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COVER REVEAL | ALISON

CHECK OUT this gorgeous cover of RAGE by Cora Carmack. This is the squeal in the Stormheart series. I read and devoured the first book ROAR. Of course I can not wait for the second book, but not so fast, we have to try and patiently wait because Rage isn’t due out until June 5, 2018.
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Synopsis for Rage:
 New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack’s young adult debut series: the second in a captivating new YA fantasy/romance series perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard

Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.

In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different—they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.

This feels like more than rage.

It feels like war.
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Synopsis:
 ​In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.

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THE DESCENDANT BY ALLY CAPRARO REVIEW | NAJA

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I was asked by Ally to read the book and write an honest review. Fist I was a litle bit sceptical, because this was the first time someone asked me to write a review, I also was not sure how I felt about science fiction books and did not know what to do in case I did not like the book. But now that I have read it I am so happy that I accepted the offer! This book is so thrilling and I find Ally very intriguing to come up with such a great idea!

The main character is Ava who was raised by her aunt, because her parents abandoned her when she was just a baby. She has a bestfriend Chloe, while reading I really enjoyed the relationship they have. There is also Barry, Avas fiance, who I really really liked at start, but started to hate him later.

Book is set in different worlds or to be more precise different dimensions. First one is our World, where normal human beings live. The second one is the Xemlix dimension where the villains live and are rulled by their cruel and arrogant Lord. Their plan is to make the Earthlings as miserable as they could possibly be, this way residents from Xemlix could rule the Universe and live forever. Third dimension is called Lapo. This world is so beautifully described that the whole time I was reading I wished I could live there too! Lapo inhabitants are amicable, faithful and fearless. They try to save the World from the evil plan Lord of Xemilix has set.

There is also a lot of romance in the book, but not the »cheesy« kind, the love story is more heart-warming. There is also a lot of suspense. The book is so well written, I got lost in the story and felt all emotions that Ava felt. It took me only one day to read it, I just could not stop!

»It wasn’t just a kiss, it was a feast of all senses, a unison of two dimensions, a moment she would never forget.«

And this is definitely a book that I will never be able to forget. ❤

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Dear Ally, thank you so much for this opportunity! 😊

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OUR DARK DUET SPOILER REVIEW | LAUREN

Our Dark Duet Review

**SPOILERS**

First of all, I loved how the opening to both Kate’s and August’s POV’s is exactly how I imagine the sequel to an action movie opening. I also loved how Colin was reintroduced into this sequel, he was an excellent side character in the first book. There was a part where he said: “I hate sit-up. I don’t see what strong abs have to do with hunting monsters…”. Come on Colin all the badass mosterhunters have abs! *laughing emoji x10*. I loved how Kate finally got August to be himself instead of the fake person he was trying to be. That moment they kissed. Then Kate died and everything was ruined, I had tears in my eyes, let me tell you. How could Victoria Schwab do that? Thats all I’m going to say about her death before I start ranting. Also Isla’s death. August is losing all his close friends and family. They’re like flies dropping. I feel so bad for him, and yes August is one of my smol children. Poor kid. But anyways this did have a point, I loved the person Kate brought out of August. The last thing I want to mention is Soro’s character development, it may not be huge, but it’s there. I thought they was going to be other Leo in the making, but the end proved me wrong, maybe he can learn to see that everything isn’t black and white. I wish this wasn’t a duology and Kate somehow resurrected, but we can’t always get what we wish for.

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AROUND THE WORLD: BARNES & NOBLE 5TH AVENUE | ANA PAULA

Around the World: Barnes & Noble 5th Avenue

One of my favourite places in the world is Barnes & Noble. Maybe it’s because of the
service, the variety they offer, the special editions only they sell, or the café they have
for people to chill out and read. Because of this, every time I travel to the United
States, I tend to look for the local Barnes & Noble. I’ve been to some in California,
Texas, Chicago, and now in New York City.

