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Burn for Burn Series | Book Review

WHAT EVEN I CAN’T. Read this and share my pain.

Burn for Burn Trilogy by Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han

Book 1: Burn for Burn

Book 2: Fire with Fire

Book 3: Ashes to Ashes

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Rebel Belle | Review

Unique, sassy, and southern!

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

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Published  by Putnam Juvenile on April 8th, 2014.

Pages: 345

Format: Hardcover

Source: Purchased

Buy it here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookstore!


Summary from Goodreads:

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.


Well, first of all, this book is in the south. I’m in the south! So I was initially very excited to read this book because YA is mostly based in the northern states *sigh*. This book had so much sass and it was amazing!
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Ruin and Rising | Review

SO SO SO SO AMAZING!

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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Published by Henry Holt and Co. on June 17th, 2014

Pages: 417

Format: Hardcover

Source: Purchased


Summary from Goodreads:

The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.


 

my review!

First off, I ned to make it clear that I generally strongly dislike high fantasy. I just don’t like books that don’t have electronics or cars. That said, I LOVED that Shadow and Bone series.

Leigh Bardugo is amazing. She creates a world that feels so real and unique.

So, this book is the third book in the Shadow and Bone series. Read the first two books before you read Ruin and Rising (obviously)! I am trying to make this spoiler free, but there may be the occasional tiny spoiler for Shadow and Bone or Siege and Storm.

Ruin and Rising begins a few months after Siege and Storm left off. Alina is in in the underground tunnels under strict scrutiny of the Apparat. Alaina is very weak from events that occurred at the end of Siege and Storm. She cannot summon her powers underground, because she controls sunlight, and there is none.

Alina soon escaped with other Grisha, or those with power over the elements, and her best friend Mal, with whom she has a complicated relationship.

The group of about ten travels until they run in to the lovely Prince Nikolai. Dramatic things happen henceforth that are awesome but

Alina. She was an amazing heroine. She progresses to where she did something that was immensely terrible for her to save others. She puts aside her wants and needs to do what is right for others. She is super powerful and AWESOME. She is the one and only sun summoner which means that she can control sunlight and do AWESOME things with it.

The Darkling. HOW DO PEOPLE LIKE HIM?!

He is NOTHING but evil and darkness. Sure he’s hot or something but HE IS THE ULTIMATE VILLAIN. NO JUST NO. He was even more evil in this book. He makes me sick to my stomach. He can control darkness. He and Alina have a connection because of how powerful they both are.

Nikolai. He was awesome and sassy! He would be an amazing King. His heart is true and he is kind and loyal. He is one of my favorite characters ever. But, I never like him and Alina together because….

MAL MAL MAL MAL MAL. I LOVE MAL! I have since the first time he was introduced. I have shipped him and Alaina the whole entire time. He’s so loyal and completely ignored his wants so Alina could reach her full potential. So, basically,

THE NEAR END OF THIS BOOK HAD ME LIKE

BUT READ IT SO MUCH READ READ THIS READ IT READ IT NOW!

Totally unique world I will so be reading the new series that will be in the Grisha universe!

READ IT.

Your favorite fangirl,

Sarah!

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer | Review

This is in my all time top five books!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

13547135Published by Simon & Schuster on September 27th, 2011

Pages: 452

Format: Paperback

Source: Purchased

Buy the ebook on Amazon here for only $1.99 for a short time! Super cheap! Do it!


 

Summary from Goodreads:

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.


My review!

I love the Mara Dyer series with a passion. I read the books last year but they were so good that I feel the need to recommend them to every reader I encounter. Read the rest of this entry

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