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Aurora Rising

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch:

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass tech-whiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into her squad leader, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

Nobody panic.

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Practically Ever After

Practically Ever After (Ever After, #3)Ever practical Grace Correa has planned the perfect life.

She has Leia, the perfect girlfriend, amazing friends, is part of Pine Central’s glitterati, and has been accepted into her first-choice university guaranteeing one of the best paying jobs in the country. To Grace, life is an equation where everything can be perfectly calculated to ensure maximum success and the perfect future.

The problem is that life has a funny way of getting in the way of plans.

With high school rushing to an end, Grace’s plans start falling apart. The “piece of cake” final design project is anything but easy, everyone seems to need everything from her, her schedule is a mess, and after a massive fight, all signs say that breaking up with Leia is the practical choice for both of them. Especially since long-distance college relationships never seem to last. Except…Grace starts to wonder for the first time in her life if she messed up her calculations.

What can a practical person do when love is the least practical choice?

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My Winter TBR

Snowflakes

I love winter so much. Anyway, this was a Top Ten Tuesday topic but again, I didn’t get it out in time so instead it’s going to be on a Friday. Normally I do my wrap up from the last TBR but when I looked at my Autumn TBR, I found I had started two books on the list and finished one. Not much of a wrap up then.

Here’s six books (a number I pulled out of thin air) that I want to read this winter.

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Magical Readathon – Week 4

Week 3 went alright, though I changed my TBR at the last minute when I got approved for an ARC and I wanted to try and get through some of my ARCs before 2020 starts. I read it at the last minute, as usual, but I managed to finish before starting Week 4.

 

I am very excited about Week 4 but wow, I’m going to be disappointed when this readathon finishes. I could probably do it again and make different choices but the first time is always the best.

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Magical Readathon – Week 3

This is the third week of the winter/seasonal readathon in the same kind of area as the O.W.Ls and N.E.W.Ts readathons. Week by week there are a series of choices on the website which give you your prompt(s) for the week. It is very much a ‘choose your own timing’ kind of readathon, so someone could start now and go through the whole readathon, but I’m doing it along with most other people.

As I discovered, you don’t get multiple prompts all on the same page so you have to finish the first book, click completion and then get the second prompt, which is why everything went a little haywire this week!

 

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Cosy Reading Night TBR

This is a mini readathon that I’ve wanted to do for so long but was unable to really relax in thanks to work. It runs from 7pm-10pm today (Thursday 19th December) and it’s GMT time so it will run in five hours from the time this post came up.

This is a very relaxed readathon. I’ve got a selection of books I want to read, I’m going to get some food, change into some comfy pyjamas and light some candles. Short books, Christmas books, cosy mysteries – they are all on here. I definitely will not finish all these books but I wanted to give myself lots of books to pick from.

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Triwizard Tournament – Third Task Wrap Up

Green Cypress

This is the third and final task of the Triwizard Tournament and it ran from the 9th to the 15th December. This is the post to the explanation of the task and here is my TBR for this task. Spoiler – I didn’t stick to my TBR.

I did a lot better on this week than I did on the other two weeks and I had a good time looking for books to fit these prompts, they were a lot harder to find books I owned and wanted to read for these prompts than I thought.

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Magical Winter Readathon – Week 2 Part 2

This is the second part of Week 2 of the winter/seasonal readathon in the same kind of area as the O.W.Ls and N.E.W.Ts readathons. Week by week there are a series of choices on the website which give you your prompt(s) for the week. It is very much a ‘choose your own timing’ kind of readathon, so someone could start now and go through the whole readathon, but I’m doing it along with most other people.

This is an edited version of the post I did before because I didn’t realise that my new prompt is still part of Week 2. Here I was wondering why I only got one prompt for each week and wondered why they were talking about the Deathday party on Twitter and then I double checked.

Ah well, my TBR still stands!

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Ninth House

Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

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