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Review: League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis

The Synopsis:

31213370When seventeen year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets tied to America’s history—and he’s right at the heart of it.

First, Jasper finds out he is the sole surviving descendant of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history. Then he learns that his father’s death was no accident. Jasper is at the center of a war that has been going on for centuries, in which the descendants of the heroes and traitors of the American Revolution still duel to the death for the sake of their honor.

His only hope to escape his dangerous fate on his eighteenth birthday? Take up the research his father was pursuing at the time of his death, to clear Arnold’s name.

Whisked off to a boarding school populated by other descendants of notorious American traitors, it’s a race to discover the truth. But if Jasper doesn’t find a way to uncover the evidence his father was hunting for, he may end up paying for the sins of his forefathers with his own life.

My Review:

Goodreads – 5/5 Stars

“Run,Die, Or Kill”

I am really not a big fan of history, but Matthew Landis has made learning a little about it fun. I really enjoyed all the mentions of the different historical figures. League of American Traitors  is a roller coaster ride that’s for sure. A mix of past and present. I loved the main characters sense of humor. He also had great sarcasm. The writing is all around both humorous and serious.

Every character in this book is defined by what their ancestor did and for some, like the True Sons of Liberty, that person is all they are. They live in the past, embrace it, but never want to be more than that. Meanwhile Jasper is trying to change everything for these two Leagues.

“General Washington never imagined that your ancestor would betray him,” Cyrus said. and now Arnold’s name is a synonym for traitor. Consider that the next time you put your full trust in anyone.”

I think the ending was pretty satisfying and I wouldn’t mind a sequel.  😉
I think this would also make a great action movie. I really liked all the gun-slinging scenes. Reminded me of National Treasure a little bit. If you’re a fan of History or not, Action, or a good thriller, I think you’d like this book.

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Lose Me In Summer Event : Giveaways and Quizzes!

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Welcome to the most summery and romantic bookish event of 2017! There will be games and tons of giveaways, so come along to play, introduce yourself, make amazing friends, and win lovely books and bookish things.

 

BookCoverfront.jpgLose Me. by M.C. Frank

“Today is not the day I die.”

Ari Demos starts every day with this thought. Fresh out of high school, she’s landed a coveted role as a stunt double in a new Pride and Prejudice adaptation starring the Hollywood phenomenon Weston Spencer. But this job isn’t going to be easy: Ari will be performing complicated water stunts and driving fast cars along the narrow cliffs of Corfu. One false step and she could lose not only her job, but her life. And then Wes Spencer, Mr Darcy himself, arrives in Greece. He’s got dirty blonde hair, a mile-long yacht and a bored look on that gorgeous face. Ari wants nothing to do with the rich actor boy, but on the day she meets him, she has an accident. One that almost claims her life. And now she can’t hide from the truth any longer: She might be much closer to losing everything than she thought. She might be dying. And the British actor is the last person she’d expect to save her life. She’s a hard-working island girl. He’s adored by millions. Falling in love was never supposed to be a part of the job. Staying alive was never supposed to be a part of growing up. Was this story ever meant for a happily ever after?
Recommended for fans of: Pride and Prejudice, Colleen Hoover, The Fault in Our Stars, K-dramas like Boys Over Flowers, Jennifer L. Smith, Gayle Forman, Nicola Yoon.
Marketed as: High-quality contemporary fiction for young and new adults, with a lot of depth and an intense amount of romance.
(Current) Rating : 4.57 out of 5 from amazon.com reviews (27)
Release date: 4/11/2017
Pages: 367
Retail price: 15.99 USD (Physical Copy)
ISBN-13: 978-1542519502
Genre/Categories: Young Adult, New Adult, College, Romance, Contemporary, Coming Of Age

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You can check out my review here!
Review: Lose Me by M.C. Frank

You can read the first 3 chapters HERE for FREE!

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Fun Quizzes!

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City, island or town? Based on the exotic locations of Lose Me. by M.C. Frank, this quiz will help you decide your next travel destination! Let’s play.
Find out HERE!

I got Greek Island! After reading this book I definitely would love to!