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It’s located in 5th Avenue, one of the most famous places in the city and the world. I
loved that everyone in there is the kindest, the service is the fastest (the quickest I’ve
seen in a Barnes & Noble), and, unlike the Public Library, they were open even after
11i:00 pm! It amazed me how many celebrities attend, I didn’t run into any of them,
but there were announcements of Tom Hanks scheduled to come next week. In the
end, after walking through two floors of books, discounts, the Harry Potter section, a
Cards Against Humanity section, and a strong conviction of not wanting to buy
anything, I exited the building with two books in hand. What? They were on sale, I
couldn’t resist the temptation…

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I’ve made this into a new goal now: to visit as many B&N as possible, and someday,
to decide which one is my all-time favourite.

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PAPERBACKS, HARDBACKS OR EBOOKS | TANUSHKA

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Nocturnal Book Club Blog. I hope everyone is doing awesome today. I recently moved to the state of Pennsylvania in the Unitedd States and I am happy but I will talk about that another time. On today’s post I will talk about something almost every bookworm out there talks about: paperbacks, hardbacks and eBooks.

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Personally I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks. Why? Because my eyes get tired very easily while reading an eBook. But that doesn’t mean I’ve never read an eBooks or never will, because I have. And I used to have the Kindle app on my iPad (which I downloaded again to take the picture). A good friend of mine told me that if I want to start reviewing books, and eBooks is the best way to start, and I plan on doing that. But honestly, I love the way a paperback or hardback looks, feels, and smells. In this time of the year in which almost everything revolves around technology, it is good to still have some “physical” books. I have nothing against an eBook, they are still books.

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JOHN’S LOVE REVIEW | GUEST BLOG POST: @ayenlovestoread

John’s Love

Released Date: August 8, 2016

Author: J.J. Valentin

Rating: 5 Stars

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One thousand years have passed in the heavens, marking the beginning of the Trial period. For every one thousand years, two soul mates are chosen to be reborn in order to test their love and faith through the trials and tribulations of life’s false reality.

John and Sarah are chosen.

The rebirth of soul mates is to go as planned: not a single soul shall remember the other until fate, inevitably, pulls them together. But from the sound of Sarah’s laughter, as John walks past her one day after school, fate is suddenly placed into his hands, as his love for her is so strong it breaks all laws and reminds him of whom she is.

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This book is truly amazing. It shows you how evil can manipulate one’s mind and how good can withstand it all. It’s not your typical love story because this book talks about God, love and destiny. You don’t usually see me rate a love story with five stars. But this book, it’s worth the read.
You see, this story is about lovers in Heaven that would descend down to earth to test their love with trials. No, they won’t remember that they love each other, but still love and fate will bring them together and reunite them.
The only problem was, John remembers that Sarah was his love. And that’s not a good sign since Satan can shower his thoughts with pure evil that will make him turn tables. But John was strong, a really strong man.
To us Christians, we have problems after problems because Satan tries to manipuate us so that we would let go of God’s hand. For a guy like John who suffers from anxiety and depression, he let on. He never let goes and he never did. Whenever he feel hopeless, he prayed. Since this is my first time to ever read a love story like this, I would be lying if I tell you that it’s not good.
But the most terrible thing happened. Because of being busy with school, Sarah broke up with him. Layla, their future daughter, was starting to vanish from the skies and so does their future bloodline. He tried to move on with the help of Elaina. But it never lasted. Yes, he loved Elaina, but not as much as how he loved Sarah.
When he graduated, he never saw her sitting with the crowds, wearing her bright smile. Instead, he learned a terrible news from his younger brother, Gabe. She became a stripper, a drug-addicted stripper. And guess what? I was sad. Really sad. Because Sarah, I picture her as this perfect woman with high IQ. Her family despised of her. I blame Lucas because it’s him who pushed her do these stuffs. Who can blame him? Sarah shouldn’t have entered this kind of life. John kept his love for Sarah. He really loves her that he would race to California just to save her from her new persona. So that’s what he did.

