Mini-Book Review: Legacy by C.J Daugherty (Night School #2)

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Goodreads Blurb: In the last year, Allie’s survived three arrests, two breakups and one family breakdown. The only bright point has been her new life at Cimmeria Academy. It’s the one place she’s felt she belongs. And the fact that it’s brought dark-eyed Carter West into her life hasn’t hurt either. But far from being a safe haven, the cloistered walls of Cimmeria are proving more dangerous than Allie could have imagined. The students and faculty are under threat, and Allie’s family – from her mysterious grandmother to her runaway brother – are at the centre of the storm. Allie is going to have to choose between protecting her family and trusting her friends. But secrets have a way of ripping even the strongest relationships apart…

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Lit Talks: Do you check the goodreads rating?

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Lit Talks is a series of  discussion posts where I discuss anything that has caught my eye. I aim to take a new angle on old and new topics alike. 

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Book Review: The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa

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TitleThe Vanishing Girl

AuthorLaura Thalassa

Publication Date: January 27th 2015

Rating: 3.5 stars

Goodreads Blurb: 

Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It’s a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.
A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.
Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing.
But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.

Note: I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Amazon Children’s Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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Read + Reviewed: Throne of Glass + Afterworlds

Read + Reviewed is  a series of blog posts featuring 2 or 3 books I’ve read alongwith a mini-book review from yours truly! 🙂 (Find more book reviews at Book Reviews A-Z!)

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Book Review: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

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Goodreads Blurb:

Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances… a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life… and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last…

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The Day and Night Book Tag

Hello!

I’m back with another book tag 🙂 I was tagged for this one (a very very long time ago) by Todd. (Thanks for tagging me!) If you’re reading this and you want to do it then great – go ahead! For this tag, the first letter of each question, when listed vertically spells out Day And Night.

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TWEET! TWEET!

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Hey guys!
So I finally got twitter and I’m so glad I did because the last week has been a blast! Retweeting other people and promoting my own blog posts has been really fun. Not to mention all the conversations I’ve had with all the other amazing people using Twitter.  Hopefully, my retweets have helped draw more traffic to your blogs/content and if you’ve retweeted me, followed me, or even liked my tweets – THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

Since this is my first attempt at using social media to promote my book blog, I’m really not sure what I should or shouldn’t be doing. If you have any super-useful tips then tweet them to me or comment below!

Feel free to click on the giant bird at the top of the blog post + follow me! 🙂

Happy blogging!

– Rachana

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Discussion Posts: Sneak-Peek

Hi guys!
So for a while now I’ve wanted to start posting more original content on this blog – mostly in the form of discussion posts. I’ve brainstormed a couple of types of discussion posts I’m interested in doing and I’ll be describing them in this blog post. If you find something you like, leave a comment below!

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Book Review: Ticker by Lisa Mantchev

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AuthorLisa Mantchev

Publication Date: December 1st 2014

Rating: 3.7 stars

Goodreads Blurb: 

A girl with a clockwork heart must make every second count.
When Penny Farthing nearly dies, brilliant surgeon Calvin Warwick manages to implant a brass “Ticker” in her chest, transforming her into the first of the Augmented. But soon it’s discovered that Warwick killed dozens of people as he strove to perfect another improved Ticker for Penny, and he’s put on trial for mass murder.
On the last day of Warwick’s trial, the Farthings’ factory is bombed, Penny’s parents disappear, and Penny and her brother, Nic, receive a ransom note demanding all of their Augmentation research if they want to see their parents again. Is someone trying to destroy the Farthings…or is the motive more sinister?
Desperate to reunite their family and rescue their research, Penny and her brother recruit fiery baker Violet Nesselrode, gentleman-about-town Sebastian Stirling, and Marcus Kingsley, a young army general who has his own reasons for wanting to lift the veil between this world and the next. Wagers are placed, friends are lost, romance stages an ambush, and time is running out for the girl with the clockwork heart.

Note: This book is an eARC provided by Amazon Children’s Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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eARC Review: Storm Fall by Tracy Banghart

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Title: Storm Fall

Author: Tracy Banghart

Publication Date: December 16th 2014

Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Blurb: 

In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.

Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.

Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.

Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her . . .

Note: This eARC was provided by Alloy Entertainment via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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