 

 

Who is your modern Mr. Darcy?Your Mr. Darcy Are you dreaming of a real-life Mr. Darcy to sweep you off your feet? Then look no further. Lose Me, the hot new romance of a British actor and a stunt girl, who film a modern Pride and Prejudice adaptation on a Greek island, has all the answers. These guys are as good as it gets: swoony, brainy, filthy rich and perfect for every taste. And what’s more, they live in our world, so you don’t have to time travel to Jane Austen’s London. Are you ready to discover your very own Mr. Darcy? Click HERE to find out!
I got Bingley! 😍

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions or comments feel to comment below! I’d love to hear them! Also feel free to let me know what you got on the quizzes! ❤
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August TBR!

Books I Will Definetly Be Reading

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Other Books I Want To Get To

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Book I Am Most Looking Forward To

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This is the most gorgeous book I have ever seen in my life! When I review it, I plan on taking a ton of photos to show off this gorgeous book! The synopsis also sounds extremely interesting and unique! I am so excited!

Synopsis:

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce. A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her. When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music. But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

 


What I’ll Be Up To In August

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I’m back at it again with another bookish challenge for the Bookstagram community!

Again this month, I will be including a giveaway for a $10 Amazon or Book Depository Voucher!

Each day you guys do a prompt enters your name to win the giveaway! Rules will be on my Instagram post on Critic_Uncritical_Bookworm

I am so very excited! I hope you all will join in! I think the prompts will be alot of fun for all bookworms!

 

You can find the full details of each prompts here #UncriticalAugust – Challenge and Giveaway

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July’s Victorian Classic’s Box

You’ll also see me reppin for Spearcraft Bookbox

and you can use my code CRITIC10 for 10% off any of their boxes and on their bookish merch website https://www.worldofspearcraft.com/ most of their bookish jewelry is under $10!
Spearcraft Bookbox also offers no book boxes so if you want to get all their awesome goodies without the book you can. They also have some of their past books on sale as well! You can use my code on it all!

 

 

Screenshot_20170730-160549I am super excited about their August box The Supernatural! If your a fan of the TV show SUPERNATURAL, The Mortal Instruments series, Charmed, Buffy! and The Vampire Diaries you’ll definitely want to get this box and you can use my code CRITIC10 on it! The book in the August box is going to be a Hardback New Release with a Author Letter and signed bookplate! It has spooky parts, but it isn’t a horror book. It has a little bit of everything in it, even demons! Something for everyone!

 

Thanks for reading my post and I hope you enjoyed it! Comment below with your opinions and what you plan to read! Also if you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them all! ❤

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July Wrap-Up/Haul

Hello everyone,

July was actually a pretty busy month. I finally got another car without having one for about 3 months. I now can go on my weekly adventures with Ouija to the park. For those of you who do not know, Ouija is my Siberian Husky. There’s a photo of him below. 😉

One of the best things that could happen, happened this month! I was chosen to be a Spearcraft Bookbox Rep! 😄🎉

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Since I am a rep you can use my code CRITIC10 for 10% off any of their boxes and on their bookish merch website https://www.worldofspearcraft.com/ most of their bookish jewelry is under $10!

screenshot_20170730-160549.pngI am super excited about their August box The Supernatural! If your a fan of the TV show SUPERNATURAL, The Mortal Instruments series, Charmed, Buffy! and The Vampire Diaries you’ll definitely want to get this box and you can use my code CRITIC10 on it! The book in the August box is going to be a Hardback New Release with a Author Letter and signed bookplate! It has spooky parts, but it isn’t a horror book. It has a little bit of everything in it, even demons! Something for everyone!

 

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I also hit 1k followers on my Instagram 😄 and to thank all my wonderful followers who I love and appreciate so very much I am hosting a giveaway, that will have three winners! You can find all the details under this image on my Instagram account. It will run till August 18th.

 

 

Alright! Now for my July Book Haul!

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I am so grateful to have received over 15 e-books from Authors this month some of them being in the photo above!

I am I also very grateful for the 5 physical books I received from Authors this month, those 5 are in the photo below.

