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A Gift From GOD A Compilation Of Inspirational Poems by H. P. Hill

A Gift From GOD A Compilation Of Inspirational Poems
by H. P. Hill

“This book is filled with inspirational poetry. These poems are inspired by God’s words spoken to me to share with the world. life’s ups and downs, as well as life’s joys and heartaches. I Pray the poetry in my book will move you, inspire you and comfort you.”



Published: January 18th, 2015

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Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)

by Sara Raasch
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Format: Hardback

Published:Oct. 14th 2014 by Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)

Genre: YA, High Fantasy

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“A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.” –Goodreads



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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Characters

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Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

This was a bit hard, as I found myself not asking who would I want to sit with, but who on earth would possibly want to sit with me, lol! I spent my high school lunch times in our school library :/

I’m a bit goofy (clumsy,) love to laugh (easily amused,) and enjoy educated conversations (nerd) and I would love to surround myself with the same! Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Characters

How to Fall (Jess Tennant #1) by Jane Casey

How to Fall  (Jess Tennant #1)

by Jane Casey
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Published: Aug. 26th 2014 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: YA, Mystery/Romance

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“Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant has never met any of her relatives, until her mom suddenly drags her out of London to spend the summer in the tiny English town where her family’s from. Her mom’s decision is surprising, but even more surprising is the town’s reaction to Jess. Everywhere she goes, people look at her like they’ve seen a ghost. In a way, they have—she looks just like her cousin Freya, who died shortly before Jess came to town.

Jess immediately feels a strange connection to Freya, whom she never got to meet alive. But the more Jess learns about the secrets Freya was keeping while she was alive, the more suspicious Freya’s death starts to look. One thing is for sure: this will be anything but the safe, boring summer in the country Jess was expecting.

Beloved author Jane Casey breaks new ground with How to Fall, a thrilling and insightfully written mystery.-Goodreads

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The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)

by Marie Lu
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Published: Oct. 7th 2014 by Putnam books, Penguin

Genre: YA, Fantasy

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“I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.” –Goodreads

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Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

by Kate A. Boorman
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Published: Sept. 9th 2014 by Abrams, Amulet Books
Genre: YA

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Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent.

When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.” –Goodreads

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The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

The Diamond Thief 
by Sharon Gosling
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Published: Oct. 1st 2014 by Capstone, Switch Press
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction/fantasy

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By day Rémy Brunel is a daring circus acrobat, by night she is an equally talented jewel thief currently assigned to steal a famous diamond in Victorian London–but when the theft goes wrong she finds herself allied with a young policeman as they try to find the elusive gem.” -Goodreads

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Renegade (Mila 2.0 #2) by Debra Driza

Renegade (Mila 2.0 #2)

by Debra Driza
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Format: Hardback, 438 pgs.
Published: May 13th 2014 by Katherine Tegen / Harper Collins
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi

“There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows.

But Hunter has no idea who—and what—Mila really is. She can’t bear to reveal her secret, even though he’s unwittingly joined her search for Richard Grady, a man who may know more details of Mila’s complicated past.

Yet the road to the truth is more dangerous than ever. With General Holland and the Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity—as well as Hunter’s real motives.

Perfect for fans of I Am Number Four and Divergent, this action-packed and heart-wrenching second installment of MILA 2.0 will leave readers breathlessly awaiting the series conclusion.” –goodreads

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