17 year old Kaya is a Healer, but her parents kept that a secret as long as they could because they didn't want her to have to fight in the war. When her talent is discovered, she is sent to Shadow Academy, to learn to heal. She is almost killed before she arrives, and then shortly after that she is almost killed again, but luckily is saved by Darius not once but twice. Kaya decides she has to learn to fight so she can protect herself, but Healers are not allowed to learn how to fight so she decides to enlist some secret help. She asks both the boy she is bound to, and the teacher who seems to hate her, to train her, but only one will help her and the consequences are enormous.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.