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On the Island

On the Island, by Tracy Garvis-Graves, is a book I wasn’t sure I wanted to read. The idea of a thirty-year-old woman falling in love with a teen (legal teen) didn’t sit well with me. A lot of my friends had read and loved this book, so I tr...

4 Stars

Burn for Burn

In order not to give anything away, because it is worth it to read all of the juicy stuff [spoiler free], I’m going to keep this review short and sweet. Burn for Burn, by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, is a book about revenge. I’m going to s...

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Mothership - Ever-Expanding Universe, #1

Mothership, by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal, is a book I checked out on a whim. I’ve never been particularly interested in aliens, so when this book was brought to my attention I had to really think about it. After hearing some positive feed...

4 Stars

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

Broken Illusions - A Midnight Dragonfly Novel

I’m not going to lie and say one of the biggest reason’s I didn’t want to read Broken Illusions was for Dylan. Shattered Dreams left me wanting more, more, and more of this mysterious (hottie) Dylan. He kind-of came out of nowhere and left...

4 Stars
  • Author: Ellie James
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural, * Romantic Suspense, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Spring Fever

Spring Fever, by Mary Kay Andrews, is a novel that took it’s time developing. From the first page I was thrust into the world of Annajane Hudgens and Mason Bayless. What I knew from the beginning was this: Annajane and Mason had been marrie...

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Throne of Glass

Despite a slightly slow start, Throne of Glass quickly captured my full attention, and then held it all the way to the very end. Sarah J. Maas has created a world I’ve never been to before. One of the reasons this book is so exciting to me...

5 Stars

Blue Asylum

Blue Asylum, written by Kathy Hepinstall, is a novel I would not have normally picked up. In this case, I fell in love with the cover. It’s absolutely stunning, and so it led me to want to read this book. Upon reading the first few pages, I...

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Carolina Home - Dare Island, #1

Carolina Home, by Virginia Kantra, is like a fresh glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day. It’s a lighthearted read. I read it within a span of two days, because I could not put it down. At one point I was cooking dinner with a spatula in o...

4 Stars

Wildflowers from Winter - A Novel

Wildflowers from Winter broke my heart, and stomped on my emotions. I laughed, I cried, and in the end I loved. I loved the characters, I loved the farm, I loved the winter and its flowers, and I loved the meaning behind this book. Sometime...

4 Stars

Reluctance

Reluctance, by Cindy C. Bennett, is a short story that has the potential to be a great book if expanded. From first page to last page, Reluctance is 52 pages long, and full of ‘what’s’ and ‘whys’ when it’s over. What was the purpose, and wh...

3 Stars

Ten Beach Road

For three women, waking up never seemed devastating before. Now, each one of them is faced with the same crisis: their life savings has vanished along with their trusted financial adviser. Strangers in one sense, yet kindred spirits in othe...

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Slide

When you mix in a little bit of mystery, a little bit psychological, a little bit realistic, a little bit of romance, a little bit of paranormal, a little bit of originality, and a little bit of predictability, what you get is Slide, by Jil...

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  • Author: Jill Hathaway
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Words Spoken True

What more can I say then Words Spoken True is Historical Fiction at its swoon-worthy best. Author, Ann H. Gabhart manages to wrap another book around my heart, and squeeze it, and squeeze it, and squeeze it! After I read Angel Sister, last...

5 Stars
  • Author: Ann H. Gabhart
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Romance: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Revell

Partials

Not very often do I read a book that’s so darn good I’m left utterly speechless. After having finished Partials, by Dan Wells, I’m left wondering how to voice all of the excitement buzzing around in my head. Amazing, and amazing, and amazin...

5 Stars

The Alchemy of Forever - An Incarnation Novel, #1

What the what?!?! That was my jaw-dropping reaction after finishing The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams. How, what, where, when, and oh-my-gosh why? From the amazing concept, to the heart-pounding execution, Williams’ delivers punch af...

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Any Man of Mine

What an unexpected gem I have found in Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson. I knew going into this read that I'd more than likely "like" it. I've always enjoyed romance stories, but they usually become one of the ton. Most of them somehow get...

