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Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne Book Review

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull. Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease. When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives. In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.
Pages: 376
Source: Publisher

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas Book Review


After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.
Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley Book Review

Rites of Passage
Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she's not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died. So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She's even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won't risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty...no matter how much she wants him. As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.At any cost.
Now time's running short. Sam must decide who she can trust...and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.
Source: ALA
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Pages: 416 pages 

Do You Want To Review Books? (September/October ARCs)

Hi everyone! Lately, there's been a ton of books coming out and it's been hard to read and review them all in time for their release date. Looking for a solution, I stumbled across an amazing idea of Andye's at Reading Teen to have anyone interested in reading one of the books review it for the blog.

Andye generously gave me permission to use this idea :) Basically, I'll send you the book of your choice from the photo every month in exchange for a review that we'll post at The Book Belles. You'll get full and complete credit for your review. The only thing I ask about the reviews is that they are clean (language wise, etc.) and honest. You're welcome to write them however you'd like! You can post them on your Goodreads and attach links to your review (Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.). Here are the books:

*All books have been claimed, but check back next month! :)

I'll also give everyone a month to read and review the book (from when you receive it) and you can keep the book. If you don't review it within a month, I'll be hesitant to send you books in the future until you get your review in. 

This is going to be almost entirely US only, except I'll be able to send one book to Canada. If you're interested in reading and reviewing one of these books, email me at bookbelles@gmail.com with your mailing address and which book you'd like. I'll respond letting you know whether you got it or not. 

I'm so excited to try this! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions :)


The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare Book Review


From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.
From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will -- is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It's a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.