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12 Reasons Why Book Reviews Are Important

If you are a reader, then you’ve probably used book reviews.  Whether it’s word of mouth, blogs or review sites like goodreads.com or Amazon this honest feedback is the readers ticket to a sure-thing-read.  So why are these reviews important and more importantly, why should YOU write reviews?   Friends don’t let friends read bad […]

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Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I know it’s only January, but I’m calling this — