Top Ten Tuesday #6: Favorite Book Quotes

Here is my Top Ten Tuesday for this week.  The topic for this week is favorite book quotes.

  1. “You love me.  Real or no real?”— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
  2. “If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”— James Dashner, The Maze Runner
  3. “If my life is going to mean anything, then I have to live it myself.”— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
  4. “If my life is going to mean anything, then I have to live it myself.”— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
  5. “Broken isn’t the same as unfixable.”— Marissa Meyer, Winter
  6. “Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?”— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
  7. “Some walks you have to take alone.”— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
  8. “Just because we’ve been … dealt a certain hand … it doesn’t mean that we can’t choose to rise above — to conquer the boundaries of a destiny that none of us wanted.”—Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
  9. “The is nothing wrong with being different.”— Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen
  10. “Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”— Marie Lu, Legend
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Top Ten Tuesday #5: 2018 Releases

Here are my top ten releases of 2018 I really want to read:

  1. The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan (Release Date:  May 1st)
  2. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Release Date: May 15th)
  3. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (Release Date: May 1st)
  4. Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer (Release Date:  January 30th)
  5. Batman:  Nightwalker by Marie Lu (Release Date:  January 2nd)
  6. The Fates divide by Veronica Roth (Release Date:  April 10th)
  7. Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (Release Date:  April 3rd)
  8. Love & War by Melissa De La Cruz (Release Date:  April 17th)
  9. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare (Release Date:  December 4th)
  10. Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely (Release Date:  January 2nd)

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Book Review: A King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

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Goodreads Summary:

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

 

About the Author:

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I’m a screenwriter/YA author who likes books and lists. This site is the nexus of my universe.

My book RED QUEEN will be published Winter 2015 from HarperTeen at HarperCollins. I’m repped by the incomparable Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

The genres I’m into include YA, Fantasy, Historical, Adventure, Apocalyptic – if people are dying, I’m buying.

 

My Review:

I did not like the ending of this book at all.  What I really hope for is that this is not the conclusion of this series and I really hope for a better ending than this one.  The rest of the overall book was wonderful, and in order to find out why I didn’t like the ending as much you have to read the book to find out.

 

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World Travel Wednesday: Norta

This edition of World Travel Wednesday spotlights the setting of the Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard, Norta.  You can view those reviews by clicking the links below

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The Kingdom of Norta, simply known as Norta, is a country located in the northeast. Its capital is Archeon and its government is led by a monarchy formed from the Silver Houses. It has been called as the “light of the world” by its citizens due to its technology and power.

Like the Lakelands and Piedmont, the language of Norta is Common.

Book Review: The Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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Goodreads Synopsis:

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

About the Author:

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I’m a screenwriter/YA author who likes books and lists. This site is the nexus of my universe.

My book RED QUEEN will be published Winter 2015 from HarperTeen at HarperCollins. I’m repped by the incomparable Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

The genres I’m into include YA, Fantasy, Historical, Adventure, Apocalyptic – if people are dying, I’m buying.

My Review:

I loved the overall book, but I didn’t like a few parts of it.  Usually on goodreads if I love the overall book, but it has some parts that I don’t like I will take a star off and give the book 4 stars and match the rating on my other blog.

Top Ten Tuesday #3: Favorite Fictional Couples

America & Maxon (The Selection Series by Kiera Cass)

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Mare & Cal (Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard)

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Juniper and Jasper (Kiss Cam by Kiara London)

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Jace & Clary (The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare)

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Annabeth & Percy (Percy Jackson & The Olympians; The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan)

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Cinder & Kai (The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer)

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June & Day (Legend Series by Marie Lu)

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Katniss  & Peeta (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)

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Tris & Four (Divergent Series by Veronica Roth)

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Rose & Dimitri (Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead)

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