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Fable by Adrienne Young

Fable was a good Y.A. novel for a young reader. The characters were interesting but not overly complex, the plot flowed well and was captivating, and the romance scene was short and not overly sexual. Fable was a great character and her story was interesting and heart breaking. While it wasn't the most interesting book… Continue reading Fable by Adrienne Young

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is one of the most wonderful books that I have read this year. It was a beautiful book to read. The kind that is a slow burn, gentle and romantic and flowing smoothly through the story. I originally ordered the Forbidden Planet edition (on the right) but with the… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

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A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Ahh finally. I have finished the A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy and it was everything that I was hoping for and more. So satisfying. There's nothing like a book series that ends just the way you want it too. Good prevails over evil, the good guys/gals/others get what they deserve, the bad guys/gals/others get… Continue reading A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

First, I want to apologize for missing posting a few days. I went on holidays and got some much needed r&r. But I'm back, and hopefully posting will continue with se regularity now. On to the book review! As many of you may know, recent hot books have been The Song of Achilles and Circe,… Continue reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

This book was fantastic! The plot was great, the characters were amazing, and the ending, never would have seen it coming. Fabulous! A warning to readers though, there are no trigger warnings at the beginning of the book, and I think there really needed to be. So if you are triggered by the following, please… Continue reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

Another fabulous collection of short stories by Kelley Armstrong! I cannot express enough about how much I love Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld world series!! From Bitten to 13 to Otherworld Chills, all of the stories of Kelley's are amazing! Fabulous plots, romance, kickass women, magic, the list goes on and on about why I… Continue reading Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

This story was excellent! Told from the point of view of 14 year old Arnold Spirit Jr. also known as Junior. Junior was born with Hydrocephalus, a diverseability that causes, seizures, a lisp, and Junior to be smaller in size. Because of his diverseability, Junior is often bullied, not only by other kids on the… Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

This book is amazing! Written by the talented Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch trilogy, The Never Tilting World follows the stories of it's four (!) main characters as they journey to the Abyss to fullfill their destinies and heal the Breaking. The story follows Catseye Lan; a noble healer and fighter, her girlfriend… Continue reading The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

I have had this book on my book wish list for quite awhile now, and finally ordered it. I was not disappointed. This book is a collection of 4 stories of women and men in different African countries and some of the struggles that they have faced just trying to live their everday lives. From… Continue reading A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

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The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco

*SPOILER ALERT!* The Shadowglass is the last book in the Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco. And it was amazing! This book deftly brought together the past and the present, weaving them into a hard-to-put-down story. I loved this book! I enjoyed the journey following Tea and Kalen as they did whatever it took to… Continue reading The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco