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Weekly Reading List #21


By Cynthia Ayala

Better late than never I suppose. It was quite the busy weekend for me, mainly because of work and school work and the fact that I am sick. So this week has been a little crazy for me. But, at least I have great bosses and cool classes with interesting discussions. It’s nice to be back at school, even though I miss my mom, fiancé and cute kitten Mr. J Who Thinks He’s Batman. He’s such a cute kitty and I can’t wait to see him again.

But anyway, here is my weekly reading list for the week. I hope you all had a wonderful fun filled weekend. As always, all synopsis are provided by Goodreads:
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Weekly Reading List #20


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. I hope that everyone is having a wonderful time. Fall has finally arrived in wonderful. So far school is going well. I got my second job at the movies and I’m very pleased at the fact that the managers are more than willing to accomidate me. It also helps that an Uber home is only 10.33. Talk about cheap. I have to say, I really do love my life right now. I have some wonderful classes, crazy fun teachers and lately I have been in a spectacular mood. I have all this energy and I don’t even have enough things to do to burn it all. Talk about crazy. Anyway, here are my latest reading list. I actually meant put this up last weekend but I was so miserable, was not feeling well at all. But yay, I have more energy than I know what to do with.

And as always all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads, happy reading!

238460371. Nightfall

by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski

“The dark will bring your worst nightmares to light, in this gripping and eerie survival story, perfect for fans of James Dashner and Neil Gaiman.

On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours—it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on the horizon. The weather is turning cold and the shadows are growing long.

Because sunset triggers the tide to roll out hundreds of miles, the islanders are frantically preparing to sail south, where they will wait out the long Night.

Marin and her twin brother, Kana, help their anxious parents ready the house for departure. Locks must be taken off doors. Furniture must be arranged. Tables must be set. The rituals are puzzling—bizarre, even—but none of the adults in town will discuss why it has to be done this way.

Just as the ships are about to sail, a teenage boy goes missing—the twins’ friend Line. Marin and  Kana are the only ones who know the truth about where Line’s gone, and the only way to rescue him is by doing it themselves. But Night is falling. Their island is changing.

And it may already be too late.”

9445242. Of Fire and Night (The Saga of Seven Suns #5)

by Kevin J. Anderson

“After many years of hardship and bravery, the human race faces its greatest challenge. The sweeping war between titanic races -a conflict that has obliterated planets, extinguished entire stars, exterminated whole races – is reaching its end game. Allies become betrayers, strangers become fast friends, and enemies clash in a struggle that will rock the galaxy.

As the climactic battle is engaged, the Ildiran Solar Navy, the Earth Defense Forces, the Roamers, green priests, Klikiss robots, and hydrogue warglobes collide in a fury that will destroy many and change the landscape of the Spiral Arm forever.”

205607673. Wolfen

by Alianne Donnelly

“Man’s quest for genetic perfection has led to the creation of new subspecies, evolutionary steps up from humanity. Wolfen were the pinnacle of scientific achievement, redefining the limits of what it means to be human. Their counterparts, in turn, grew into the ultimate predators. Incapable of higher thought, converts were unstoppable in their need to breed and devour, and when they escaped, they brought the world to its knees.

Almost two decades later, humanity is on the brink of extinction and only the heartless survive. Rescued by two Wolfen brothers, Sinna must now brave the treacherous wastelands of North America in order to reach safety and the promise of a better life. But when an unexpected gambit forces them to separate, a genetic advantage becomes a liability, and the worst monsters turn out to be the ones who don’t have claws.

In the game of survival, Wolfen were created to be champions. No longer. The enemy keeps evolving, rendering old tactics ineffective, and the only rule left is to endure at any cost.”

Weekly (School) Reading List – Fall 2015 – Week 3


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! Okay so like I said before I was going to showcase what I was reading for school and maybe, depending on the content, write reviews of what I have read. Also time is a big issue as well. I only have so many hours in a day. I will also be sorting this list by my classes. You might be wondering why the heck I am doing this. Well here’s there reason: because I can? I know, I’m a weirdo, that’s a fact, but I guess what I’m also trying to do is stay on top of my reading and if this is going to help me do that, well then here we go. I also want to make my school life more familiar with my readers – hey, that’s you guys! – and generate interest in what I am doing here at school as well as comments on my reading material.

