Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review:The Midnight Theif

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.


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I really didn't know what to expect when I started reading Midnight Thief. The story is about Kyra a daring thief with cat like reflexes,her certain set of skills put her in the sight of James the leader of a notorious group of people. Life has never been easy for Kyra but it's about to get a lot more interesting and a bit more dangerous. Right from the start the story starts off with a bag and keeps going. Kyra is the daring main character who feels genuine. The cast of characters are all appealing in there own way. Even the secondary characters shine though with that being said I'd definitely love to hear about Pashla's back-story.

What I really liked about the story is that it kept you interested and how the climax seems like the most obvious thing in the world only after you reached it. Seriously I feel like I should have seen it coming. Also It was refreshing that while there was some slight romance it wasn't over bearing and didn't beat you over the head. What I wasn't really feeling was how the ending fell flat for me. Hopefully there's a sequel because if not than I’ll be a bit disappointed. All in all though The Midnight Thief was a enjoyable book none the less.


The cover is a bit eerie and the cat knocker makes it that much more compelling especially the eyes Livia Blackburne has created a captivating world filled with shadowy magical realism. If you're a fan of cloak and dagger mysterious with a slight hint of romance then A Midnight thief is for you.3/5

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday(48) Sophomore Year is Greek to Me

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for..

 Title:Sophomore Year is  Greek to Me
 Author:
 Release Date :April 21st 2015         
 Publisher:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

A laugh-out-loud high school adventure set in Greece, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot 
 
High school sophomore Zona Lowell has lived in New York City her whole life, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her renowned-journalist father. But when he announces they’re moving to Athens for six months so he can work on an important new story, she's devastated— he must have an ulterior motive.


See, when Zona's mother married an American, her huge Greek family cut off contact. But Zona never knew her mom, and now she’s supposed to uproot her entire life and meet possibly hostile relatives on their turf? Thanks... but no thanks.

I adored Freshman year and other Natural Disasters it cracked me up from start to finish so I cant wait to read Sophomore Year is  Greek to Me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday:Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books(29)

Check out how Top Ten Tuesday works & the future schedule of topics HERE.The Top Ten Tuesday, is hosted by the ever-fabulous The Broke and the Bookish   This  meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)
 
 
  1. "People can be cruelest to those they love.”
    ― Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky  Too true.
  2. “whatever I decide, I might be making a mistake. But if I'm going to make a mistake I want it to be passionate”
    ― Nina LaCour, The Disenchantments Life is full of choices and at the time you never know if your choice is a mistake but I think if its want you really wanted at the time how can you regret it.
  3. “Stop saying no offense,” I said, “when you say offensive things. It’s not a free pass.”
    ― Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up It bothers me so much when people say no offensive just be real and say what you mean without the disclaimer
  4. “Sometimes this was just the way the game ended. Sometimes you did your best, and it all went straight to hell anyway.”
    ― Brenna Yovanoff, The Replacement Shit happens you just have to move on.
  5. “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
    ― L.M. Montgomery I really like the idea of gradual love. The idea of a whirl wind romance is nice but slow and steady is more my speed. I adore this quote.
  6. “‎The simple truth is that you can understand a town. You can know and love and hate it. You can blame it, resent it, and nothing changes. In the end, you're just another part of it.”
    ― Brenna Yovanoff ,The Replacement Small town suck but in a way it will always be apart of you and your apart of it.The good and bad things that you experienced there helped shape you.
  7. Searching, always. And yes, we all are, or soon will be, disenchanted, I still want to know it all: the heartbreak, the fear, the friendship, the anger, the love. All of it.” To be disenchanted means to be disappointed by someone or something previously respected or admired; disillusioned.  I think dispite this happening I still want to hold on to some of that hopefulness and wonder.
    ― Nina LaCour, The Disenchantments
  8. “It is better to be alone, she figures, than to be with someone who can't see who you are. It is better to lead than to follow. It is better to speak up than stay silent. It is better to open doors than to shut them on people.

    She will not be simple and sweet. She will not be what people tell her to be. That Bunny Rabbit is dead.”

    ― E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks  I love this quote and the book it came from,in my opion it better to do your own thing than worry about what other are doing or think.
  9. “If there is one thing worse than self-pity, it was other people's pity.”
    ― C.J. Duggan, The Boys of Summer
  10. “I'm always wondering about the what-ifs, about the road not taking.”
    ― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before  Most people can probably relate to this quote and if you don't then I envy you for being sound in your decisions

Highschool Hierarchy :D

So recently I've been on an Echosmith kick which means I've been listening to their music nonstop. The fist song I've heard by them was Cool kids it play on the radio fairly often depending on the station. So because I've been listening to Cool Kids on repeat  of the song Cool Kids I'm making a list of books set in high school dealing with a variety of cool kids(or misfits) depending on how you look at it. I'm leaning more towards both. :)
 
Remember Just be your self everyone's a cool kids in one way or another.
 
 
Title:King Of The Screw Ups
Author: K.L Going
Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity. Everybody loves him. He excels at sports; he knows exactly what clothes to wear; he always ends up with the most beautiful girls in school. But he's got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most.
When Liam finally kicked out of the house, his father's brother takes him in. What could a teenage chick magnet possibly have in common with his gay, glam rocker, DJ uncle who lives in a trailer in upstate New York? A lot more than you'd think. And when Liam attempts to make himself over as a nerd in a desperate attempt to impress his father, it's his "aunt" Pete and the guys in his band who convince Liam there's much more to him than his father will ever see

 

 Title:The summer I became a Nerd
Author: Leah Rae Miller
On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.



Title:The Downside of Being Charlie
Author: Jenny Torres Sanchez
Charlie is handed a crappy senior year. Despite losing thirty pounds over the summer, he still gets called “Chunks” Grisner. What’s worse, he has to share a locker with the biggest Lord of the Rings freak his school has ever seen. He also can’t figure out whether Charlotte VanderKleaton, the beautiful strawberry lip-glossed new girl, likes him the way he likes her. Oh, and then there’s his mom. She’s disappeared—again—and his dad won’t talk about it.

Somewhere between the madness, Charlie can at least find comfort in his one and only talent that just might get him out of this life-sucking place. But will he be able to hold his head above water in the meantime?
 
 
 
 
 
So there ya go fellow bloggers and blog readers my short but sweet list on High-school Hierarchy/the cool kids.Have you read any of the books I've mentioned? Have any recommendation let me know in the comments section. I love hearing from people. :D

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