Black Widow Forever Red (Waiting on Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
Title: Black Widow: Forever Red
Author: Margaret Stohl
Release Date: October 13th 2015
Genre: Superheroes
Publisher: Marvel Press
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“Enter the world of the Avengers' iconic master spy

Natasha Romanoff is one of the world's most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow's infamous academy for operatives.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments-until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn't really the big sister type.

Until now.

When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned-and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava's dreams. . . .”

Gone in the Night: Top Ten Books to Read If you Like "The Face on the Milk Carton"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Paper Bindings - top ten tuesday - face on the milk carton

A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Clooney
"The face on the milk carton looks like an ordinary little girl: hair in tight pigtails, a dress with a narrow white collar, a three-year-old who was kidnapped more than twelve years ago from a shopping mall in New Jersey.
As fifteen-year-old Janie Johnson stares at the milk carton, she feels overcome with shock. She knows that little girl is she. But how could it be true?
Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, until she begins to piece together clues that don't make sense. Why are there no pictures of Janie before she was four? Her parents have always said they didn't have a camera. Now that explanation sounds feeble. Something is terribly wrong, and Janie is afraid to find out what happened more than twelve years ago.
In this gripping page-turner, the reader will unravel — as Janie does — the twisted events that changed the lives of two families forever." - Goodreads

A Quick Round Up Of Some Scattered Thoughts (Mini Reviews)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Paper Bindings- Mini Reviews


There have been quite a few books that I've liked, or disliked, lately that haven't inspired me to write a lengthy review. But I wanted to say something about the books.

So here is the latest batch of mini reviews:
* Daylighters (The Morganville Vampires #15) by Rachel Caine - 4/5 stars
* Freesouls (Mindjack Trilogy #3) by Susan Kaye Quinn - 3/5 stars

The Week Of Nothings - Sunday Post #144 - September 27th, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
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This week was like any other week: I slept, I worked, and somehow I managed to sneak a few books in there. 

I've done a whole lot of stuff this past week, and yet it feels like I have done nothing.

The Daughters Of Death Are On The Prowl - His Fair Assassin Series (Review)

Saturday, September 26, 2015



Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Title: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1)
Author: Robin LaFevers
Release Date: April 3rd, 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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“Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?”



A Little Something Different For My Kick Ass Queen - Queen of Shadows (Review)

Friday, September 25, 2015


Queen of Shadows (throne of glass #4) by sarah j maas

Title: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: September 1st 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury

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“The queen has returned.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series contrinues Celaena's epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. ”



What If Hitler Was A Vampire and Won - Becoming Darkness (ARC Review)

Thursday, September 24, 2015




Title: Becoming Darkness
Author: Lindsay Francis Brambles
Release Date: October 1st, 2015
Publisher: Switch Press

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“Like everyone else living in Haven, seventeen-year-old Sophie Harkness is an Immune--a carrier of the genetic mutation that protects her from the virus Hitler unleashed upon the world more than half a century ago. A virus that wiped out most of humanity and turned two-hundred million people into vamps. But after her best friend is brutally murdered and several attempts are made on her own life, Sophie becomes determined to find answers to what seems to be a conspiracy running generations deep. And when she questions the peace treaty that keeps her small community protected, Sophie begins to discover terrible truths about herself and what it means to be human in a world ruled by darkness.

Lindsay Brambles' debut young adult novel is a story of an alternate universe: Hitler won the war, our modern technologies never evolved, and the Nazis' terrifying reign still continues. This fast-paced novel will appeal to readers who guzzle up genre mashups and are looking for a fresh hybrid to sweep them away.”



I May Or May Not Have Ran Around BookCon To Get My Themed Swag For This Book - The Sword of Summer (Waiting on Wednesday #117)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by rick riodan
Title: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Release Date: October 6th 2015
Genre: Fantasy - Mythology
Publisher: Disney - Hyperion
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“Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .”

Top Ten Books On Your TBR List

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Paper Bindings - Top Ten Tuesday -  TBR

A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.



This week's theme is the Top Ten Books On Your TBR List:


The Week of Thrills and Screams - Sunday Post #143 - September 20th, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.


This week started with a Queen of Shadows hangover.

Where do I go from there, I ask you? 

Where?

Everything Everything (mini ARC review)

Saturday, September 19, 2015



Title: Everything Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: NetGalley
“My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.”




What If You Weren't In Control Of Your Own Body - Starters Series (Review)

Friday, September 18, 2015



Starters by Lissa Price

Title: Starters (Starters #1)
Author: Lissa Price
Release Date: March 13th, 2012
Publisher: Random House

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“HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . . ”



Time To Kidnap A Dragon, I Mean... | Dragon Fall | Review

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

Title: Dragon Fall (Black Dragons #1)
Author: Katie MacAlistser
Release Date: July 28th, 2015
Publisher: Forever - Hachette

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“YOU FLIRT WITH FIRE...

For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing—and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog—and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.

WHEN YOU DATE A DRAGON

Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical—and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul . . . ”



One Novella, Two Novellas, Three Novellas - Through The Dark (Waiting on Wednesday #116)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


through the dark by alexandra bracken
Title: Through the Dark (The Darkest Minds #1.5, 2.5, 3.5)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: October 6th 2015
Genre: YA - Dystopian
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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“Don't miss this breathtaking collection of stories set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds trilogy. Featuring ebook original novellas In Time and Sparks Rise, available in print for the first time, and a gripping, brand-new novella, Through the Dark is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds. This collection contains three novellas: In Time, Sparks Rise, and Beyond the Night, as well as a sneak peek at the first novel in Alexandra Bracken's new series, Passenger.

IN TIME

Gabe's life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skip tracer. This already almost-impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first "score,"a young girl who won't speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.

