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Quote of the Day – The Petrified Flesh

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“You make peace with one sister only to declare war on the other. It’s always like that with peace, isn’t it? Always to someone’s detriment, already sowing the seed for the next war.”

–The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke

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Quote of the Day – Barnaby Brown and the Glass Sea

Susannah crumpled at Barnaby’s feet and clutched his knee.

“I know I always give you a hard time and have pretty much been the worst sister ever, but you know I love you, right?”

Barnaby frowned.

“What’s wrong with you? Are you sick?”

–Barnaby Brown and the Glass Sea by E. B. Dawson
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Quote of the Day – This Pain Inside

“Please let this work,” she prayed, as she did with every trial. About a year ago, she’d realized that God didn’t seem to be listening to her, but that didn’t matter. She’d keep praying until he did.

–This Pain Inside by Hannah Heath
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Quote of the Day – Sounds of Deceit

Some people thought that camouflage meant blending into the surroundings, but they were wrong. Camouflage was misdirection: A visual lie. And very few people could tell a lie as well as she.

–Sounds of Deceit by Hannah Heath

Book Review – The Three

Kinde, Christa - FS, The ThreeBenaiah is shunned by the people of Israel because he’s different. Forced to take odd jobs on battlefields and burial grounds, Ben jumps at the chance to quit working behind the scenes and ally himself to a shepherd boy with a giant destiny.

Tossing aside his pick, Ben winced when it clunked dully against some guy’s head. Not that the dead man could feel it. Judging by the snarl on the corpse’s rigid face, the last two things he’d felt were rage and a Philistine javelin through the chest.

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Book Review – The Crystal Tree

DjeRALuUYAEvyKRBriar’s efforts to rebuild her life shatter when a dangerous group of magicians arrive in Osman, bringing nothing but trouble and taking Briar’s sister, Ava, with them. Left with nothing, Briar chases down the Nameless Ones with the aid of some mysterious travelers and her own meager magic in a reckless attempt to save her family.

Briar squared her shoulders. There wasn’t really a choice here. If the soldiers couldn’t do anything to help her, then she was just going to have to go after Ava herself.

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Favorite Fiction – The Three

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Tossing aside his pick, Ben winced when it clunked dully against some guy’s head. Not that the dead man could feel it. Judging by the snarl on the corpse’s rigid face, the last two things he’d felt were rage and a Philistine javelin through the chest.

-Forsaken Sons Trilogy, Book 1: The Three by Christa Kinde

 

 

Book Review – Serafina and the Black Cloak

Beatty, Robert - Serafina and the Black Cloak Hidden beneath the high-society Vanderbilt family and their rich guests, Serafina and her pa secretly live in the basement of the Biltmore Estate. Staying out of sight is easy for Serafina, whose uncanny ability to slink through the shadows aids her job as self-appointed rat catcher. Tensions run high at the Biltmore Estate when children begin to disappear, but only Serafina has witnessed the cloaked criminal who lurks after dark.

More and more she wondered what it would be like to have some sort of secret friend who her pa didn’t know about, someone she could talk to about things, but she didn’t tend to meet too many children her age skulking through the basement in the dead of night.

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