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August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

Nobody Cares by Anne T. Donahue 4/5 StarsI really enjoyed these essays and can relate to Anne in many ways (anxiety! Titanic! Harry Styles!) but towards the end she got pretty politically preachy. I listened to the audiobook version and really enjoyed that the author read it. The essay format and humor was a breath of fresh air compared to what I usually read and I look forward to more from this author. Overall I liked it and would recommend.kindle,…

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July Book Reviews

July Book Reviews

I’m pretty surprised at how many books I read (12) and reviewed (10) this month. Now that I look back it’s fewer than I read in June but I guess July was busier for me. We’re getting ready to head out on a summer road trip. I’m only bringing my kindle so I won’t be putting a dent in my physical TBR pile but I have an even worse problem digitally because of so many free or really cheap books….

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Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson and Matias Basla (Early Review)

Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson and Matias Basla (Early Review)

I was delightfully surprised with how much I enjoyed Sparrowhawk. Artemisia has had a difficult time (mostly with her stepmother and one of her half sisters) growing up as an illegitimate child. Set in mid-nineteenth century England, Artemisia has spent her time as a lady’s maid for her sister Elizabeth, who has just died. Fortunately the sister she is close with, Caroline, is still alive. Elizabeth was set to marry someone who would help their family’s financial situation, but now…

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June Book Reviews

June Book Reviews

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula BrackstonI really like many aspects of this book. Xanthe is an antiques dealer who can “hear” certain pieces telling her their story. She discovers one piece that causes her to travel back in time and ties her to an angry ghost who is looking for her daughter’s name to be cleared of a crime. My issue with this book is that it seems a few great ideas (time travel, ghost, magical realism)…

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May Book Reviews

May Book Reviews

Circle of the Moon by Faith HunterI feel so torn about these books. I love the characters, the setting, everyone’s different magical abilities. But. After reading about mysterious ailments throughout so many books between the Soulwood and Jane Yellowrock series, I don’t think I can take anymore. They seem to get weirder and more unexplained as it goes on and the novelty has worn off for me. Unfortunately I think this is my last Faith Hunter book, for now.3/5 Stars…

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All the Beautiful Bodies by Danielle Porter

All the Beautiful Bodies by Danielle Porter

I’m not a reader of thrillers or erotica but I am a fan of the writing Danielle has done under the name of Juliette Sobanet, so I was both excited to try something new and not sure what to expect with this erotic thriller. I was absolutely blown away by how much I loved it. I’ll jump right in to a few of my favorite things about this book: It was a fast-paced, immersive read. I didn’t have to make…

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April Book Reviews

April Book Reviews

The Glass Woman by Caroline LeaBefore my trip to Iceland I came across a write-up about this book and its upcoming release. 1600’s Iceland and odd things happening; it sounded like a perfect Iceland souvenir to pick up while I was there. I did end up finding it in Reykjavik and since Iceland is so expensive the darn thing cost me $40. I was really disappointed by this book. I think if every part that has the main character, Rosa,…

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March Book Reviews

March Book Reviews

A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn Sweep in Peace by Ilona AndrewsI read Clean Sweep a few months ago after letting it sit on my Kindle for way too long. I loved it so much that I immediately bought this book, the second in the series. Dina is offered a lot of money and a chance for her Inn to thrive if she agrees to host a peace summit. It’s an extremely risky meeting but she eventually relents. One of…

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A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn (Early Review)

A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn (Early Review)

This is the fourth book in the Veronica Speedwell series and I can’t get over how great it is. In A Dangerous Collaboration, Veronica and Stoker find themselves on a tiny Cornish island investigating a years-old disappearance. There is just as much wit and sexual tension in this book as the first three plus I learned many new useful words. I just have one gripe for this book: Veronica originally agreed to visit this island to obtain larvae of the…

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February Book Reviews

February Book Reviews

February was a productive reading month for me. I kind of made it my new year’s resolution to read all of the physical TBR books I already have before buying any more. I also gave myself permission to stop reading books I’m not into sooner than I usually do. Because of this, I started and abandoned about four books and it felt surprisingly good. Here are reviews for most of the book I finished this month: In an Absent Dream…

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