Ezri’s Scales, chapter two

Read chapter one first, here.

Chapter Two

“Like, like, like, and quadruple like,” Dom said. She made exaggerated motions while tapping her phone. Dom was lying on the couch in front of our television. That thing needed to be changed, since it likely hadn’t been cleaned for months, and the television was so old it had a long antennae sitting out from its back. It was so old it might as well be a piece of decoration. When we wanted to watch shows, Dom and I simply used our laptops.

I stirred my cup of coffee. A café latte with an extra dose of sugar. I used last month’s paycheck to splurge on a coffee machine. Best decision ever. “What are you liking so hard about?”

Dom, full name Dominique, waggled her eyebrows. She was my roommate in our dingy little apartment. A caramel-skinned goddess with a big poof of hair she rocked and christened Angela.

Her skin would be glowing if the lights were on. The landlord should have come down to fix the lights in the living room three months ago, but it still wasn’t working. Dom and I didn’t have it in us to fork out the money for a new light-bulb. It was the landlord’s job, after all.

My roommate sat up and flipped her phone so it faced me. I had to squint to get a better view of her screen. “Um… it’s a dude.”

“Not just any.”

I slugged back a big gulp of my coffee. The caffeine and sugar zinged through me. Ah, nothing better than a fresh dose of addictive substances to knock back the cravings. “The picture’s probably Photoshopped till kingdom come,” I said. I sat across from Dom and kicked my legs up onto the coffee table, knocking aside some magazines. We really needed to clean this place. Sure, I could use Pop’s money to hire some cleaners, but I hated taking much from him. The only reason why I was stuck by his side was because he had this ‘family needs to be close’ policy—if I tried to run, he’d hunt me down and drag me back. Read More »

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The Wasteland, Their Champion

WastelandThe Wasteland: Their Champion Book One, written by K.A Knight.

All the goldfish in the sea, this was so freaking amazing. I’m going to tell you something about this book in a moment, only first. Wow, I’m really really, you know really hooked. So here is the part about the book, but believe me, if you like – the world ended, dystopian kind of world – then you need to pick up this book and start, it is hot and amazing!

Fighting for you life when the world ended wasn’t something Worth thought she would be doing. After the world stopped being what we all knew, everything went to chaos. And now the strongest survive. Being taken away (and no not in the nice way) from her family and brought to the Wastelands to the North, Worth has to learn what it really means to fight for survival.

Becoming the Champion her story was carved in her skin, showing to everyone who she is. Read More »

Ezri’s Scales, chapter one

Hello everyone, Clara Hartley and I (ido) decided to write something together, just for fun. This is Chapter one, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did when we wrote it!.

 

CHAPTER ONE

I watched Kev as he placed the baby mice into the refrigerator. They were still alive, blind and unable to wink open their eyes. He slammed the door shut with his foot.

“Still can’t get over it when you do it like that,” I said. Here in Scale Pet Co. we didn’t do things the humane way. If I had control over things, I’d make sure the mice had an easier death. I tried implementing a death-by-CO2 policy but my pops refused to approve my suggestion.

One day I’d open a pet shop by myself, but for now, I had to put up with the horrible practices of Dalmazio Giachetti, leader of the criminal west side of New York and also, my father.

“Boss says he doesn’t want to waste money on stinkin’ mice.” Kev picked his pencil out from behind his ear and licked the tip of it before scribbling on the clipboard to note inventory. He had a strange habit of christening his pencils with his tongue before using them, and that was exactly why I never dared use any of his stationery. That might have been his master plan.

He fiddled with the top of his mohawk and lifted a cursory gaze toward me. “You shouldn’t be feeling soft for mice. They’re rats.”

“Actually, they’re two very different species.” I was handling the inventory myself, looking through how much dog food we had left. “You should know that, considering you work in a pet shop.”