4 Stars

Shattered Dreams - A Midnight Dragonfly Novel, #1

Shattered Dreams, by Ellie James, is a book that took me by surprise. I never thought I would enjoy it, or invest so much of myself in it, as much as I did. After the first chapter, I was hooked and left wanting more, and more, and then som...

4 Stars
  • Author: Ellie James
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, * Romantic Suspense, * Young Adult, * Fantasy, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Halflings - A Halflings Novel, #1

When I first saw the cover of Halflings, by Heather Burch, I knew I needed to read it. Right from the start the deep and vivid colors grabbed me. When I got my hands on a review copy, I was ecstatic. I’d seen some varying reviews, so I was...

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  • Author: Heather Burch
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Emma (HarperTeen)

As one who doesn't like to review classic books, I find myself at a loss for words when it comes to Emma. In a language and time all in its own, where do I begin? From the setting, the manners, the society, and the roles of men and women, t...

4 Stars

Incarnate - Book 1

If I can predict one book to pop up all over readers' Best of 2012 lists', Incarnate by Jodie Meadows is it. Despite a slower-than-I-wanted start, this book has it all. Romance, mystery, romance. romance and some more of that. Okay, maybe I...

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  • Author: Jodi Meadows
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Science Fiction, Supernatural, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

One thing you should know before picking up The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers: This is not a book about love and romance. The cover may be cute and welcoming, but this book is strictly a book about revenge and getting even. From being...

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  • Author: Lynn Weingarten
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Contemporary, Supernatural
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Under the Never Sky - Trilogy, #1

Man oh man, when I stepped into Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. A world that is nothing, absolutely nothing, like the world I live in. From the first page I knew I was going on an advent...

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Fury - Fury Trilogy, #1

Fury, by Elizabeth Miles, is a book people are either going to love or hate. It seems hard to find a middle level. For me? I'm hanging somewhere between liking this book and feeling nothing in general for it. The storytelling and writing ar...

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The Merchant's Daughter

The Merchant's Daughter, by Melanie Dickerson, is a take on the classic "Beauty and the Beast" and an excellent one at that. From the beautiful girl to the grisly old grump, The Merchant's Daughter is a fairytale brought to life. A little s...

4 Stars

Children of Paranoia

When I first opened Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane, I didn't know what to expect. It's a mix of different genres, so to easily identify what this book was. not easily accomplished. I knew from the title, the cover, and the awesome cat...

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Crossed - Sequel to Matched

Crossed, by Ally Condie, is the highly anticipated sequel to Matched. While a little late to the Matched fan club, I did fall in love with it, and then with Crossed. My one true complaint is the same one I expressed with Matched. The pacing...

4 Stars

With a Little Luck - A Novel

With a Little Luck, by Caprice Crane, is a fun, witty, and highly entertaining novel. I must admit the first few chapters were a bit slow for me. I wondered if Crane was going to take this novel anywhere, but it soon picked up and the voice...

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Never Have I Ever - The Lying Game #2

Never Have I Ever is a fantastic sequel to a fantastic book. Earlier this year, I took a chance on The Lying Game by Sara Shepard and absolutely loved it. My expectations for its sequel, Never Have I Ever, were set really high. In the end,...

5 Stars

Beautiful Days - A Bright Young Things Novel

I have to find a way to write this review without spoiling EVERYTHING. When a person (say me) loves something so much, they (say me) just want to talk and talk and talk about it. One thing I love SO much about Anna Godbersen's Bright Young...

5 Stars
  • Author: Anna Godbersen
  • Review by: Books4Betty
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Envy - The Empty Coffin, #1

I checked out Envy, by Gregg Olsen, on a whim. Not the biggest fan of crime thrillers, but definitely wanting to read more on the genre, I was intrigued when I found this book in the YA (Young Adult) category. The cover, alone, sold me. It...

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Cheri on Top

Cheri on Top, written by Susan Donovan, is a delightful addition to the Romance novel community. I was first attracted to this book because of the cover. With its eye-popping colors and stylishly modern look, I was instantly curious to see...

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Sweet Kiss of Summer

Sweet Kiss of Summer, written by Sophie Gunn, delivers a sweet kiss to its readers. With its delightfully charming characters: Nina and Mick, plus the others who show up here and there throughout, this story is the perfect book to read whil...

