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Book Review: The Ruby Circle - Richelle Mead

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The Ruby Circle - Richelle Mead Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires.  They protect vampire secrets--and human lives.
After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times best selling Bloodlines series.  When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis.  Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.
4/5 stars (really like it) I LOVE Adrian and Sydney together, they are absolutely cute.  They are both living in at court with Adrian's mother.  It was so sad to see this series come to an end.  It was great to see some old characters from the Vampire Academy series such a…

Book Review: Reached - Ally Condie

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Reached - Ally Condie After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again.  Cassia is assigned undercover in Central City, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie.  Xander is a medic, with a secret.  All too soon, everything shifts again.
3/5 stars (like it) It was a great conclusion to the trilogy.  There is a Plague that is causing people to get sick and although The Rising has a cure, it mutates and kills many people.  Xander is right in the middle of all this since he is a medic and is seeing all this first hand.  Ky is separated from Cassia and they are desperately trying to get back to eachother.

Book Review: Crossed - Ally Condie

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Crossed - Ally Condie In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.  Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border.  But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again.  Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
3/5 stars (liked it) This book starts off right where the last one left off.  Cassia is working in a camp and her family is safe.  She takes that job in order to find out where Ky has gone.  Also …

Book Review: Matched - Ally Condie

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Matched - Ally Condie Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe.  So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate...until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander.  But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
3/5 stars (liked it) It is a perfect society in which people are matched in order to achieve children that are genetically strong.  People live to be 80 years old, choices in what they read, what they wa…

Book Review: The Kill Order - James Dashner

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The Kill Order - James Dashner The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner Series.
Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth mankind fell to disease.
Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived.  But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next.  Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there's something suspicious about its origin.  Worse yet, it's mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.
Mark and Trina are convinced there's a way to save those left living from descending into madness.  And they're determined to find it--if they can stay alive.  Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price.  And to some, you're worth more dead than alive.
3/5 stars (liked it) I am glad that I waited until I had read the trilogy before this one.  Although it was interesting to se…