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    nagitoriel's book review was featured in Warriors: The Broken Code #3: Veil of Shadows.
    Warriors. It used to be my favorite series, but now I have a bit of a weird relationship with it. I remember reading the first series and falling in love, and then finishing it and remaining in love. Upon rereading the series, however, once I got to the New Prophecy I thought, "Wait. I actually LIKED this garbage? Where's the adventure? The drama? The magic and intrigue of the first arc?" Well, let me tell you where that went. Out the window! (or, should I say, cat flap.) Well, folks, after some bumps in the road (or mountains- just like in the HUNDREDS of chapters we get of characters walking through them) the original charm of Warriors is back! The false Bramblestar has been acting odder than ever, forcing the other Clans to exile their so-called "codebreakers." This is leading to more and more cats are joining the rebellion, and more and more believing the Bramblestar leading Thunderclan is an impostor- especially since Rootspring was able to summon the real Bramblestar's ghost at the medicine cat's half-moon meeting. Bristlefrost is acting as a spy for the rebellion- pretending to be loyal to the impostor and doing whatever he tells her to do, no matter how tyrannical it may seem. However, cats who once believed her are turning their backs on her after Bristlefrost is made deputy- a decision that may lead to even more unnecessary deaths. And Shadowsight? He's missing- and the false Bramblestar may be behind it. I was intrigued throughout the entirety of Veil of Shadows. However, I'm only giving it 4 stars because the book's title seemed too similar to A Vision of Shadows, the previous Warriors arc, and Bristlefrost and Rootspring's relationship was, to be frank, terrible. (Forbidden romance? When have we seen THAT before?) Overall, pretty good, especially compared to its previous installments. Would recommend for any Warriors fans!
    10 days ago
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    Aru isn't a rich snob like the other kids at her prep school. So, it only makes sense that she'd pretend to be one, right? Wrong. While the little white lies she's spewed about having a chauffeur in Paris, or a yacht, or a mansion (when in reality she lives in a Hindu mythology museum her mom curates) haven't had any dire consequences so far... this one might. What was it? She may have said the museum's Lamp of Bharata was cursed. And in a desperate attempt to prove herself to her classmates, she may have released a vengeful demon into the Otherworld and frozen the entire human population in time. No problem, though, because Aru is actually a reincarnation of one of the five Pandava brothers! (Now THAT's a thing you can brag about to your classmates.) Along with ornery pigeon Boo and quirky but lovable Mini, Aru needs to save both worlds- with only a golden Ping-Pong ball and Spider-man pajamas. How will she do that? Find out! This book made me laugh so hard, because the humor and characters are so genuine to actual kids, and don't seem like they're acting way older than they really are (like most books portray them.) It also taught me things I never knew about Hindu mythology! Would recommend!
    14 days ago
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    nagitoriel's book review was featured in The Complete Moon Base Alpha: Space Case; Spaced Out; Waste of Space.
    I wasn't sure whether or not I should post individual reviews on each book in the trilogy.... I ultimately decided to kill three birds with one stone- er, book review. (They DO say the pen is mightier than the sword.) As someone who's read all the FunJungle novels and is currently in the middle of the Spy School series, I'd have to say the Moon Base Alpha books were by far the best. I wish Stuart Gibbs made more, but alas! He didn't. Anyway, it's the future, and Dashiell (Dash) Gibson (fun fact! he's named after Stuart's son) lives on a space station. On the MOON. Sounds like a dream experience, right? Wrong. The food is horrible, and there's only so much you can do with your virtual reality systems. So, Dash resorts to what any 12 year-old kid would do to pass the time- solving mysteries! Each book is chock-full of twists, turns, action, and laughter. Even if you're not into space, (I'm not! I thought I'd like FunJungle better, because I'm an animal lover, but I didn't!) you should still give this book a try. With its quirky characters, astounding world-building, and sensational suspense, Moon Base Alpha is one of the best series I've ever read!
    14 days ago
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    nagitoriel's book review was featured in Pokemon: Essential Handbook.
    I got this book when I was a mere youngling- 7 years later, I'm still obsessed with it! It's incredibly informative, and I especially like the pronunciations (who knew I'd been pronouncing Yveltal wrong all these years?) and how easy it is to navigate through all the Pokemon. A must-have for any Pokefan!
    15 days ago
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    nagitoriel added a book review.
    The Renegades have always seemed arrogant and self-absorbed to Nova, a diehard Anarchist, ever since she was little. Why? Her family was slaughtered before her eyes- and the Renegades didn't bat an eye. But, when Nova is sent as a mole to learn as much as she can about the Renegades for her higher-up, Phobia, she begins to realize they aren't the snobs she thought they were- especially Adrien...
    15 days ago
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    nagitoriel's book review was featured in The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise.
    It isn't often that a book makes you stop and remember someone you've lost in a new light- but this one sure did. Coyote and her father, Rodeo, have been traveling cross-country in a school bus in an attempt to leave the loss of Coyote's mother and sisters behind them. Their names have been changed, and any thought of their deceased family has been pushed away- at least, for Coyote's dad, that is. Coyote still thinks of them every day, and one memory that's especially vivid is the time capsule she, her mom, and her sisters buried in a park in her hometown- well, what used to be her hometown. After receiving a call from her grandma that the park is being destroyed- and the capsule will be gone with it- Coyote hatches a plan to travel all the way back to Montana, while satisfying the needs of the motley crew she meets along the journey. This book made me laugh! It made me cry! It was refreshing, cozy, and sweet, the equivalent of hot chocolate for the soul (or a slushie, if you're Coyote!) 5/5!
    15 days ago
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    nagitoriel added a book review.
    This is one of the best installments to the main series! The amount of lore is impeccable, and we get a lovely new ship to fuss over (Sunlow forever! Does it remind anyone else of Lumity a bit?) Hawthorn is definitely one of my favorite characters, I always obsess over the Wings of Fire villains and he’s no different! (Ah, yes, we love creepy old men living in the woods with their dozens of pet snakes.) 5/5. Read or you’re a moonlicker. (jk)
    17 days ago

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