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[Audiobook Review] The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

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28 September
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I got an ARC of this book and I was so excited to start reading it. The Scorpion Rules sounded like a book right up my alley. But, I just could not get into the story. So, I thought I would wait and listen to book because sometimes I like the story if I can hear the pronunciations and visual the story through the voice of a narrator. My first thought after I listened to the last word was, thank goodness I finally finished this book. It felt like it took me forever. I kept waiting for this book to… Read more »

[Review] Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

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20 September
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I ended up liking this book a lot. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this new Star Wars tale. It was highly fascinating to see the stories of Episodes 4-6 unfold through the eyes of some of the faceless soldiers that fought on both sides of the war. This is not some tragic Romeo and Juliet story but is a love a story. It is a story about love and honor and how far one will go to protect it. It is a story about doing the right thing and keeping your loyalty to your loved… Read more »

[Review] Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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17 September
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OMG I freaking loved this book! Dumplin’ is one of those books I want to sing it’s praises from the highest roof.     Dumplin’ is like a fresh breath of air that entered my life. I loved getting to read about a heroine that is a fat girl and is able to find happiness still as a fat girl. Willowdean doesn’t go through some amazing body transformation and by the end of book all her dreams come true. The story is about a fat girl that falls in some serious like with a boy but feels like she can’t… Read more »

[Review] Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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10 September
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I grew up on Spaghetti Westerns, Lonesome Dove, and western historical romance novels. Needless to say,  I am a fan of the old west. I love the idea of strong independent women that can shoot and ride just as good as any man. I really liked Vengeance Road a story about a girl hell bent on revenge. I liked Kate and her strong willed nature. This story was a non stop action that would have done any John Wayne story line proud.  If I had to sum up this story it would be like this:   The story begins with… Read more »

[Review] Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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07 September
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I didn’t gobble this book up in one sitting like I thought I would but slowly savored it over a few days. Why? Because I never wanted to let go of the story. I think this book is my favorite of the series. I liked the first three books but they were about spoiled, naïve, and broody kids that had still had a lot of growing up to do. This book is about change. Not just change in the direction of the of the overall story but change with the characters themselves. I loved that this book above all the… Read more »

[Review] The Veil by Chloe Neill

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16 August
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I liked this book. It was a start to a series. As such there is a lot of world building which I really liked. I picked up this book because I really liked the idea of this post war zone New Orleans. I felt like at times there was just too much build up and not enough action. There times I was really engrossed in the story and at other times I it was just meh. That is why I am giving The Veil three stars because it was just an okay and shrug kind of read.   The story… Read more »

[Review] Rome by Jay Crownover

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13 August
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It is official I am addicted to the stories of the men and women the Marked Men series. It was this book that sealed the deal. I liked Rule and Jet but, Oh Man, I really liked Rome. Rome is a moody ex-soldier trying to find a place for himself in civilian life. Cora is colorful, a loud mouth, and just wants to find her happily ever after. I liked this book so much because while it was moody and both characters could be jerks. I liked that were “perfectly imperfect” together.   Rome is Rule’s brother from book one… Read more »

[Review] Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

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10 August
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Sometimes I think you have to be the mood for the book you are reading.  At first when I started reading this book I thought it was going to be another Sherlock Holmes retelling and I guess I wasn’t in the mood for it.  I was finally able to into the groove of this book and I ended up liking this well enough.  If Trouble is a Friend of Mine was a movie I would say I liked it but would recommend it as a rental. It was basically light fluff, good and decent but something you watch on Netflix when you just… Read more »

[Review] White Raven by J.L. Weil

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27 July
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  I think this book has potential to become a favorite but right now it was good and liked it well enough. I am curious for more. I think this story spent way too much time on the instalust and not enough time explaining what was going on. I was confused about everything except that Piper got all hot and gooey every time Zane was around. I mean I would have liked more explained about the Reaper war that is coming. I would have actually liked a training montage. I think this story is broken up into short volumes so… Read more »

[ARC Review] All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan

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26 July
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I read the first book in this series last year and I adored it. I don’t know what happened because I was sure I would love watching the Aurelia and Max fall in love because I loved their bickering in A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin. If love is a battlefield then All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue felt like it was ripe with land mines. One minute the couple is fighting, then next they are kissing, then they are fighting again, then next they not speaking to each other, then they are kissing again and on and on… Read more »