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The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus Book 3)

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As usual, excellent story. Great characters, amazing tie between Greek and Roman mythology - just as the Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson, the depth of mythology is amazing, well researched and amazingly easy to connect with!
Sink or Swim

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Cassidy is a contestant on 'Sink or Swim', a reality show - when she returns to regular life, the transition is not as smooth as she expects. Life is further complicated when she realizes she has a stalker and that her castmates from 'Sink or Swim' are being killed off. I really enjoyed reading "Sink or Swim", the initial 10-15 pages start out slow, but soon I was so engrossed I couldn't put it down!!The blurps from Juba's other books are interesting to read as well as her guest writing for Darcia Helle, both have given me ideas of other books I would like to read!
GRANDPA HATES THE BIRD: Six Short Stories of Exciting, Hilarious and Possibly Deadly Adventure

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Amusing short stories that young and old alike can read, especially anyone who has a grumpy Grandpa! Bird owners too will find a gem in these short stories! Easy to read, perfect for reading aloud to elementary school age kids or younger. Yohalem's description of the human characters make them easily likable and more then once, I uttered the phrase "Oh no! Hahaha" with a chuckle, due to the hijinks that run rampant through this series.
Not Quite Ordinary

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Sarah is a teenager with a typical life, typical parents and typical friends, she struggles to make a place for herself in her world when she realizes her father is keeping a secret from her. That secret leads to major changes in Sarah's life. In "Not Quite Ordinary" Sarah finds a 'long lost' relative, discovers she is extraordinary, learns new skills and survives vicious attacks all while improving her relationship with her family and friends. Target audience: 10-17 read old girls and adolescents who are struggling to find their own identity.The first book in the series, in my opinion it could have been longer, but for the target audience it was a great length. Looking forward to where the series takes us. It does contain witchcraft and references to Wicca.
Bound by Fire

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Ilian, a young man transitioning from childhood to adult is thrust into a whirlwind of adventure as he experiences loss, pain and self-discovery. A struggle of assassins turns into a struggle of gods as Ilian's fate propel's him toward the unknown - a past he is unaware of and a future rife with ever changing factors. I enjoyed Bound by Fire, the journey we see the character's endure is fast paced and just when the end seems near, all my assumptions were proved wrong. I did feel like there was a great number of characters introduced and then removed shortly thereafter. After the initial introduction of characters the first 1/3 of the book is slightly confusing as the reader wades through the characters and action, but by the half way mark clarity is found. The action and development in the later half is a page turner. I look forward to seeing where Craft takes the 2nd book in this series.
Lords of Rainbow

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I can't say enough good things about "Lords of Rainbow"! Filled with intriguing characters all unique and all flawed, prepare for a journey through a world of black and white, with the characters personality coloring the way!Nazarian includes amazingly detailed descriptions, twists and turns, and a strong female heroine, Ranh'eas. Looking forward to "Lady of Monochrome"!!!!Review provided in exchange for e-copy.
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