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THE DARKEST MINDS (THE DARKEST MINDS #1) - ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the disease that killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Ruby is one of the dangerous ones and there are people who will stop at nothing to make her into a weapon. One choice may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.

An apocalyptic setting, children with superhuman abilities, a corrupt government, a growing rebellion and a fiery girl searching for answers; there is not much that this book doesn't have – except perhaps dragons and a daring sword fight. 

 I first read this book when I was younger but I decided to pick it up again to see why I loved it so much and I was not disappointed – I can honestly say that it is even better than I remember it being. This book kept me wanting more, jumping straight in…

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – JANE AUSTEN

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
So begins Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners that features splendidly civilised sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.
The “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of works.” 


The greatest love story of all time – I really don’t think that this is a disputable fact.

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.
I have always loved Jane Austen’s stories and I grew up watching Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Emma on special weekends with my mother - sitting in front of the TV with a big bowl of popcorn and a blanket. When I got a little older, I sat down in front of the 1995 BBC vers…

TRAITOR TO THE THRONE (REBEL OF THE SANDS #2) – ALWYN HAMILTON

This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.
The Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert but, when a surprise encounter turns into a kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible.
Stripped of her powers and identity, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive... 

At the end of the first book, Amani and the rebels had successfully defeated the Miraji and foreign forces, Noorsham escaped with his life and control of his own mind and Ahmed had gained a reputation throughout the country. Stories whispered around campfires of the legendary Rebel Prince with the Blue-Eyed Bandit at his side and the people behind him.
Now, almost a year later, Amani recovers from a gunshot wound, Jin is away spying on foreign leaders and the rebellion has grown to almost beyond …

REBEL OF THE SANDS (REBEL OF THE SANDS #1) – ALWYN HAMILTON

More gunpowder than girl—the fate of the desert is in her hands.
There's nothing magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from. Destined to wind up "wed or dead," Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out. When she meets Jin she figures he’s the perfect escape. But she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army with a fugitive. And she'd never have predicted that he'd help unlock the truth of who she really is.

In a society where being a woman means that you, and everything you own, belongs to a male relative, Amani just wants to get out of her conservative, dead-end town and away from a future essentially chained up by the men vying for her hand in marriage.  But, to do that, Amani will have to leave everything she has ever known and question everything she has ever believed in.

The fantastic blend of fantasy, mythological fiction and romance in this book r…