Like I said, I’m a weird one. But I would like to make a note that professors are assigning sections of the material below. So if you see it again that means that we are either still reading it or that we are reading another section of it. Just wanted to make that clear.

Anyway, much like with my regular weekly reading list, all synopsis’s are courtesy of Goodreads.
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Weekly Reading List #19


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! Okay, so here’s the deal. I will be having 2 separate reading lists (if you haven’t already noticed) one featuring school reads and one reading my out of school reads. The whole reason is because there is just way to much to put it in one article and this way it will give all of us a way to differentiate the pair of them. So here we go, a start of a whole new school year with me trying to stay sane by being me and not letting myself drown in school work.

And, as always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads.
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Weekly Reading List #18


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! So this may be my last really good reading list since I will be starting school next week at Emerson provided that the tropical storm/hurricane does not impede my journey. Since I will be starting school I will mostly be reading school books and ebooks so my reading lists may fluctuate a lot. As for what you can expect in reviews, well there might be a lag here or there since I will also be working 2 jobs and have probably bunches of school work. Ah school, you are so necessary and time consuming. I will be returning to Emerson leaving FL on my 24th birthday (there could be worse birthday’s right?) and hopefully I will get to read everything that I want to read outside of school and work on my side projects and bracelets. On the bright side, I’ll be waking up early because I have to…wait, is that a bright side?

Anyway, you’ve had enough of my rambling so here are the books I hope to read this coming week. And, as always, all synopsis’ are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading!
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By Cynthia Ayala

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Weekly Reading List #17


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope that everyone had a wonderful week/weekend. It’s been pretty boring here in sunny Florida. Of course, here is some interesting news. My reviews have been favorited and retweeted Twitter by some authors! Isn’t that exciting! It may have only been two authors (Soman Chainani and Danielle Vega), but any sort of recognition is exciting in my book. They liked what I had to say about their novels. Then again, when I’m giving a book 4 or 5 stars, it’s hard to not like it, even if it may be poorly written. Oh God, now I’m going to be even more self-conscious about my reviews. However, if I stop now I won’t improve and sticking to it, analyzing and editing it certainly a way to make sure that I continue to improve.

So I finished the fourth novel in the Saga of Seven Suns series, Scattered Suns, and it was amazing! I’m in the middle of A Magic Dark and Bright right now and so far I like it. Can’t really complain, I did get the book for free after all via a Goodreads Giveaway. Anyway, here’s what’s on my reading list for the coming week. Happy reading folks.

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Weekly Reading List #16


By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers—or who I hope are avid readers. I hope everyone is having a much better week than I am having. I was terribly sick last week and earlier this week and I seem to be getting much better now. Other than the usual financial struggles I am facing with attending school, affording my rent and paying my bills, I seem to be in good spirits, can’t let the world weigh me down, that’s what I have to say about that. However, you aren’t hear to read about my problems, you’re here to see what I’m reading soon. So here we go! Oh and all synopsis are the courtesy of Goodreads.com.

Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading List #14


By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers—or who I hope are avid readers. I am coming to you with an update on what I’m planning to read very soon. I hope you all are interested in what I’m reading and hopefully you’ll stay tuned for a review and my ears are always open for any suggestion. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a good week to follow. Happy Sunday everyone.

Oh—before I forget—all synopsis are the courtesy of Goodreads.com. Happy reading.
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Weekly Reading List #13


By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I know that I missed last week but I was at the Florida Supercon so I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done. But this week, man, I read two whole books! Cinder and Survive the Night were so good. Especially Survive the Night. Danielle Vega really knows how to suck a reader in and with that novel, she simply captivated me. I’m very picky with giving books five stars, but that novel certainly earned it; I couldn’t put it down.

Anyway, here’s what’s coming up on my weekly reading list and, as always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading folks.
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