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Weekly Reading List #100


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there people of the page. So I’m still a little sick (I don’t know if I let you all know I was sick). But that doesn’t mean that I am bed ridden. I’ve been sleeping in a little longer and getting some bad headaches. Still working hard and reading lots, but at a slower pace. But I’m still here and I’m still working hard and reading. Of course, I’m always reading and writing. So check out this week’s reading list and see if any of these titles are worthy of your reading list. Of if you’ve already read a title here, let me know what you thought about it.
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The Queen is Rising | Review of ‘Blood of Wonderland’ (Queen of Hearts Saga #2)


By Cynthia Ayala

Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes
HarperTeen
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“Dinah has been exiled from Wonderland. The vicious father she always feared has framed her for the brutal murder of her brother and turned the kingdom against her.  Now hiding in the lush and mysterious Twisted Wood with only her war steed at her side, Dinah is faced with a choice. She could leave Wonderland forever or return and fight her father for her throne—a fight she knows would only result in bloodshed. But before Dinah can lead her people into combat, she must confront certain truths about her heart and her destiny—no matter how dark those truths may be. Revolution is rising in Wonderland. Dinah’s battle has begun.” —Goodreads

Published January 31, 2017, by HarperTeen Blood of Wonderland
by Colleen Oakes is the second novel in her Wonderland retelling that brings new life to the Queen of Wonderland.
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Weekly Reading List #99


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there, people of the page, I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. Busy, busy, weekend for me, Closing, every night at the movie theater, think about how busy it was. But other than that, it was a fun exciting weekend for this reader. Got some reading done, got some writing done. All in all, everything is pretty much the same. So check out this week’s reading list and see what I’m reading. What are you reading this week? Share your thoughts below.
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Weekly Reading List #98


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and weekend. It’s just been busy, busy, for me. But I’ve been making room for reading and editing and I’m almost done editing my book! Woo! In any case, I’m just happy that I’m not behind in everything anymore. So check out this week’s reading list. Happy reading!
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Book of the Month – August 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers and voters! There was a big turnout this month, a lot of books in the running to be the next book of the month. And judging by these titles August looks like it’s going to be an exciting month where books are concerned. But as it is there can only be one winner. So here you have it folks, let’s give a round of applause to Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell, the final novel in the Zodiac Quartet. Woo!

Thirteen Rising (Zodiac #4)

by Romina Russell

Romina Russell’s epic sci-fi fantasy series reaches its breathtaking conclusion with this fourth and final novel.

The master has been unmasked. Rho’s world has been turned upside down. With her loved ones in peril and all the stars set against her, can the young Guardian from House Cancer muster the strength to keep fighting? Or has she finally found her match in a master whose ambition to rule knows no limits?

Product Details:

Pub Date: Aug. 29, 2017

Page count: 350pp

Age Range: 15 & Over

ISBN: 978-0-4484-9355-8

Publisher: Razorbill

List Price:  $18.99

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Teenage Angst…Sort Of | Review of ‘Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging’ (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison HarperTeen Image Credit: Goodreads
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
HarperTeen
Image Credit: Goodreads

Being a teenager is hard. There are boys to kiss, facials to work on, and in Georgia’s case, a little sister who latches to her side and room and a wild cat, Angus, who terrorizes everyone who isn’t her. Filled to the brim with a bottomless pit of teenage angst, this teenage journal is far from the perfect teenage dream for this one British teenager.

Published January 1, 1999, by HarperTeen, Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, is the first in her YA realistic fiction series, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, in the form of diary confessionals.
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The East Side Matures | Review of ‘I Will Always Love You’ (Gossip Girl #12)


By Cynthia Ayala

I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar Poppy
I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar
Poppy

“Blair, Serena, Nate, Dan, and Vanessa went off to live their lives. Now they’re coming home for the holidays. A lot can change in a few months… but some things never do. 

It finally happened: we went to college. We started over. No one knows who we’ve coveted, what we scored on the SATs, where our parents live, or when we became debaucherous. We’ve learned new things, made new friends, and maybe even met the loves of our lives. We’ve changed. Or at least, some of us have. But old habits are hard to break-especially when faced with your former besties and former flames. With everyone back in the city for the holidays, this break is guaranteed to be filled with makeups, breakups, and shakeups. Lucky for you, I’m here to report all the scandal as it happens. Let the games begin!

You know you love me,
gossip girl”*

Published November 3rd 2009 by Poppy, I Will Always Love You by Cecily von Ziegesar is the final novel in the bestselling young adult Gossip Girl series surrounding Blair, Serena, Nate, Vanessa and Dan.
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A Riveting Paranormal Experience | Review of ‘Endless’ (Shadowlands #3)


By Cynthia Ayala

Endless by Kate Brian Disney-Hyperion
Endless by Kate Brian
Disney-Hyperion

After the loss of her father and a betrayal like no other, Rory is beside herself with grief and anger, hunting for the man she thought she loved, the man she thought loved her. But now Rory’s love for her family is put to the test, and she is ready to make the trip to the Shadowlands and back.

Published July 22, 2014, by Disney-Hyperion, Endless by Kate Brian is the third and final novel in her young adult paranormal series Shadowlands that deals with life after death.
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Weekly Reading List #69


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a great week. I’m back in sunny South Florida. Brightside, with my kitties and my fiancé. Downside, I’m working today and I want to take a moment to remind everyone of something. If you’re going to the movies on Christmas please take into account that everyone working at the movie theater is away from their families, working to provide the best service that we can. But remember, we’re going to get slammed, just take that into account that we can only go as fast as possible and are serving a large number of guests. We’re doing the best we can. So please be patient and please be respectful, please remember to have the Christmas spirit and remember many of us are working long shifts with no breaks and are away from our families. As someone who had popcorn thrown on her, on Christmas, it’s not fun.

Anyway, since some breaks exits, check out my weekly reading list to help me end my long exhausting days.
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Weekly Reading List #68


By Cynthia Ayala

Man oh man, I’m leaving soon. It’s wild stuff going on here. I’m going to turn in my FINAL paper soon and let me tell you, I have done nothing but stress about it because it’s my final paper, my final ever paper. Talk about crazy stuff. I’m so close to the finish line, so close to the ending of school. God I’m relieved. Sometimes I feel like going to college just put my life on hold, it did, but without the knowledge I gained I wouldn’t be able to do the things I’ve always wanted.

Honestly, the only thing that has kept me sane is the out of class reading that I did for class because I’m not one of those people who drowns in school work. I can’t be that person, it’s too stressful and then I don’t feel like I’ve done my best.

Anyway, since school is wrapping up, check out this weekly reading list right here.
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