Quick Thoughts: “Lichgates”

“Lichgates (The Grimoire Saga #1)” by S.M. Boyce

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

Source: Freebie

Other Grimoire Saga books

Summary from Goodreads:

When Kara Magari uncovers a secret door in the middle of the forest, she discovers (and trips through) a portal to a hidden world full of terrifying things: Ourea. She just wants to go home, but the natives have other plans for her. She clashes with immortal shapeshifters, is carried off by a dragon, nearly dies on several occasions, and somehow becomes the master of an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire. Every time she thinks she’s safe, her new “friends” show their true colors.

Kara needs an ally, or she might not survive Ourea’s monsters. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this stranded girl, there’s something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.


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Book Review: “The Death Cure”

“The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3)” by James Dashner

Genre: Young Adult Fiction,  Science Fiction, Dystopia

Other Maze Runner books

Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

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Book Review: “Open Minds”

“Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy #1)” by Susan Kaye Quinn

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Source: Freebie and also bought in a Boxset

Other Mindjack Trilogy books

Summary from Goodreads:

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

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Behind the Blog: Bee at Bee Reads Books

Behind the BlogGreetings to Bee from Bee Reads Books!

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a Registered Veterinary Technician by day and a book blogger by night . I live in Canada. I love reading and my two dogs Thumper and Mika.

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

I read a lot…When I was really young I used to read the Encyclopedia and my Mom’s nursing text books when I ran out of books to read. And I still read a little of everything. I recently decided to remake an old blog that I didn’t use anymore so that I could write about books. 

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Introducing Diverse Pairings

As a library paraprofessional and an avid reader, I’m a fan of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. It can be difficult to get books into the hands of readers if you’re not quite sure how to ‘sell’ the books. I thought I would try out a feature where I pair a book with a companion Diverse book. If a reader likes one book, they’re sure to enjoy the other one.

I’ve got a few ideas for some pairings but I would love help.

If you have any great pairings, let me know! I’d love to feature them. I will be primarily focusing on YA and MG books.