Review: Throne of Glass

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: August 7th, 2012
Rating: 5 Stars

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Review:

What can I possibly say about Throne of Glass that hasn’t already been said? Probably nothing. As usual, I’m late to the party, but that’s never stopped me before, so I’m going to keep on writing because TOG was an amazing story! If you follow my reviews you know that I’m selective (read: stingy) about giving out 5 star ratings, but this book earned it! It’s hard to believe that Sarah J. Maas is a debut author or that this epic tale was ten years in the making. Thank hades for persistence!

First and foremost, TOG has an intriguing and original plot. I’m not really into fantasy, but this book sucked me in ala Hunger Games style, and after just  a few pages, I was hooked. There are several storylines unfolding as TOG progresses and I loved that Maas allowed us to see the inner workings of the glass palace through the eyes of multiple MC’s.

As for the protag? Celaena is a girl after my own heart- smart, strong, and attitude to spare. Oh, and did I mention that she’s completely unapologetic? It’s hard to reconcile such a young girl with the word ‘assassin’, but Mass does a wonderful job presenting Celaena as both lethal and endearing. She’s proud of her accomplishments and elite status, yet Celaena does not relish in taking lives. She’s grounded -or as grounded as a troubled teenage assassin with a penchant for fancy dresses can be. This was another thing I loved about Celaena: although she’s survived unimaginable horrors, and despite her less than trusting demeanor, she is not calous or cruel. Celaena has a good heart and is fiercely loyal to those around her.

And the dreaded love triangle? It was done so well  I was completely unable to choose between Chaol and Dorian. Both had something Celaena needed and each connected with her in a very different and gratifying way. Ultimately, I found myself flip-flopping with each turn of the page, unable to determine who I felt was best suited to hold the assassin’s heart. After all, how’s a girl supposed to choose between a guy who radiates heat and one who understands the very fiber of her being?

The only down side? Book two, which is currently unnamed, will not release until next year! This is extra brutal since it’s already written!

Red Dawn: Witty One Liners

Hi Fellow Readers!

I’ve got a special treat for you today! While every post I’ve shared for Red Dawn is special in its own way, today is extra special because it’s also my birthday!

In light of this momentous occasion (Okay, it may only be momentous to me, but I’m going with it!) I’d like to share some of my favorite one liners from Red Dawn, which I’ve aptly dubbed, Witty One Liners! After all, what’s YA without a little snark?

Enjoy!

Witty One Liners

“And here I thought secret romances were supposed to be so much hotter.”

“You know, if you’re going to act like a drill sergeant, you might want to invest in a pair of combat boots because the zebra print stilettos are a little misleading.”

“I don’t kiss losers.”

“Maybe her willingness to provide regular whorgasms free of charge is enough to make him look the other way.”

“I’d much rather be punching something, but to each his own.”

“Even nerds get busy sometimes.”

“I must have died and gone to hell, because I could have sworn you just asked me for help.”

“Touch me again and you’ll wake up a lefty.”

“For the record, I don’t think the ‘no tell motel’ is quite what Katia had in mind when she said ‘anything’.”

“Funny how no one calls when I’m at school behaving myself.”

“At some point you’ve got to talk about boundaries, feelings, and… positions.”

“That chick is like a merry-go-round! Everyone gets a freaking turn!”

 

If you enjoyed Witty One Liners, you may want to check out @CAConfessions, the anonymous online confessional for Crossroads Academy students to dish on their deepest, darkest secrets!

Also, be sure to check out the Crossroads Academy Street Team (aka. Crossroads Academy Coven) for your chance to win a Kindle Fire or a Crossroads Academy prize pack!

Red Dawn Blog Tour!

Red Dawn by J.J. Bonds width=The Official Red Dawn Blog Tour starts Monday, August 20th!

I am SO excited about the release of Red Dawn that Crossroads Academy is going on tour again (courtesy of PJV Blog Tours). And this time it’s going to be even bigger and better!

Guest posts, interviews, twitter party, giveaways! There will be all kinds of fun stuff… So mark your calendars and put Red Dawn on your TBR list! It’s going to be an EPIC tour!

