Book Review: The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

35879387Title: The Price Guide to the Occult

By: Leslye Walton

Pages: 288

Published: March 13th 2018

By: Candlewick Press

Genre: YA-Magic-Magical Realism-Paranormal-Family-Romance

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From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.

When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundred–some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch’s backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she’ll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide’s malevolent author — Nor’s own mother — looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.

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Book Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

🌟 Happy Book Birthday 🌟 for FURYBORN by Claire Legrand 🎊
A dual point of view where we follow two independent and strong young women going throught a magical journey 💫
3.5/ 5 ⭐️

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34323570Title: Furyborn (Empirium #1)

By: Claire Legrand

Pages: 512

PublicationMay 22nd 2018

By: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Magic-ARC

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Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered…

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“My Blog’s Name in Books” Book Tag & 2000 Thanks! 🤗

A Book. A Thought. has reached 2000 followers!

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🌸 Guys!, I bring you excellent news today, in general I never post on Sunday but I’m so excited about this that I can’t wait to share this news with you.🌸 
The blog has reached the wonderful amount of 2000 followers (2004 so far) and I have nothing but thanks words to all of you who have pressed that little button to subscribe to my blog, either via WordPress or by e-mail, to follow all my content.
I have so many feelings right now, THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY.
The only thing I can think is that you’re all really the best, each one of those beautiful 2000 people who have decided to give me their support are incredible. THANK YOU!
I remember telling you, when I just reached the 1000 followers, how proud I was of what I had created, and I still am, every day that I see my blog grow and grow I feel that I have created a unique space, something wonderful where I can share my love for reading with all of you. Also what I appreciate most about this amazing community is the support I have felt from all of you from the beginning, not only since I created the blog but since joining Goodreads so long ago.
I remember starting to write some very short reviews, because my English was a disaster lol (still not so good, I know lol) and I was so embarrassed to make the ridiculous, I mean, I had that fear that people would get upset cause I was writing in a language that, although I loved and was very excited to learn, I still didn’t handle it at all. And on the contrary I found myself with so adorable and sweet people that supported me and pushed me to continue and not give myself up, to be better and honestly every day today after almost 4 years of belonging fully to the bookish community I feel that it has been one of the best things I’ve done, it’s a constant learning experience, a lot of fun, where you meet lovely people and share your bookworm thoughts with other people who think and feel like you, it’s just wonderful. 😍 
I don’t want to do this excessively long, cause I’m starting to feel too emotional, just remember that from my small place in the world you’ll always have my support, I want you to continue doing what you love, to fight for your dreams and be very happy.
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Stand-Alone Books Recs (Part 4)

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I hope you’re having a great day. Today I bring you some recommendations from my favorite stand-alone books, there are a lot of them so I’ll be making these recommendations every Friday for the next weeks showing only 5 books in each post to make it more orderly and cause I want to recommend to you all my favs stand-alones for you to get to know them and maybe even you want to add them to your TBR!, that would make me super happy. Besides, who doesn’t want a good stand-alone sometimes, right?.

You can find my previous Stand-Alone Recs here:

Stand-Alone Books Recs #1

Stand-Alone Books Recs #2

Stand-Alone Books Recs #3

I hope you enjoy my recommendations and as I always say, I would love to know yours.    I have 4 more recommendation post if you’re interested:

Paranormal Books Recs

Fast-Paced Contemporary Books Recs

LGBT Books Recs!

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Book Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

34323570Title: Furyborn (Empirium #1)

By: Claire Legrand

Pages: 512

PublicationMay 22nd 2018

By: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Magic-ARC

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Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other. 

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Book Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

16000044Title: Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2)

By: Morgan Rhodes

Pages: 401

Published: December 3rd 2013

By: Razorbill

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Magic

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The road to power… is paved with blood and magic.

Cleo is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people.
Magnus stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia.
Lucia is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms.
Jonas watched at the palace gates a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius.

After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over…

At the heart of the fray are four brave young people grappling for that magic and the power it promises. For Cleo, the magic would enable her to reclaim her royal seat. In Jonas’s hands, it frees his nation, and in Lucia’s, it fulfills the ancient prophecy of her destiny. And if the magic were Magnus’s, he would finally prove his worth in the eyes of his cruel and scheming father, King Gaius, who rules Mytica with a punishing hand.

When Gaius begins to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains to physically link all of Mytica, he sparks a long-smoking fire in the hearts of the people that will forever change the face of this land. For Gaius’s road is paved with blood, and its construction will have cosmic consequences. 

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