Review | Magic, Liver, and Adventure

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Synopsis:

Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory. This volume of books follows the journey of a group of kids as they strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s Workshop.

Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value.

Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. When one of the creatures they create gets out of control and starts flinging fireballs at their town, Kai is tempted to believe that he is as nefarious as people say. However, his prospects change when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and making extraordinary promises about his future.

Follow the adventures of Kai, Layauna, and a boatload of other characters as they struggle to grow up well in this fantastical world.”

My Review:

My mom hates liver, but I don’t think it tastes too bad. I know some people who like licorice, but I can’t stand licorice. There are all sorts of things that aren’t for me, but are for other people, and I believe this is one of them.

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Book Blitz | Whimper by Crystal Crichlow

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Whimper: Episode One by Crystal Crichlow
Genre: YA
Release date: November 1st 2016

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Summary from Goodreads:

Angel survives a brutal attack that leaves her mother dead and turns her father into the town drunk. Her once caring personality vanishes soon after and now Angel is slowly losing her mind, just like her father. But there is something else inside of her besides insanity; something that can only be described as pure, unshakable darkness. Still, a little glimmer of humanity is still trying to fight its way through. Then, an unnamed apocalyptic event plunges Angel Wildwood and her friends into a world ravaged by war caused by something so out of this world it cannot be explained.

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About the Author

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Crystal Crichlow is an award winning author of YA/Fantasy fiction. She has one published novel with Solstice Publishing called, Winter Rose and two other books with Class Act Books entitled, Heart of Ice and Heart of Fire. Her zombie novella, Farnum’s Land is an Amazon best seller. Crystal lives in Ontario, Canada with her family and two cats; Cee Cee and Socks.

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Book Blitz | Distant Horizon by Stephanie & Isaac Flint!

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Distant Horizon by Stephanie & Isaac Flint
Genre: YA Dystopian/Superhero
Release Date: October 27th 2016

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Summary from Goodreads:

The Community is safe.
Unless you have superpowers.

Sixty years ago, a hallucinogenic plague annihilated half the world’s population, leading to the formation of the Community—an international government that promises its citizens safety, security, and efficiency. Every day, Community citizens swallow a mandatory pill to ensure their immunity to the plague. A year after graduating high school, they take the Health Scan.

Most pass, and continue with their lives. Others disappear.

Eighteen-year- old Jenna Nickleson hasn’t taken the pill since her senior year in high school. She feels more alive without it, and she hasn’t shown any signs of infection—at least, not until two days after a surprise Health Scan is announced and Special Forces arrive at her university campus.

Spurred by the recent string of hallucinations, Jenna searches for any inkling of what happens to those who fail the scan. Rumor has it that they’re sent away for treatment and, once cured, receive a menial job. But when she uncovers the cruel truth behind the plague, her ideal world is shattered.

Underneath the illusion of safety, Special Forces agents harbor a dark secret.

The plague is a lie.

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A PDF of sample chapters can be downloaded from the Infinitas Publishing website: http://www.infinitaspublishing.com/distant-horizon2.html

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About the Authors:

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Stephanie and Isaac Flint met at the University of Central Missouri, where they soon discovered a common interest in world-building and tabletop role-play games. Distant Horizon is their first joint world, the result of a role-play game Isaac ran in the summer of 2010. After graduating with Bachelors of Science (Photography for Stephanie, Psychology for Isaac), Stephanie and Isaac married in 2012. Together, they plot stories, torment each other’s characters, and enjoy the occasional cosplay. Infinitas Publishing Website: infinitaspublishing.com

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Book Blitz | Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary from Goodreads:

A girl’s quest for perfection results in dangerous consequences in this layered, suspenseful YA novel by the author of Playlist for the Dead.

How far would you go to be perfect?

Kara has the perfect life. She gets perfect grades. She never messes up. Until now. Because perfection is an illusion, and Kara has been struggling to maintain it for as long as she can remember. With so much pressure to succeed, it’s hard not to do whatever it takes.

But when Kara takes a new underground drug to help her ace the SATs, she doesn’t expect to get a text from a blocked sender, telling her to follow a set of mysterious instructions—or risk her dark secret getting out. Soon she finds herself part of a group of teens with secrets of their own, who are all under the thumb of the same anonymous texter. And if they don’t find a way to stop the blackmailer, their perfect futures will go up in flames.

This dark, emotionally resonant contemporary YA novel is perfect for fans of We Were Liars and The Secret History.

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