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[Review] Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

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24 February
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I liked Optimists Die First but I didn’t love it was a solid 3.5 star read. It is a story about grief. It is a story about the guilt we feel after grief. It is a story about the coping mechanisms we develop to deal with grief. I think the story handles the grief aspect very well. Because, one thing is for certain grief changes a person. I will get personal for a minute. When I was 11 my grandpa was diagnosed with cancer. For three years I watched him try to fight it, struggle with and eventually die from… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

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06 October
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OMG this book is amazing!!! Like if my life didn’t get in the way I would not have put this book down amazing!!!!  I can not express how much I loved this book but I will try.     I loved Marco and he might have made a book boyfriend list I may or may not have.         The Lovely Reckless is sexy, a tear jerker, and most of all a fantastic story!!! What I loved most about this book was the message: save yourself because you are the only who can. It has been a year… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Diabolic

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04 October
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I have to say, for a book with such a simple premise, it sure went pear shaped quickly and continued to do so without fully righting itself. We open on a small, biologically engineered girl named Nemesis. Though, what form of monster picked that name for a small girl, I will never know. Were this a Robin Hobb book, I would consider that quite an ill omen, especially considering what form the end of the book takes. Did they just throw a bunch of adjectives in a pool and pull one out? All Diabolics seem to be named according to… Read more »

[Review] Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

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30 June
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I really liked this book.   I started this book not knowing what to expect but from the page I was hooked.  It was sexy as all get out.  But, it had depth too.   That makes Fly With Me my favorite kind of romance.   I really liked this story about a whirlwind romance and deciding if you can make it work for love.       The thing I liked most about this book is that it doesn’t glamorize what being a military wife, fiancée, or girlfriend is all about.   It is not a 24hr fantasy staring a hot guy in… Read more »

[ARC Review] Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan

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26 June
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This book took me a while to finish. I have to say Stefano Ferraro gets it right about one thing; he is a hard man to love. In the end, I couldn’t help but like him and even sigh with happiness for Francesca and Stefano. Stefano is very alpha and kind of a throwback to the old alpha male ways.  No, Stefano isn’t a gangster but he is a throwback to Godfather ways when it comes to women.  He has this very dominating presence, demands nothing less than obedience, and of course, has no patience for people who question him. … Read more »

[Review] Liar’s Blade

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14 June
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This book took me a while to get through, not because it was bad, but it started off very slow for me and life kept taking me away from it. However, once I got past the first few chapters the adventure started to pick up. How long did it take to read I can hear you asking, sadly far too long as this was handed to me by the publisher at BEA some time ago. The main characters are the rouge Rodrick and his sword, Hrym. How can a sword be a character, well when it talks, schemes with his… 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 »

[Arc Review] Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy

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02 May
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Overall this entire review contains spoilers. It contains spoilers for book one, and spoilers for this book. Read at your own caution.  You know, honestly, Ace/Roc was awesome enough to, even though I didn’t make it on their street team, give me an ARC anyway. This happened to be the one they gave me. Woohoo, free books! I even picked up the first one and read it straight through. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this one as much as the first. Sure, all the characters are there doing the exact same things I enjoyed about them in the first place, but… Read more »

[Arc Review] An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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29 April
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Oh, my goodness. I’m so glad that I got this from First Reads. I rolled around on the floor for awhile and then found that their download site was all broken. But everything worked out in the end, because I still got a hold of this beauty and let me tell you, it was such a good read. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly lives up to the hype. There is so much happening in this book. There are elements of magic, desertion, usurping, spying, cults, mythical creatures and pretty much anything else you can think… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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21 February
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Not gonna lie, when I found this in my mailbox I cocked my head and squealed about the pretties. Then I questioned why it was in my mailbox. Did I sleepily enter a giveaway? Don’t they usually email you first? It didn’t even show up on the UPS tracking because it was one that got shuttled over to USPS before delivery. So, honestly it was a wonderful surprise. I did question the cover, because is that a sword? Is it supposed to be her dagger? It’s too short for a sword and much too long for a dagger. I know… Read more »