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Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson Book Review


Following on the heels of Sanderson’s successful launch into the YA market with the New York Times bestselling Rithmatist comes Mistborn, now repackaged for the teen audience.
Once, a hero rose to save the world. He failed.
For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.
Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and defeating the Lord Ruler. A new kind of uprising is being planned—one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine: a teenage street urchin named Vin.
Once, a hero rose to save the world and failed. This time, can a young heroine succeed?


The Storm Siren by Mary Weber Book Review


“I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.” In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled. As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth — meaning, she shouldn’t even exist. Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed. Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons. But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for? Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win.

Pages: 320
Source: Publisher

Two Reviews: Unmarked by Kami Garcia

Unmarked (The Legion, #2)The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.

He is here... and he could be anyone.

Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us–a demon she accidentally set free. 
Now Kennedy and the other Legion members–Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared–have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins Book Review

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? 
Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Do You Want To Review Books? (Fall ARCs)

Hi everyone! I'm excited to do another one of these, after how well it worked out last month. The details are below.

Andye generously gave me permission to use this idea :) Basically, I'll send you the book of your choice from the photo every month in exchange for a review that we'll post at The Book Belles. You'll get full and complete credit for your review. The only thing I ask about the reviews is that they are clean (language wise, etc.) and honest. You're welcome to write them however you'd like! You can post them on your Goodreads and attach links to your review (Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.). Here are the books (including one February release):

*Sublime, White Space, Lark Rising and Hero Complex are taken*

I'll also give everyone a month to read and review the book (from when you receive it) and you can keep the book. If you don't review it within a month, I'll be hesitant to send you books in the future until you get your review in. 

This is going to be almost entirely US only, except I'll be able to send one book to Canada. If you're interested in reading and reviewing one of these books, email me at bookbelles@gmail.com with your mailing address and which book you'd like. I'll respond letting you know whether you got it or not. 

Let me know if you have any questions :)