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Waiting for Wednesday…..The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

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Throw Back Thursday…..The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

“May the odds be ever in your favor!” 

“I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, ‘So now that you’ve got me, what are you going to do with me?’ I turn into him. ‘Put you somewhere you can’t get hurt.” 

“Peeta, you said at the interview you’d had a crush on me forever. When did forever start? Oh, let’s see. I guess the first day of school. We were five. You had on a red plaid dress and your hair…it was in two braids instead of one. My father pointed you out when we were waiting to line up.” Your father? Why?” He said, ‘See that little girl? I wanted to marry her mother, but she ran off with a coal miner.'” What? You’re making that up!” No, true story. And I said, ‘A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could’ve had you?’ And he said, ‘Because when he sings…even the birds stop to listen.” 

“Katniss, the girl who was on fire!” 

Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever


My Review

“This was the danger, the seduction of time travel, she realized – it was the opportunity, the freedom of a thousand possibilities of where to live and how to start over. It was the beauty open to you in your life if you only stopped a moment to look.”

“Our choices that matter in the end. Not wishes, not words, not promises.”

“You cannot fathom the distance I would travel for you.”

There was so much buzz surrounding this book, that I have to admit, I was a little intimated by it. I was scared and worried. Why, you ask? Well, I sometimes feel a lot of pressure when I have in my possession one of the most anticipated reads of the year. So many people were raving about this book and the pressure to love this book was on…..Once I started this book, I quickly realized that all my fears were for nothing. This book totally exceeded my expectations.

When I started Passenger, I pretty much went into it blind. Yes, I read the synopsis and heard from word of mouth that this book was amazing, but other than that, I didn’t know too much about it. And I have to tell you, that is the best way to go into this book. Passenger is such a unique YA tale. The writing is smart and intriguing. It is so well written and so easy to picture, it feels as though you are right there in the story. Passenger is well paced and is told from dual points of view. One of the things that I enjoyed about this story was that it had something for everyone. It had fantasy, action, romance, and intrigue. It had time travel, historic elements, mystery and suspense.

So, I know I haven’t really shared much with you about this book, because again, I don’t want to spoil the beauty of it. Here is what I can tell you: This is one of those books that is almost impossible to not fall in love with. This story is so well thought out and the characters are so easy to connect with. This is one of those books that adults will love too. As always, I do have to warn you that this story does end with a cliffhanger and I am super excited to see where the author will take us next. Alexandra Bracken is a new author to me, and I’m really looking forward to checking out more books from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Edge of Obsession by Megan Crane

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USA Today bestselling author Megan Crane’s smoldering new novel will leave readers … obsessed.

Tyr, a powerful man in a destroyed world, needs only three things to survive: his weapons, basic resources and a rotation of women to serve his voracious sexual needs. But when a beautiful prisoner grabs his attention during a mission to restock his clan’s supplies, Tyr’s alpha instincts give way to something much darker–strong, unquenchable lust that cannot be ignored…or denied.

After two years on the run, Helena is snared by this dominant group of men who roam the land unchallenged. Strong to her core and with a mission of her own, Helena knows she doesn’t have to be their captive for long. But despite all the terrible things she’s heard about these brutal beasts, Helena is overcome by intense desire for the ruthless man who has taken her. As their scorching passion escalates, Helena will have to trust in Tyr in order to save both what’s left of this desolate, torn-up world…and herself.


My Review

Edge of Obsession is one thrilling, intense, and intoxicating read. It is unlike any dystopian novel that I’ve read. I have to tell you, it has been quiet some time since I’ve read something in this genre and I could not have been more pleased with Edge of Obsession. Edge of Obsession is everything that you could want in an adult dystopian novel. It is captivating and intriguing. It is sexy and intense. It is gritty and raw. This is the type of book that will pull you in from the very beginning and not let you go. It will have you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, waiting to see what will happen next.

Edge of Obsession is my first read by this author and I can already tell you that it will not be my last. This book is so unique and so thrilling. I just loved it all. It had a interesting and intriguing story-line. The world that was created was utterly fascinating and demanded that you find out more about it. The characters were intense and sexy and the men were total alphas. This book has some absolutely HOT and I mean HOT moments that may make you blush. Just thought I would warn you that there is some serious hotness!! Edge of Obsession isn’t just filled with sexy good times, but it is also filled with action, drama and lots of good twists and turns. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this book. I don’t know if there will more books in this series, but I definitely would not object to reading more books in this world that this author has created. I definitely would recommend checking this book out.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*