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Friday, September 30, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: October Movie Releases + Book Releases this Week

Hello there! Guess who now has a job? ME! That makes me an even BUSIER person. It's also October first tomorrow. WOW. Time really goes by so fast. I need my thanksgiving break already.

Let's look at the movie releases I plan to see this OCTOBER!

Title: The Girl on the Train
Release Date: October 7
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Actors: Haley Bennett, Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux
Summary: A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Title: Kevin Hart: What Now?
Release Date: October 14
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Actors: Kevin Hart, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle
Summary: Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia's outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.

Title: Ouija: Origin of Evil
Release Date: October 21
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Actors: Elizabeth Reaser, Doug Jones, Henry Thomas
Summary: In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

New scary movies are coming around and I also included another horror book in the list below!
These books were released on September 27!

Title: Crooked Kingdom (Six Of Crows #2)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Synopsis: Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Title: The Dead Boyfriend (Fear Street Relaunch #5)
Author: R.L Stine
Synopsis: R.L. Stine's Fear Street series is back, and in The Dead Boyfriend, he tells the frightening tale of teenage love - and how it can go terribly, murderously wrong. 

Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Colin, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Colin may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn't care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Colin. When Caitlin approaches Colin with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Colin is dead - and she has killed him.

But if Colin is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party?

Terrifying from the first page to the last, The Dead Boyfriend is a heart-racing young adult novel from the master of teen screams himself.

Title: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Synopsis: When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . . .

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Thursday, September 29, 2016


10 Awesome Banned Books

It has come to my attention that this week is banned books week.

And well… I basically decided to compile a list of banned books that I've read or, if I run out, the ones that I'm interested in reading. By books I've read, I mean the ones I've actually enjoyed in some way. I've read quite a few banned books that are well….

Not my cup of tea.
Okay, on a side note: I decided to use the topic to my advantage and create a post of sorts instead of the usual Novel Newcomers and Fangirl Friday that's been happening lately (not counting the trial, that is quite literally all the posts written for the past six months. Ugh, life). But on Tuesday, I took the route of procrastination of sorts and decided a few posts and reviews I wrote over the summer needed to be transferred to the actual blog. (And then I pretty much go back to abandoning them.)

As a draft. Waiting to be scheduled. Poor Lupe will be logging in tonight with quite a few posts added to the drawing board of individualization.

Back to the topic on hand.

House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
I first started this in seventh grade. Great book, but definitely not my favorite or one that I devoured. While it was great at the time, I drifted away from the series. Eventually when I got back to it later - um, I TRIED - the series feel short. It felt draggy, and there was something I didn't like about the series anymore. (Still like the idea in a way, though.)
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I think I read this one before I picked up House of Night, probably because the series was big during the time and the movie rights might have been sold already or shortly after.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Well, color me shocked. I never thought this particular book would be on the list but okay….

Seriously, though. I'm not a huge fan of nonfiction, but I scored this book. (I believe there was a Masterpiece Classic back in 2009 or 2010 based on this book.)
Grendel by John Gardner
Um… I don't remember much from this. There's a monster involved and I'm pretty sure it's the villain of Beowulf…

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Over hyped, but good humor. Unfortunately, no tears were shed.
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
One of the few favorite required reading I had to do during high school. I haven't read the sequel yet.
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Lupe's favorite series of all time is banned. O_o
Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
I… I have respect for Twilight after my first DNF.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder was my childhood. I kid you not. I went through those books like the book community all gathering together to currently read Leigh Bardugo's Crooked Kingdom right now.

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Enough said on this one.

Final Thoughts
I've probably read at least 20 if not more books that are banned/challenged. Anyone else feeling awfully rebellious?

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Bookwyrming Thoughts Gets A New Coblogger!

Hello everyone!

Sophia here. Once upon a time, I started a blog and vowed to go solo (seriously, though. I'm the type of person who likes to work alone most of the time, but I enjoy working with a small group). Two years later, Ella and Lupe hopped aboard, and I couldn’t have asked for better cobloggers (bonus points to Lupe for being a fabulous friend in general).
And now another two years later….

