Boy Soldiers of the Great War: Their Own Stories for the First Time gMOUNTING evidence suggests I may be a masochist c Am I deranged InsaneDon t answer that Maybe in addition to my being insane a shape shifter has stolen my body and taken over my social calendar c I handled it with my usual finesse andrace ie I lost it I can t even remember a time when she s been alone Maybe she s instructed her Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders groupies toet her a beverage or cry uietly in a corner until she s returned Either is plausible cDuh I turn to Amani Do people still say duh Apparently cShe lares at me with such intensity I wonder if it s a natural talent or if she practices in the mirror like a deranged pageant ueen cWith every comment the siblings inch closer together refusing to let either have the upper hand Holidays must be fun in this house cSuddenly they seem to remember I m in the room and turn to me in sync Both of them have a hunger in their eyes suggesting they d easily claw information out of me cIt s like all the happiness has left the world Lesson learned never EVER be lulled into submission by a siren cGREAT GREAT I ve somehow found myself tangled up with a siren a mermaid and a homicidal wicked witch who has made it clear on than one occasion that she is definitely NOT Team Sand Way to o Amber Why don t I just arm wrestle a dragon and piss off a necromancer while I m at it c What I have to be exactly the same all the time No but there s a distinctly different vibe Like what Likeit wouldn t surprise you if she suddenly sprouted fangs To be fair I think that of most people I say cHe s so Gandhi Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age genuine You know he s not saying things for show He ll say things like Amber just lights me up and he literally brightens as if simply saying your name is some sort of internal light switch cI take a massive bite letting the dark chocolate chips fill the holes in my soul cBut I never uiteot the right combination The closest I came was a liuid that made me cry for five hours straight I think the concoction was literally trying to dry out all my feelings c Can I um do anything for you I offer I don t know what the etiuette is after dumping someone s lifeless sibling at one s door cStop being so wise You re a precog not a priest cI completely avoid our usual meeting spots and take the most asinine paths possible Les Innocents going up and down staircases I ve rarely traveled I m starting to consider a career in covert ops when I see him down the end of a hallway he has no business occupying But then again neither do I so Iuess heartbroken minds think alike cI M stirring a pot of Gods know what for Gods know who at Gods know what time cYou are definitely the worst but you re also oing through the worst time ever And anything is better with pudding cMaybe
was wrong all along Maybe Charlie and I have a connection that defies the basic patterns of love and courtship someway our pairing is stronger than signals pointing us elsewhere Screw destiny screw the Fates c Uniue is one of those special words with a large spectrum of definitions ranging anywhere from amazing to what in the world is happening here cWe re both looking around like it s raining suirrels cGood Gods I didn t realize I had driven him out of the country That has to be some sort of all time matchmaker low cI et to the cafeteria as early as possible choosing a table right near the exit in the event that I suddenly have to bail I also make sure there s no cutlery within reach in case I o into a blind rage Safety first friends cI m trembling but for the first time in a while it s not out of fear There s a limmer of hope building inside me lighting me up in a way that s been dark and dormant Somehow I feel like this kiss has set off a cosmic string of events and now it s up to me to connect the dots Screw the Fates screw destiny what was meant to be has The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States gone and passed and new possibilities await cIn a room full of people we re the only two around and I can t think of anything magical But no matter how much we stumble and fall we eventually find our wayI ve found mine c Happy endings do not always stem from seamless beginnings Life is not linear there s not one straight path Mistakes and misfortunes are part of theame the Fates certainly *see to it Love is a surrender iving in to the unknown and hoping for the best *to it Love is a surrender iving in to the unknown and hoping for the best no matter how much we stumble and fall we eventually find our wayI ve found mineAgain I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I started reading this right after I finished the first book because I DESPERATELY WANTED TO KNOW IF CHARLIE AND AMBER GET THEIR HAPPILY EVERLY AFTERLooklooklookatthecover SO CUTE And huge bonus it looks so ood together with the cover of the first book Amber keeps pushing Charlie away and
I was wrong all along Maybe Charlie and I have a connection that defies the basic patterns of love and courtship
i was like sdfafasda why are you doing was like sdfafasda why are you doing irl He s the man of your dreams But she insists that she wants what s best for Charlie and aghhh it was really annoying and kind of pissed me off because they are adorable together and she is just throwing their relationship away why is Amber doing thisI m so 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts glad to see the huge bully from the first book Ivy and Amber start to understand and accept each other Amber helps Ivy even after what she did to her in the past an. The cute and uirky follow up to Miss Match fans of Geek Girl and Girl Online will love this magically messed up romance Amber Sand has aift she can see anyone's soul mate just by looking into their eyes Problem is when Amber azes at.
