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Cruel Beauty Book Review

Cruel Beauty Book Review

Cruel Beauty
Balzer & bray
Edelweiss
For review
Jan 28

Nyx is to be married to the Gentle Lord because her father has made a bargain with him. She is intending to kill him for the family.

Nyx learns that the house has many secrets. She needs to find the signals to kill the beast. He gives her many challenges & to find his name.

This was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast  with some Greek mythology mixed in. I enjoyed the many characters and loved that they grew to love another. I loved that they worked together. Nyx is the key to the story , and she loved Beast more than any of his other wives. The shadow was a nice complication.

I admit that I love Beauty and the Beast , and this is my fave story. I loved that Nyx is smart and sassy, and can hold her own against the Beast. I loved the family aspect in this book. I loved the romance too. This book had action, romance , and some very good lines in this book.
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Heartbeat Book Review

Heartbeat Book Review

Heartbeat
Harlequin Teen
Net Galley
For Review
Jan 28 , 2014

Emma has lost her mother to death, but she is pregnant and being kept alive because of the baby. Emma and her step father Dan aren't ready to communicate. Emma life is turned upside down.

Emma get to know Caleb , and there is some insta love  because they have both gone through the same thing. Caleb is the bad boy and has issues with his family.

While this book did pull on the heart strings, I think that this book could have been resolved much soon with a good discussion between Emma and Dan. They are still dealing the loss of a wife and mother. I think Emma has a great friend . This is also my first time reading this author and it won't be the last.

Book Review= C

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EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

The Elk Grove Unified School District has received a $50,000 Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant to be used to enhance the Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove High School (PGHS).  SSP grants help school districts develop innovative programs to help students learn and develop real-world, 21st-century skills.  These programs can cover a variety of subjects, including English language arts, math, science, history/social science, foreign language and visual/performing arts.  The programs may include Linked Learning pathways, career academies and arts-integrated models.

With the SSP grant, PGHS will build a sequence of two new animation courses and two new academic core classes integrated with career technical education (CTE). The PGHS Digital Media Academy’s goal is to develop a two-year animation sequence.  The academy will offer Animation I beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

Dancers & Choreographers Making Love at 17th & K

Dancers & Choreographers Making Love at 17th & K

The Sacramento Ballet, performes Wild Sweet Love…an evening that includes 3 complete ballets dedicated to love in all of its complexities, on February 13 through the 16th at the Community Center Theater. (See times below),

Owing to the athleticism of Ron Cunningham’s company of dancers, love will be in the air…literally. Wild Sweet Love is where strength meets beauty, as performed by the Sacramento Ballet. Add a dash of sexy and pinch of spice and season to taste, as they say…and you have an entrancing concoction of love, in all its flavors.

This triple bill features Wild Sweet Love, Wunderland and an original piece by choreographer Ma Cong, formerly with the National Ballet of China.

Wild Sweet Love

16th Annual Sacramento Museum Day on Saturday, 2/1!

16th Annual Sacramento Museum Day on Saturday, 2/1!

Imagine. Explore. Discover. 

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2nd in a series
Little Brown
Net Galley
For Review
Jan 7

This is the 2nd story of Anna, Sam, Nick, and Cas. They find out new information about the Branch. She is also having flash backs of Dani, and Nick.

She and the boys rescue some others along with Dani. More secrets come to light , and trust is broken along the way. Anna is still in love with Sam. She also she has a connection with Nick.

This book was a fast read, and full of action and romance. I don't know if there is going to be another book in the series. I hope to learn more about Riley and the Branch because I don't think that they are really gone.

Book Review= B

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Being Sloane Jacobs Book Review

Being Sloane Jacobs Book Review

Being Sloane Jacobs
stand alone
Net Galley
Random House
Jan 7

Sloane Emily is the daughter of a senator , and also an ice skater. Her perfect family isn't as perfect as it seems.

Sloane Devon is a hockey player and her family life is shambles, and she has a lot of anger issues.

They ironically meet up at the same hotel with a luggage mix up . They both decide to swap lives for the summer. They both have a tough time learning their new sports , and they both find love, and come to grip with their issues within their families.

This book was cute , and a lot like Parent Trap. This book was light and fluffy, and their are issues being tackled. I loved both Sloane's changed for the better. I love the cover too. This book was also told in both of their point of views. I loved how this all took place in Montreal Canada.  This is the author's second book , and I will read anything by her.

Book Review= B+
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