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The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars “More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.- ADVERTISING – continue reading below – As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood.…

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Life After E.L.E. by J.C. Morrows

“Extinction Level Event (E.L.E.): An event where all species on the planet can become extinct. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –- ADVERTISING – continue reading below – Rule#1: Be inside the gates before sunset. Eve was born inside the caves. She was taught that rule – and many others – before she could walk. It should be the easiest thing in the world for her to remember. But life is not always simple.…

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Goldheart by Kenley Davidson

In this re-telling of “Rumplestiltskin,” a timid young woman must confront her deepest fears if she is to escape the chilling consequences of her father’s secrets… Elaine Westover is a talented artist, but for much of her life she has hidden from the world. Now, jilted by her fiancé and left penniless by her father’s death, Elaine is desperate to resolve her financial difficulties and save her family home. Despite a deep fear of strangers, she feels she has no choice but to take up a public career as a painter of portraits.- ADVERTISING – continue reading below – When…

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The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is not a happy story. It is more melancholy than anything; in truth, it would be better titled The Broken Ones. But it is beautiful. It brought to mind the characters and atmosphere of The Night Circus, one of my all-time favorite books. This book is literary fiction at its finest. Stirring, with incredible depth, and impossibly real characters. I was blown away again and again by themes in this book:- ADVERTISING – continue reading below – Love, both lost and found Betrayal Bitterness Idolatry Self-centeredness Forgiveness These are only a few of the themes it explores. In fact,…

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The Heart of Arcrea

The Heart of Arcrea

‘ “He who discovers the heart of Arcrea and joins the hands of the seven regions will be king.” Set during a forgotten age of kings and queens, knights and nobles, wise-men and warlords, The Heart of Arcrea follows the story of Druet the blacksmith, who, hoping to free his father from an unjust imprisonment, sets out on a quest that will solve an ancient riddle and crown a man as Arcrea’s first king. A host of memorable characters join Druet on his mission of justice, but opposition quickly rises to test their level of commitment and their faith in…

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The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess

Before I begin, let me tell you that I am an avid fan of Sophie Kinsella, of the Shopaholic fame. I’ve read (and loved) almost all of the titles from that series and I was very excited when I stumbled upon “The Undomestic Goddess”. Similar to her previous writings, Sophie Kinsella has kept a comic undertone throughout the story even when describing some serious dilemmas.

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The Princess Bride

Rating: 5 Stars Age Recommendation: 15+- ADVERTISING – continue reading below – Warnings: Violence, Character Death, Torture Genres: Fantasy, Action and Adventure, Romance, Fiction Pages: 450 (Compact hardback version) “Now a great fool,” he began, “would place the poison in his own goblet, because he would know that only another great fool would reach first for what he was given. I am clearly not a great fool, so I will clearly not reach for your wine.” “That’s your final choice?” “No. Because you knew I was not a great fool, so you would know that I would never fall for…

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