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The new world of Tris and Four (Tobias) no longer includes factions. In fact, the new rule is that they are not to dress in faction colors. Tris is not sure she loves the new world. It's hard to go from the factions to factionless in a short amount of time. Tobias' mom, Evelyn, is the new leader of their society and she has no love for Tris, she wants Tobias to break up with her. Tris knows that the only way that her life will get any better is to find a way to get out of the city. She's only hoping that she can convince Tobias to leave his mom and go with her so they can start a new life together. When a group of the Allegiant approaches Tris about joining their group, she feels she has no better option. The Allegiant also want to get out of the city, and Tris is selected as one who will leave and search for somewhere else to go. They plan to just escape and not have any of the leaders be the wiser, but that's not quite what happens and one of their own is killed. Tris feels that leaving will be the answer to all her problems, but what she doesn't realize is that it's actually just the beginning of a whole new set of problems. She will soon learn that life is not quite what she's always thought it to be. Will the revelations shake her from her resolve?

I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this one, especially after seeing the reviews that others have been writing about it. But I was pleasantly surprised to actually like most of it. I love the way that Veronica Roth writes her characters, you feel as though you know them and that they could actually walk off the page and be one of your best friends. They are also flawed, just like all of us, they have their vices and problems. I thought that the plot was really good, and when all was revealed about the way their society actually was, I was really surprised. The ending was not at all what I thought would happen, I haven't decided yet if I think it was a great ending to the series, but I did think that it was a good way to end the book. There were a few mild swear words in this one, and some of Tris and Tobias' interactions made me just a bit uncomfortable, but for the most part it was clean.

I was able to borrow this book from my local library.  

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

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1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …