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TIGER’S CURSE (THE TIGER SAGA #1) – COLLEEN HOUCK

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

I wish I could say that I absolutely loathed reading this book – it has enough faults to support that – but there is something about it that I can’t help but appreciate.

So, the basis of the plot: Kelsey gets a summer job working at a circus where she is enlisted into the care of Dhiren, the lonely and illusive white tiger that seems too tame to be a tiger and smells astonishingly of jasmine and sandalwood. As Kelsey grows close to the tiger, reading him poems and stroking his fur through the bars of his small cage, she can’t help but feel his l…

IN THE AFTERLIGHT (THE DARKEST MINDS #3) – ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

Fractured by unbearable loss, Ruby and the kids who survived the government's attack travel north. With them is Clancy Gray, son of the president, their prisoner. Only Ruby has power over him, and one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.
Reunited with Liam, Ruby must face the repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole to provide the training she needs. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

I feel like a broken record talking about this series but, I have to say, my HEART! I mean, how many times can Bracken crush and dismantle this blood-pumping organ of mine until I can’t put it back together or slow its incessant racing. Like my other reviews of the Darkest Minds trilogy have already made impossibly clear, I love the unique relatability I can feel with all the characters, I love the way the action never stops and I love the descriptions which transport me into that…

NEVER FADE (THE DARKEST MINDS #2) – ALEXANDRA BRACKEN

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her life. Now she must call upon them daily to bring down a corrupt government. Others call her Leader, but she knows what she really is: a monster.
Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children has survived, but its truth is saved in one place: the hands of Liam Stewart. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves.
But what if winning the war means losing herself?

You know when you get those really traumatic books that you want to throw in someone’s face and hope that it hurts them more than the book hurt you... this is one of them. Heartbreak-on-heartbreak.

Much like the first book, Alexandra Bracken has managed to create an action-packed novel that kept me on my toes and my heart racing the whole time. I found myself holding my breath through the gunfire, the roaring of flames and the explosions of electricity. I was captivated by the s…