18 09, 2017

Review: THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden

By | Monday, September 18, 2017|8 Comments

*This trailer features the European cover for this book. THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE really took me by surprise. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was not this. This story actually reminded me of WINTERSONG without the music. That’s not to say that this story isn’t wholly original, just that […]

21 12, 2016

Review: BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

By | Wednesday, December 21, 2016|2 Comments

This book was right up my alley. It was recommended to me by a family while I worked in Hospice, since they had just read it and were changed by it. How to die is just as important as how we live the moments/days/years preceding our death. This book explores the real issues […]

13 12, 2016

Review: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

By | Tuesday, December 13, 2016|0 Comments

THE CIRCLE explores the problem of oversharing in social media. The Circle is a large internet provider that requires honesty in it’s users. There are no pseudonyms, only one form of identity, and fraud is a thing of the past. The internet company branches out to encourage its uses to become transparent, broadcasting […]

8 07, 2016

Review: THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu

By | Friday, July 8, 2016|1 Comment

Review: THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie LuThe Rose Society by Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites #2
Also in this series: The Young Elites
Published by Penguin Publishing Group on October 13th 2015
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy & Magic
Also by this author: The Young Elites
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From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.
Adelina Amouteru's heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.
But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
Bestselling author and New York Times proclaimed "hit factory" Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites.
From the Hardcover edition.

This was so much darker then the first book, THE YOUNG ELITES. THE ROSE SOCIETY tells more of the story of Adelina, who is joined now by her sister Violetta. Adeline has broken away from The Young Elites and decides to get revenge on Teren, who killed Enzo. She decides to form her […]

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