Crossroads will be taking over the blogosphere August 20th – September 14th! Tour stops below!

Red Dawn (Crossroads Academy, #2)

Oh, you want more? How about a chance to win a Kindle Fire? Or maybe a Crossroads Academy prize pack? There will be lots of chances to win!  It’s so easy! Be sure to visit each of the tour stops and join the Street Team — Crossroads Academy Coven!

8/20/2012    IBBook Blogging

8/21/2012    My Seryniti

8/23/2012    Bengal Reads

8/24/2012    A Dream Within A Dream

8/27/2012    All the Fun Starts After Dark

8/27/2012    Twitter Party! 7pm CST #RedDawnCA

8/28/2012    Little Read Riding Hood

8/29/2012    Fiction Writing Tools

8/30/2012    Paranormal Opinion

8/31/2012    Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf

9/03/2012    The Story Seekers

9/04/2012    The Book Addict’s Guide

9/05/2012    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads

9/06/2012   Firestarbooks

9/07/2012    Simply Infatuated

9/10/2012    Librarían Mouse

9/11/2012    Reader Girls

9/12/2012    A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books

9/13/2012    Rants~N~Scribbles

9/14/2012   The Book Nympho

 

Crossroads Excerpt #3

“Sorry to interrupt your fun.”

“Fun? Ha!” He laughs, eyes raking over the costumed vamps grinding all around us. “I can think of better ways to spend the night, but I’m making the best of it.”

“Oh? Glow sticks and body paint isn’t your thing? Could’ve fooled me,” I retort, eyeing the trail of glitter that Jade has left on the front of his dark shirt. Perhaps it’s Jade’s way of marking her territory.

He doesn’t bother replying to my ridicule. He just stands there expectantly, eyes locked on mine. He’s not going to make it easy for me. And why should he? I haven’t exactly been easy to get along with or even to like. I don’t know why he’s offered to help, but I guess it’s time to find out. Time to swallow my pride.

“Will you train me?” I ask through clenched teeth. I practically choke on the words. I hate asking for help. I hate asking for anything.

“Sorry. I didn’t catch that?” he returns, raising his voice to be heard over the roar of the music. “It’s so loud in here, you know?” I’m certain he’s messing with me. He knows damn well what I said. Arrogant jerk! I turn to leave.

“Katia, wait!” He grabs my arm preventing retreat. “I offered, didn’t I?”

“What do you want in return?” It’s hard to keep the edge of suspicion from my voice. I know the lessons won’t come without a price.

“What makes you think I want something from you?” he asks crossing his arms over his chest. He’s clearly amused.

“The fact that I wasn’t born yesterday,” I retort. “So? What is it you want? Name your price.”

“Isn’t it obvious? I want to get to know you.” He’s got that mischievous look in his eye again. “You intrigue me. After all, there’s never a dull moment when you’re around.”

Right. I’m sure it’s that innocent. Probably he wants to get closer to me because of Aldo. It doesn’t matter though. Not as long as I get what I want.

“When do we start?”

“Tomorrow. Meet me in the training center at 11 o’clock.”

“I’ll be there.”

I nearly escape the dining hall without incident. Jade intercepts me at the door, grabbing my arm and digging her blood red nails into my skin like talons. If it weren’t for the baleful look on her face she might actually be able to pull off the white wings affixed to her back. As it is, there’s nothing angelic about her right now. “What do you want with Nikolai?”

“It’s a private matter,” I return, biting my tongue to keep from saying anything inflammatory. What is up with this crazy possessiveness of hers? Maybe she hasn’t heard the old adage about freeing that which you love the most. Then again, maybe she knows there isn’t creature in its right mind that would voluntarily come back for more of her bitchiness.

“Stay away from him,” she warns, her brown eyes flashing angrily. “Nikolai is mine.”

So much for playing nice. I can’t help but smirk at the tawdry threat as I wipe her glittery hand print off my forearm. “Jade, I have only one interest in Nik and I can assure you it’s purely physical.”
Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)


* Originally posted at Literary Exploration

Interview at We Fancy Books

For those of you who might have missed it, below is an interview I gave at We Fancy Books last January. This was one of my fav’s! Thanks again to Marz for the great interview!

 

1. Who inspired you to write Crossroads?

Lol. The long answer or the short answer? The truth is that I’ve always loved writing and have dreamed of being a published author since I began tearing through the works of Christopher Pike in middle school. It’s a dream that’s always stayed with me although it sometimes felt unattainable due to the competitive nature of the industry. When my father was diagnosed with cancer last winter, it really put things in perspective. I decided it was time to take a chance and finish a manuscript that I’d been working on for some time. I didn’t want to look back and have any regrets or doubts and I figured that if my father could attack his prognosis with complete gusto, that I could do the same with my writing. He’s been one of my biggest supporters throughout the process and it’s his encouragement that has given me the confidence to chase my dream. 

 

2. What was the book that most influenced your life — and why?

If I have to choose a single book, I’m going to have to say Twilight. I’ve read a lot of wonderful books – books that are more intellectually stimulating and even those that have better writing – but it was finding Twilight on my little sisters’ bookshelf that brought me back to the YA genre (which I’d so happily left behind when I got to college, instead electing to read what I thought were more age appropriate books) and reignited my love for all things paranormal. Twilight reminded me how much I loved YA literature and how heavily it influenced me growing up. It was also a welcome reminder that YA books weren’t just for teens!

 3. Is there a particular character that you see yourself into?

This is a tough one for me. I can’t say that Katia is modeled after me, but it’s fair to say that I strive to be as strong and independent as I’ve written her. I have always favored strong heroines personally and if any character I create might be a role model for an adolescent, I’d certainly want the character to be worthy, although admittedly flawed. After all, we all have flaws don’t we? It’s part of what makes us human and ultimately the characters we love so endearing.

 4. Would you like to be a Vampire if given a chance?

I don’t think so. Sure it would be great to have the longevity, strength and speed of a vampire, but I’m a pretty picky eater so I’m not sure I could stomach the liquid diet. It’s entirely possible I’d starve which doesn’t exactly sound like an awesome way to go.

 5. How do you handle criticism?

I wear my heart (and my emotions) on my sleeve, but criticism is part of the learning process and I like to think I can handle feedback even when it’s less than glowing. It probably sounds a little trite, but I have to look at it as an opportunity.  I have a couple of great critics who are close to me, but nothing beats the feedback of an unbiased reader who’s not worried about hurting my feelings and who’s opinion will ultimately make me a stronger writer.

 6. Do you have a specific writing style?

Truth be told, I suspect my writing style could probably use a bit more discipline. Today, it goes something like this: Daydream, fantasize, let my imagination run rampant. Outline, outline, outline. Create character profiles. Make notes (any place is good – a napkin, my phone, the back of a receipt, whatever is handy). Research. Outline some more. Make more notes. Write, revise, edit, Write, revise, edit. Edit. Edit. Edit.

In case you can’t tell, I put a great deal of emphasis on editing and revisions. In addition to partnering with a professional editor, I have three amazing critics who were happy to comb through each draft of the manuscript and provide feedback on the characters, the plot, and well, pretty much anything they loved, hated or couldn’t wait to read more about!

 7. How did you come up with the title?

The title Crossroads actually came quite easily as it’s the name of Katia’s school and the geographic area where it’s located. The story is set at Crossroads Academy in the Green Mountains, which is actually known as the Crossroads of Vermont to locals. It was a natural fit given the location and the deeper symbolism within the story line. Recently another book was released with the same title and I actually flirted briefly with the idea of changing it, but in the end I was too attached and decided to stand firm with my original choice.

 8. Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I am actually working on the second book of theCrossroads Academy series and while I think fans of Crossroads will be pleased with the latest installation in the trilogy, I’m not ready to give any spoilers yet! I hope to have the book published summer 2012 though so the good news is that you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on a copy!

