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Author: Sarah J. Maas

3rd book in the Throne of glass series

The Throne Of Glass Series all together is an amazing series. The content itself is more amazing. In this series, Celeana Sardothien is a reknowned assassin, and is placed in Endovier to work as a slave. One day, the Captain of the Guard shows up and requests for her. She is sent to him, and they cast off to a journey towards the Glass Castle, where the royal family resigns. Confused, she assumes that the royal family wants to punish her more, but rather than being met with the king she expected, she is met with his son, Dorian, who asks her to be his champion.

Yes, a champion. The one to fight under his sponsorship to become the kings right hand killer. To do his dirty work. Dorian does not ask this for pure evil, cause he's actually quite nice and gentle. He just wishes to prove his father wrong, and so does Celeana. And so then begins the epic story of Celeana, her survival and her past. In this post, we will be focusing more on the third book, Heir of Fire.

Heir of Fire:

Celeana has now travelled to Wendlyn and resides there to do a mission she does not go through. She is depressed, constantly drunk, picking fights at a bar, and sleeps on the streets. Her health declines as she only eats bread and drinks wine. Chaol remains back in Ardalan, trying to find a way to bring Celeana back safely without the king doing harm to her. Dorian struggles with his magic, but is relaxed by a new found love. Aedion, a fae follower of the King, secretly dwells with the rebells, and helps them concoct a plan to overthrow the king.

Celeana is then met with an old fae warrior by the name of Rowan Whitethorn. He is a direct follower of Queen Maeve, and has come to see her to the queen. After this, comes a bickering, argumentative situation. Celeana is then faced with a choice: Learn to embrace her old self as Aelin Galathynius, heir of Terresan, and to control her power in order to find out more information about the Wyrdkeys, or to not do either and to abort the mission along with not keeping her blood promise to Nehemia.

Fan Girl Time:

AHHH! As I stated in the title, you cannot miss these books! The series is well written, and is well edited. You always will be on the edge of your seat, and the books are the perfect size to read! They seem to be lengthy, but are in truth a fast read if you do it in one sitting (I know I did). The books are so well written that I have cried in multiple scenes. The character dynamics in the series flow so well, almost as well as Harry Potter! It is like Harry Potter, but with a new twist. Rather than having traditional wand magic, it is the more traditional fae born fantasy. It is not a fantasy with flowers and peace, but depicts a time of great despair for the majortiy of the people in the continent of Erilea!

One the scale of one to five for this book, it is a million. The books not only attracts girls, but guys as well! It has so much action, and yet it has just the right amount of romance where you cannot stop squealing. Celeana finds herself in this book, and you will find yourself wanting to be more like her. With her tactics, and skills, and let's not mention her beauty even with a scarred up body! The scars are her trophies, and she wear's them proudly. Read this book, I suggest it to anyone and EVERYONE because it is a book that no one should miss.

It may possibley even surpass J.K Rowling's Harry Potter series.

A book will be added to this series and will be released on September 1st, of 2015, so keep your eyes out for Queen Of Shadows.

Bleach

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Title: Bleach
Author: Tite Kubo

Bleach is an exciting story about an orange-haired teen named Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo has been able to see the spirits of those who have passed ever since he was born. He grew to live with this ability, and used it to communicate and help the souls. His life is normal - as normal as it could be - until Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchki walks through Ichigo's wall. Rukia teaches Ichigo about the purpose of Soul Reapers, and about Hollows, souls who have turned evil. When Ichigo's family's lives are in danger, he takes in the power of a Soul Reaper from Rukia Kuchki. Although, something goes wrong during the exchange, causing Rukia to pour all of her powers into Ichigo. Now, IChigo must take over Rukia's duties in the World of the Living, weither he wants to or not.

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Author: Rick Riordan

Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It is the perfect follow up to the first book. This book is action packed and very interesting. It certainly wouldn't make you fall asleep! Percy, Annabeth and a new character, Tyson, join together to save Grover from a cyclops and find the Golden Fleece, all in the mysterious sea, the Sea of Monsters! Read this book and the first one, and Percy Jackson will be your favorite too.

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Author: Arikawa Hiro

My friend had been bothering me to read this manga for the longest time. I didn't really want to read it because the way she described it to me made it sound boreing, not my kind of book. But one day when I was board I grabbed it off the shelf and didn't put it down till I was finished. I sat in the library and read it right there, didn't even get to check it out. I continued on to read the second and third book in that sitting, but had to check out the rest for lack of time. Honestly one of my top five manga's I've read in my life! So much action, tons of laughs, and drama to tie it all together. The perfect amount of romance puts the bow on this manga series. I would recomend this to anyone and everyone, with a well thought out background and wonderful character development, there is a twist right around every turn. I am in love with this manga, cannot wait for the next chapter~!