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I also finally bought City of Glass the third book in The Mortal Instruments series and I received The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee in my July Spearcraft Bookbox!

Onward to my…

July Wrap-Up

All of the books I read in July!

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I read 12 books in the month of July! I was shooting for 20 for my readathon, but I just got so busy at some points. I think 12 isn’t that bad though!

 

My Favorite Book of the Month!

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You can check out my review of this book here Review: Royal Replicas by Michael Pierce


My Book Crush of the Month!

 

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Wes Spencer 😍

From Lose Me by M.C Frank

You can check out my review of Lose Me and me gloating a little bit, about how perfect Wes is here Review: Lose Me by M.C. Frank

 


My Instagram Photos of the Month!

Most Liked:

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My Personal Favorite:

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I hope you enjoyed this post, if you have any questions or comments feel to comment below! I’d love to hear them! ❤
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Review: Lose Me by M.C. Frank

 

33859529The Synopsis:

Ari Demos starts every day with this thought. Fresh out of high school, she’s landed a coveted role as a stunt double in a new Pride and Prejudice adaptation starring the Hollywood phenomenon Weston Spencer. But this job isn’t going to be easy: Ari will be performing complicated water stunts and driving fast cars along the narrow cliffs of Corfu. One false step and she could lose not only her job, but her life.
And then Wes Spencer, Mr Darcy himself, arrives in Greece. He’s got dirty blonde hair, a mile-long yacht and a bored look on that gorgeous face. Ari wants nothing to do with the rich actor boy, but on the day she meets him, she has an accident. One that almost claims her life. And now she can’t hide from the truth any longer:
She might be much closer to losing everything than she thought. She might be dying. And the British actor is the last person she’d expect to save her life.
She’s a hard-working island girl. He’s adored by millions.
Falling in love was never supposed to be a part of the job.
Staying alive was never supposed to be a part of growing up.
Was this story ever meant for a happily ever after?

 

My Review:

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This isn’t my first M.C Frank book, I have also read her dystopian series, No Ordinary Star, but this is a whole other side of M.C. Frank’s writing. It was equally amazing and refreshing.

The characters are in a movie that is a modern adaption of Pride and Prejudice, set on a beautiful Greek island called Corfu. Which is a real place and thanks to this book I now hope to visit there one day, it sounds amazing. I haven’t read Pride and Prejudice or seen the movie. I have seen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I still really enjoyed the mentions of Pride and Prejudice. If you know nothing about Pride and Prejudice you can still read this book and fully understand everything.

Ari and Wes’s relationship becomes an emotional roller-coaster, but I shipped it from the start! I do have to say Ari angered me so much, I felt like she was extremely selfish about her actions, hurting people that loved her and didn’t deserve it. BUT I did love that it made me feel all these negative emotions toward her because it had me all in my feels and that means that M.C. Frank did a great job on the writing.

I was on Wes’s side the whole time though, I immediately fell in-love with him and added him to my book boyfriend list. 😍 I think he is just all around perfect with his British accent to his brooding, conservative attitude to his sweet friendly ways.

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“Still?”
“Always.”
“Okay, Snape.” I say lamely.
He laughs.

I also really loved his friends Pan, Theo, and Ollie! I loved there unique personalities and the friendship between them was something different and mostly hilarious. Ari’s family and coach were also great characters that put a smile on my face.

One of my favorite things were the chapters written as Tumblr, Twitter posts, interviews, and texts. It fed my want of wanting to hear Wes’s POV. I also really loved how I couldn’t see what was going to happen at all, everything I guessed was going to happen was wrong. Overall though I think it had a perfect ending. This book was in three parts and I loooooved Part 1, Part 2 had me wanting to strangle Ari and part 3 had me almost having a stroke,laughing, and wanting to cry.

If your a fan of contemporary,romance,drama, and action this book is for you.

“I wouldn’t change anything. Not even the pain.”

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#UncriticalAugust – Challenge and Giveaway

Hello Everyone! 😀

I’m back at it again with another bookish challenge for the Bookstagram community!

Again this month, I will be including a giveaway for a $10 Amazon or Book Depository Voucher!

