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Book Review: Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson

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Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson Sisters Vivenna and Siri are princesses of Idris.  Susebron is the God King one must marry.  Lightsong is the reluctant minor got of bravery.  Vasher is an immortal still trying to undo mistakes of centuries before.  Magic from individual breath from everyday objects can perform all manner of miracles and mischief.

4/5 stars (really liked it) Took me a long time to read this since it was a free PDF version I read on my phone and I prefer to read actual books.  Also it's not the fastest paced book at the beginning, but it did keep my interest.  This book focuses on 4 main characters, Vivenna and Siri, who are sisters.  Vivenna is supposed to marry the God King Susebron but their father instead sends Siri.  Siri is a bit rebellious and immature and has no clue what to do when she meets Susebron.  I love the development of Siri and Susebron's relationship.  Then there is Vivenna, who was raised to know how to be the wife of the God King and suddenly f…

Book Review: United as One - Pittacus Lore

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United as One - Pittacus Lore The seventh and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four Series!  With United as One, this action-packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying conclusion.  The Garde didn't start this war, but they'll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all...
The Mogadorians have invaded Earth.  Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head on.  The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they'll need an army of their own to win this fight.
They've teamed up with the US Military, but it might not be enough.  The Garde need reinforcements, and they've found them in the most unexpected place.  Teenagers from across the glove, like John Smith's best friend, Sam, have developed abilities.  So John and the others must get to them before the Mogs, because if they don't their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan.
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Book Review - The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson

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The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist.  Rithmatist have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings.  Rithmatists are humanity's only defense against the Wild Chalklings.  Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.
As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.  Then students start disapperaint--kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood.  Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discoery--one that will change Rithmatics--and their world--forever.
4/5 stars (really liked it) I have not read many books by Brandon Sanderson but my husband has and he recommended this book to my 12 year old son.  After he read I and raved abo…

Book Review: If I Was Your Girl - Meredith Russo

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If I Was Your Girl - Meredith Russo Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee.  Like any other girl, all she wants is to make friends and fit in.  But Amanda is keeping a secret.  There's a reason why she transferred schools for her senior year, and why she's determined not to get too close to anyone.
And then she meets Grant Everett.  Grant is unlike anyone she's ever met--open, honest, kind--and Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life.  As they spend more time together, she finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself...including her past.  But she's terrified that once she tells Grant the truth, he won't be able to see past it.
Because the secret that Amanda's been keeping?  It's that she used to be Andrew.
3/5 stars (liked it) I felt so bad for Amanda and the way she was treated her whole life.  It started with her parents, teachers and classmates.  All because she didn't fit society'…