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A Conjuring of Light – V.E. Schwab

★ Rhy: I messed with magic. Nearly killed everyone. Actually, it's still killing everyone. Lila: ... Alucard: Respect your limitations. Lila: ... Kell: I've literally used magic my entire life and you've been at it for what, two months? This will literally kill you. Lila: That's it. I'm calling mom. Schwab: By the power of author, I grant thee to do the… Continue reading A Conjuring of Light – V.E. Schwab

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A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab

★★★★ She bent most of the rules. She broke the rest. There are four Londons, layered on top of each other, each existing without knowing of the other. Black London - wild, untamed magic. All-consuming madness. White London - crippled, desperate, hungry magic. Slowly dying. Red London - vibrant, thriving, full of magic Grey London - the "boring" London, no… Continue reading A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab

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A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

★★★★ “I'm not going to die," she said. "Not till I've seen it." "Seen what?" Her smile widened. "Everything.” Kell - one of the last Antari - is playing a dangerous game. Being an Antari, he travels between worlds.  He knows of four worlds and all four of them have one, conveniently overlapping city: London. Grey London -… Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom

★★★★ "You know, Mitch, now that I'm dying, I've become much more interesting to people." While he was an undergrad, Mitch absolutely loved Morrie Schwartz's college courses - he took every class that professor taught. But, like most students, Mitch lost contact with everything and anything to do with his undergraduate years as soon as he graduated. That is...until… Continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom

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Bright We Burn – Kiersten White

★★★★ She was a dragon. She was a prince. She was a woman. It was the last that scared them most of all. Lada Dracul has finally earned her prize - she is Prince of Wallachia, her beloved home country. And as Prince, she has shaken up the country. Crime is practically nonexistent, the old rulers are all dead, and… Continue reading Bright We Burn – Kiersten White

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Now I Rise – Kiersten White

★★★★ Do not lose that hunger. You will always have to fight... You will have to be more ruthless, more brutal, more everything. Lada Dracul - Prince of Wallachia - is ready to rule her country...only that country refuses to be ruled by a Dracul or by a woman. However, Lada has made her decision, and that is… Continue reading Now I Rise – Kiersten White

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And I Darken – Kiersten White

★★★★ Rivetingly dark and heartbreakingly human. the nurse offered her own prayer. Let her be strong. Let her be sly. And let her be ugly. Much like the nurse's prayer, Lada Dragwlya grew up single-minded, cruel and absolutely ruthless. Completely in contrast to her beautiful younger brother, Radu. “So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon,… Continue reading And I Darken – Kiersten White

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Poison Princess – Kresley Cole

★ Didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as I thought I would.  It's probably a case of it's not you, it's me. Eff it. Okay. I'm gonna get real here. It's you (book). Totally all on you. We start with a sterotypical white, blond Pretty-Pretty girl who tragically has "mental health issues". Essentially, this girl is either A) hallucinating or… Continue reading Poison Princess – Kresley Cole

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Murder, Plain and Simple – Isabella Alan

★★ ½ In my everlasting effort to find a good - nay, a great - Amish love story...I find myself here. Sigh. On the heels of my broken engagement, I learned I'd inherited my Amish aunt's quilt shop, Running Stitch Angela Braddock is ready for a restart - so she leaves her career, her ex-fiance… Continue reading Murder, Plain and Simple – Isabella Alan