The City of Saints: The Hood Series Book Review

The City Of Saints

“Because a ten-year-olds will to freedom is a greater threat to monarchy then weapons are.”
“I have a mind of my own, but I am not allowed to think for myself.”

Amazon- 4.7 out of 5 stars

Summary:

In a dystopian world, cyborgs have taken over. To escape persecution and genocide, a ten-year-old girl, Nuha Edel must run away from a war her elders have started. With the spread of an unknown disease and the rise of anarchy, Nuha tries to flee from the wreckage of war but instead ends up in the arms of the cyborgs, who are programmed to kill her kind.

The real problem erupts when Nuha realizes that the war she’s running away from is a part of who she is. Being born different is not a blessing but a curse and the only way to uplift that curse is to fight or fall, and Nuha is ready for neither.

The City of Saints is an unforgettable tale of kinship and betrayal, enmity and forgiveness. It transports the reader into a future where artificial intelligence and humans are fighting for humanity and morality. A future steeped in blood and revenge, loyalty and remedy. It explores how history has the ability to resurface, no matter how deeply it is buried.

GoodReads-  4.0 out of 5 stars
Summary:

After the second treaty was broken by the hoods, the cyborgs waged for; killing whoever came in their way. Its history repeating itself all over again with bans, segregation, alliances and peace treaties.

Nuha Edel, a ten-year-old girl finds herself trapped in a war her elders had started. She goes on a journey to find her father who had disappeared six months ago. But stumbles upon Specialized Assassin Military-bot, SAM who vows to protect her. On their path to safety, SAM and Nuha meet an old man, Xander who is greatly affected by a water-borne disease. Can a ten-year-old girl, a cyborg, and an old man find an escape from the extinction of mankind?

About The Author:

A. Rinum was born in Kharian, Pakistan. She moved to the United States when she was four years old but moved back to Pakistan at the age of eight. When she was fourteen years old, her family decided to move back to the states again. Currently, she lives in New York City and is obtaining her Bachelors in Biochemistry. Rinum started writing at the age of ten and is currently working on a poetry book.

My Opinion:

So I’m going to try really hard to review this book without giving away any spoilers because I felt like one of the best parts of reading the book was the twists and turns.

To begin with I thought this was a really great book overall. The writing was good, the plot was unique and fascinating and the characters were inspiring and relatable. I have been a really big fan of dystopic books since I was in high school and one of the themes we had to write on was dystopia. I think that was one of the reasons I really enjoyed the book.

The character of Nuha was a really great one too since she is a ten year old which brings out her innocence and purity. The rest of the characters are also easy to bond with and be empathetic to.

The plot was really interesting and I think the story line is really great. It’s one of those books that takes unexpected turns and twists that leave you wanting more.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of dystopic novels or futuristic books. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of dystopia I would still recommend checking out this book I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

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My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

So I had one of the worst days ever today. I woke up thinking I would finish my research paper and hand it in by five in the evening and do some revising and stuff but when I woke up all the work I had done was gone!

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So anyway I had to retype the whole thing by 6 because it was due by 7 and I still had to get it printed and take it to the drop box and stuff.

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I tried really hard to finish the whole thing on time but I was still late and got to the bus stop by about 7pm. I thought okay maybe if I try really hard I can still make it but of course the universe had other plans.

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The bus got delayed and came at about half past 7 by which point of course I was already super late and there was no way I was dropping this thing in on time. And just as a final kick to the face from the universe when I reached school and asked a lady whether the building was still open so I could drop it off she took forever to find out (not her fault at all she was super nice and helpful it’s just the timings were not written anywhere) and so by the time I got to the drop box it was 8.

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I was obviously late and I’ll try to talk to my professor and let him know why I dropped it off so late. He is really nice and hopefully he will understand.

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In case my TA is reading this which doesn’t seem likely but just in case you gotta go easy on me man I had a terrible day and tried my best okay! This is Pooja from HIST 2P61 by the way.

