August Book – Flame in the Mist


I haven’t read this book just yet, but a friend told me it was a modern magical Mulan and I love Mulan.

Our leading lady Mariko, daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist must  disguise herself as a peasant boy, after an ambush by the Black Chan bandits.

Mariko infiltrates the Black Clan’s hideout and befriends their leader,  Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, Okami.  She wanted to discover who wanted her dead, as Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

It definitely has made my to be read list and I’ll be scanning the libraries for copies. Amazon and Bookshout offer hard and paperback covers for under  $12.

Have you read this book before? What did you think? Will you be reading with us this month?

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What We’re Reading: July – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 20th Anniversary!

Anyone born after the 90s is well aware of the Harry Potter series and it’s ability to bring something as nerdy as magic wands and spectacles to mainstream popculture.

It started with a single book and spawned into a franchise worth billions. J.K. Rowling as a result has managed to go from living a life of homelessneed as a single mom to heading a global fantasy empire.

July’s book of the month is our tribute to the students of Hogwarts whom we’ve grown to know and love.