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Friday, April 8, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: Shadowhunters Finale and Trial by Fire Excerpt!

I'm back to discuss more things I have been excited about all week!

Let's start of with some Shadowhunters!
Not gonna lie, I did not watch the season finale live on Tuesday (Please don't kill me!). I did catch up with the finale on Wednesday. I then realized that I should've watched it on Tuesday because oh my! That finale wasn't what I expected it to be. Then the thought occurred to me that this was the season 1 finale and there won't be new episodes anymore until season 2! 
I can't say anything else or discuss much of this. Unless you guys want me to write another post where I fully express my thoughts about this finale in more detail and where I won't be attacked for spoiling everything for those of you who have watched the show! Tell me below and I will do a special review with spoilers for those of you who want to know what I truly thought about the finale! Also, that way we can discuss together and wait/cry about the long wait until season 2!

To those of you who have not seen this show yet.... You have time now to catch up! Don't worry! You will fall in love with this show as much as I do! Get right to it! Pronto!

Now time for a sweet treat for you guys!

Here's an excerpt for Trial By Fire By: Chris Cannon!

Title: Trial By Fire (Going Down in Flames #3) 
Author: Chris Cannon 
Released on: April 4, 2016 
Summary: Bryn’s hopes for a peaceful new semester at school go up in smoke when someone tries to kill her—again. She’s not sure which is scarier, facing the radicals who want to sacrifice her for their cause, or her impending nightmare of a Directorate-arranged marriage to her nemesis, Jaxon.The one bright spot in her life is Valmont, her smoking-hot knight who is assigned to watch over her twenty-four hours a day. Is what she feels for him real or just a side effect of the dragon-knight bond? At this point, stopping the impending civil war might be easier than figuring out her love life.
She may have to live in their world, but she doesn’t have to play by their rules.
Series Order:
Book 1: Going Down in Flames
Book 2: Bridges Burned
Book 3: Trial By Fire


“New topic,” Bryn said. “Was there any news in the Black dorm about when Stagecraft will start again?”

“Yes, and people aren’t happy about it. The Directorate made a statement about the Arts not being a high priority,” Clint said. “Maybe it’s not a high priority for them, but to my Clan it is.”

“Did they forbid you from fixing the theater building?” Valmont asked.

“What do you mean?” Ivy asked.

“Just because they aren’t going to fix it, doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed by someone else.” Valmont sipped his coffee. “Right?”

“Could we work on it without their permission?” Ivy asked.

“Let’s find out.” Clint stood and walked over to a table of Black dragons. He spoke with them and then they all started talking at once. Half of them stood and approached other tables of students and the pattern repeated like ripples in a pond.

Clint returned to his seat with a sly grin on his face. “I think we started something.”

Across the cafeteria, students of Red, Black, and Green Clans shared information between the tables. “They’re leaving out the Blues,” Bryn said.

“Let’s see how long it takes a Blue to ask someone what’s going on,” Ivy said. “I bet Jaxon sends Rhianna over here to find out.”

“No. He’ll want the information first hand,” Bryn said.

Valmont tilted his head and studied her. “It’s scaring me that you understand how he thinks.”

“It terrifies me,” Bryn said. “Blame my grandparents.”

“And here he comes.” Clint sat back and threw an arm over the back of his chair, like he was totally relaxed and didn’t see anyone approaching.

Jaxon came to the table and stood glaring at Clint. “Are you going to tell me, or are you waiting for me to ask?”

“I’m waiting for you to ask.” Clint raised an eyebrow in challenge.

“Fine.” Jaxon spoke in a tone like he didn’t really care. “What did you tell the other students that they are passing around?”

“Some of us would like to see the theater building repaired. Since the Directorate doesn’t have the time or the manpower to do the job, we’re going to do it ourselves.”

Jaxon shook his head. “You can’t do that.”

“Why not?” Bryn asked. “It’s not like the Directorate banned anyone from fixing the building. They said they weren’t going to do it. The students would be helping.”

“The Clan who paid to have the building built will be the one to restore it,” Jaxon stated like it was law.

“They’ll restore it with their own hands, or they’ll pay the other Clan members to restore it?” Ivy said, “Because those are two different things.”

“The Blue Clan will fund the repairs at the appropriate time,” Jaxon said. “Then the work will be contracted out to professionals who won’t screw anything up.”

Jaxon would hate what Bryn was about to say, and that knowledge gave her a big warm fuzzy. “If you’re worried about the design of the building, why don’t I call my grandmother and ask if she’d like to help with the planning. That way a Blue would be in charge.”

Jaxon reached up and rubbed the bridge of his nose. “Bryn, do you remember when I said all the irritation in my life leads back to you?”

“I do.”

“That truth still holds.” He turned and stalked back to his table.

Valmont high- fived Bryn. “Well played.”

“Your grandmother trumps Jaxon’s Directorate rhetoric.” Ivy laughed.

“I love it.” 
Until next time!
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Lupe is a 19-year-old Latina who loves to read and watch movies and share her thoughts/opinions about them! Her all time favorite series consists of Bloodlines and Vampire Academy (among others), and her favorite author is Richelle Mead. You can find more of her book and movie reviews (and pandas) over at CatchingBookz.