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

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When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that 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 doe…

DWELLING ON A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

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My ever-changing perspective of A Court of Wings and Ruin, not a review, just some hopeless babble that I need to get out of my system before I drive myself insane.  Put simply, it is me asking about a million random questions that I fear will never be answered so, if persistent and annoying questions get on your nerves, you may not want to read this one...


Firstly I would like to put out there that I am merely expressing my opinion on how I think the book could be altered and that I, in no way, assume that I know better than the author but just wish to state my position as a reader.  I am not trying to express any form of discrimination and am in no way against the presence of diverse characters in novels nor do I feel like all books need a perfect ending, I just feel like something better could have been done with the ending of this one.  I should probably also slap a massive SPOILER WARNING on this one because I am talking about the ending.

I am in not saying that I didn’t like this …

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – JANE AUSTEN

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“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 Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized 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. 
Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”


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…

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

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This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible.
Stripped of her powers and her 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... But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart. 

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 gained a reputation throughout the country.  Stories whispered around c…

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

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She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam, and rumour has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But 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, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army, with a fugitive who's wanted for treason. And she'd never have predicted that he'd help her unlock the powerful 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 conservat…