In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

51nphsq6dml-_sy344_bo1204203200_Title: In the Hand of the Goddess
Author: Tamora Pierce
Series: The Song of the Lioness Quartet
Previous Book in the Series:
1. Alanna: The First Adventure
Date Started: March 7
Date Finished: March 8
Format: Hardcover from local library

Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire, to none other than the prince of the realm. But Prince Jonathan is much more to Alanna; he is her ally, her best friend, and one of the few who knows that she’s really a girl. Now it will take all of Alanna’s awesome skill, strength, and growing magical powers to protect him from the mysterious evil sorcerer who is bent on his destruction, and hers! Continue reading

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The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

16429619Title: The Kiss of Deception
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles
Date Started: March 6
Date Finished: March 7
Format: Hardcover from local library

She flees on her wedding day. She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection. She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father. She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan. The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance. Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love. Continue reading

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Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein

26067503Title: Shuffle, Repeat
Author: Jen Klein
Date Started: March 4
Date Finished: March 6
Format: Hardcover from local library

June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. They could have coasted through high school, knowing about—but not really knowing—each other. Except that their moms have arranged for Oliver to drive June to school. Every. Single. Day. Suddenly these two opposites are fighting about music, life . . . pretty much everything. But love is unpredictable. When promises—and hearts—get broken, Oliver and June must figure out what really matters. And then fight for it. Continue reading

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The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

23495112Title: The Impostor Queen
Author: Sarah Fine
Date Started: March 3
Date Finished: March 4
Format: Hardcover from local library

Sixteen-year-old Elli was only a child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic in service of her people. The only life Elli has known has been in the temple, surrounded by luxury, tutored by magic-wielding priests, preparing for the day when the queen perishes—and the ice and fire find a new home in Elli, who is prophesied to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule. But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found. Continue reading

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Dark Flame by Alyson Noël

41epana1nll-_sy344_bo1204203200_Title: Dark Flame
Author: Alyson Noël
Series: The Immortals
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Evermore
2. Blue Moon
3. Shadowland
Date Started: February 28
Date Finished: March 3
Format: Hardcover from my shelf

Ever is trying to help Haven make the transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat — exposing their secret world to the outside. But Ever’s struggle to keep the Immortals hidden only propels Haven closer to the enemy: Roman and his evil companions.

At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman — and longing for his touch. As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender. Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself — and her future with Damen…. Continue reading

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Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

eclipseTitle: Eclipse
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Series: The Twilight Saga
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Twilight
1.5. Life and Death
2. New Moon
Date Started: February 27
Date Finished: February 28
Format: Hardcover from my shelf

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which? Continue reading

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Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

5996153Title: Blood Promise
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Vampire Academy
2. Frostbite
3. Shadow Kiss
Date Started: February 24
Date Finished: February 25
Format: Paperback from my shelf

The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck, a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters … Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life’s vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She’ll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?  Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir’s and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love? Continue reading

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