Crystal Cestari Õ 7 downloadT help but root for them and love them They just have so much passion for each other and it made my eyes waterThe beginning with Charlie and Amber was so hard to read since we know she is working against fate but you cannot possible imagine how things will change I did struggle with the ending of this though The book emphasized that matches are like the end ame and it doesn t just change however the conclusion just left me really underwhelmed with the she decided to fight fate explanation I actually kind of liked how the ending came together for the romance It ave the book a realistic touch to the relationship that could sometimes come off as cheesy or chickflick eyI loved that the side characters ot so much screentime Amani is a particular favourite of mine and she finally stops putting off fate in a way that seemed right for her character It wasn t overly cheesy making her seem like a totally different characterThe comedy is hilarious Amber has a near identical inner monologue that I do with sarcasm That plus her antisocial tendencies and love of baking just kept making me see myself in her and I found the ending battle to be pretty anti climactic it seemed almost rushed or half attempted There s a lot of build up and tons of history and threats of magical capabilities yet it was over in a few pages in a pretty clean way I assume this is the conclusion of this series but I feel like there were a few things left unwrapped up They were minor details so maybe they were forgottenThe cover design is absolutely beautiful and I loved how the design kept Hello, Snow! going inside the book at the beginning of each chapterThere are some pretty impressive and memorable lines in this book especially in the last 20 pages but my favourite hasot to beThey say that all s fair in love and war but for that to be true you need to be part of the crusade I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review I was in no way compensated for this reviewThe Sweetest Kind of Fate is Crystal Cestari s second installment in the Windy City Magic series It continues Amber s adventures in matchmaking although this time around her nemesis Ivy comes to her and asks her to check out her sister and see if her true love is really her match And when Amber complies the answer is not to Ivy s liking and so begins the tale of the mermaidsSo I A Little Dinner Before the Play got ahead of myself there as we know already Ivy is a siren as is her sister Iris Ivy loves to use the power of her voice toet what she wants When her sister falls in love with a mermaid and wants to find a spell that will allow her to turn into a mermaid as well Ivy wants to put a stop to it in any way possible For Iris will basically "BE LEAVING LAND NEVER TO RETURNBUT " leaving land never to returnBut s family drama is only the beginning of Amber s problems Lately she s been trying to be nice to Kim the new irl in school who also happens to be Charlie
"s soulmate the "soulmate the she sees him with in his happily ever after future She sees Charlie within Kim s eyes as well and it puts a strain on the friendship she has with Kim for she is enuinely a Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch great person and super nice When it seems Charlie is spending an ample amount of time with Kim lately Amberoes off the fritzBut this story doesn t just focus on possible romances all around there s still some Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood good old fashion mystery elements in here too Amber is looking into her mother s past through her oldrimoires Add in the return of the wicked witch Victoria and you ot on your hands uite the page turning readThis book series is really turning out to be a cute read The humor is so uirky It s definitely the lighter side of paranormal reads *if you ve ever wanted to read one but didn t want it to be all dark *you ve ever wanted to read one but didn t want it to be all dark doom like It surprises me that I enjoy it so much since nearly a The Sweetest Kind of Fate is the second installment in a fun YA paranormal series that fans of the enre are sure to love I definitely recommend reading the first book in the series before this one it s not completely dependent on it but will A Northern Line Minute: The Northern Line give inside perspective and you ll be in the know about what s been happening I m always immediately drawn to any book that has to do with magic and witches so this was a no brainer for me The plot was interesting and full of little surprises I likedetting to know the characters better especially Amber and Charlie Their romance is sugary sweet and normally would be a bit over the top for my taste but I surprisingly enjoyed it Even though her magic says that he s destined to be with another Future Focus girl I found myself totally rooting for them as a couple The secondary charactersot a little depth although I think they could be rounded One thing I loved was the different kinds of supernaturals throughout the story witches sirens mermaids vampires werewolves and everything in between Overall this was a pretty light and uick read that was fun and uirky I really enjoyed it and I m happy that it was just as ood as the first in the series I definitely recommend it to fans of YA fantasy paranormal and romanceDisclosure I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Her soul mate underwater forever but she's chosen the worst witch imaginable to perform the spell With Iris in danger and her own love life looking far from happily ever after there's one uestion plaguing Amber Could the Fates be wrong. .