For the past few months, Ella, Lupe, and I have been busy enough that it’s been pretty difficult keeping the blog active (it's really just been Lupe with Fangirl Friday and several late editions of Novel Newcomers - bless Nori for dealing with me and bless all the bloggers who got placed with me for their patience). As a result, sometime in mid-July, Bookwyrming Thoughts went on the hunt for its newest coblogger! We received quite a few responses, and it was extremely difficult to choose the three people who we thought would make a perfect fit (all of them would make a good fit, honestly).
Ultimately, we chose Mari, Anelise and Kaeley, who we took on a trial run with us throughout the month of August (and then some) - be sure to check out the posts each of them wrote throughout their experience!

(Please note that these posts aren't necessarily in order... Though we'll promise that the authors are correct.)

Now that the trial run is over, we are extremely excited to announce who we plan on permanently kidnapping as our newest member...
Please welcome Anelise! In case you missed it, Anelise formally introduced herself as a guest member back in August when the trial run first started.

Signing out and giving the mic (of the virtual sorts) over to Anelise,

Hi everybody! The trial run has (somewhat) recently ended and Sophia, Ella, and Lupe have picked who they’re permanently kidnapping. I was asked to continue so here I am! I am so excited and cannot wait to be a part of this blog and, well, yeah…!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: Fallen Movie Trailer + New Books Released this Week

It was an interesting and somewhat of a stressful week for me from taking too many exams. I hope you guys had a better week than I did but let's talk about Fallen and how there might be a movie!

This is news to me since I quite honestly didn't enjoy the book as much as I would like but I'm all up for supporting books into movies! See the trailer here to truly enjoy the experience and I honestly am intrigued by the trailer. Go to twitter and retweet the trailer many times to help convince these people that we truly want the movie! Let's show these people that we want a movie and we want it now!

If you haven't read the book yet, go read it! Here's the blurb!

Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Synopsis: What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. 

Get ready to fall . . .

All of these books were released on September 20, 2016!

Title: Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3)
Author: Sarah Raasch
Synopsis: Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

Title: A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1)
Author: Jessica Cluess
Synopsis: I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer. The prophesied one. Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty's sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she's the true prophesied one. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves?

Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Synopsis: He’s the infamous killer no man has ever been able to find.

Now it’s a girl’s turn.

Groomed to be the perfect highborn Victorian young lady, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has a decidedly different plan for herself. After the loss of her beloved mother, she is determined to understand the nature of death and its workings. Trading in her embroidery needle for an autopsy scalpel, Audrey secretly apprentices in forensics. She soon gets drawn into the investigation of serial killer Jack the Ripper, but to her horror, the search for clues brings her far closer to her sheltered world than she ever thought possible.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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Novel Newcomers: Interviews with Ryan, Natasha, and Heather

Happy Tuesday!

I honestly thought I would actually be able to keep up my streak of actually posting on time for Novel Newcomers for a lot longer than it really happened - So much for that happening (I think my excuse this time is basically forgetting until I got home from work and well... no internet there.).

This week, please allow me to introduce Ryan from Ryan's Bookish Confessions, Natasha from A Binding Attraction and Heather from The Hermit Librarian!

Outside of blogging and reading, what other interests do you have?
Heather: I like to work with yarn, both knitting and crocheting though I am better at knitting. I’ve been knitting since I was seven years old, so I’ve had quite a lot of practice!

I also like to play video games. I am a big fan of rpgs. I used to play a lot of Final Fantasy on my PS2, but it’s been awhile. My 3DS gets a lot more of a work out since I can bring it with me to work and play on breaks. Some of my favorite games for that system are various Pokemon games (i.e. Pokemon Pearl or Black) and Final Fantasy Fables.

Natasha: I really enjoy quilting/sewing. I LOVE pub trivia, although I mostly settle for watching Jeopardy because none of the places around here do it regularly. I am also a big movie buff. As far as outdoor stuff, I love swimming, canoeing, softball, volleyball, archery, and playing bean bag toss games at bbqs.

Ryan: I enjoy playing volleyball and this year, I decided to start out playing it for the school and so far, I really enjoy taking it and to "push myself" so I can get better at it. I'm very good at math so if anyone is in need of help on a math problem, I'm your guy.

What is your most unusual accomplishment?
Heather: I wasn’t sure what to answer to this, so I turned to my husband and asked him. According to him, my personal collection of 3000+ books from a variety of genres is considered unusual. *lol* I never thought of it that way, but it’s not a bad way to be, I suppose. :)

Natasha: I worked at the Embassy in Conakry, Guinea and we helped with their first democratic presidential election.