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Anyway I had a totally different post planned for today but I felt like I really needed to tell you guys about this experience. Hope you guys all had a much better day then I did.

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10 Ways To Share Your Blog Posts

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As a blogger, it might be difficult to bring traffic to your website but if you don’t share your blog posts in the right place then you won’t get much traffic to begin with. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 10 ways to share your blog posts effectively!

En tant que blogueur, il peut être difficile de générer du trafic vers votre site Web, mais si vous ne partagez pas vos articles de blog au bon endroit, vous n’aurez pas beaucoup de trafic pour commencer. Dans le post d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous 10 façons de partager efficacement vos billets de blog!

Related: 5 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website

TWITTER

Starting with the easiest one, Twitter is the best place to share your blog posts! Whenever you publish a new blog post, tweet a link of your post and let your followers know that…

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Exams Are Here

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Can you believe it’s that time of the semester again?? Time really does fly!

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I’ve really enjoyed most of my subjects this semester and I’m definitely going to tell you more about what courses I took and what I thought about them in the future when I get some more time.

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I’m pretty scared about them and honestly I’m just hopping to pass at this point.

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Exams can be nerve wrecking and I want to get them over with.

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My first one is on the 10th and my last one is on 20th so I have exactly ten anxiety filled days where I’m going to be sweating a lot and probably breathing weird.

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In case I don’t post as regularly during those 10 days I hope you guys understand why!

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Wish me luck and let me know in the comments what helps you calm down during exams!

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5 Really Great Vegan Substitutes

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Finding the right vegan substitutes can be really difficult- you end up trying a bunch of things before you actually find something great! so I thought I’d help you guys out and let you know some of the substitutes I am really loving right now!

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1. Earth Balance Butter- I used to love butter! I used to put it in pretty much everything and when I stopped eating dairy butter I was kind of sad because honestly I did miss it but after a bit of research and trying a few different brands I finally found Earth Balance’s non-dairy butter! It is delicious, creamy, light and amazing and most of the times I can’t even tell that it’s not dairy butter.

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2. Earth Island Cheese- Again, I LOVED cheese before I went vegan. I always used to joke around and say that I could add cheese to anything and it would taste amazing. Out of everything I gave up I think cheese was the hardest for me because I liked it the most and ate waaaayyyy too much of it. I’m not going to lie and tell you this tastes just like the real thing because it doesn’t but it tastes wonderful in it’s own way. Out of all the vegan cheeses that I’ve tried (which have been A LOT) this one tastes the closest to real cheese and it also has a pretty similar texture too. It cooks really well as well. Some vegan cheese tastes a little off but since one of the main ingredients of this is potato starch it actually tastes really great and doesn’t have a weird aftertaste. I would definitely recommend trying it out if you’re looking for a cheese substitute.

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3. Mother In Law’s Kimchi- I love Korean food and one of my favourites is Kimchi. However, most traditional kimchi is not vegan and therefore not all companies can make good vegan Kimchi. However, Mother In Law’s is absolutely amazing- it’s not too spicy, it tastes fermented but not too much and the jar is really big so it really lasts a while!

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4. Kettle Chips- A lot of junk food isn’t vegan and a lot of potato chips have whey powder added to them. However, I love my junk food and if you’re like me try out Kettle’s vegan potato chips. They have lot’s of flavours and are amazing in taste and texture! My favourite flavours so far are Sriracha and Jalapeno.

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5. Silk Milk- I love non-dairy milk but not all brands make it just right. Sometimes it can taste kind of watered down or just weird but Silk’s nondairy milk tastes absolutely amazing! It’s creamy, sweet and delicious. Definitely one of my favourite brands for nondairy milk.

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5000+ WordPress Followers

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So I recently just reached 5000 followers and I really wanted to thank everyone that has followed my blog!! You guys are amazing and it really makes such a big difference in my life to have all of you guys support my writing!