 9. When and why did you begin writing?

Believe it or not, I actually wrote my first book in 7th grade. It was a children’s book inspired by Earth Day and a very ambitious teacher who wanted each of her students to craft an environmentally driven tale. Mine was about sea turtles, which I’ve always loved, and while my teacher raved about it and researched publication, the book is safely tucked away in storage now. It was her encouragement that actually got me thinking about writing as a career. I was already an avid reader (some might say bookworm), but I hadn’t considered yet that I might actually someday write my own young adult novels. So, although the sea turtles didn’t catch the eye of the publishing world, they definitely sparked my love of writing. As I got older the stories I wrote fell more in line with the works of R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike and L.J. Smith as they were my authors of choice throughout high school.

 10. Is there a special research you did to write the novel? Mind telling us about it?

Although I’ve always been a fan of horror movies and paranormal literature, I still felt it was important to do my homework before writing Crossroads. I researched vampire lore extensively, which quite frankly is overwhelming, but I also had to do considerable research on the setting since I’ve never actually been toVermont. I knew the school had to be hidden away somewhere rural and while Vermont seemed ideal, I really didn’t know much about the geography or anything else aside from the fact that it boasts excellent skiing. So I started with maps in order to identify the right location and moved onto researching individual towns likeRutlandto get a better understanding of local culture. As it turns out,Rutlandhas quite a bit to offer, which I hope I’ve captured in the story. Every place and event in Crossroads was actually inspired by the town itself which has quite a rich history. Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

* Originally posted at We Fancy Books

Getting to Know You: Nikolai Petrov

Hey there, beautiful. Haven’t seen you around here before. New at Crossroads?

I figured as much. There’s no way I’d forget a face like yours.  What? Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t get it done, huh? Guess I’ll have to try a little harder to impress you with my boyish charm and stunning good looks. Alright, how about this? I’m a Sagittarius, I like long walks on the beach, and I enjoy romantic candlelight feedings.

Wait! Don’t go. I’m just teasing. I can see that approach isn’t going to work though. You’re not like the other girls here. Most of them are rather superficial… and mind-numbingly boring.  What? Is there a nice way of saying they’re vapid, shallow, social mongers? No? Well, the truth hurts, doesn’t it? Besides, you can’t blame the kids. Byproducts of their elitist parents if they’re anything like mine. We may have some of the oldest and purest bloodlines in the world at Crossroads, but it doesn’t come without a price.

You on the other hand, well, I’d be willing to bet you’re different. Don’t look so skeptical. I have a feeling about you and my instincts are quite good. I don’t want to brag, but I’m hardly ever wrong.

Nikolai Petrov, by the way. And you are? Come on. Don’t be shy. I won’t bite. Not today, anyway.  We’re just getting to know one another after all.

The real me? I’m only at Crossroads because it’s the furthest I can get from my parents and their conniving political aspirations. If I never saw them again, it might be too soon. I have a sister I love more than life itself and I’d do anything for her. My real passion is martial arts and I can’t wait to see the look on my parents faces when they find out I want to serve the Elder’s Council, not become a member. No way in hell am I going to spend my life being a political pawn. My future lies with the Linkuri brotherhood. I was born to hunt, to punish, to deal in justice. And if I get paid to kick a little ass in the process? I’ll consider it a bonus. After all, I’ve got a wicked spinning back kick.

Relax. I may like to throw down, but I prefer to limit my training to the gym. I’m actually a teaching assistant in a couple of the MMA and self-defense classes. Surprised? I’m actually a pretty decent guy.

Look, I get it. You probably think my friends are a bunch of tools and I don’t blame you. But if you knew them like I do, you might actually like them. They’re not so bad. And they’re loyal which is a trait I value above all else.

Come on. That’s got to be enough to get us on a first name basis? Might as well tell me. It’s a small school and I’ll figure it out eventually. Besides, I’m not one to give up easily.

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

* Originally posted at Book Crook Liza

Friday the 13th: The Unluckiest Day of All?

In keeping with the ‘Best of’ theme from the Crossroads blog tour last January, I’d like to share a post that was one of my favorites! Fortunately, Friday the 13th won’t roll around again until September 2013!