Ryan: I weirdly felt accomplished this one time when I was in middle school and I had to participate in this 4 x 400 relay in my PE class and I was the last person to run for the team I was in. And when it was my turn to run, I ended catching up to another team who was at first at that time and when I passed by and finished the race, I felt like not only my team and I should be deserving the win but the fact that I really show how much I didn't gave up on trying even though it wasn't like it was a life-or-death situation or just somewhat important to me.

What is your favorite food?
Heather: My husband has this has recipe he makes that is the best and it’s never the same way twice (maybe recipe is a bit strong of a word). It has potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and cheese, plus whatever odds and ends we have around the kitchen: ketchup, bacon, etc. It’s easily customizable and the perfect comfort food.

Natasha: Can’t pick just one so I’ll say cheese (duh, it’s cheese), prime rib (savory and delicious), pizza (has all of the food groups), and mashed potatoes (best comfort food)

Ryan: I love Italian food so anything that is pasta, especially fettuccine or ravioli or spaghetti, would be great. I also like garlic bread, which I wasn't sure if it's Italian but since I seen them in restaurants that served Italian food.

2016 isn't over yet, but what are some of your favorite songs that have come out this year? Any artists or bands that haven't created new songs you wished did?
Heather: I listen to a lot of radio, so finding out the band or singer is a lot harder than you’d think! I really like the song “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace (it was recently in the movie Suicide Squad).

“The Arena” by Lindsey Stirling was a beautiful piece. I always want to hear more of her work. It has such emotion to it and the videos are beautiful. They are works of art themselves most of the time.

Natasha: I’m totally behind the times with music, but I really love Sugar by Maroon 5 and Honey, I’m Good by Andy Grammar (even though they didn’t come out this year). I kind of stick to oldies because they’re goodies :)

Ryan: The recent album of Panic! At the Disco was so great! I really like most of the songs even though all of them were good. My favorites from that album is LA Devotee, House of Memories, and Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time.

If you had the chance to choose a superpower, what would you choose and why?
Heather: Invisibility would be one of my top picks for a superpower. I suffer from severe anxiety and while it’s usually kept under control, there are times when being able to disappear would help a great deal, especially if I happen to be out in public in a crowd.

I always thought that telekinesis would be awesome too, kind of like Matilda did. That would make getting things from high shelves much easier!

Natasha: I’d say read minds (it would be easier to identify criminals & help save lives) or fly (freedom). Even though it isn’t a superpower, I think it would be cool to have a photographic memory.

Ryan: The best superpower that I would have would be either time travel or flying because I want to have those new releases out or maybe so I can get to see you guys at book events that are at the other side of the country since I'm from California and they rarely have events close to where I live.

Sometimes those who are complete opposites of someone become good friends with that person. What are some fictional characters who are completely different from you yet you think you would totally get along with?
Heather: I like to think that I’d be able to get on well with Lila Bard from the Shade of Magic series. She’s the adventurous type, so outgoing and amazing, I could just let her take the reins and tag along for the journey at a safe distance.

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses is another character that I hope I could learn something from. I think we’d get along alright as, though I haven’t read the entire book yet, I think I have more common sense than some of the people she’s run into so far!

Natasha: Hmmmm Celaena Sardothien, Tess Kendrick, and Mark Blackthorn. I’d like to think I’m a little like each one, but I think they’re much more hardcore and cultured than I am. I didn’t realize until after I chose them that they each live a double life in some way, so that was pretty interesting.

Ryan: The first thing I thought when I see this question would be Mia Corvere in Nevernight. It's weird to compare me with someone who's more malicious that I am, but the one thing that I see that is what I have is her tender-heartedness and determination.

Let's spread some blogger love! Name three bloggers you don't know who are participating in Novel Newcomers and give them a compliment.
Heather: Ardis from Pondering the Prose: I love your blog because it looks so professional! The graphics and gifs used are suited perfectly to their use and the text is of a good size. I don’t have great eyesight, so when a blog’s layout comes together so well it is a blessing!

Jess from Princessica of Books: your aesthetic is so pretty! Your reviews are awesome and our tastes run toward similar veins, so I can usually trust you on what to read next!

Amber from Only True Magic: your post about a blogging hiatus was inspiring and I want to say thank you! Your writing was eloquent and to the point. Thank you for writing about a subject that needs talking about from time to time.

Natasha:There are so many great new bloggers that I haven’t met yet! The Bookgasm Blog totally caught my attention. Trisha Ann is on a hiatus right now, but I love the layout of her blog. It makes it easy to find posts, so I’m more likely to read them. Faith’s Bookspiration is another new one for me. Her camera logo is adorable! I like the way she does her wrap ups and she interjects stuff from her daily life. I also checked out Blame it on the Books because that is something I find myself doing on occasion…dang bookfeels! MC does a great job of incorporating all kinds of posts and I really enjoyed the one for #readthemallathon.

Ryan: I have so many bloggers that I want to shout-out to for not just their awesome blog, but also them as a person. Claire from BlankSlaters is THE one bookish friend that I would want to hang out with if it weren't for living at different parts in California. She is awesome with blogging even though she's busying with stuff, mostly school, because who doesn't get stressed with school and blogging. Allison from A Bookish Alli has a great blog now that her blog has now changed and when I met her at YALLWEST, she was the sweetest bookish friend I've ever met. I also traded with her a bunch of times and I feel like she's more trusting. And to Xan from Twirling Pages. SHE IS THE MOST PERFECT BEING EVER!! Just look at her blog and her bookstagram and her BookTube and the fact she has the most aesthetically pleasing bedroom ever. Is there nothing she can't do?

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Friday, September 16, 2016

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Fangirl Friday: Throne of Glass TV Show + Catcher in The Rye Movie!

Another week has gone by and and it's time to enjoy another weekend! Unless you live in the midwest here in the U.S. where all we're getting is tons of rain, wind and more rain! It's also that time where all of my college classes decide to schedule their exams next week. Thanks professors! Truly appreciate it!

Let's just focus on the fact that Throne of Glass will be a TV Show on Hulu! Not gonna lie, I truly wish it was on Netflix, I just don't feel like paying more each month for another movie streaming service but I might just have to this time. Although.... THIS IS REALLY EXCITING NEWS! The show will most likely be called Queen of Shadows. According to every online news source outlet online, the Marc Gordon company will be the ones to provide the studio for the show. Kira Snyder will be writing the adaption. She is known for The 100. Anna Foerster will end up directing the TV show pilot! Can't wait to hear more news about this!

Ever read Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger in High School? I have and I DID NOT enjoy it. Holden Caulfield got on my nerves the entire time and I never want to hear the word "phonie" again for the rest of my life. I'm sorry for those who like this book but I just don't like it.

Apparently there's a movie! Read the description below! The movie will be released on October 14 of this year.

Coming Through The Rye
Rated: PG-13
Summary: 1969 Jamie Schwartz, obsessed with Holden Caulfield, runs away from boarding school to find reclusive author JD Salinger. Inspired by actual events, Jamie's search for Salinger becomes a journey into sexual awakening, love and loss.

Yay! Even more books have been released! All of these has been released on September 13, 2016.

Title: Dark Horses
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
Synopsis: From the internationally bestselling author of Gossip Girl comes a dark, psychologically complex update of Black Beauty replete with jealousy, romance, mystery, and redemption.

Merritt Wenner has been self-destructing ever since the tragic deaths of her grandmother and her horse, and after an epic all-night bender she walks out of the SAT and disappears. Her parents, looking for a quick fix, ship her off to a residential equine therapy program.

At Good Fences, Merritt meets Red—a failed racehorse and a terror in the barn. Red has never bonded with anyone, but Merritt is not afraid of him, which makes all the difference. Soon they’re sneaking rides after curfew, which catches the attention of Red’s owner. Recognizing their potential, he funds their launch into the competitive hunter/jumper circuit.

Against the cutthroat backdrop of competitive riding, Merritt and their groom, Beatrice, develop an attraction. Merritt also finds herself drawn to Carvin, a rival rider. But in Red’s mind, Merritt belongs to him alone. Anyone else poses a threat. And Merritt can’t foresee what he’ll do to keep her to himself.

Title: Watched
Author: Marina Budhos
Synopsis: Marina Budhos’s extraordinary and timely novel examines what it’s like to grow up under surveillance, something many Americans experience and most Muslim Americans know

Naeem is far from the “model teen.” Moving fast in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens is the only way he can outrun the eyes of his hardworking Bangladeshi parents and their gossipy neighbors. Even worse, they’re not the only ones watching. Cameras on poles. Mosques infiltrated. Everyone knows: Be careful what you say and who you say it to. Anyone might be a watcher.