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Title: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass

  First, I'd like to say that this book series has become one of my favorites. I saw the first book in my local library and I decided to give it a shot and I loved it, so naturally I had to pick this one up as well. I feel like it wasn't as good as the first book; the love triangle got on my nerves a bit in this book, but it was good and it ended very well. I'm just sad that now I have to wait for The One, the final book in the series.. I'm something like number 49 on the hold list, here's hoping that people read it quickly!   

  Anyway, the series is about a girl that get's accepted into a sort of competition, called The Selection, to become the new princess of Illea, similar to the show The Bachelor. In this book the 35 girls that started in The Selection have been dwindled down 6 girls, which is called The Elite. America, the girl we come to know and love, is stuck between Maxon, the prince, and her old boyfriend from back home, Aspen. While trying to figure out who she wants to be with, she is also trying to figure out what the rebels want and why they're trying to overthrow the monarchy.. All in all, this dystopian novel is very good for anyone who likes romance as well as action and mystery. This book is good for anyone who enjoys chick-lit or young adult genres. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Author: Herbie Brennan

When Mella, Henry and Blue's 15 year-old daughter, starts to get curious about her father's human background she heads to the human world to visit Henry's mother, but instead she finds her Aunt Aisling. Aisling has been curious about the Faerie Realm for years now, so with the help of Mella she opens a portal into the Faerie Realm. Where they get captured, their memories are erased, Mella finds out she has a somewhat-sister, and Lord Hairstreak falls in love. Oh, and there quite possibly could be another war. I gave this book 4/5 stars mostly because it gets a bit boring sometimes. This is the last book in the Faerie Wars series, and I'm really happy with the ending.

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Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth

Enter a futuristic Chicago; it is divided into sections based on the virtues people value most. There is Candor, a group of the honest, Abnegation, a group of the selfless, Dauntless, a group of the brave, Erudite, a group of intelligent, and Amity, a group of the peaceful. Children are raised in the section, or faction, they are born in and when they turn sixteen, they get to choose the faction they will follow. Beatrice, a girl born into Abnegation, faces the most difficult choice of her life: to stay with her family, or to be herself. Conflicts ensue as she tries to belong.

This book has everything a reader could want. The entire story hides details from you so you want to read more. There is the ever confusing romance that never goes quite where it is supposed to go. There is action. There is friendship. There is betrayal. It is a book where the characters are believable, their decisions are challenging, and you will want to know the answers to their questions just as much as they do.

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Author: Rachel Caine

Bishop, a vampire that is Amelie's father before the afterlife and after, has come to town. He wants to takeover and destroy what Amelie has created. During the welcome ball all is decided; who wins and who loses. I gave this book 3/5 stars. It was good but I think it was just to simple. I love the action and all the romance-y parts, but I just think it could have been better.

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Author: Will Hobbs

Jessie and the rest are back on the river, the Grand Canyon to be exact. Last year, they "borrowed" their guide's river gear and stole away down the Grand, but they were caught before they got to the end. This time it's legal, and Jessie, Troy, Adam, Star, Rita and Pug leave Lee's Ferry roaring to go. But they start to hear rumors about high waters. The people up at the dam are having trouble. This past spring had a lot of snow, then a lot of warm weather. All of the snow on the mountains were melting and the water is running down into the lake. Before they know it they are caught in a mad rush of water, running rapids at record high levels. Will they make it out alive this time, chances look slim.... In addition to that Jessie learns of the alarming reason why Troy came on this trip, and it wasn't for the river. I absolutely love this book it's almost better than the first book, Downriver which I highly recommend. The author, Will Hobbs, wrote these books using his own experience running the Grand Canyon. As a matter of fact, his first solo trip with his wife, was during the record high water levels, that happen in the book. I give this book Five Wet Stars.

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Title: The Gift
Author: James Patterson

The One Who is the One is back to tormententing Whit and Wisty, he can actually control nature now, that's totally a scary thought, isn't it? Whit and Wisty are pretty much running for their lives constantly. They find out things they don't want to be true, including the day of their parents execution. Freeland is being bombed like crazy, kids are dying and being taken away, and Byron is a trator all over again. I wasn't crazy about the ending of the book, it was pretty heart-breaking. The rest was pretty crazy, at first I couldn't get into it, but then I didn't want to put it down. It has betrayal, death, addicting chocolate, and some wicked magic going down.