The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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Synopsis:

“After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.”

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November TBR!

Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well! Today I am here to tell you guys what I plan on reading this month!

So November is going to be my busiest month by far this year. My fall semester will be wrapping up towards the end of the month and, on top of that, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo again this year (at the time of writing this blog post, NaNoWriMo hasn’t started yet but it may have when you see this) so that will keep me busy for the most part.

So with all that being said, here are all the books that I hope to read this month! (I actually have already finished two of them!)

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (already read on audio!)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (already read!)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (currently reading)

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack

Warcross by Marie Lu

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

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog as well as on my YouTube channel (make sure you go subscribe here!) when I finish them!

Happy Reading!

 

DC Icons Book 1: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Audiobook review)

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Synopsis:

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.”

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October Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! Happy Halloween! I hope you guys all had a great month of October! Today I am here to tell you what I read this past month!

So October was not my best reading month by far. School really started to pick up this month and my schedule got more busy than ever. Then I hit the dreaded reading slump in the middle of the month so that I really sucked. But with that being said, I did manage to read 9 books.

So here are those 9 books and what I gave them for ratings:

The Kane Chronicles Book 3: The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan: 4.5/5

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (reread) 5/5

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Other Works by Lewis Carroll: 4/5

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy (sent to me for review by the publisher): 3/5

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan: 4.5/5

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson: 3/5

The Walls by Hollie Overton (received as an ARC from NetGalley): 4/5

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: 2.5/5

Nyxia by Scott Reingten (received as an ARC from NetGalley): 4/5

I have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog and I will have reviews from them up on my YouTube channel in the coming weeks as well.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

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Synopsis:

“Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.”

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The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

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Synopsis:

The rules are simple:

  1. Tell a lie.
  2. Stick to your story.
  3. And never, ever, get caught…

On a cool June morning, a women is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten, along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister…

The next morning, three women in and around London–Fatima, Thea and Isa–receive the text they always hoped would never come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”

The four girls were best friend at Salten, a second-rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty. But their little game had consequences, and as the four converge in present day Salten, they realize their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped…

Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill to keep you wrong footed, The Lying Game is told in Ruth Ware’s signature  suspenseful style, lending itself to becoming another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.”

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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Synopsis:

“Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There’s only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.

Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.”

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

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Synopsis:

“Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers.

One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down–his Uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches, Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus’s birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard, wolves, and Doomsday bubble up from Magnus’s memory. But he does;t have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents…

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.”

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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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