Naeem thinks he can charm his way through anything, until his mistakes catch up with him and the cops offer a dark deal. Naeem sees a way to be a hero—a protector—like the guys in his brother’s comic books. Yet what is a hero? What is a traitor? And where does Naeem belong?

Acclaimed author Marina Budhos delivers a riveting story that’s as vivid and involving as today’s headlines.

Title: Girl on a Plane
Author: Miriam Moss
Synopsis: Jordan, 1970.

After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school alone. But her plane never makes it home.

Anna’s flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerillas. They land the plane in the Jordanian desert, switch off the engines and issue their demands. If these are not met within three days, they will blow up the plane, killing all the hostages.

The heat on board becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. Anna begins to face the possibility she may never see her family again.

Time is running out . . .

Based on true events, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror, of courage and resilience.

Don't forget to go over on Twitter (@SophiWaterheart) and tell Sophia HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

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Blog Tour: The Rhodi Saga by Megan Linski - Series Review + Giveaway

Rhodi's Light (Rhodi Saga #1)

Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.

These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.

Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?

The first installment in the epic fantasy series by bestselling author Megan Linski, Rhodi’s Light is an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers begging for more.

Rhodi Rising (Rhodi Saga #2)

Forced into hiding.
Desperate to find their masters.

In the past few months since the attack on their home, twin assassins Dylan and Devin have grown restless. With the Rhodi facing extinction, they search for their masters Talidin and Tavana, only to discover they’ve gone missing. With nowhere to turn, the twins seek help from a pair of mysterious spies, only to find the trail gone cold, marked by hints of torture and destruction.

Dylan and Devin piece together the events that led to the disappearance of their fellow Rhodi. As their enemies close in for the kill, Dylan discovers that some things are impossible for a Rhodi…but not for a tigress.

The stakes and romance are heightened in this epic dystopian sequel to Rhodi’s Light. Bestselling author Megan Linski brings readers a young adult fantasy with magic, mystery, and an epic adventure that races quickly to a breathless conclusion.

Rhodi's Lullaby (Rhodi Saga #3)

Cities burn.
Governments fall.
Lives are lost in a desperate the Rhodi are losing.

The world has been devastated by the tyranny of the Red Huntress. To save Crescentia, Dylan and Devin attempt to decipher the mystery of the ancient letter their ancestors left behind, the only hope of salvation for their kind. Dylan continues to fight foes both on the battlefield and within her own mind, all while wrestling with the confused feelings she has for Enfys, the alluring spy who has become devoted to her cause.

In the epic conclusion to the thrilling Rhodi Saga, one brave warrior will stand in the way of corruption, to take place before her destiny…or her death.

Rhodi’s Lullaby is the third installment in the suspenseful young adult dystopian series fans and critics are calling an original masterpiece in the epic fantasy genre.

Rhodi’s Light and Rhodi Rising are also available. Catch up on the entire series today!

Sophia's Review

I have some very mixed feelings to the entire series (overall, because this isn't going to be a review over each individual book... Plus this is my first series review so bear with me).

Anyways, that little note aside...

Rhodi's Light is slow and it's my least favorite book of the entire series. The characters - including the adults were extremely immature (aside from the oldest of the cast). It really just took awhile to get into the book and I found myself stepping back often. However, the concept of the series? I enjoyed it, and it was the ultimate reason why I continued trekking on with Rhodi's Light.

The second book, Rhodi Rising, is so much better than its predecessor. Rhodi Rising is much more action packed, the characters - all of the ones who were originally immature in the first book - show so much growth from the first to the second, and even throughout the second book.

Finally, the last book in the Rhodi Saga, Rhodi's Lullaby, goes at slower pace compared to the second book, but it is well worth reading and seeing how the entire series will ultimately wrap up. We also get introduced to new places outside of Crescentia, and it was great learning about the culture in that new place compared to what the Rhodi from Crescentia are used to.

3.5 Owls

Author Bio

Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan.

Megan Linski also writes under the pen name of Natalie Erin for the Creatures of the Lands Series, co-authored with Krisen Lison.

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