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text 2015-09-07 20:17
Reading progress update: I've read 4 out of 340 pages.
Scorched - Mari Mancusi

His eyes reluctantly left the sky, scanning the ground below, searching for his canister.

Mancusi, Mari (2013-09-03). Scorched (Scorched series Book 1) (p. 4). Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition.


Eyes.   Gaze.   Why is it so hard to understand that eyes=/=gaze?

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review 2015-08-17 16:51
Shattered (Scorched series) by Mancusi, Mari (2014) Hardcover - Mari Mancusi

Trinity and Emmy are at it again. Fire Kissed and Dragon against the world. Destined to save humanity.

Well right out the gate, it all goes to hell. 

With Connor and Caleb at odds, as usual, and wanting Trinty's attention and affection, things get hairy, fast. 

Not to mention that poor Emmy needs to strech her wings and just wants to help those who hurt. 

All a recipe that resets the timeline they tried so hard to destroy. 

Will the Scorch happen? 

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review 2015-06-27 00:00
Scorched - Mari Mancusi Very cool book, start to an intriguing series, but not something I'm so interested in that I'm going to keep reading. will definitely be recommending it to my teen library r eaders, though!
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text 2014-10-21 21:03
Amazon daily deal...
Scorched - Mari Mancusi

This is one today.  I've been semi-eyeing it.  


Anyone read it?  I kinda ask because I vaguely recall someone saying they liked her other series, and I... did not like the one book I'd read in that.  I do like the dragons and the way they're used here, at least from the blurb, but not convinced I'd actually like this. 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-10-16 07:32
Shattered (Scorched) - Mari Mancusi

I wasn’t a big fan of the first book from this series, Scorched. But I always saw the plot as something intriguing. Even though the book didn’t meet my expectations, I was hoping to see it improve with the next books to come. So in spite of my uncertainties, I thought to give Shattered a try.

Shattered started off with a rather confusing prologue. It made me wonder, “Did I mistake this sequel for another book?” Always the impatient reader that I am, I suppose I should have waited until I reached the first chapter. What? I couldn’t help but react too soon!

I was glad to see that Shattered turned out way more eventful than Scorched. I had complained before that Scorched had an inconsistent pacing. Shattered on the other hand, showed off an exciting flow to the story.

I don’t think I felt improvement character-wise though. Trinity is struggling but she has that ever-determined persona that she always had going for her since book one. Caleb was turning into a weary yet redeemable character. Connor’s still self-righteous. He was boring to begin with in my opinion and I don’t find him any more interesting with this book.

The addition of Scarlet as a character first felt like it was unnecessary, then upon the Caleb-encounter, it felt like a consolation prize for him since he felt like being singled out by Trinity and Connor. Finally by the end I see the purpose behind the emergence of her character.

I’m beginning to understand Emmy a lot more now. I perceived her as simply a newborn dragon. I didn’t see it in a way that I could look at her as a growing teenager as well. Still, she felt way more human than dragon to me that way so I’m still skeptical.

The ending of Shattered was an unexpected turn out for something I thought to be more of a love story than anything else. Although I may have gripes with this book, I can’t deny that I’m excited to see how this would continue on. I’m still hoping for more improvements though, but overall this was a quick and momentous read.

*Thank you, Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley for granting my request to view Shattered

For more of my reviews, please visit my blog:
The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com

Source: theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/2014/10/shattered-by-mari-mancusi.html
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