisons Kiss #1)”

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Weekly Reading List #106

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is doing well. I’m doing very well, catching up on all my reading, breathing freely, having fun. Not much in the life of my other than my reading fever as my fiancé likes to call it. So here’s you go, my new reading list. And again, don’t forget to share your thoughts on these books, if you’ve read them or haven’t, what you think about them. Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading List #105

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! So, I survived Hurricane Irma unscathed. In fact, I was one of the lucky one in South FL that didn’t lose power. I did lose internet though, got it back on Monday making me able to post the book reviews that I had so much time to catch up on. As well as all the reading! Woo reading. And on that note, here is my latest weekly reading list. If you’ve read it let me know what you think about it. If you haven’t and are on the fence, stay tuned for book reviews that will quickly follow.

Happy reading!
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A Bad Romance | Review of ‘Aris Returns’ (Infinity Diaries Trilogy #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Aris Returns by Devin Morgan
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Sarah Hagan has been through the ringer. After her divorce and a turn at a self-involved attorney, she has given up on romance and love. That is until Carlos enters her life. But as he’s her patient, he’s untouchable, leaving her with dreams both terrifying and exciting. But there’s more to Carlos. As she regresses him with hypnotherapy, she discovers an unusual presence, an alter ego that claims to be a phantom vampire. Who is Aris and what does he mean to Sarah?

Published October 30, 2012, by BroadLit, Aris Returns by Devin Morgan is the first in her paranormal romance Infinity Diaries Trilogy. Continue reading “A Bad Romance | Review of ‘Aris Returns’ (Infinity Diaries Trilogy #1)”

Weekly Reading List #78

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey, there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I’m still trying to catch up on my reading and my writing, but, more importantly, my book which is slated for publication this coming August. It’s approaching fast, especially if I want to send out advanced copies in May-June. Man do I need more time. But all work and no play is never fun and this week I have been enjoying some 10th Kingdom! Woo!

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Check out these titles and see if they tickle your fancy or should be added to your To-Read list.
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Truly Unique and Captivating | Review of ‘Zodiac’ (Zodiac #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Zodiac by Romina Russell Razorbill Image Credit: Goodreads
Zodiac by Romina Russell
Razorbill
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Once upon a time, there were once 13 houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now there are only 12. The thirteen house thought to be a legend, the boogeyman. But in a tragic accident that kills millions, Rhoma Grace has discovered that the Thirteenth house has a name and has come back from the darkest depth of the universe to destroy the Houses of the Zodiac.

Published December 9, 2014, by Razorbill, Zodiac by Romina Russell is the first in her sci-fi young adult series that takes astrology to the next intergalactic level.
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Questionably Enthralling | Review of ‘Nemesis’ (Project Nemesis #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs Image Credit: Goodreads
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
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Ever since Min was eight she has been hunted on her birthdays only to awaken in an empty filed far from home. But the last time was different. Thought to be crazy, Min challenges those around her. Then Noah opens up to her. Part of the popular crowd, Noah and Min don’t seem to have much in common, except for the fact that they share a birthday…and a death. Together, once their home comes under attack they try to put together the pieces of what’s been going on and what Project Nemesis means for them and their futures.

Published March 21, 2017, by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Nemesis by Brendan Reichs is a young adult thriller that combines elements from Orphan Black and Lord of the Flies to make a riveting read full of tension and daring for the audiences of any age.
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Riveting Mystery Full of Twists & Turns | Review of ‘Gilt Hollow’

By Cynthia Ayala

Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon Image Credit: Goodreads
Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon
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Willow’s best friend was sentenced to juvie for murder for four years. Now he’s back. Innocent of the crime he is determined to find out who framed him for murder and why. But now that he’s back, Willow’s life is now in danger and they must repair the bridge between them to save themselves and fix the past.

Published September 27, 2017 by Blink, Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon is a contemporary young adult mystery that dealing with a teen wrongfully convicted of murder and the friendships that suffered because of it.
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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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