SPARKS RISE

Sam didn't think things could get worse at Thurmond rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam's dark childhood.

Lucas has a deadly secret--he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk everything to save her.

BEYOND THE NIGHT

The government-run "rehabilitation camps" have been shut down, but kids with Psi powers are anything but free. Sam would rather be on her own than put in the care of a foster family and given the "cure"--a dangerous procedure that unclaimed kids across the country are being forced to undergo. But there's more at stake than just her own safety. Sam once made someone a promise, and the time has come to fulfill it.

Now that she's out of her camp, Mia only has one thought in her head: finding Lucas, her beloved older brother. She hasn't seen him since they were separated and taken to different camps years ago, before Mia even became Psi. When Sam, Lucas's childhood best friend, rescues Mia from the government's inept care, Mia learns that nothing is as simple as she thought--and the past that she's so desperate to salvage may not be possible to recover...”

Top Ten Characters I'd like to Slap

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Paper Bindings - Characters I'd Like To Slap - Top Ten Tuesday
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week's theme is the Top Ten Characters I'd like to Slap

This week was technically a free choice, but I decided to list the characters that I think need a smack across the face. Now, I don't condone violence in real life, but sometimes fictional characters deserve it. Now, some of these people are terrible and so slapping them would be cathartic. Some of them need to be slapped in hopes that they regain their senses. Others make the list because they are just so frustrating. 


The Girl on Fire and the Boy with the Bread... A "One True Pairing?"


Paper Bindings - OTP - Your One True Pairing
Weekly book Meme hosted by Wonder Struck



Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
OTP: Katniss & Peeta

Are You Ready For The Race - Court Of Fives (ARC Review)

Monday, September 14, 2015


Court Of Fives by Kate Elliot

Title: Court of Fives (Court of Fives #1)
Author: Kate Elliott
Release Date: August 18th, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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“On the Fives court, everyone is equal.

And everyone is dangerous.

Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family, she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for the Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors.

Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an improbable friendship between the two Fives competitors—one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy—causes heads to turn. When Kal’s powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test her new friend’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott’s first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.”



The Week Of Dancing In The Street And Cookie Baking - Sunday Post #142 - September 13th, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
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I was tempted to call this post "The Week Of Dancing In The Street And Cookie Baking" because after 3 weeks I finally had a day off from both jobs and I baked cookies to celebrate. 

But then I thought "that's stupid" and deleted it. 

Then I couldn't get the title out of my head and retyped it.

And if you haven't already guessed, this week is brought to you buy the 'Carrie has lost her marbles fund.' Please donate. (Not really, j/k.)

The Guide Never Lies | Pip Bartlett's Guide To Magical Creatures | Review

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures (Pip Bartlett #1) by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce
Title: Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures (Pip Bartlett #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce
Release Date: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic

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“Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok—and they often go amok—Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge—it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are—Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.”



Daughter of Dusk - Promo + Giveaway

Friday, September 11, 2015

**Giveaway is over.**

In Case You Missed It, Book Two Of The Midnight Thief series is out!


Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
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Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

Goodbye Summer: "The Heartbreakers" (ARC mini review)

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Title: The Heartbreakers
Author: Ali Novak
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks
“When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."
Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again. Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life? But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer? Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.”





I May Be a Bit Old for This But... (Waiting on Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Weekly book Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.



Title: Redeemed (The Missing Book 8)
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


“Jonah’s new twin must time travel and face off against his siblings’ worst enemy in order to save the future—and his family—in the eighth and final book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well.” After traveling through history multiple times and finding out his original identity, Jonah thought he’d fixed everything. But some of his actions left unexpected consequences. His parents—and many other adults—are still stuck as teenagers. And now Jonah has a new sibling, an identical twin brother named Jordan. As odd as all this is for Jonah, it’s beyond confusing for Jordan. How does everyone in his family have memories of Jonah when he doesn’t? How can his annoying kid sister Katherine speak so expertly about time travel—and have people from the future treating her with respect? A few rash moves by Jordan send them all into the future—and into danger. What if he’s also the only one who can get them back to safety, once and for all?”

These Series Have Been Out For How Long And I Haven't Caught Up Yet (Top Ten Tuesday #100)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Paper Bindings - These Series Have Been Out For How Long And I Haven't Caught Up Yet (Top Ten Tuesday #100)
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.



This week's theme is the Top Ten Finished Series I Need Finish Reading:

Now here is a topic near and dear to my core reading plan for 2015. I am working on finishing or getting caught up on all the series I am in the middle of. Some I put off because I hate endings, others I have no excuse on other than simply falling behind. (I will get over this phobia some day.

Best Films Adapted from Books (Book Club Recommends)

Monday, September 7, 2015


Paper Bindings | Best Films Adapted from Books (Book Club Recommends)

Books have always received a lot of love from Hollywood. Whether you loved the book first and then dived into the film, or vice versa, here are a few of our favorites that we would recommend:

The Week Of Things - Sunday Post #141 - September 6th, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap
Your guide to what's happening at Paper Bindings.


I'm going to end up moving again for the second time in a year. Don't know exactly when or where yet, but I know it's coming. 

Cue frantic crying.

But on the plus side, once I know for sure where I'll be I can place all those preorders I've been holding out on because I wasn't sure where I'd be when they were released. 

It's All Under Wraps - Reawakened (ARC Review)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Reawakened by Colleen houck

Title: Reawakened (The Reawakened #1)
Author: Colleen Houck
Release Date: August 11th, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press - Randomhouse Children's Publishing
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“When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.

And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.

But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.”



The Raven Boys | Book Club Review

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic
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““There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.”



Ratings: 

Carrie- reread: 5/5 (Originally ⅘)
Stephanie- ⅘
Tisha- 2.5/5