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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Review

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Wow… This book made me emotional…
Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.
Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.
As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.
Yet not all promises can be kept.
Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope. -goodreads.com summary

 “Guilt is a hunter. Fate is a hunter. Shame is a hunter. Fear is a hunter.”
“The Wilhelm Gustloff was pregnant with lost souls conceived of war. They would crowd into her belly and she would give birth to their freedom.” While strolling through Barnes and Noble a few days ago, I was looking for a book to purchase w…

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Review

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Yet another AMAZING book by Victoria Schwab! So great, that I read the last two hundred pages in one sitting!
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at…

Bout of Books 18 Sign Up

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Well Christmas has past and now we are getting ready for the new year! What better way to celebrate the new year than with a read-a-thon?! For anyone who doesn’t know…

“The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.” - From the Bout of Books team
Bout of Books read-a-thons are super fun and I encourage you to look into participating! My goals/TBR depends where I am in my reread of The Raven Boys at the start of the read-a-thon but I hope to be finished with the entire Raven Cycle by the end of the read-a-thon. Comment below if you are planning on participating.
Keep Reading…
Elise!

My Netflix Adventure: The 100 Season 3

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Netflix updated Season three of The 100, so you know what that means!


Many of you may not know but I’m a huge fan of The 100. Sadly, due to all the behind the scenes and fandom drama surrounding season three, I opted to wait until the season was on Netflix to watch it. Now that I’ve seen Season three, I understand some issues people have with it, but I’m glad that I waited to watch it on my own.

Season three’s plot can be split into two main sections. The first half is mostly dealing with repercussions from Mt. Weather, and disagreements among the sky people. But then Lexa dies, ALIE becomes more of a threat, and things become more about fighting ALIE, than fighting grounders. I found myself more of a fan of the first half the season rather than the second. Octavia and Lincoln have basically swapped positions in society with Octavia being the grounder and Lincoln being with sky crew. I loved the tensions this brought to their relationship as well as to Arcadia. In season three Bellamy h…