The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) – Brandon Sanderson

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Only he's not just planning the greatest heist in history, he's plotting the overthrow of a divine despot. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks like a long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

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Exchange (The Tandro Series Book III) – Naomi E. Lloyd

"Would you risk the fate of the world to save your child?"

She is an unwitting pawn.

He is an innocent player.

A game of hearts that will rock her world.

An incredible exchange that could save his.

And a love story that could transform everything.

Erin has one focus in life. Move forward. Never look back. 

At the tender age of 15, Erin survived a horrific tragedy. Now, seven years later, in 2022, she has built a new life and a new family. One that she would do anything to protect. Which is exactly what her enemies are counting on.

Faced with another incredible out-of-this-world scenario Erin is forced to confront demons from her past. It is the only way she can save all that she loves from being destroyed by Tandro once again.

But sometimes what you think you are fighting for is not always what it seems...

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Reach (The Tandro Series Book II) – Naomi E. Lloyd

"What if the only way to save your family was to reach out to another world?"

They were a diamond family - unbreakable - nothing could loosen their bond. But that was before Tandro came into their lives.

Erin has grown up believing her family was indestructible. The one constant she could always rely on. But when an out-of-this-world scenario places her family in peril, it feels as though something, somewhere, is hell-bent on breaking them apart. 

Between her little brother being sick with a mysterious illness, no one can cure, and her parents growing more distant by the day, Erin’s only sanctuary is the powerful older boy she likes, Kieran. But the bubble of attraction he keeps her under hides a dark secret.

Then one big mistake throws Erin’s already precarious situation completely upside-down and threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Her only options to save herself and her family both seem impossible: reach out to a girl locked in another time or reach out to a girl from another world with remarkable powers.

But reaching out to the impossible may be the only thing that could save everything she values from breaking apart.

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All Shadows Eve (The Parallel Universe Book 1) – Alana Siegel Mag

A secret parallel universe. Shadow crossed lovers. Monsters in dark corners.

Every Thanksgiving Eve, reserved Jade Miller sees monsters in dark corners and hears voices in the shadows. She knows she's different, even if her mother refuses to share the family secret. Nerdy Zander Stein has his whole life planned from top grades to law school, but he hasn't prepared for Jade's grasp on his heart.

When they learn that the government banishes criminals to a secret parallel universe, Jade believes her life as an average citizen is a lie. She struggles to understand where she belongs, but Zander is convinced they belong together. Whether Jade and Zander decide to join the banished criminals or help the authorities may cause families to split, relationships to break or Woodpine to come under siege.

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Emerald’s Fracture (Isles of Stone Book 1) – Kate Kennelly

Her worst nightmare. His dark past. Can they save their people? A deadly epidemic devastates Whitestrand city.

Healer Natalie Desmond must unravel the disease’s secrets before it spreads. Lives are on the line—among them, her beloved family.

In the wake of an injury, Healer Jules Rayvenwood can no longer use Healing magic. Reluctantly, he works with a former student, Natalie, to regain his abilities. It’s a tough pill to swallow for someone once so gifted in his profession.

Ordered to fight the epidemic as a team, Natalie and Jules must make their partnership work—or face the disastrous consequences.

Will Natalie and Jules save their people in time?

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Unwritten & Rewritten – Tara Gilboy

Twelve-year-old Gracie Freeman is living a normal life, but she is haunted by the fact that she is actually a character from a story, an unpublished fairy tale she’s never read. When she was a baby, her parents learned that she was supposed to die in the story, and with the help of a magic book, took her out of the story, and into the outside world, where she could be safe. But Gracie longs to know what the story says about her. Despite her mother’s warnings, Gracie seeks out the story’s author, setting in motion a chain of events that draws herself, her mother, and other former storybook characters back into the forgotten tale. Inside the story, Gracie struggles to navigate the blurred boundary between who she really is and the surprising things the author wrote about her. As the story moves toward its deadly climax, Gracie realizes she’ll have to face a dark truth and figure out her own fairy tale ending.

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Release (The Tandro Series Book 1) – Naomi E. Lloyd

Dare to Dream. Dare to Reach. Dare to Love.

In 2065, in a pristine new world called Tandro, Tiegal has everything but the one thing she desires. 

Love. 

Love is forbidden on Tandro. It’s her world’s only rule.  

And she’s about to break it. 

Johannes, a farmer in South Africa, living in 1865, has entered her dreams and her heart. Defying space, time and a tyrannical leader, Tiegal escapes Tandro and finds a way to his world and time.  

She is finally home. 

But her enemies on Tandro will go to any lengths to get her back. 

And they are getting closer... 

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[Unboxing] SoKawaii December 2019

A little later than I expected, but I finally received my Christmas self-present: SoKawaii subscription box Christmas version.

I've been wanting to buy another of these boxes with little things from Japan, and SoKawaii caught my attention since a while, 'till they show in the spoilers the figure of Sakura coming in December box and I got immediately convinced.

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Olympian Reckoning (Olympian Challenger Book III – Astrid Arditi)

Even in a world of mythology and stories, fairytales don't know always come true.

By releasing the Olympians, Hope took a reckless bet. But she must face the odds and play to win, for her sake...as well as humanity's.
Aided by her friends and allies -- old and new -- Hope crafts the trap meant to ensnare the gods, while striving to survive this dangerous game.

She once championed the Olympian gods. Now, she must challenge them.

Read Olympian Reckoning now to discover the ending to Hope's heroic journey!

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Olympian Heritage (Olympian Challenger Book II – Astrid Arditi)

A newly-crowned Greek heroine. An impossible search for eternal life.
If her godly quest succeeds, she may just doom humanity.
Hope always kept her feet on the ground until she started flying with the Greek gods. After being crowned the new heroine of Olympus, she’s become her own myth and legend. But when the gods give Hope a challenge to find the goddess of eternal life, she’s caught in a deadly dilemma.

As she travels back to the earthly realm to fulfill her mission, Hope knows that carrying out her task would sacrifice humanity.
But when she discovers her own mysterious legacy, her choices become that much more complicated.

Olympian Heritage is the second book in the Olympic Challenger series of YA urban fantasy trilogy that fans of Rick Riordan and Suzanne Collins are sure to devour.
If you like heroic quests, riveting action, Greek mythology, forbidden romance, and feats of courage, then you’ll love Astrid Arditi’s heroic coming-of-age tale.

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Olympian Challenger (Olympian Challenger Book I – Astrid Arditi)

A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?

Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.

Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers—the pantheon of Greek gods. While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay…

As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer—the granting of her heart’s deepest desire. If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach…but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.

Olympian Challenger is the first book in a bold YA urban fantasy trilogy. If you like Greek mythology, forbidden romance, and feats of courage, then you’ll love Astrid Arditi’s heroic coming-of-age tale.

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El Bestiario de Axlin (Guardianes de la Ciudadela Book I) – Laura Gallego García

Axlin's world is full of monsters. Some attack the travelers on the roads, others besiege the villages until they manage to completely destroy them and others enter the houses at night to take the children while they sleep.

Axlin is the scribe of her village, the only one who can read and write. And she has decided to investigate everything she can about monsters and translate her findings into a book that can serve as a guide and protection for other people. That is why she decides to leave with the peddlers to gather the ancestral wisdom of the villages in their precarious fight against the monsters. However, throughout her trip she will discover things she would have never imagined when she left.

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