Each day you guys do a prompt enters your name to win the giveaway! Rules will be on my Instagram post on Critic_Uncritical_Bookworm

I am so very excited! I hope you all will join in! I think the prompts will be alot of fun for all bookworms!

Below I will explain each prompt in detail just encase you guys don’t understand one!

Also to make it a little easier on you busy bookworms on the weekends there is just one prompt that you can either do on both days or just on one day that weekend.

Have fun and good luck! ❤

 

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#UncriticalAugust

  1. August TBR – What books do you plan to read in August?
  2. Middle Grade – Show off your favorite Middle Grade genre book, Having a hard time finding one? Did you know Harry Potter is considered Middle Grade and Percy Jackson too!
  3. Dystopian – Show off some Dystopian books or just your favorites. The Hunger Games and Divergent are good ones!
  4. Wands – Bust out your wands and take some photos. You could take a photo of you casting a spell or just sit it next to a book. Don’t own any wands? That is okay, show us some books, that might have wands in them.
  5. Weekend 1 – If this is your first time here, for weekends you can do the prompt either both days or just one day.
  6.  Shadowhunters
  7. Bookish ABCs Illuminae – Go to my post for today and look in the comments to see where we all are on the ABCs! Name a person,place or thing as long its Illuminae related! EXAMPLE : You see that the last comment someone put starts with the letter A. Now you post a word starting with B then, the next person puts a word starting with C and so on! When we reach Z we start over! Now for your post you can do the same things with the ABCs or you can use your word you comment as your prompt!
  8. Fictional Character Roommate – What character would you not mind being your roommate?
  9. #booksnotbullies – Blue books – On Wednesdays we show off blue books to support books and not bullies. Spread love and be kind. ❤️️
  10. Beautiful Books – Show us some beautiful books!
  11. #teapartytag – Answer the following questions in your caption with Book Characters… Bonus Points if there is tea in your photo.😉
    1⃣At whose house will the party be held?
    2⃣ Who would know the best tea flavors?
    3⃣ Who would bring the snacks?
    4⃣ Who would drink their tea black?
    5⃣ Who would drink their tea with milk or sugar?
    6⃣ Which Author would you invite?
    7⃣ Which Bookstagrammers would you invite?
  12. Weekend 2 -Neglected Characters
  13. Middle Child Day (12th) – It’s weekend 2 either both days or just one day include a book or merch that has a  neglected character in it.
  14. Your Fictional Hero – Who is your fictional hero?
  15. Sparkles – Put something sparkly in your photo.
  16. Magic – Show off some magical books or take a photo of you casting magic.
  17. Television – Show off some DVDs or your favorite TV/ Movie Character
  18. Favorite Couple – Who is your favorite bookish couple?
  19. Weekend 3
  20. Outdoor – Take some photos outdoors
  21. Books and Animals – Take a photo of any animal real or stuffed as long as it’s with a book.
  22. Travel – There’s a few ways you could go with this prompt. What book would you like to travel in? Have you actually traveled this summer? Show off where you went or what you bought! Have some traveling books? Throw them in the photo too!
  23. Book Swag – Show off your latest or favorite book merchandise.
  24. Disney – Anything Disney goes for this photo.
  25. Candles – Include a candle in your photo
  26. Weekend 4 – Show some love to the doggies either Saturday or all weekend!
  27. National Dog Day (26th)
  28. E- Book Love – Show off your favorite or most recent e-book, or maybe one you just recommend. Don’t read E-books? That is okay. Just use one of your favorite physical books today.
  29. Reading Nook – Take a photo of you reading in your nook or just a photo of your reading nook.
  30. August Book Haul – Show us all the books you bought or received this month.
  31. August Wrap Up – Show us all the books you read this month.

 

If you have any questions or thoughts feel free to comment below! I’d love to hear them! I hope to see your photos under #uncriticalaugust! 😉
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Blitz and GIVEAWAY: Shattered Worlds Box Set

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About Shattered Worlds

Shattered Worlds.pngEscape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.
From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you’ve been dying to get your hands on!
This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today’s New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can’t be found anywhere else.