“Eh.” Kev licked the piercing at the bottom of his tongue. He was tatted head to toe. “Ah, missed one.” He reached for another bag of squirming mice, their skins red and translucent because they never had the chance to grow furs, and tossed them into the fridge like he would a bag of meat. “You’re the only one who takes this shop seriously. You know your pops just wants it as a front.”

Ding. Someone was ringing the bell at the cashier.

I tipped a brow at Kev. “I happen to like animals.”

 “The scaly kinds,” Kev replied.

“They have cute, beady eyes.”

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The Royal Trials, Imposter

theroyaltrialsimposterThe Royal Trials, Imposter.
Written by Tate James.

I have waited for this book for some time, and finally got the chance to read it today. And it was good, totally worth the wait.

You will meet Rybet Waise, a thief and a mercenary. She has to save a friend from the dungeons of the royal palace. Should be easy for someone with her skill set.

Only she finds herself pulled into the Royal Trials, a competition to find a wife for one of the princes. It should be easy to get out of there, right?
The trials aren’t what they look like to the outside, behind every smile and polished face there is a terrible truth. Because if you fail these trials, you don’t go home, you don’t even make it out of the palace alive.

When the harsh reality sinks in, Rybet needs every skill she has to stay alive.
She has to deal with people wanting her dead, her boss wanting her to succeed for his own goals and keeping herself alive to get out if this mess. How will she survive?

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Possession

Possession: Curse of the Draekon Book Two by [Britt, Samantha] This review contains spoilers, what’s out with reading it.

 

Possession, Curse of the Draekon book two.
Written by Samantha Britt.

Finding out that your brother is part of the rebellion can be shocking, finding out that your parents who left you and you siblings to fend for themselves are the leaders of that rebellion, turns your world inside out.

That happened to Lissa, now being a hostage in the capital, totally alone and living a life full with rumours. She needs to be strong and keep her head high. How are you going to do that when the king returns, when you need to fight for your life.

Escaping with Prince Brion, she starts a journey. Finding out things about herself, about Brion and prophecies that would change their life’s. Where does she go when everything turns out to be a lie, when nothing is what it looks like. Can she save her siblings and herself?

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Chosen

Chosen: Curse of the Draekon Book One by [Britt, Samantha]Chosen, Curse of the Draekon Book One.
Written by Samantha Britt.

 

Living in world where the Draekon rule, it sounds amazing. Only not when you live in Caldiri.
Lissa Allaway is the only healer in Caldiri, the poorest region in the continent. Here she tries to survive with her siblings.

Only she is recruited to serve those creatures the Draekon. Going to the one place she fears the most, living between the Dreakons in their capital. Working for those cruel creatures only to find out that not everything is as it seems.  

Still a rebellion is brewing in the depths of the country, not everyone wants to believe the truth.
How will she survive this? She has so much questions, only you don’t always want to hear the answers.

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Fallen Academy, Year one.

Fallen academy year oneFallen Academy, Year One.
Written by Leia Stone.

There are two fates now, you become Demon gifted or Angel blessed. And both will seal your fate.
When the Angels came down from Heaven to fight the Demons who came up from Hell the world changed. The humans got infected by one or the other and they started to change.

To find out if you are Demon gifted or Angel blessed you go through an awakening, find out your powers and go to the according school. Tainted Academy for the demons and Fallen Academy for the ones who are touched by Angels. Only this isn’t that simple for Brielle, because on her awakening ceremony she gets wings, not the normal white and shiny wings. No, black feathered wings.

Everyone expect her to go to the Tainted Academy, because when she was younger she sold her life to a Demon. It saved her father but it made her a Demon slave.
Only never did she expect to end up in Fallen Academy, after having an fallen Angel fight for her.

Now she is in the school where everyone is a free soul except her. And she needs to work hard to keep her place, being trained by the most handsome and amazing celestial teacher should be great, amazing and perfect. Only not when he is the biggest ass in the world and hates her for being a Demon slave. How do you survive a world where you are the freak, even with Angels and Demons roaming around.

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