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The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby
The Pericles Commission

moiraethefatesbookreview, March 19, 2015

This book was hilarious. That may sound odd calling a murder mystery funny, but it really was. Corby spins a fascinating tale of murder and intrigue all while harnessing the smells of Ancient Greece. You can almost feel the sun and feel the air as you read this book. I was blown away.
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Maus, A Survivor's Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
Maus, A Survivor's Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began

moiraethefatesbookreview, March 19, 2015

I never thought a graphic novel could be so moving. I have read this one several times and I never get tired of it. Sad, beautiful and moving and the 3 words that best describe this one.
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The One (Selection Series #3) by Kiera Cass
The One (Selection Series #3)

moiraethefatesbookreview, March 19, 2015

Alright, I want to start this off by saying it's been several months since I read this one. I loved it! I was anticipating this one since the end of the first book. I guessed who the "winner" was going to be. I was right, however the way she became the winner was not how I was expecting.

There were several things in this book that I "saw coming". There were several things I had no idea would happen. The middle of the book and close to the end were far from what I was expecting. The surprise was welcome though.

I loved the way America's character developed. I know a lot of readers had issues with her in the first two books. I always liked her, however, I do see how others may not have liked her. That being said, I believe that she really grew into her own in this last installment.

Maxon, Maxon, Maxon, Maxon. What I can I say about the Prince? He was amazing in this one! He faced a lot of difficult issues in this book and he came through better then I can say I would have if I had to face even a sliver of what he faced.

If you liked the first two books, I would highly recommend this one. I am looking forward to reading more in this world when The Heir is released this spring!
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Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

moiraethefatesbookreview, March 19, 2015

This book was a very quick read. The writing is more simple, but I think that due to the nature of it, that actually helps the book. I think 12 year olds could easily read this and be able to understand what Burpo wanted to communicate. I do think however, that it's a book that needs to be discussed. It is a conversation starter.

I was intrigued by Colton Burpo's descriptions of Heaven. As a Messianic, I believe in Christ, and Heaven. Yes, this book is "aimed" to believers, but it's not preachy, and non-believers can enjoy it as well of course.

I found it interesting how the child knew a ton of things that no one had ever told him.
I would recommend this book if you liked the movie (which is super close to the book) or if you want to know what a boy saw when he went to Heaven.
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Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley
Ask Me

moiraethefatesbookreview, April 8, 2014

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Teen (April 8, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1616953837
Author: Kimberly Pauley
Cover art: I love it!
Obtained: Via the publisher in exchange for an honest review for the tour.
Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars

Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

Ask Aria Morse anything, and she must answer with the truth. Yet she rarely understands the cryptic words she‘s compelled to utter. Blessed�"or cursed�"with the power of an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, she does her best to avoid anyone and everyone.

But Aria can no longer hide when Jade, one of the few girls at school who ever showed her any kindness, disappears. Any time Aria overhears a question about Jade, she inadvertently reveals something new, a clue or hint as to why Jade vanished. But like stray pieces from different puzzles, her words never present a clear picture.

Then there’s Alex, damaged and dangerous, but the first person other than Jade to stand up for her. And Will, who offers a bond that seems impossible for a girl who’s always been alone. Both were involved with Jade. Aria may be the only one who can find out what happened, but the closer she gets to solving the crime, the more she becomes a target. Not everyone wants the truth to come out.(Synopsis provided by goodreads.)

When I was first asked to be apart of this tour, I had no idea what the book was about. After reading the synopsis I knew I had to be apart of the tour and that I would love the book.
I was right.

This was the first book I have read by Pauley and I really enjoyed it! Aria had me hooked from page one.

It's no secret that I love Greek Mythology. The fact that Aria is an Oracle is just awesome to me. I have never heard of or read another book with an Oracle. The way Aria is forced to answer any question she hears even if it is not directed at her is super cool.

The murder mystery aspect of it was a nice touch. Like most readers, I figured out who the murderer was pretty quickly. However, for me, it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book. Which is saying a lot. I think what I like the most about Aria's gift as it is called is how she answers. The answers come out in a very cryptic fashion not a black and white fashion.

One other part of the book that I liked was how at the top of each chapter there was a line from a song, which I kinda took as Aria listening to and I would listen to it as well. After all Aria constantly has her music playing so she doesn't hear all the questions around her thus saving her from answering and being a target for comments and mockery.

The one thing that I wasn't a huge fan of with this book was the love triangle. It had it's reasons for being in the story of course but, I wish it would have been a little different.
Even with that, I loved Aria, she wasn't a Mary-Sue but she also wasn't a character who always whines about everything is weak. She wasn't and I loved that.

If you like Greek mythology, I highly recommend this book!
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