John found Sarah in a bar and he asked her to come home. He prepared two tickets for them. One for him and one for Sarah. But Lucas knew their plan. He did the most unpleasant thing a man could do to a woman. John can’t stand waiting anymore. He went to Sarah’s apartment to see her tied and beaten up. What he did not know was that Lucas was waiting for him.

The most amazing part was when John and Sarah were on their verge of death, Lucas asked John to choose God and he’ll kill Sarah or choose Sarah. But John knew that if he chose Sarah over God, evil will triumph and if he chose God, Sarah will die. At that moment, I thought he would pick Sarah, but he said GOD anyway. I cried at this. It’s just so amazing!

Lucas threatened John more by pointing the gun on Sarah’s head. But he didn’t budge. When Lucas realized that he can’t pressure John through his methods, he shot John instead before taking his own life.

John was in comma and Sarah bore a baby. She never left his side until it was her time to give birth, she have to leave. She kept wanting John to wake up. As God gave breath to their baby girl, John woke up.

A highly recommended book about love and trust. It was beautifully written and the plot is wonderful.

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DO YOU STICK WITH ONE GENRE? | ALISON

Do you stick to one genre or do you ​like all kinds? I ask this because I mainly stick to romance, but I always say I’m going to switch it up. Often times I will read a fantasy and then I’m right back to romance. I really want to venture out and I swear one day I will. I want to dive into paranormal, thriller, adventure, horror, and more fantasy!
Here are some books on my TBR list that are in all of those genres.
fantasy TBR
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Horror TBR
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Fantasy TBR
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Thriller TRB
Warcross by Marie Lu

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ASYLUM MY MADELEINE ROUX REVIEW | NAJA

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Asylum is a great, intriguing novel written by Madeleine Roux. It was published on August 20th 2013 by HarperTeen.

It is about a sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford who is excited to be attending a summer program at college prep school in New Hampshire. When he arrives he learns that dormitory, where he will be staying during the summer, used to be an asylum. When he moves in he finds a creepy picture in his drawer. It is a picture of a doctor with his eyes scribbled out. His roomate Felix tells him about the old west wing which he later investigates with his new friends Jordan and Abby. They discover more creepy photos from asylum and patients profiles. Abby discovers the truth about her long lost aunt; meanwhile strange things and murders are happening on campus. It all looks like a serial killer who was once a patient there is back on a killing spree.

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I can not really decide which one is my favourite character because I enjoyed them all. If I had to choose only one I guess it would be Dan, his dreams make book even more suspensful.

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I am really glad I read this book, it is a fast read. There were a lot of plot twists which I never expected. I really liked the photographs which made the book even more thrilling.

My rating is 5 out of 5 🌟

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GEMINA BOOK REVIEW | LAUREN

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First off, loved the sequel so much more than Illuminae! Nik and Hanna make the cutest couple ever, and I have to say, I never trusted Jax in the first place. I got really freaked out when Kady was saying she was receiving DM’s from both Hanna and Nik (when Nik was supposed to be dead) and thought for a second there that either Nik resurrected or that Jax had hijacked something. I LOVED getting to see AIDAN and Kady again, all back in action. Super glad Ella didn’t die. Fleur had some serious issues; Hanna “kills” he boyfriend and Fleur gets all mad even though they just killed Hanna’s father. You don’t see her whining about it. I love the character that came in the writing style for the PA who reviewed the video tapes. I love AIDAN and how he interacts with people. The ending seemed alittle too optimistic… all the important characters lived? The last sentence. why. Why would they leave us hanging like that?

 

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RANDOM BLOG SHOUTOUT | TANUSHKA

Hi everyone & welcome back to Nocturnal Book Club Blog. So this post basically doesn’t need much words, ‘cuz the title says it all * laughs *. I just wanted to give a shoutout to some of my fave blogs. Each and every one of them are unique and deserves more recognition. So here are some of my fave blogs.

Blissful Life Project by Naja Cerne

Boho Berry by Kara Benz
My Next Book BF by Jessica Martinez
Bujo and Barbells  by Katie J
Weirdo Heart by Weirdo Watts

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