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[ARC Review] A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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05 October
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I am in so much like with this book I don’t even know where to begin. A Madness so Discreet disguises it’s story line almost like any other Sherlock re-retelling. An assistant with a past full of demons. A cocky man using science and deduction to solve murder cases. But, this book is so much more than murder cases and solving crimes. It is a book about finding a safe place in a crazy world. It is a book about justice. Most of all it is a book that really questions what it means to be insane.   A Madness… Read more »

[Review] Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

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01 October
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I liked this book well enough. I was so excited to read this book that I think I held it up to something it wasn’t in my head. I liked the story but I was also a little disappointed by it. I was expecting something really spooky. The story was a little spooky and a lot of confusion. There were plot twists left and right in this book. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with it all. Best thing I can compare my reaction to reading Blood and Salt, is when I watched the movie Oculus. I was looking… Read more »

[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 »