Preorder now for your passport to SHATTERED WORLDS for just 99cents!

Available August 8th, 2017!

Purchase Links

Amazon // iBooks // Nook // Kobo // Google Play

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One of the Author’s I am most excited about reading her series is, Jane Redd aka Heather B. Moore. Her book Mistress Grim is in this awesome box set.

 

35423448The Synopsis

The Grim Reaper has been collecting souls of the dead for hundreds of years, but even the Master of Death has to pass on his reign. Unfortunately, his progeny is not quite ready to replace him.

Cora Grim, daughter of the Grim Reaper, is suddenly thrust into her father’s role. Leaving the Underworld on her own to bring back the dead souls, she discovers that the Master of Death neglected to tell her one thing. She can still fall in love.

 

About Jane Redd

 

jane-reddWriting under Jane Redd, Heather B. Moore is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels set in ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She attended the Cairo American College in Egypt and the Anglican International School in Jerusalem and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, and romance and women’s fiction under the name Heather B. Moore. It can be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom.
Join H.B. Moore’s newsletter list for updates!
Visit JANE REDD BOOKS on Facebook for series updates.
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All of the Shattered Worlds Authors

J.L. Weil, USA Today Bestselling Author

J.A. Culican, USA Today Bestselling Author

J.A. Armitage, USA Today Bestselling Author

N.R. Larry, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author

Jane Redd, USA Today Bestselling Author

Miranda Hardy, USA Today Bestselling Author

Julie Hall, International Bestselling Author

Cameo Renae, International Bestselling Author

Jen Minkman, International Bestselling Author

Cindy M. Hogan, Bestselling Author

Elana Johnson, Bestselling Author

Rebecca Rode, International Bestselling Author

Audrey Grey

Nichole Giles

Katy Haye

Cortney Pearson

Elizabetta Holcomb

Ali Winters

Kristy Tate

Liz Long

AG Henley

Ainsley Shay

Jay Noel

Emily Martha Sorensen

(Click the author’s name to visit their site!)

Shattered Worlds Boxed Set Trailer

Link: https://youtu.be/Tnwx0A0Gy8U

Giveaway & Shattered Worlds Pre-Release Party

The Shattered Worlds authors have generously offered to give away 17 e-books to one winner. Fill out the form to enter! Open INT.

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For 99 cents you really can’t beat that price guys. I am almost positive every single one of these books are going to be great and are worth more than 99 cents. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions or comments feel to comment below! I’d love to hear them! ❤
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Book Blitz and GIVEAWAY: Veritas by Quinn Coleridge



The Synopsis:

Veritas by Quinn Coleridge
Publication date: July 13th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical

The ghosts are angry, thinking I’ve neglected them.

Do not forget us, they call out from the grave.

I won’t, I promise them. Upon my life, I won’t.

Being a demigoddess in 1892 Stonehenge, Colorado isn’t all one might suppose, especially when the dead are involved. Yet as Veritas of the Rocky Mountain sovereignty, it is Hester Grayson’s calling to help restless spirits cross over by bringing their killers to justice. Blind and pale as an albino, she dwells on the fringes of the nouveau riche, working with her telepathic beau Tom Craddock to catch the guilty.

When a young woman is brutally murdered, Hester and Tom are determined to solve the case as they have every other. But this one demands more. The killer wears many faces and wields greater magic than even Hester possesses. All sleuthing stops, however, when Tom is gravely wounded, and Hester is cast out of her parent’s mansion into the brutal squalor of an asylum.

At the mercy of an insane doctor, surrounded by agitated ghosts, Hester fights to maintain her own sanity by planning her escape and the downfall of her enemies. Can she achieve her goal and expose the madman who sent her to hell? Or will he continue his bloody reign in Stonehenge?

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An EXCERPT From Veritas:

My prayer for relief goes unanswered, and faces flash through my mind. Those I saw in my last vision, the one initiated when the doctor touched my skin. Men, women, old, young—they appear and blur a moment later, shifting into the next person. All of Faust’s victims are deep-branded inside me. They are angry, thinking I’ve neglected them.

