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The Great Big Boom - Hilo Book 3

“Hilo: The Great Big Boom” by Judd Winick is a fun graphic book for children that is full of creativity and imaginative situations. The friendship between Hilo, D.J., and Gina is beautiful to see, and Hilo’s unexpected attributes and drawba...

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Patient H.M. - A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

What if you found out that a family member was a medical leader in lobotomy surgeries? And even worse, possibly did the operation on a beloved family member? The author, Luke Dittrich, made that discovery, which led him to write Patient H.M...

4 Stars

Once I Heard a Little Wombat

Young children love board books with their thick, easy to flip pages. This little book introduces some of the baby animals you’ll find only in Australia. The sing-song narrative repeats key words and goes nicely with the cute illustrations...

4 Stars

Never Missing, Never Found

Amanda knows how to spin a story and I’m glad I continue to read her stories. I was excited when I read the back cover of “Never Missing, Never Found”, but I was a little weary when I got the book and realized it’s the same author that wrot...

4 Stars

Defender

Defender is one book that is a little out there. It has the topic of a girl who finds a dead body, but her father doesn’t believe her. Tiny is a 6ft 6in woman. Her boyfriend is much shorter. They head out to find out what happened. This boo...

3 Stars

The Smell of Other People's Houses

This was an awesome little book that will grab you from the moment you read the title. I haven't seen or read a lot of books that have the setting of Alaska so this was a nice change of pace. This one has multi POVS but don't worry you won'...

5 Stars

Lunch! - Comics Squad #2

The “Comics Squad Lunch” book is enjoyable for kids. The illustrations are exciting, captivating and diverse. The stories have different styles of art that make it fun to look at and read. With such different styles of art and writing, ther...

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Feverborn - Fever #8, Dani O'Malley Trilogy #3

This 8th book in the Fever series just didn’t work out for me. It seemed that it went back into plots/stories from the other books that had been finished, just to stir up trouble. This series feels like it’s stuck and just can't find its fo...

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Macbeth #killingit - OMG Shakespeare

Courtney Carbone has taken the backbone of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth storyline and “killed it” by putting it into text messages style of speech used on social media sites such as Twitter. She also does not use any of Shakespeare’s style...

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  • Authors: William Shakespeare, Courtney Carbone
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Classics
  • Publisher: Random House

A Midsummer Night #nofilter - OMG Shakespeare

Like a similar book in series, Courtney Carbone’s Macbeth #killing it, I did earlier this month; this story is written in text messages that are used on social media web sites. Because Brett Wright used the previous style of writing, this s...

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  • Authors: William Shakespeare, Brett Wright
  • Review by: Arianne
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Classics
  • Publisher: Random House

Rogue - The Paladin Prophecy, #3

There were a lot of reader expectations that went into book three (Rogue) of the Paladin Prophecy. I wish I can say that I was excited and pleased with this one, since it is the last--but I wasn't. There wasn't much to Rogue that left me wa...

3 Stars
  • Author: Mark Frost
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Science Fiction, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Random House

Sinful - A Bitter Creek Novel, #13

This thirteenth novel in the Bitter Creek series gets off to a very mysterious start laying the ground work for a whole new arc of stories set in Bitter Creek, Wyoming. The Grayhawk's and Flynn's have been feuding like the Hatfield's and Mc...

4 Stars

Damage Done

This book was well written and had my attention until the last couple pages. The subject matter is just not for me, I don’t want to put out any spoilers because it’s a big part of the book and explains a lot. Even though it was very realist...

3 Stars
  • Author: Amanda Panitch
  • Review by: Confusedagony
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Random House

Romantic Outlaws - The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

The author, Charlotte Gordon has written an exciting double biography of two very strong, stand on their own women, mother Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley. Ms. Gordon's writing is amazing. She writes alternating chapters o...

5 Stars

The Dream Lover

Elizabeth Berg's "The Dream Lover" is a rare jewel of historical fiction that brought new life to the story of a courageous woman and her survival in a man's world. Without a doubt, this book was one of my more anticipated reads of the new...

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Hausfrau

Hausfrau opens with the pregnant line "Anna was a good wife, mostly." Even if I hadn't known that the author is a poet before beginning, two pages in I would have been able to discern that fact. It demands to be read slowly, both for the im...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Debut Title, Suspense: Action / Thriller, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House

Outlander - Outlander Series, #1

Have you ever fallen in love with a book so much that when you discuss it with your friends, you feel the need to prove that you are the biggest fan? This is what happened with me and this book, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, when I was in co...