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There are so many of you who leave the most amazing comments who I’ve been lucky enough to get to know and I definitely consider you guys friends. And for everyone who I haven’t gotten to know yet don’t worry there’s a lot of time to do that because I am not going to stop blogging anytime soon!

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I know I’ve been taking a little longer to respond to comments but I’ve been crazy busy with university but I am definitely going to try and respond to them as soon as I can!

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I know a lot of you have been supporting this blog for quite a long time and I am so appreciative and I honestly can not even believe how many years it’s been since I first started I feel like it was just yesterday I was writing my first post.

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And for all the new followers I can’t wait to get to know you guys too.

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So I’m going to keep this short and sweet and just again say thank you to you guys. I can not emphasize how much the follows, likes, share, comments and views mean to me. You guys and this blog has become a vital part of my life and I really hope it remains that way! You guys are the absolute best and I really hope you keep supporting my blog.

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Let me know in the comments what your favorite post on this blog has been so far I would love to know!

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Trying Out Sephora’s Birthday Gift 2018- Bite Beauty

My first reaction when I opened the box up was omg this is wayyyy too cute to use! I mean everything inside was so tiny and adorable especially the lipstick.

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But a few days ago I finally remembered I still hadn’t tried the stuff out and decided to try it out and review the products for you guys!

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So I started with the lip scrub. It smelt amazing and it worked great too. My lips were slightly more plumped and definitely a lot more smoother.

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Next I tried out the lip balm which again smelt amazing and definitely left my lips smoother. It also tasted good which made it difficult to stop myself from eating it (yes I have no self control…)

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Then I tried out the lip liner which smelt AMAZING!! The color was a perfect natural color for my lips and skin tone and looked really natural even though I over-lined my lips.

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Finally, I tried the lipstick which was so tiny and adorable I really just wanted to save it and never use it! It of course as you can predict smelt amazing and it had a very matte but not at all drying effect. The color was adorable and perfect for if you are going for a natural look. However, I had to use it multiple times to get it to show up which I thought was a little annoying since it was so tiny to begin with.

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I went to eat after putting it on and unfortunately it did not last at all whatsoever. I had to keep reapplying it all through the day. It was a really pretty color and looked and felt amazing but it’s not something I would actually buy if I’m being totally honest because I just don’t think it would be worth it.

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Let me know if you have tried this product and what your thoughts on it were in the comments below!

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5 Ways To Save Money While In University

When I first started university I had no idea just how expensive it would be. Everyone talks about how expensive the tuition fees are but in reality that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, if you don’t make an effort to try to keep your expenses low it’s easy to end up spending way over budget. Here are some ways I found to help keep living costs down:

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Meals

Even though it sounds really tempting to eat out as much as you can since university can be overwhelming and leaves little time for cooking it can also be very expensive to do so. Instead of eating out all the time or ordering in, try things like meal planning. You can keep your ingredients ready or make more food and freeze some for later. This will save both your time and money.

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Buy in bulk

Although some things get spoilt/expired if kept for too long a lot of things that we use on a daily basis don’t. If you know there are certain items that you will be using regularly make sure to buy them in bulk such as toilet paper, tissue paper, water bottles etc.

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Transportation

Whether it’s paying for gas, an Uber or a Taxi, transportation can be expensive but there are a few ways to travel without actually paying too much for it! For example, check out your bus timings because using the bus instead of using your car can really save a lot of money(plus it’s way better for the environment!)

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Living expenses

Living expenses can end up being really expensive especially while you’re still a student. However, because you’re a student many people do offer student discounts so remember to ask them if they offer this before paying for something. Plus, try to keep living expenses low by shutting off lights when you’re not using them or getting a roommate to split the expenses with.

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Used items

Universities often expect you to buy a lot of things such as textbooks which are not affordable whatsoever! However, getting used items can really keep the cost at a minimal. A lot of universities do sell used textbooks and other used items so be sure to check these out before actually buying something new.

What are some of the ways you guys save/saved money while studying? Let me know in the comments below!

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5 Memes All Bloggers Will Relate To

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