The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

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Synopsis:

“Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away…

The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret for reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. And now an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. This force is threatening to spread virally into the real world unless it can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew.

Twelve-year-old Hannah – who has been fitted with the Mirage, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness – wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.

Lela, a  journalist, has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.

Mike Juniper, a onetime child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons, has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.

And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber-army akin to Anonymous.

They have no idea what the Dark Net really contains.

Set in present-day Portland, The Dark Net is a cracked-mirror version of the digital nightmare we already live in, a timely and wildly imaginative techno-thriller about the evil that lurks in real and virtual spaces, and the power of a united few to fight back.”

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The Walls by Hollie Overton

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Synopsis:

“A heart-stopping psychological suspense novel about a Texas prison official driven to commit the perfect crime, by the author of international thriller Baby Doll.

WOULD YOU KILL TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY?

Working on death row us far from Kristy Tucker;s dream, but is grateful for a job that allows her to support her son and ailing father.

When she meets Lance Dobson, Kristy begins to imagine a different kind of future. But after their wedding, she finds herself serving her own life sentence–one of abuse and constant terror.

But Kristy is a survivor, and as Lance’s violence escalates, the inmates she’ s worked with have planted an idea she simply can’t shake.

Now she must decide whether she’ll risk everything to protect her family.

Does she have what it takes to commit this perfect crime?”

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The Kane Chronicles Book 3: The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan

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Synopsis:

“He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes’ only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent’s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.”

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October TBR!

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

So October is going to be the month were the amount of school work for college is going to be picking up. The past couple of months I have had pretty ambitious TBRs set up for myself so this month I gave myself about half of the amount of those TBRs for this month.

So with that being said, here are all the books that I plan on reading!

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (currently listening to on audiobook)

The Kane Chronicles Book 3:  The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan (currently reading)

The Walls by Hollie Overton (I received this as an Advanced Readers Copy from NetGalley) (currently reading)

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Eye of Nefertiti by Maria Luisa Lang (sent to me for review by the author)

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy (sent to me for review by the publisher)

Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzack

Warcross by Marie Lu

As always I will have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog as well as my YouTube channel as soon as I finish them!

September Wrap UP!!

Hey everyone!! I hope you guys all had a great month of September! Today I’m here to tell you guys all about the books I read last month!

So September was a really busy month for me. College started back up at the beginning of the month and my schedule just got absolutely crazy.

However, I still (somehow) managed to read a total of 18 books. 18!! This was my best reading month by far!!

So with all of that being said, here are all of those 18 books I read!!

The Mortal Instruments Book 5: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare: 2/5

Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples: 4/5

The Infernal Devices Book 3: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: 4/5

Geekerella by Ashley Poston: 4/5

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: 3/5

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: 4/5

Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples: 4.5/5

Gray by Pete Wentz (reread): 5/5

Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples: 4.5/5

Saga Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples: 4/5

Saga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples: 4.5/5

Saga Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples: 5/5

Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston: 4.5

Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno: 4/5

Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Ameriie: 3/5

The Kane Chronicles Book 2: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan: 4/5

The Pharaoh’s Cat by Maria Luisa Lang (sent to me for review by the author): 3.5/5

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (listened to on audiobook): 4.5/5

I have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog and I will have reviews up on my YouTube channel in the coming weeks!

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee (Audiobook review)

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“Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions-not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice in the changes of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still, it isn’t Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.”

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The Pharaoh’s Cat by Maria Luisa Lang

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Synopsis:

“The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parent’s death.

The cat becomes the Pharaoh’s constant companion and, at the royal palace and on a tour of Egypt, participates in the festivities, developing an insatiable for good food, wine, and gossip. Gradually, he renews the Pharaoh’s ability to enjoy life and inspires him to become a stronger leader. The bond of selfless love they share will change Egypt’s destiny.

The cat has a good friend in the High Priest of the god Amun-Ra and seeks his help in solving the mystery of his human powers and the supernatural manifestations that plague him. He has a mortal enemy in the Vizier-the second most powerful man in Egypt–who hates him for his close relationship with the Pharaoh. The Vizier’s persecution of the ultimately results in his fleeing with the High Priest to present-day New York City, where they find an ally in an Egyptologist’s daughter.”

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The Kane Chronicles Book 2: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

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Synopsis:

“Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie, have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command; but the devious gods haven;t given them time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet-the Chaos snake, Apophis-is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will end. In other words, its a typical week for the Kane family.

To have any chance of battling the forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god, Ra. But that would be a feat more difficult  than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search for the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh-and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is, exactly?

Narrated by two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment of the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.”

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Because You Love to Hate Me Edited by Ameriie

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Synopsis:

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel). ”

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Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno

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“Embark upon a breathtaking adventure that pairs Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker on a deadly hunt for the lord of evil who has torn the galaxy asunder…

The war that erupted in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is nearing its boiling point, as the dauntless Separatist forces continue their assault on the teetering Republic-and the diabolic triumvirate Count Dooku, General Grievous, and their master, Darth Sidious, fine-tune their strategy for conquest.  In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith the fates of key players on both sides of the conflict will be sealed. But first, crucial events that pave the way to that time of reckoning unfold in a labyrinth of evil.

Capturing Trade Federation Viceroy and Separatist Council Member Nute Gunray is the mission that brings Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, with a squad of clones in tow, to Cato Nemodia. But the treacherous ally of the Sith proves as slippery as ever, evading his Jedi pursuers as they narrowly avoid deadly disaster. Still, their daring efforts yield an unexpected prize: an unique holotransceiver that bears intelligence capable of leading the Republic forces to their ultimate quarry, the ever-elusive Darth Sidious.

Swiftly taking up the chase, Anakin and Obi-Wan follow clues from the droid factories of Charros IV to the far-flung worlds of the Outer Rim…every step bringing them closer to pinpointing the location of the Sith Lord-whom they suspect has been manipulating every aspect of the Separatist rebellion. Yet somehow, in the escalating galaxy-wide chess of game of strikes, counterstrikes, ambushes, sabotage, and retaliations, Sidious stays constantly one move ahead.

Then the trail takes a shocking turn. For Sidious and his minions have set in motion a ruthlessly orchestrated campaign to divide and overwhelm the Jedi forces-and bring the Republic to its knees.”

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