4 Stars

The Lantern - A Novel

The Lantern, a novel by Deborah Lawrenson, is like stepping into an old painting, and walking around a world that is not our own. From the very first page, Lawrenson sets the tone of a great and mighty mystery. In just a few words, I was ho...

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Heart on a Chain

With her second book, Heart on a Chain, Cindy C. Bennett proves she's an author to look out for. While all those big-time, big-name, authors are getting praised and adored, Bennett is writing works that will one day put her in the big leagu...

4 Stars

Favorite

From the very first page, Favorite sets the pace for a delightfully mysterious read. Jaw dropping and frightening, main character Angel (or Angie) is followed and attacked by a man who wants to show her something. Waking up in the hospital,...

4 Stars

Life On Hold

Karen McQuestion proves with Life on Hold something that should be continuously proven. Contemporary Young Adult Literature can be pretty darn amazing. Most YA books get knocked down and brushed aside as childish, yet McQuestion's work is t...

4 Stars

The Last Time I Saw Paris

With 1940's Paris as a backdrop, The Last Time I Saw Paris is an exciting new novel. From the very first pages author Lynn Sheene sets up a quick, yet highly enjoyable, pace. Everything the readers need to know is spelled out in an entertai...

4 Stars

Starcrossed

Starcrossed is squeaking by with a solid 4 out of 5 star rating. Why? The first half of this novel was so creative and so delicious that the second, less-than-thrilling, half gets an acceptable pass. This clever novel penned by Josephine An...

4 Stars

Slow Dancing on Price's Pier - A Novel

In my opinion, two things that go together are: Coffee and Books. Imagine how surprised I was to discover that Slow Dancing on Price's Pier, written by Lisa Dale, takes place in and around a coffee shop? I was smitten and drooling throughou...

4 Stars

The Peach Keeper - A Novel

A little book with a little bit of everything. The Peach Keeper is exactly as its title predicts: a keeper. From mystery and suspense, to romance and old Southern riches, this novel will warm its way into the readers' hearts. Sarah Addison...

4 Stars

Bad Apple

Bad Apple you say? I say good book. I may even say this is one of the best books I've read this year. Laura Ruby, oh how you slay me with your magnificent writing. In all honesty, I would think Ruby was a sixteen-year old girl. THAT is how...

5 Stars

Miles from Ordinary - A Novel

Told exclusively, charmingly, and hauntingly from young Lacey's voice, Miles from Ordinary chronicles one day. One day that started off bright and sunny, yet ended dark and stormy. Written quite beautifully by Carol Lynch Williams, this sho...

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Angel Sister - A Novel

Angel Sister, the beautifully molded and eloquently crafted novel by author Ann H. Gabhart is worthy of more than five-stars. If I could give this a "priceless" or "epic" or "must read" I would, and I will. After the first couple of pages,...

5 Stars

When We Were Strangers

When We Were Strangers, written by Pamela Schoenewaldt, is a novel that will stick with readers' days after they've finished reading it. From the first page to its last, When We Were Strangers will break hearts and then mend them back toget...

5 Stars

Heartache Falls - Eternity Springs #3

What happens when after twenty-four years of marriage hearts turn sour? For Ali and Mac Timberlake, they split their unit and live separate lives. The once happy couple ends up a couple on the brink of losing it all. How do these two mend t...

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Brooklyn Story

From this snippet of the synopsis: “ Told from the adult perspective, this is a powerful, true-to-life novel of leaving the past to history and the future to fate—of restoring hope where there was none, and reaching for dreams i...

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The Robot Book

The Robot Book is one of the most adorable books I’ve read as-of-late. This sweet board book created by Heather Brown is interactive, and will have any young child (and the parents) smiling as they read through the pages. When I recei...

5 Stars

Goodnight Tweetheart

In a brilliant move, author Teresa Medeiros wrote a book about a Social Networking website and it pays off in sure “follower” greatness. I never would have imagined the website Twitter could be used as a central frame for a quic...

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Lost Voices

When fourteen-year old Lucette (or Luce) is assaulted and left on the cliffs of an Alaskan fishing village, she expects to die; however, in the dark, Luce tumbles into the waves below and becomes a mermaid. Yes, mermaid. This extraordinary...

4 Stars

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