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Book Review: The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan

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The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan Nico had warned them.  Going through the House of Hades would stir the demigods' worst memories.  Their ghosts would become restless.  Nico may actually become a ghost if he has to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge one more time.  But that might be better than the alternative:  allowing someone else to die, as Hades foretold.
Jason's ghost is his mother, who abandoned him when he was little.  He may not know how he is going to prove himself as a leader, but he does know that he will not break promises like she did.  He will complete his line of the prophecy:  To storm or fire the world must fall.
Reyna fears the ghosts of her ancestors, who radiate anger.  But she can't allow them to distract her from getting the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood before war breaks out between the Romans and the Greeks.  Will she have enough strength to succeed, especially with a deadly hunter on her trail?
Leo fears that his plan won't work…

Book Review: Black Ice - Becca Fitzpatrick

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Black Ice - Becca Fitzpatrick Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it's too late.
Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her.  Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants--but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain.  As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her.  The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer's next target.
But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers.  His kindness is confusing Britt. …

Book Review: The Death Curse - James Dashner

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The Death Curse - James Dashner It's the end of the line.
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends--the Gladers.  But it's finally over.  The trials are complete, after one final test.
Will anyone Survive?
What WICKED doesn't know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think.  And it's enough to prove that he can't believe a word of what they say.
The truth will be terrifying.
Thomas beat the Maze.  He survived the Scorch.  He'll risk anything to save his friends.  But the truth might be what ends it all.
The time for lies is over.
4/5 stars (really liked it) A great conclusion to this trilogy.  Even though the group lost many people and went through so much they were still able to stand up to WICKED and think for themselves.  I really like how the series ended.

Book Review: The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

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The Scorch Trials - James Dashner Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers.  But WICKED isn't done yet.  Phase Two has just begun.  The Scorch.
There are no rules.  There is no help.  You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch--the most burned-out section of the world.  And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested.  Loyalties will be broken.  All bets are off.
There are others now.  Their survival depends on the Gladers' destruction--and they're determined to survive.
4/5 stars (really liked it) The story continues with Thomas and his friends.  They got out of the maze in one piece and just when they thought things were over, all hell breaks loose.  They are given two weeks to walk 100 miles in a world they don't know in order to make it to a safe haven.  Along the way they find ou…