Do not forget us, they call out from the grave. I won’t, I promise them. Upon my life, I won’t.

The ghosts tell me to find the Book and steal it. Escape the asylum and expose Faust to the world. Let him answer for every crime, they say, condemned by his own words. If only these spirits could be a bit more specific. How exactly do I escape to do their bidding? Have they any suggestions? But the dead only wail and cry for justice. Blasted ghosts always leave the finer points of the plan for me to figure out.

Further enraged by my hesitation, they cause me to burn hotter. All right, all right, I reply through my psyche. As you wish, I so promise. Truth vibrates through the Pit, and the dead finally set my body free. They have accepted my vow, for the moment, but might be less forgiving tomorrow if I don’t take action. I work for a very impatient crowd.

Most people belong to another in some capacity, as a daughter or son, a sister, spouse, or neighbor, but the inmates of this place have been forgotten. They have no one to speak for them, or to avenge their wrongs. And so I’m here, dumb and blind, to serve as the mouthpiece of the wretched, whether I like it or not. That brazen hussy Fate does love a paradox.

Ironically, serving the dead gives me a reason to live, to go on breathing each day. It answers Hamlet’s eternal question of whether to be or not to be with an affirmative. That is why I crawl about the Pit on my knees, searching for a palm-sized piece of metal. It has been hidden and used many times by the inmates before me. I find the broken iron strip and turn toward the northern wall. The rough surface is covered with spider webs and dirt, but something else as well.

Words.

Hundreds of them have been scratched into the crumbling stone with this strip of iron. I trace the curves and the straight lines of the letters, as I did with my alphabet stencils at home. Of sound mind, one inmate wrote, never insane. In another place, I find Hungry, God Sees, and Died Alone. I scrape the iron against rock. Over and over, until each letter is formed, perfect and smooth. Wiping the sweat from my brow, I blow the dust away from my masterpiece, my call to arms.

LEX TALIONIS

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Review: One Broken Day by Melissa MaVicar

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One-Broken-Day-coverThe Synopsis:

The bullets missed her. The trauma did not.
After a notorious school shooting leaves her a shadow of the girl she once was, seventeen-year-old Lizzie Beringer moves to Nantucket Island. There, Lizzie vows to hide her identity as the shooter’s sister. All her efforts to fly under the radar, however, are complicated by her P.T.S.D. and the attention she receives from two competing boys. While fending off the not-so-subtle advances of popular athlete Michael Wickersham, she must also deal with her growing feelings for her shy lab partner, Gage Pike. Gage may act like he’s all wrong for her, but the pull between them is undeniable. Under the threat of discovery and the possibility of testifying in a televised trial, Lizzie fights to keep her secrets and start her life over. One Broken Day is a brilliantly imagined story exploring the ways we are all broken and at the same time, offered redemption in the most unexpected of places.

 

My Review:

This book does contain strong sexual references and goes into detail about the school shooting, but I still recommend it to anyone that enjoys contemporary, chick-lit, coming of age, love stories, tragic stories, anything that really just touches your heart.

” No matter where you go and who you try to be, your past will follow.”

This book is about things that could actual happen and books and movies like that always make me think about things in life. I probably will never forget this book. You can either deeply connect with Lizzie or you possibly could connect with Thomas. I know I could see the pain Thomas felt, but obviously there was something deeper than anything I have ever gone through for this character to do what he did. Lizzie lost so much that one broken day, but with the help of Gage she might gain more than she ever had before.

Teaser #2 MacVicar One Broken DayI really loved all the characters. They had their own unique personalities. They all had their own stories, not just Lizzie. Wick even grew on me!

“Wick was turning out to be sort of amusing even if I should have hated him for what he did to Gage.”

Teaser # 1 One Broken Day LaineyWhile there is a love triangle, kinda. Mostly a game of cat and mouse. It did not consume the story. There were heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, cute but serious moments, there were good times and bad times. This book covered it all.  The ending couldn’t have gotten any better, it was perfect. I wouldn’t mind a sequel though. 😉 I think this is a stand alone novel though, but I am not sure.

 

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