Friggatriskaidekaphobia or Paraskevidekatriaphobics.  No matter what you call it (assuming you can pronounce either of these words because I sure can’t!), the irrational fear of Friday the 13th is no myth. Millions of people will change their behavior today due to superstition. There will be fewer air travelers, fewer road trips, and probably a few folks who called in sick to avoid tempting fate.

The good news? This infamous and fearsome day occurs three times this year which is the highest number possible. Oh, wait. That’s not good news? Only if you’re superstitious, which I’m not– usually. I’ve always been told it’s a day of bad luck, but those superstitious warnings are rarely followed by an explanation so I decided to do some research. And guess what? Just like any urban legend there are numerous possible origins for the irrational fear of the 13th (most of them inconclusive since the fear of the 13th arose during the 19th century).

Still, some persist that there were earlier indications that the number 13 was unlucky. In Christianity, it’s believed there were 13 guests at the last supper which led to betrayal. Norse mythology has a similar tale where a 13th (and evil) Loki god crashed a dinner party leading to the death of a favored and benevolent god. Dig a little deeper and I’m sure we could find countless examples of misfortune and 13 throughout history.

Face it, we’re superstitious creatures by nature and quite a few of us believe the number 13 is inherently unlucky (or maybe even rooted in evil). As a result, the devil’s dozen is frequently omitted in everyday ventures.

  • Ever stayed on the 13th floor of a hotel? No?  That’s because many buildings skip the 13th floor.
  • It’s bad luck to have a dinner party with 13 guests. Unless one of them has a death wish.
  • 13th Street/Road/Avenue are typically skipped by city planners.
  • 13 letters in your name? Better prepare for the devil’s luck… like Charles Manson.

As for me, I think I’ll being spending my Friday night curled up on the couch with a big bucket of popcorn and a scary movie or two. Now that seems fitting! The question is… what to watch?

Here are a couple of my all-time favorites. Post yours below! Even if I can’t get it tonight, I’m always looking for new and different horror flicks. I’ve seen quite a few, but with such a popular genre, I’m surely missing some amazing cinematography… or least a few good screams!

* Originally posted at My Life With Books

Getting To Know You: Katia Lescinka

Oh, cut the B.S. Pretending like you don’t know who I am?  Right. Like everyone here doesn’t know my name. And my story. I’ve heard three different versions today alone. So what’s it to you? Looking for something you can gossip about with your hideous friends? Well, how about this. It’s none of your damn business!

Seriously. Get lost!

Hell’s bells. You’re not going anywhere, are you? Annoying and persistent? Lucky me. Fine. Let’s just get this over with. What do you want to know anyway?

I’m a first year here at Crossroads. Yeah, I know. Late start, but I’ll catch up. Aside from studying, it’s not like there’s much else around here I’d wanna bother with. I wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for my Great Uncle Aldo. This was all his idea. Apparently being the head of the Elder’s Council has its privileges. He was able to pull some strings and get me admitted despite my lack of… preparation. Thanks to him, I’m stuck here playing nice with the young and entitled– like you. Given the choice I’d never have signed up for this pretentious prep school crap.

But you already knew that didn’t you? What you really want to know is where I came from and why no one even knew Aldo Lescinka had an heir until last year? Here’s the thing: I hate liars. Don’t pretend you haven’t heard the rumors. Like you don’t know that my mother died of the blood disease. Like you don’t know that I’m an orphan. That you hadn’t heard my grandmother was Aldo’s twin and that she was estranged from the family for hundreds of years. It’s all so scandalous, right? That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? You want to get the dirt on me. Something no one else knows? Where did they tell you I grew up? In some archaic little village? In the mountains of Estonia? Latvia? Belarus? Whatever. It doesn’t matter.

Here’s what you really need to know about me: I’m not here to make friends. I could care less about your parties, your expensive clothes, and your stupid cliques. I don’t need you or anyone else. I’m here to fulfill a promise to my great uncle, and if I’m lucky, sharpen my martial arts skills so that one day I can join the Linkuri.