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  • Author: Diana Gabaldon
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Random House

Frostborn - Thrones and Bones, #1

This fantasy story shows a friendship between two completely opposite people. However, they forge a strong bond and use each other’s strengths to their advantage. This story wields dragons, swords, undead minions, giants and trolls. There i...

4 Stars

The Escape - A Survivors' Club Novel, #3

This beautiful historical romance continues to demonstrate this author’s ability to present individuals tortured by their experiences who find a way to claw their way to happiness. The intense and heartwrenching after-effects of war has a p...

5 Stars

Third Degree

Isabel Jenkins has spent her whole life on the outside looking in. A child prodigy, she graduated medical school and became a surgical intern before the age of eighteen. But she’s just failed the emotional readiness test required to get int...

4 Stars

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Fannie Flagg has a winner in “the All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion”. I loved “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” and “A Redbird Christmas”. This novel is fast-paced and so very funny. I laughed out loud throughout the boo...

5 Stars

Montana Bride - A Bitter Creek Novel / Mail-Order Brides #3

Hetty Wentworth has lost who she believes was her one true love. Nonetheless, when she sees two children in an abusive situation she feels the need to intervene. But what happens after, she could never have foreseen. With a turn of circumst...

4 Stars

Montana Bride - A Bitter Creek Novel / Mail-Order Brides #3

Another great read from Joan Johnston. MONTANA BRIDE is the third book in this wonderful series. This romantic tale was perfectly spun with interesting characters and a solid plot. I enjoyed every page. The main characters in the book were...

4 Stars

S.E.C.R.E.T. - A SECRET Novel, #1

Cassie is a woman who’s completely unsure of herself. She is a widow who does not see herself for the person she is. She is a waitress in a café. She found a notebook left by a customer and accidentally read some parts of it. She decided th...

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S.E.C.R.E.T Shared - A SECRET Novel, #2

In this book we continue to follow Cassie through the organization and how she is helping a woman just like she was helped. She committed fully because she wanted other women to be more confident like she became. Cassie found a woman who ne...

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The Arrangement - A Survivors' Club Novel, #2

This delicious historical romance provides another opportunity to fall in love with this author’s ability to weave a poignant tale that celebrates courage and romance. The inspiring characters that people this series are self-proclaimed sur...

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Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve - Magic Tree House #30

In this story, Jack and Annie are given a mission by Merlin the magician to help find the Stone of Destiny that has been stolen. The children return to Camelot to try and complete their mission, but once they arrive there, a plan doesn’t co...

4 Stars

Ghosts - Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #20

In this nonfiction companion guide to Magic Tree House #42, A Good Night for Ghosts, we have Annie and Jack take us on a little adventure of how ghosts are perceived throughout the world through different cultures. It was a fun and fascinat...

4 Stars

A Good Night for Ghosts - Magic Tree House #42

Merlin the magician has come up with another mission for Annie and Jack to go on. This time, it’s to New Orleans, Louisiana to go find the young Louis Armstrong and convince him that he has to share his wonderful talent with the world. They...

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Ex-Patriots - Ex-Heroes, #2

Constant danger, secrets, conspiracy and questionable allies come together in this book. The ex-humans (zombies or exes) are everywhere and supplies are getting hard to find. Keeping safe while looking for supplies isn’t easy, even with sup...

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Twerp

I almost stopped reading this book after the first chapter. It wasn’t what I expected at all. In fact, it greatly reminded me of those books I was forced to read while in school. Plus, I thought I was reading a contemporary story, not the d...

3 Stars
  • Author: Mark Goldblatt
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Random House

A Counterfeit Betrothal and The Notorious Rake

The historical romances of this author are always populated by people caught in intolerable situations who need to be rescued or redeemed by someone who accepts them for who they truly are. Both of these beautiful stories address loss and t...

4 Stars

Wyoming Bride - A Bitter Creek Novel / Mail-Order Brides #2

I so enjoyed Texas Bride, the first book in the Mail-Order Brides series but was a bit disappointed with this second installment. I didn't really connect with either Hannah or Flint. Neither was particularly self-sacrificing nor noble. The...

