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Question of the Day: do you own a signed copy of a book?
Truth or lie… he had always chosen the lie, to spare his little brother any unpleasant truth.
–The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke
Benaiah 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.
That’s right. A halfblood. A halfblood with the skills and the talent to fight alongside the best. They’d all seen her. Who were the Hunters to turn her down after that? They wouldn’t dare.
-Flames of Courage by Hannah Heath
It’s been a great summer of reading. In total, I’ve plowed through about 30 books in the last 3 months! I owe a lot of my success to the various reading challenges that went up this summer, mainly from #MGBookVillage and #MGCarousel.