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You're Welcome, Universe

“You're Welcome, Universe” started out really well. I really loved how the main character stood up for her friend when it came to a slur. The school was in no hurry to stand up and do anything. I think we all strive to have a friend like th...

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The Victory Garden Cookbook

Me and the Victory Garden, we go way back. We went to Callaway one year and my husband wanted to see the Victory Garden. He had watched it on television for years. He used to tell me he wished he could have grown up in that house, on that f...

5 Stars

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

"The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily" is a continuation of Dash and Lily's romance which began in the first book. However, while the first book had a lot of good feel moments, the first year of Dash & Lily's relationship hasn't been so sunny. Li...

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Dog Gone

I have to say that I had high hopes in requesting this book for review. Being an animal lover, I always love reading stories devoted to animals. Unfortunately, this book will be one of those exceptions for me. Right from the start, I had a...

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Placebo Junkies

Man how to review Placebo Junkies. In some places I really liked the story and in others the MC was kind of unreliable and meh. Audie tends to ramble a LOT where one second she will be talking about one topic then boom were on to something...

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Another Day

Another Day is out of this world---AMAZING. I can't tell you how excited I was to get my hands on this book as I’m such a fan of his first novel. I wasn't sure what to expect, except for exceptional! Of course, I can't give spoilers because...

5 Stars

All the Bright Places

What a beautifully disturbing, haunting, heart wrenching, heartwarming, young adult novel. Finch and Violet are an unlikely pair. Finch, a misunderstood misfit, and Violet, more popular and accepted by their high school peers, meet in an un...

4 Stars

Will in Scarlet

Will Shackley, a thirteen-year-old heir living in Shackley Manor, must quickly flee the very castle he grew up in because villains are trying to steal power from his father. As he’s fleeing, he stumbles upon a band of thieves in Sherwood Fo...

4 Stars

The Wolves of Midwinter - The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #2

The Wolves of Midwinter is the second book and is just as good as the first. We return to Nideck Point at the beginning of December. It’s the height of the Christmas season. The "Distinguished Gentlemen", as Reuben has begun to call the old...

5 Stars
  • Author: Anne Rice
  • Review by: Angibabi4
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Knopf

The Book of Lost Things - Mister Max 1

Ms. Voigt penned a fun, clever children’s mystery that kicks off a new series. In this story, we’re introduced to Max Starling and we’re told of the adventure he starts on when he goes looking for his parents, who were supposed to go on a t...

4 Stars

Every Day

Every Day is a real life-enhancer. It lets you live through people from different cultures and backgrounds. That's more enlightening than you might think. At least it was for me. The main character is an amazing person with a great heart. I...

4 Stars

The Tragedy Paper

The Tragedy Paper is equally beautiful and heartbreaking. Main characters Duncan and Tim take parallel journeys into the consequences of their actions, and as Duncan could not press stop as he hears Tim's story, I could not put this book do...

5 Stars

The Red Chamber

I'm not familiar with the Chinese work "Dream of the Read Chamber" but I found "The Red Chamber" to be an intriguing and fascinating read on it's own merits. Pauline Chen's take on Chinese life as seen through the women of one family has th...

4 Stars
  • Author: Pauline A. Chen
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf

Shadowfell

Since their village was destroyed, Neryn and her father have been on the run for several years. Her father has finally given in to drink and despair and makes a drunken wager with Neryn as the stakes. When her father inevitably loses, Neryn...

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  • Author: Juliet Marillier
  • Review by: Crisgee
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Knopf