D I really admire her for doing *itThere are also a lot of magical mythical creatures in this book like mermaids and sirens and *are also a lot of magical mythical creatures in this book like mermaids and sirens and and werewolves and vampires and trolls SO FREAKING COOL YES MAGICAL REALISM IS DEFINITELY MY THING I didn t like this as much as the first book because 1 Amber keeps pushing Charlie away and 2 the ending feels kind of rushed WILL THERE BE A THIRD BOOK IN THE SERIES BECAUSE I NEED MORE AMBER CHARLIEOverall rating THIS IS SO GOOD I highly recommend this to fans of fantasy and contemporary YA because fantasy "contemporary magical realism right Crystal Cestari if you re reading this please tell me IS " magical realism right Crystal Cestari if you re reading this please tell me IS GOING TO BE A THIRD BOOK The Sweetest Kind of Fate is a fun follow up to the original Windy City Magic It is a uick and light read perfect for fans of magical realism While there are some intense scenes in terms of magical creatures there are very few curse words or sexual situations of any kind making it a ood choice for younger readers of the ya A Sting in the Tale genreThis unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher WOW I really hope the author writes for this series cause I am loving the Amber Sands chroniclesThis series is ridiculously funI love how all the characters developed and mutated into something different or in this bookIt was a bit darker than the first book but in aood waySo many secrets revealed and drama unfoldedPlease please please please let there be books written for this series Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyTHE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE is an excellent follow up to THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC With high school drama and first love this reads like a young adult contemporary romance at times With excellent characters and exciting paranormal aspects THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE is a perfect read if you re looking for something light with a bit of a fantasy vibeHaving read THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC I knew to expect a fluffy YA contemporary feel Since it was expected I was totally into it Throughout the book Amber is dealing with her feelings for Charlie his supposed match per her visions when she looks into his eyes and what to do about them since she doesn t believe she is ever wrong Plus there s there plot line with Ivy and Iris which turns out to be a bit emotionally deeper than expected But everything really comes back to the central uestion of true love and whether you re fated to be with one personThough there s a lot oing on in THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE this book feels cohesive than THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC Whether it was because there was less introduction to do or the plot just flowed better the story seemed less all over the place Plus there was way less telling from Amber s internal monologue Instead we just ot some super witty sarcastic narration from herDefinitely a highlight of these two books are the characters Cestari creates some Devil's Red Nickel great multi dimensional characters who feel real for their ages Amber acts like the high schooler that she is Which means that sometimes she feels a little prone to being a drama ueen butshe s a teenager what do you expectTHE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE is certainly a very enjoyable book and I m eager to see where Amber s pathoes Definitely recommend this one but do read THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC first as this one really builds on itSexual content Kissing So when it rains it pours I ot all these awesome books I reuested at our local library and I am so happy Especially about The Sweetest Kind of Fate I LOVED the first book in this series and the dilemma of Amber Sand witch matchmaker who can see the true love match of a person when she This is exactly why I don t like people they expect you to adhere to social norms when all I want to do is hide under a blanket and mainline sugar I read this back to back with the first book and I regret nothingI m not really ready for this duology to end These books are just the perfect palate cleanser after you ve read a few crazy involved fantasy novel It s fast paced cute and full of fun characters Our main character Amber is back and now she is dating our adorable little Charlie from the last book Only problem is that she knows she is not his *soulmate and the irl that is supposedly his soulmate has ju book *and the Clubland UK: On the Door in the Rave Era girl that is supposedly his soulmate has ju book warmed my heart and would be such a fantastic book for new readersrowing into YA as well as anyone feeling a slump coming on It s just so whimsical with the magic and simple to read being set in our world with pop culture references made that we all knowThe characters lessons and relationships are adorable and healthy They promote cherishing these things as well as ive the tools on how to deal with bumps in the road Amber battles to keep those relationships healthy and at the centre of who she is We find out about her mother s past but Amber pushed forward to support how ood her mother has become She continues to do that with her co worker Bob in the magic shop She also really emphasized that fact that it s okay to have an argument and say sorry admitting you were wrongThe romances are so sweet in this Brooke and Iris had very little screentime together but I couldn. Her boyfriend she sees him The Book of Tapas getting future loved up with her best friend To make matters worse Amber has been tasked with helping Iris Chamberlain airl who has fallen for a mermaid Iris is planning a dangerous transformation to join.