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Good but Beginning to Drag | Review of ‘Yellow Brick War’ (Dorothy Must Die #3)


By Cynthia Ayala

Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
HarperCollins
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Amy Gumm was swept up in a tornado just like Dorothy Gale. A higher power swept her up to destroy Dorothy and her close friends who let the power and magic of Oz corrupt them. No longer is Oz the vibrant place, now it’s a dark place full of monsters and danger. And Amy too is in danger of becoming one of those monsters. An assassin who has failed, Amy must find the light buried deep inside her to keep herself and her friends safe from Dorothy’s wrath and her own.

Published March 15, 2016, by HarperCollins Yellow Brick War
by Danielle Paige is the third in her young adult series about Amy Gumm and her trials in Oz against the wicked witch Dorothy of Kansas.
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Weekly Reading List #87


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! Guess who is finally a graduate of Emerson College! This girl! Boy was it cold, and wet, lots of rain in Boston this past weekend. My mom and grandmother took so many pictures of me and Dennis Lehane was my commencement speaker, which was super cool btw. Anyway, it was tons of fun I just wished my uncle, aunt and fiancé had been there with me, but I’ll see them soon enough. On the bright side on the 21-hour drive I took back home with my mom (because we were moving furniture back to FL from BOS) I got a lot of reading done. So check out this week’s reading list. Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading List #86


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! Can’t stay to chat its graduation day! Woo! I’m so excited, I’m so excited, I’m finally done with school. Woo! Now I just have to make it across the stage without tripping. Wish me luck and happy reading! Continue reading Weekly Reading List #86

Book of the Month – April 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

Here you have it readers, your votes have spoken, and this month was quite the surprise. This month’s winner is Out of the Shadows, the debut novel by Ashlee Nicole Bye, beating out bestseller authors. Congratulations Out of the Shadows! Check out what it’s all about right here and stay tuned for a review right here on Cyn’s Workshop.
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Book of the Month Poll – April 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there voters, readers, and writers! Another month means it’s time for another Book of the Month Poll where you vote for your favorite upcoming book, author, or cover (because let’s face it, the cover really is a strong selling point). So check out this month’s list of titles and vote for your favorite. If there is a novel you think should be on the list leave a vote for that novel in the comments section. Remember, you can vote here on Pollcaster and the winner will get a featured book review here on my website. Happy voting!
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Book of the Month – March 2017


By Cynthia Ayala

Here you have it readers. Many books were listed but only one could be the winner and the winner this month, by a landslide, is none other than Danielle Paige’s fourth novel in her Dorothy Must Die series, The End of Oz. Check out what it’s all about right here and stay tuned for a review right here on Cyn’s Workshop. You can already check out reviews of Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise right here.

And don’t forget to stay tuned for next month’s Book of the Month poll. Happy reading!
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Book of the Month – December 2016


By Cynthia Ayala

It was a close one this month, but as always, only one book can prevail at being the Book of the Month. This month’s winner is Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes, the fifth novel in her best-selling Falling Kingdoms series. Check out the details on the series right here and stay tuned for January’s Book of the Month Poll.
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Thrilling, Haunting, & Mind-Blowing | Review of ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’


By Cynthia Ayala

(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
HarperTeen

In Gardnerville, no one ever gets sick and no one ever dies. But there is price for this small utopia. Every four years the town exacts a payment for its gifts, a payment in the form of infecting teens with deadly urges and even deadlier powers. Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was the collector, and now it seems the town is haunting Skylar. Skylar knows what she must do: return Gardnerville back into a docile normal town or risk being the killer herself.

Published June 10, 2014, by HarperTeen, (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn is a young adult supernatural thriller about a small town haunted by their own past and their own happiness.
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Book of the Month – November 2016


By Cynthia Ayala

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already November. Goodness, the months just go by so quickly. I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween, I know I did. I went to Salem! Who doesn’t love the hub of where religious extremist took out their fear of the unknown out by killing innocent people? Well, it’s a great place to visit and learn some history, and a fun place in general to honor those who lost their lives so many years ago. Anyway, I had a great week and a great holiday weekend, except for the part when a restaurant rejected my state ID calling it invalid. I’m really 25-years-old, I swear!

But that’s not the point of this! (Sorry for my rambling) Let’s give a round of applause to *drum roll* A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray! This means this novel will now get a featured book review here on my website….the moment I get my hands on the book. (My To-read list is very long but this novel is going to move on up, I promise!) Check out what this book is all about right here and congratulations once again to Claudia Gray! (I met her, she’s a super nice person.)
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