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Book Review: Soundless by Richelle Mead

Originally posted on The Fault in Our Blogs:
Soundless | Richelle Mead | On Sale Since Nov 10, 2015 Razorbill | 272 Pages | ARC Provided by Publisher Synopsis: For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. ? When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. ? But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon. ? Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever… Review: Soundless reminded me of Indiana Jones…

September Wrap-Up + Haul

Originally posted on Partnersinbooks:
Hi Booknerds! How are you guys? What are you reading? I haven’t posted anything in awhile because of school. I know. It sucks. It’s also my midterms week next wook. BOO!!!! (wish me luck) I’d rather read and blog all day than do hw and go to school tbh. Also, I’m so behind in book reviews and I miss my blog but I’m trying to post despite the busy-ness that is life. Can you guys believe September is almost over?! It’s insane right? It’s almost Christmas. The year is almost over it’s kind of crazy. It’s too fast! I need time to slow down!!! SLOW DOWN! Despite the fastness of time, I had the best September ever. I just kept reading and buying books this month. *happy dance* We had one of the best bookhauls in the history of bookhauls. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly By Stephanie Oakes Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas Slammed by Colleen Hoover Point of Retreat by…

Book Review #53 – The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness

Originally posted on Cat's Shelf:
Hello readers! I’m still a little stunned by this book but I think I still need to write something about it while it’s still fresh. Here’s my review for The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. Buy this book from Book Depository I’ve heard so much about Patrick Ness! To me, he always appeared to be one of the most loved contemporary authors. After a while, I decided to finally buy one book of his. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to start his trilogy first or just read one of his stand alone but I put my fear of series aside and bought the first volume of it. Besides, this beautiful edition was available at some bookstores and not online so it was a no brainer. In The Knife of Never Letting Go, we visit a planet were every men (and animal) can hear each others thoughts. That’s called Noise. One day, while in the swamp, the only young boy of that town, Todd, and his dog, Manchee,…

Book Review #47 – Another Day, by David Levithan

Originally posted on Cat's Shelf:
Hello dears! Here’s my review for the new David Levithan book, Another Day. Find any edition of this title on Book Depository I know what you might be thinking, “Cat, why did you read this book if you didn’t like Every Day?”. Well, I had already requested this one on Netgalley and I felt like I had to keep my promise and read this one. I wasn’t excited and my fears turned out to be true. But first of all, please read my review for Every Day. Like Every Day, Another Day is the story of A, a person who wakes up in a new body everyday. Everything changes when A falls in love with a girl, named Rhiannon. The different in this new book is that the story is told by the girl’s perspective instead of A’s. This book is even worse than the first. Because it takes away all the interesting parts of A and their life in the bodies of all those different people and decides to focus on…

Hogwarts in Nazareth

Originally posted on The Millennial Gospel:
by KJ Gormley There were some Death Eaters in Cabin 6, and, well, that wasn’t very Christian now was it? In our counselor meeting we nibbled Oreos and discussed how one addressed the problem of “You-Know-Who and his Death Eaters,” in this case, a particularly magnetic 13-year-old and his band of other campers who had recently become secretive and we were told, by other worried campers who most often resembled Hermione Granger (they’d brought the costume), that they were practicing forbidden curses during bunk time. Not exactly what we were going for, at the Harry Potter week in my liberally-minded church summer camp. Death Eaters, that is. We were onboard for over half the camp being socially awkward introverted nerds, and had Quidditch practice for the rest. A few counselors had signed on to teach “Gobstones” (Jacks) and Potions (playing with a blender). I was teaching “Magical Castle Construction” (Legos) and had also signed up to portray, at different points during the week-long camp, every single one of the…