That’s right. I can see you’re starting to get it now. I like to hunt, to fight. And I’m good at it. I’m not afraid of a little pain, a few broken bones, or the bloodlust. And as far as I can tell, the rules? Well, they only apply if you get caught. I will do whatever it takes to get what I want– So stay the hell out of my way.

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

 Red Dawn by J.J. Bonds width=* Originally posted at http://www.bookswithbite.net

Crossroads Excerpt #2

Each day brings us just a little closer to the Red Dawn blog tour and today I’m excited to share with you an excerpt from Crossroads, my debut novel and the first in the Crossroads Academy series.

I spot Jade first, fangs bared, looming over a human girl who can’t be more than twelve or thirteen years old. Lexie and Blaine are with her. They’re taunting the girl, hissing and laughing, feeding on her terror. She’s crouched alongside the corn, her face stained with tears.

“Leave me alone! Please!” She cries futilely. They laugh in response and creep closer, which only makes the girl wail louder. I can’t say I blame her. The fire casts an eerie glow making the appearance of her leather clad tormentors even more demonic as shadows slant across their faces.

I charge forward without thinking, slipping between Lexie and Blaine and placing my body between the cowering girl and the three monsters assailing her.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” I shout furiously as I catch the lingering scent of the girls’ fear. A new surge of anger bubbles up from the pit of my stomach and I feel my fists clench, instinctively preparing for battle.

“This is none of your concern,” Blaine growls, assuming a defensive position. “Get lost.”

“We’re just having a little fun,” Lexie drawls, her accent sounding more sinister and disgusting in the firelight.

“Well now you’re done,” I tell them firmly, meeting Jade’s heated stare. Lexie and Blaine are puppets. It’s Jade who pulls the strings.

“But we’re just getting started,” she tells me. “It’s Halloween. And we want to play.” The way she draws out this last word makes my stomach twist in disgust.

“This isn’t a game,” I respond, curling my lips back to reveal my own teeth. I may just have a taste of Jade’s blood yet. I lick my lips in anticipation as anger courses through my veins. “Let her go.”

“Why don’t you make me?” Jade replies, as she steps forward menacingly.

She doesn’t have to ask twice. I pounce immediately, knocking her to the ground, the weight of my body pinning her to the dry earth. Her reflexes are sluggish compared to my own. Either she’s not as dedicated to her physical training as I am or she didn’t think I’d dare lay a finger on her. Apparently she has me confused with someone who’s worried about rules.

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

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* Originally posted at http://rantsnscribbles.blogspot.com

10 Common Misconceptions About Vampires

1. We sparkle in daylight.

We are in fact allergic to daylight.

 2. You can become one of us by drinking our blood.

 Ridiculous! As if we’d willingly let you feed on us like livestock.

 3. Vampires are made, not born.

Real vampires –purebloods– have bloodlines dating back to the dawn of time and are perfectly capable of procreation although we do not propagate as easily as humans and rabbits.

4. One bite is sufficient to transfigure a human, making them a mixed blood vampire.

 Incorrect, again. If everyone we fed on was turned, your species would no longer exist. Obviously.

 5. We are actually demons from hell who cower at the sign of the cross and burst into flames when on holy land.

 Fun fact: We made that up to help you sleep better at night. It worked.

 6. You have to invite us in.

Yeah, we made that up too. Humans are so gullible!

 7. We do not age and live forever.

 Kind of slow, aren’t you? See #3. Not only can we procreate, we can age– very slowly.

8. Vampires cannot eat human food.

Correction– We do not need it to survive. However, we are a highly evolved species with a fully developed digestive track. Wine and chocolate. Need I say more?

 9. We sleep in coffins.

This is a pathetic measure of the desperate few. Most of us have enough self-respect and wealth to avoid sleeping in a wooden box.

 10. Vampires do not cast a reflection and cannot change their appearance.

Thankfully, not true. Imagine spending the next 700 years with the same hairstyle? Now that is a scary thought!

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

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* Originally posted at http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.com