4 Stars
  • Author: Joan Johnston
  • Review by: Emma
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Random House

Ex-Heroes - Ex-Heroes, #1

I have always enjoyed Zombie books and storylines involving Zombies. And I enjoy superheroes also. So of course I picked up Ex-Heroes. It had both Zombies and Superheroes in it and the storyline worked. It’s well worth reading and it kept m...

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Scent of Darkness - A Novel

Scent of Darkness has all the makings of an excellent first rate novel: intriguing plot, excellent prose, talented writer attached to it, etc but somewhere along the way it becomes dominated by a predictable,shallow and disappointing love t...

3 Stars

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds - An Isabel Dalhousie Novel, #9

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds is the ninth novel in Alexander McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series. The strength of this series is the charm of the author’s writing and his ability to create compelling characters. Isabel Dalhousie i...

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The Age of Miracles

Reading The Age of Miracles is like having your feet stuck in cement and watching a slow train coming toward you. You can't escape certain demise. Because of the title, I kept expecting a miracle. Where was the super human who comes up with...

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Caught in the Act

In CAUGHT IN THE ACT, Jill Sorenson created two characters that reached out and grabbed a hold of me, plus the plot tore me up. On the conflict side Adam and Kari both fought internally and against each other, they were so emotionally torme...

5 Stars

Beneath a Rising Moon - Ripple Creek Werewolf, #1

Beneath a Rising Moon was a romantic fantasy that welcomed me into a new world. Werewolves aren't much different from the rest of the population, except for the fact that they feel the pull of the full moon, sexually. I have always been a b...

4 Stars

Hanging by a Thread

Claire and her mom have just moved back to their old hometown. Though she misses her old friends, she is happy to be reunited with her childhood best friend, Rachel. She will be starting her junior year and being best friends with Rachel gi...

4 Stars
  • Author: Sophie Littlefield
  • Review by: Laurie-J
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, * Science Fiction, Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Random House

Wanderlove

It all begins with a stupid question: Are you a Global Vagabond? I answered with a resounding NO. I haven’t traveled much in my days, so when I first heard about Wanderlove, by Kirsten Hubbard, I was more than apprehensive about reading it....

5 Stars

The Wanderers - Veiled Isles Trilogy, #3

This was a satisfactory ending to a good fantasy series. All of the characters were changed by the events that took place. The horrors that began in the first book were truly at their peak by the final battle. The odds were stacked against...

4 Stars

The Ruined City - Veiled Isles Trilogy, #2

In this sequel the reader becomes pulled into a world that begins to fall apart. There is magic, adventure, love, the plague and the walking dead. The main characters in this story are fleshed out and interesting. The once lovely world is n...

4 Stars

A Life of Bright Ideas

I enjoyed A Life of Bright Ideas although I had a very hard time liking Winnalee. The ending, for me, was over the top sappy. Still, A Life of Bright Ideas is a great feel-good read with plenty of good advice. The story opens with Evelyn "B...

4 Stars

Getting Over Mr. Right - A Novel

Ashleigh's boyfriend of two years, Michael, unceremoniously dumps her on Facebook and promptly takes up with a beautiful woman from Rio. Ashleigh loses her mind--though her absolutely rabid marriage fixation may have done most of the damage...

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Playing for Pizza

Rick Dockery is an aging NFL third-string quarterback who lacks the grit of great quarterbacks. That is, he protects himself over making great plays. When he's put into a playoff game and blows his team's seventeen-point lead with a minute...

4 Stars

The Dark Knight

I found myself completely absorbed by this love story. The characters were vivid and real. The plot was enticing and exciting. I really liked Dante and Avalene. Their story sucked me in and I eagerly followed where they led. It was such an...

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The Power of Habit

Before I start my review I feel the need to define the word habit. Habit is an acquired pattern of behavior that has become almost involuntary as a result of frequent repetition. That is the definition of habit directly from the dictionary....

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When Darkness Hungers - A Shadow Keepers, #5

When Alexis Martin was twelve her beloved older sister, Tori, went missing. Everybody told Alexis that she had ran away but she did not believe them. She knows in her heart her sister would not leave her by herself. Alexis vowed that she wo...

5 Stars

A Gentleman Undone - Blackshear Family, #2

Will Blackshear promises a dying comrade to make sure his wife and son are safe and taken care of. Will resorts to gambling to see that they are financially independent. When he meets Lydia, she cheats him out of money he surely doesn't nee...

5 Stars

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