First Line Friday: Gotham High

So here is my current read, I am trying to tackle more of graphic novels and arcs this year and here is one, I am currently reading:

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” Welcome to Gotham City’s Arkham Preparatory School for boys, now of the most famous and prestigious private schools in the county.”

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Summary!!

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East Endcomes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives.

After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents’ murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.

When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight–but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes … and where everyone is a suspect. 

With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, this new graphic novel is just as intoxicating as it is chilling, in which dearest friends turn into greatest enemies–all within the hallways of Gotham High!

Book Information:

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (April 7, 2020)
  • Language: English

Let me know if this book is high on your tbr!

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First Line Friday: A Heart So Fierce and Broken!!

So lets dive into my current read!! This is the book I am currently reading!!

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” I miss knowing exactly what time it is.”

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In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places.

Find the heir, win the crown.
The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers. 

Win the crown, save the kingdom. 
Grey may be the heir, but he doesn’t want anyone to know his secret. On the run since he destroyed Lilith, he has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

Book Information:

  • Series: The Cursebreaker Series (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (January 7, 2020)

Let me know if you are also reading this series in the comments!

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First Line Friday: Lord of Shadows!!

So I am finally making a effort to tackle this series!!

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” Kit had only recently found out what a fail was, and now there was a rack of them hanging over his head, shiny and sharp and deadly.

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Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the bestselling sequel to Lady MidnightLord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel.

Emma Carstairs has just learned that the love she shares with her warrior partner and parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorn family is threatened by enemies on all sides?

Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristina; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn embark on a journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted.

As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky new scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.

Book Information!!

  • Series: The Dark Artifices (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (November 6, 2018)

So far I am so happy that picked up this read, and really loving diving back into this series!!

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First Line Friday: Seven Deadly Shadows!!

So here is my current read that is really capturing my attention!

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” I am a girl surrounded by monsters and ghosts from an ancient world. Most days, they scare me less than people do.

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Seventeen-year-old Kira Fujikawa has never had it easy. She’s bullied by the popular girls in school. Her parents ignore her. And she’s also plagued with a secret: She can see yokai, the ghosts and demons that haunt the streets of Kyoto.

But things accelerate from bad to worse when she learns that Shuten-doji, the demon king, will rise at the next blood moon to hunt down an ancient relic and bring the world to a catastrophic end. 

Not exactly skilled at fighting anything, much less the dead, Kira enlists the aid of seven powerful death gods to help her slay Shuten-doji. They include Shiro, a kitsune with boy-band looks who is more flirtatious than helpful, and O-bei, a regal demon courtier with reasons of her own for getting involved.

As the confrontation with Shuten-doji draws nearer, the fate of Japan hangs in the balance. Can Kira save humankind? Or will the demon king succeed in bringing eternal darkness upon the world?

Book Information!!

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Quill Tree Books (January 28, 2020)
  • Language: English

Let me know if this book is on your tbr in the comments!!

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First Line Friday: Sherwood!!

So lets share the first line in my currently reading book!!

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” He walks to the sounds of steel and fire and the distance wailing of a Saracen women”

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Robin of Locksley is dead. 

Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian’s fiancé. 

Who is there to stop them? 

Marian never meant to tread in Robin’s footsteps—never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.

Book Information!!

  • Print Length: 469 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062422316
  • Publisher: HarperTeen on March 19, 2019
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2019

Let me know your non-spolier thoughts about this book in this comment if you read it or tell me if you are planing on reading it!

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First Line Friday: You Say It First!!

So this is one of my early reads for ALA 2020!! I am so far really enjoying it!!

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“In Conclusion,” Meg said brightly, standing at the podium under the harsh fluorescent lights of the PTA meeting room on the Wednesday, “its the position of the student council that our school is already sorely behind in doing its part to combat climate change.”

Summary!!

One conversation can change everything.

Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: she and her best friend, Emily, plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she volunteers at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio.

Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up.

But things don’t end there.…

That night on the phone winds up being the first in a series of candid, sometimes heated, always surprising conversations that lead to a long-distance friendship and then—slowly—to something more. Across state lines and phone lines, Meg and Colby form a once-in-a-lifetime connection. But in the end, are they just too different to make it work?

You Say It First is a propulsive, layered novel about how sometimes the person who has the least in common with us can be the one who changes us most.

Author Information!!

Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of Top Ten99 Days9 Days and 9 NightsFireworks, and How to Love. She studied writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in fiction at Lesley University. Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Iowa ReviewMississippi Review, and Argestes, among others. She lives in Boston. Visit her at http://www.katiecotugno.com.

Author Information:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (June 16, 2020)

Let me know in the comments if you will be checking out this book this summer!!

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First Line Friday: The Guinevere Deception!!

So I just started this read and hope you all like the sneak peak!!

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” There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl on the cusp of womenhood”

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Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot. 

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. 

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY* 

Book Information:

  • Series: Camelot Rising Trilogy (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 5, 2019)

Author Information:

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the And I Darken trilogy, the Paranormalcy trilogy, Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, Slayer, and many other novels. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California. Visit her at http://www.kierstenwhite.com.

Let me know in the comments if this book is on your TBR!!

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First Line Friday: Keeper of The Lost Cities: LodeStar:

So I am so excited to be diving back to this world and these characters. I am so excited to be reading this book!

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” This is what they want”

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Dark schemes unfold and Sophie’s loyalty is pushed to the limit in this thrilling fifth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities—but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she’s warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the key—if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world’s underbelly and the Black Swan aren’t the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn’t stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

Book Information!!

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Keeper of the Lost Cities (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (November 7, 2017)

Let me know in the comments if you are reading or caught up to date on this series in the comments!!

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First Line Friday: The Blood Spell!!

This is the book I am currently tackling and I am really loving the setting and the twist on Cinderella!!

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” The Wraith crept through the darkness of its forest prison.”

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A dark and romantic epic fantasy retelling of the Cinderella story, about a girl who must team up with the prince she despises to defeat an evil creature threatening their kingdom. The fourth standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Ravenspire series by C. J. Redwine.

Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.

Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating violence among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures. 

When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts.

When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything?

Book Information:

  • Series: Ravenspire (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray (February 12, 2019)

Let me know in the comments, if you have read this book or if this series is on your series to start list in the comments!

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Last Line Friday: Sight Witch

So This is one of the reads, That has been on my TBR all year, and I am finally getting around to it!

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” You Don’t Remember me, do you Kullen”

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Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch…

Before Merik returned from the dead…

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.

Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight―and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.

On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.

Author Information:
Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world — six out of seven continents (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!) — before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, as well as the Witchlands series, which includes the New York Times bestselling Truthwitch and Windwitch. When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, slaying darkspawn on her Xbox, or earning bruises at the dojo

Book Information:

  • Series: The Witchlands (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen (February 13, 2018)
  • Language: English

Let me know if you have read this book or if it is still on your TBR In the comments!!

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