yabookers:

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted…which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear. 

Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian … Lily’s identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. 

Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn’t understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected. 

But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley

“Funny how quickly the mind moves, but how slowly time does when you’re in pain.”

Lily Proctor has grown up allergic to most of the things around her. It leaver her at a disadvantage. She can’t enjoy life, or do the things that most people take for granted. She seems to be getting worse and she knows soon that she will be unable to do anything she wants and is determined to go to her first high school party. However, she is humiliated and hurt in front of her whole class and she tells the voice in her head to take her away. Then she is in a different Salem, and there is another Lily. This Salem is one that is run by magic and powerful women called Crucibles. Lily is weak in one world, but strong in another.

I had no idea what to expect when I went into this. But I saw so many good ratings and reviews and I saw it on netgalley and I was so happy when I got accepted. I’ve only read one of Angelini’s books, which is Starcrossed, which I loved, but I have been meaning to get around to reading the rest of the series, but I think after reading this, I most likely will. Josephine Angelini is such a good writer. She has a simple style of writing, but she creates such good characters, and the world building is excellent.

The concept of the magic and the witches is very unique and original, and I think it is one of the main reasons I loved this book so much. So much thought has been put into the world, and and the magic element of the book. It makes it seem, to a sense, realistic, as Angelini bases it on science. She doesn’t make the world unrecognisable, but suggests that it just took a different path.

For a moment I thought Lily was going to fall for the other Salems Tristan despite what happened in her Salem, but thankfully it wasn’t like that. She called him out on his bullshit and she told him to his face, and I loved that about her. The romance was so addictive. It was one of those romances that makes your heart ache at thinking they may be separated or something bad may happen. He was so thoughful and protective of her, yet he trusted her and let her make her own decisions, even if he believed it would kill her. I liked that he respected her that way.

Overall, Trial by Fire is a must for fantasy fans!

MY RATING: ★★★★★

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macteenbooks:

Mechanic vs. Witch vs. Crucible

macteenbooks:

Mechanic vs. Witch vs. Crucible

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ncc1701bakerstreet:

This is not only one of the best books of one of my favourite writers, but in the main characters dream she transforms into Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes to save her little sister and it makes it a thousand times better. I feel bad for everyone who can’t read this book, as it is just published in German

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sugarsunny2:

30 Day Book Club: Day 8 - Favourite section in your bookshelf
Kerstin Gier books
This is more of a temporary bookshelf section because I have to clear/sort/organize my books at the moment (which ones I take with me to my new flat) but I just love the design of the book covers from Kerstin Gier! And I love the stories! 
[Jara]

sugarsunny2:

30 Day Book Club: Day 8 - Favourite section in your bookshelf

  • Kerstin Gier books


This is more of a temporary bookshelf section because I have to clear/sort/organize my books at the moment (which ones I take with me to my new flat) but I just love the design of the book covers from Kerstin Gier! And I love the stories! 

[Jara]

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thewayshemov3s:

What if you slept  And what if  In your sleep  You dreamed  And what if  In your dream  You went to heaven  And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower  And what if  When you awoke  You had that flower in you hand  Ah, what then?

thewayshemov3s:

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in you hand
Ah, what then?

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fashion-runways:

ELIE SAAB Paris Fashion Week 2014 - Part 1

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charlottemclaggen:

A beautifully done interpretation of the Slytherin dorms.

The pool of water/ceiling light is based on the idea of an aristocratic Roman impluvium/compluvium. Gryffindor has a furnace in the center of the dorm rooms, so it seemed like an nice yin-yang effect as Gryffindor=fire and Slytherin=water. I’m not sure if the compluvium would magically let rainwater (and snow, and hail!?) in from the lake above, or not. I think it should.
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 OriginalCopyCat1874

charlottemclaggen:

A beautifully done interpretation of the Slytherin dorms.

The pool of water/ceiling light is based on the idea of an aristocratic Roman impluvium/compluvium. Gryffindor has a furnace in the center of the dorm rooms, so it seemed like an nice yin-yang effect as Gryffindor=fire and Slytherin=water. I’m not sure if the compluvium would magically let rainwater (and snow, and hail!?) in from the lake above, or not. I think it should.

By

 OriginalCopyCat1874

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amymebberson:

"Last Trolley" - 6x8", Acrylic & gouache
Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.
Price: $450
For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

amymebberson:

"Last Trolley" - 6x8", Acrylic & gouache

Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.

Price: $450

For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

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amymebberson:

"More Étouffée?" - 6x8", Acrylic & Gouache
Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.
Price: $450
For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

amymebberson:

"More Étouffée?" - 6x8", Acrylic & Gouache

Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.

Price: $450

For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

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amymebberson:

"Do Not Disturb" - 6x8", Acrylic & gouache
Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.
Price: $450
For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

amymebberson:

"Do Not Disturb" - 6x8", Acrylic & gouache

Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.

Price: $450

For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

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