The Heroes of Olympus Book 2: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

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Synopsis:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.”

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HEY DOORMAN VIII: True Tales of an Uncommon Bouncer in Los Angeles by John P. Kildemm

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Synopsis:

“SEX — VIOLENCE — TRUMP Eight true tales from your wittiest bouncer’s, wittiest bouncer

Mister Kildemm chronicles the night life in the City of Angels as only he can, in the fourth installment of, Hey Doorman. But this time with a biting political edge working in cahoots with his always hilarious edge. That’s two edges people. TWO.

As Jerry Seinfeld once said, “I’m sure he’s having a good laugh over this with his doorman buddies.”

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Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky

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Synopsis

“FOUR STRANGERS WITH GIFTS

THEY DON”T UNDERSTAND.

A WORLD FALLING INTO DARKNESS.

THIS IS HARBINGERS.

You’re invited on a journey of suspense and the supernatural as four of your favorite bestselling authors team up for a unique series.

From the minds of Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky, Invitation compiles the first four episodes of Harbingers, each of following a different character.

BRENDA-the street-hustling tattoo artist who sees images of the future

THE PROFESSOR-the atheist ex-priest ruled by logic

ANDI-the professor’s brilliant but geeky assistant who sees inexplicable patterns

TANK- the naive, big-heated jock with a surprising connection to a healing power

Brought together for the first time in “The Call,” the four soon realize pockets of darkness are emerging throughout the world. Whether it involves a mysterious house, the explainable death of animals around the world, or an otherworldly little girl, each puzzle they solve brings them closer to the ultimate explanation of what’s happening. But will they discover the truth in time?”

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Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl

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Synopsis

“WHEN IT COMES TO MY FAMILY,

AND MY SHOW AND MY LIFE,

I THINK IT’S TIME TO

RENEGOTIATE MY CONTRACT…

Sixteen-year old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: a hit reality show, an elite private school, a Beverly Hills mansion the size of a hotel, her own personal paparazzi, and everything else that comes with the red-carpet ride if an LA starlet. But after five seasons on Rolling with the Royces-and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister Porsche; media-obsessed mother, Mercedes; and gambling-addicted CGB (cute gay brother), Maybach-Bentley wants out.

Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is on the horizon. As family starts to crumble, though, one thing becomes startlingly clear: without the show, there is no family. And when her car goes over a cliff on the day of her sister’s big made-for-TV wedding, no less-things get real.

Really real. Like, not-reality-show real.”

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May TBR

Hey everyone! Here are all of the books that I plan on reading in the month of May!

The first couple of weeks of this month are going to be crazy busy for me since school is wrapping up for the semester but hopefully I will get to most of these books this month.

The Fifteenth of June by Brent Jones (sent to me for review by the author)

NSA by Benny Neylon (sent to me for review by the author)

Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky (sent to me for review by the publisher)

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Vital Spark Leah Devlin (sent to me for review by the author)

Focusing Emptiness by Michael P. Staples (sent to me for review by the author)

The Heroes of Olympus Book 2: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (my current read)

As always, I will have reviews up here on the blog as well as on my YouTube channel as soon as I finish them.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Synopsis:

“She stole a life.

Now she must pay with her heart.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As Feyre dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre mus find a way to stop it…or doom Tamlin-and his word-forever.”

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The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

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Synopsis:

“Princess.

Captive.

Gladiator.

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar.

When Fallon was a child, Caesar armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle.

Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her place in the fearsome Cantii war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators-owned by none other than Julius Caesar. In a cruel twists of fate, the man who shattered Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival.

Now Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries and deadly fights-in and out of the arena. And perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her forbidden yet irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier.

A richly imagined historical fantasy for fans of Robin LaFevers and Sarah J. Maas, The Valiant recounts Fallon’s tumultuous journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.”

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