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Book Review: Fire by C. A. Harland | An Unexciting Adventure with Gangs and Demons Doing What They Do Best

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Tala Morgenstern lives for the hunt, embracing her heritage as a demon hunter. When her younger sister, Hartley, disappears while on the trail of her long-lost father, Tala must seek the help of her other sister Aiva, who has turned her back on the underworld of magic and hunting. Suspecting demonic involvement, Tala and Aiva race to find Hartley before she can be claimed by hell.

Their search takes them deeper into the bowels of Dublin’s criminal underground, where the gangs are led by demons, and the currency is souls. With each Circle of hell bringing new dangers, and new revelations about their own place in the demon hunting world, Tala and Aiva have to rely on each other if they are to stand a chance of fighting their way to the Ninth Circle, and the demon lord who is waiting for them.

Discussion:


"But tell me something, Nighthunter, who are you to decide which has more right to live, the man or the monster?"



⭐⭐-DNF
When I had read the summary of this book, it sounded like a…

The I Spy Book Challenge

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It has been almost a month since Lili from Lili's Blissful Pages tagged me to do this tag. Others may wait a day or two, but I guess a month is the amount for me. I don't like using school as my excuse, but what am I going to do? Sorry not sorry.

When I was tiny and used to travel around my home state, I used to force my brother to play I Spy with me. He never wanted to play because I always made it impossible to find the correct answer so I would automatically win. At least, I think that is why. Anyway, once I saw that Lili tagged me, I was ecstatic to see one of my favorite childhood games mixed with a couple of books. The only thing I was nervous about was the five minute timer and the variety of books I had to choose from to answer the questions given. Hopefully, I will survive! Without further ado, let's start the timer and let me spy a bunch of books!
- I SPY BOOK CHALLENGE

1. Food (that I want to eat)- Love à la mode (Just look at that cake!) 2. Transportation-The Lif…

Four Books I Recently Got in the Mail That Caused Me to Scream

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Over the course of my life, books have always been a central part. This could be due my mom being an advocate for reading or due to the several packages of books that would come to my house at random times of the week. Every time a package would appear on my doorstep, I would squeal. My family says I outright scream bloody murder, but I think I just squeal loudly every time I see a shiny new book come into my hungry arms.


Due to my past, I have followed my mom's footsteps and have been stacking my shelves with tons of books. Thanks to Tynga at Tynga's Reviews who hosts Stacking the Shelves, all the bookworms, that turn into bookdragons later in life, have the ability to share their recent book mail. Today, as it is Saturday, I am sharing the four books I have gotten within the past month, which hopefully will make Four wish that he had some Dauntless cake. Let's get into destroying some perfectly good packaging!



1. The War Outside by Monica Hesse

I am working with the peop…

10 Ways To Have An Epic Summer

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Is it summertime, already?


The question that we all ask ourselves this time around: How does one have the best summer yet?

Go skinny-dipping? No. Never in a million years. Too young and way too opposed to try this form of swimming. So, the answer is NEVER.

Hug a Jamie? ABORT. ABORT. This is not for me. (Sorry, Jamie😢)

Steal a towel (and their little dogs too) from my neighbors? Nope, I do NOT want to get arrested for dog-napping.

But, you are probably wondering why I am even posting this in the dead of summer? Summer has already started, and everyone is completing their summer reading list only because THAT is fun. So, why should I be planning your epic summer adventures? 

Because I am writing this post to plan my summer adventures and am trying to pretend that Morgan Matson assigned me with a to-do list. I want to pretend that I am Emily and that Morgan Matson is Sloane from the wonderful Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone. If only we could be best buddies in real life.


Book Review: This Heart of Mine by C. C. Hunter | How One Love Solves A Murder Mystery

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A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living…

Book Review: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis | The Hunger Games's Silent Friend Has Come

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Speth Jime is anxious to deliver her Last Day speech and celebrate her transition into adulthood. The moment she turns fifteen, Speth must pay for every word she speaks, for every nod, for every scream and even every gesture of affection. She’s been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford.

But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay without breaking her Last Day contract and sending her family into Collection. Rather than read her speech—rather than say anything at all—she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again, sparking a movement that threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.

Discussion:

"I was an agitator. I was a fool. I was brilliantly devious. I was a mental deficient. I was an unpatriotic threat to the nation. I was a pathetic …

Five Book Bloggers I Dislike

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In my years of being too emotionally attached to my laptop, I have also found that I have become too emotionally attached to some blogs. Some may say this is a problem, but I see this as an opportunity to give praise to some of my favorites. Also, I celebrated my first year of blogging last April, and I am so excited to share five blogs that I "hate"(aka love 😻) because they do not get enough praise. Again, before I jump into this blog post, I want everyone to know I really love the blogs I am listing here. I am only doing this as a satire of the trend where a blogger or vlogger trashes others in hopes of getting more views. I want to show that we should be nice to all creators no matter what. Instead of just sitting on my couch and watching all the worst episodes of Pokémon, let's get to the bloggers I "dislike" and start spilling the tea!

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Five Bloggers I "Hate":

1. Lili from Lili's Blissful Pages

Seriously, Lili, I have a message for you! I go…