Revisited: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Title: Out of Sight, Out of Time
Author: Ally Carter
Series: Gallagher Girls
Previous Books in the Series:
1. I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You
2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
3. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover
4. Only the Good Spy Young
Date Originally Started: August, 6, 2013
Date Originally Finished: August 7, 2013
Format: ebook from digital library

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan-an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers that months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home.

Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It’s a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

I’m really, really glad that I re-read these books. Originally when I read them back in 2013, there was such a huge gap between when I finished book 4 to when I started book 5, that the amnesia that Cammie was experiencing hit really hard. I thought for sure that I had forgotten what had happened in the last set of books. But, now that I’ve re-read them, it was very tricky of Carter to write Cammie’s amnesia like she did. Well, played, but tricky. I’m still at a loss at what exactly is going on. The Circle was supposed to be the bad guys, and I thought Zach’s mom worked for the Circle. So why was she killing off some of their members?

As always, the epilogue was pretty much the best part, only because I hadn’t read it before and it helps set up for what’s to come in the final book. I still need to understand what’s going on with Mr. Soloman and Cammie’s mom. Or is something going on between him and Cammie’s aunt? And then there’s Cammie and Zach. Are they together? Are the not together? Are they going to figure all of this out when the Circle is dealt with. I have so many questions.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. My heart stopped when Liz started to fall off the roof and Cammie was hypnotized to jump off of it. I think that’s the most danger these girls have been in and kind of made me long for the days when their biggest concern was sneaking out of campus so that Cammie could date one of the townies.

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Title: House of Earth and Blood
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Crescent City
Date Started: June 20
Date Finished: June 28
Format: Hardcover from my shelf

Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

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Revisited: Hidden by P.C. Cast

Title: Hidden
Authors: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
5. Hunted
6. Tempted
7. Burned
8. Awakened
9. Destined
Original Date Started: March 5, 2013
Original Date Finished: March 11, 2013
Format: ebook from the digital library

At last, Zoey has what she wanted: the truth is out. Neferet’s evil has been exposed, and the High Council is no longer on her side – but she’s far from done wreaking havoc in the vampyre world. First, a mysterious fire ravages the stables. Then, Neferet makes a devastating move that will test them all.

With the seeds of distrust sown and Darkness breeding chaos at the House of Night, everyone must band together – but that’s proving to be more difficult than ever before. The twins are barely speaking and the House of Night’s former enemy, Kalona, has now become their warrior, pushing their trust to the limit. To top it off, Zoey is pretty darn sure she might be losing her mind. She saw something when she looked at Aurox through the Seer Stone that she can hardly explain to herself, let alone her friends. Is it possible that Heath has come back in a different form? Is that why Zoey’s so intrigued by Aurox, when it’s so obvious that he’s dangerous? And who would believe her if she told them? Zoey knows that following her instinct about Aurox might be just what they need to defeat evil . . . but if she’s wrong, it could cause the destruction of those closest to her.With the tension at a breaking point and friendships on the line, can the nerd herd come together to stop the spread of Darkness before it’s too late?

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Revisited: Destined by P.C. Cast

Title: Destined
Authors: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
5. Hunted
6. Tempted
7. Burned
8. Awakened
Date Originally Started: February 6, 2013
Date Originally Finished: February 8, 2013
Format: ebook from the digital library

In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa’s House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side – and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow. But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness?

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The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Title: The Assassin’s Blade
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Throne of Glass
2. Crown of Midnight
3. Heir of Fire
4. Queen of Shadows
5. Empire of Storms
6. Tower of Dawn
7. Kingdom of Ash
Date Started: June 10
Date Finished: June 20
Format: Kindle book from my collection

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no-one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam.

When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes—and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches—and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives…

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Revisited: Awakened by P.C. Cast

Title: Awakened
Authors: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
5. Hunted
6. Tempted
7. Burned
Date Originally Started: February 4, 2013
Date Originally Finished: February 6, 2013
Format: ebook from the digital library

Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either… And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

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Revisited: Burned by P.C. Cast

Title: Burned
Authors: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
5. Hunted
6. Tempted
Date Originally Started: January 27, 2013
Date Originally Finished: February 1, 2013
Format: ebook from digital library

Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, she’s fading fast. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to save her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only seven days left…

Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z, but she has massive problems, too. The rogue Red Fledgings are acting up again. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy. Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to helping Zoey, but which also threathens to explode her whole world.

In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledging, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with prophetic visions, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance. Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.

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Revisited: Tempted by P.C. Cast

Title: Tempted
Authors: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
5. Hunted
Original Date Started: January 26, 2013
Original Date Finished: January 27, 2013
Format: ebook from the digital library

So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?

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Ironside by Holly Black

Title: Ironside
Author: Holly Black
Series: Modern Faerie Tales
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Tithe
2. Valiant
Date Started: June 5
Date Finished: June 9
Format: ebook from the digital library

In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben’s coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing — her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can’t see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn’t exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.

Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth — that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother’s shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben’s throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?

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Revisited: Hunted by P.C. Cast

Title: Hunted
Authors: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
Original Date Started: January 22, 2013
Original Date Finished: January 26, 2013
Format: ebook from the digital library

What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face?

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