Thursday, November 26, 2015

[Review] Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Title: Ice Like Fire
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #2
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Published: Oct 2015
ISBN:  9780062286956
Pages: 479

It's been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring's king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm's secrets, Meira plans on using the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But casn she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari-leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell's growing oppresion. When Meira leaves to search for security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom-and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

[Review] Jackaby by William Ritter

Title: Jackaby
Author: William Ritter
Series: Jackaby #1
Publisher: Algonquin
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9781616204341
Pages: 299


"Miss Rook, I am not an occultist," Jackaby said. "I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion, and there are many illusions. All the world's a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain."

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary, including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer on the loose. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it's a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police-with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane-deny.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

[Meme] Top Ten Quotes by Sarah Dessen

Since Sarah Dessen is my favorite author I just discovered this year, I dedicated this post solely for her.

 It was unrealistic to expect to be constantly in the happiest place. In real life, you're lucky just to be always somewhere nearby."
-Sarah Dessen, Saint Anything

"Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It's a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it."
-Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

"There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together."
-Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

"Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common."
-Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

"Friends don't leave you alone in the woods. Friends are the one who come and take you out."
-Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

"Leaving was easy. It was everything else that was so damned hard."
-Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

"Accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go."
-Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

"What defined you isn't how many times you crash but the number of times you get back."
-Sarah Dessen, Along For The Ride

"Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts."
-Sarah Desen, Along For The Ride

"Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you."
-Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

Thursday, November 5, 2015

[Meme] Swoon Thursday : The Lunar Chronicles Edition

 Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!

- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting

So, since the fourth book of The Lunar Chronicles will come out next week (10th November) I decided to put together lines that made me swoon over the characters. Anyway, here they are.


“I mean it. I can’t go alone. And I really can’t go with Levana.”
“Well there are about 200,000 single girls in this city who would fall over themselves to have the privilege.”
A hush passed between them. He wasn’t touching her, but she could feel his presence, warm and overpowering. She could feel the elevator growing hot, despite the fact that her temperature gauge assured her it hadn’t changed.
She couldn’t help it. She looked at him. Her defenses withered a bit upon encountering the openness in his brown eyes. His confidence had been replaced with worry. Uncertainty.
“200,000 single girls,” he said. “Why not you?”


“I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”


“Captain,” she murmured.
“I think I’m in love with you.”
An eyebrow shot up. She counted six beats of his heart before, suddenly, he laughed.
“Don’t tell me it took you two whole days to realize that. I must be losing my touch.”
But my favorite is actually this one
Bending his head, Kai pressed his lips to her knuckles. The plating had no nerve endings, and yet the touch sent a tingle of electricity along her arm.
He lifted his gaze. “Just to be clear, you’re not using your mind powers on me right now, are you?”
She blinked. “Of course not.”
“Just checking.”
Then he slid his arms around her waist and kissed her.
Cinder gasped, pressing her palms against his chest. Kai pulled her closer.
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