So I am so excited to share the first line in the third book in this amazing middle grade series. I am really loving this book so much so far!!
First Line Friday:
” The mirror slipped from Sophie’s hands, landing on the petal-covered carpet with the softest thud.”
Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and faces treacherous new enemies—in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series Sophie Foster is ready to fight back. Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again. But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes. In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.
Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned–among other things–that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She’s the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, as well as the SKY FALL series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at shannonmessenger.com.
Print Length: 625 pages
Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition on November 4, 2014
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
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Kylene Danners’s ex-FBI agent father is in prison for murder and she’s hell-bent on getting himout. But trying to investigate in the small town where a defensive lineman is a hero no matter who he tries to kill and the girl who gets him locked up is public enemy number one is dangerous. Dark secrets are everywhere in Jasperville—the kind Ky can’t walk away from.
When rookie FBI agent Cedric Dawson returns to town to finish an open investigation, he goes undercover at her high school—as her ex. Determined to keep her from interfering, Dawson’s plan backfires after Ky gets an anonymous call about missing girls officially labeled as runaways—runaways that didn’t really run away at all. Because dead girls can’t run. And they don’t say a word.
I really did enjoy the sequel book to this series. I really was enjoyed both the smaller mystery but also the larger mystery focused on Kaylene dad. I really did like all the friendship. dynamics that were developed. I will i am a sucker for blast from the past romance and I am likening the unlikely ship of A.J and Keylene. I thought the smaller mystery was super well crafted and hard to predict. I found the read to be super fast pace read. As the for the lead character she is def a antihero but she is growing on me and I really am excited to read more books in this series. I also would say if you like series like 13 reasons why and Veronica mars, this might be a good series to check out!
I really love this actor, and think he could play this best friend character so well.
This character is so complicate and Think Mia can handle this character so easily
I really love this actor and hopefully me might make this actor grow on me!!
I have been loving this actor in 13 reasons why, and think he can easily play this role!
I can’t wait to get my hands on this creepy read in the fall! This book sounds right up my alley and I can’t wait to get in my hands!!
Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it about Ellis that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.
Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. After graduating from Western Oregon University with an English degree, she enrolled in the publishing program at Rosemont College just outside of Philadelphia. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and writing by night.
Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 24, 2019
Publication Date: September 24, 2019
Sold by: Hachette Book Group
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I had such a fabulous reading month and it was also my birthday month. I read some much longer books. But I overall enjoyed all my books that I read this month. I am still trying to savor all the summer moments before I got back to work, but lets see what I read and also check out my video below!
Ninth House (ARC October 2019) 4 stars.
Cinderella Dress (Beat the backlist challenge) 3 stars
The Starless Sea (ARC November 2019) 5 stars
American Royal (Arc September 2019) 4 stars
Geeks and the Holy Grail (Arc October 2019) 4 stars
Spin the dawn (July Owlcrate) 4 Stars
The Belles (Beat the backlist challenge) 4 stars
The Antidote: 3.75 stars
Don’t Say a word (Arc September) 4 Stars
Some of my highlight reads of this part of the month was Spin the dawn and American royals and the Starless sea!
So Last week I had a okay, reading week, but I made it my goal to get a lot off work done for school. I might try to also this being my last week of to toss in a all day readathon on memorial day, before I go back to work. But lets review my reading plans!
What I finished reading!
I really enjoyed this third book in this series!
What I am currently reading!
I did not read enough contemporary books this summer and craving more royal reads and hope this is quick read!
What I want to read next!
Trying to be better by staying on top off my Owl crate books!
Let me know in the comments what you read last week and hope to read this week.
Race into action in this all-new original adventure based on the hit CW TV series, The Flash!
In a timeline where Flashpoint never happened, The Flash (aka Barry Allen) must face a mysterious villain who can control the minds and actions of citizens. But when Hocus Pocus, as he calls himself, takes control of Barry, it’s up to Team Flash to help the Scarlet Speedster before he’s forced to do the unthinkable. Written by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga, this is one adventure fans of the TV series won’t want to miss!
I thought this book was such a fun read. I loved being in these characters heads and also going back to the events in season 2 and three. I really loved how this book tackled a WHAT if process of events. I also really liked how this book is seeing up a “long term” storyline almost like it is season of t.v show. I really loved this plot that occurred and was super invested in the story line. I wish we saw more of Iris in this novel but I have high hopes in the next novels she will be present a bit more!
Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears it.
In a magical land called the Haven lives a young fairy named Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets. Ophela is no ordinary fairy—she is a Granter: one of the select fairies whose job it is to venture out into the world and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day.
It’s the work of the Granters that generates the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do, and to keep the Haven hidden and safe. But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds. On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of potential wishes gets granted.
Today, however, is anything but typical. Because today, Ophelia is going to get her very first wish-granting assignment.
And she’s about to discover that figuring out how to truly give someone what they want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.
I really adored this read. I love how John crafted the fairy world and made it some complex but also so easy to understand. I love how the book to read was a pure joy. I loved the fast pace element of the novel. I really had a hard time putting this book down. I thought this book had some predictable moments but overall this book was pure magic. I really loved the main character and also all the side characters just put a smile on my face. I would def read more by this author in the future!
Well I have just started this book, but I am going to tease you with the first line.
First Line Friday:
” The fine hair and across her forearms prickled beneath the soft satin of her sleeves. Evanora could not trust her eyes. They pearled and doubled her vision”
In the world of healers, there is no room for magic.
Fee knows this, just as certainly as she knows that her magic must be kept secret.
But the crown prince Xavi, Fee’s best friend and only source of comfort, is sick. So sick, that Fee can barely contain the magic lying dormant inside her. She could use it, just a little, to heal him. But magic comes at a deadly cost—and attracts those who would seek to snuff it out forever.
A wisp of a spell later, Fee finds herself caught in a whirl of secret motivations and dark pasts, where no one is who—or what—they appear to be. And saving her best friend means delving deeper into the tempting and treacherous world whose call she’s long resisted—uncovering a secret that will change everything.
Shelley Sackier is the author of DEAR OPL, THE FREEMASON’S DAUGHTER and the upcoming novel, THE ANTIDOTE (February 2019). She blogs at ShelleySackier.com. Find her on Pinterest, Twitter, and on Facebook.
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen on February 5, 2019
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
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I have been trying to get better at reading my past owl crate books. I hope to tackle we hunt the flame during the summer-a-thon from owl crate!
Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.
War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.
Hafsah Faizal is an American Muslim and brand designer. She’s the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she’s not writing, she can be found dreaming up her next design, deciding between Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured. WE HUNT THE FLAME is her first novel.
Print Length: 475 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0374313644
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (May 14, 2019)
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
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