Holding the Lantern to: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

A friend suggested It Ends With Us earlier this year, and honestly I thought it’d be like every other book I’ve read in the past few years. Enjoyable. Maybe quotable for a while. And I’d take away something that’s going to be ingrained in my being, without the necessity of associating the book with it.
Little did I know it would become something so close to my heart.

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Blur

Where do you draw the line?

Via Daily Prompt: Blur

The first time they hurt her, she thought it was a mistake. They weren’t used to having her around. They deserved another chance, even though she had never been treated this way before.

The second time, her mother told her it didn’t matter, even though her instincts told her otherwise.

The third time, she didnt want the baby to have to grow up without a father.

By the fourth time, she no longer knew where their right ended and abuse started.

ARC Review: A Wizard’s Forge

A Wizard’s Forge

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Book One of the Woern Saga

by A. M. Justice

Wise Ink Creative Publishing

New Adult, Sci Fi & Fantasy

Description

Scholar. Slave. Warrior. Wizard.

On a planet far from Earth, descendants of marooned space travelers fight a decades-long war. Shy scholar Victoria knows nothing of this conflict until pirates kidnap and sell her to the sadistic tyrant behind it. He keeps her naked and locked in a tower, subjecting her to months of psychological torture. After seizing an opportunity to escape, Vic joins the fight against her former captor and begins walking a bloody path toward revenge.

As the Blade, Vic gains glory raiding her enemy’s forces, but the ordeal in his tower haunts her. Bitter memories keep her from returning the love of the kindhearted Prince Ashel, whose family has fended off the tyrant’s invading army for a generation. When enemy soldiers capture Ashel, Vic embarks on a quest to rescue him and, on the journey, discovers a source of spectacular power. With wizardry, Vic can rescue the prince, end the war, and wreak the vengeance she craves, but she might also destroy her only chance for peace.

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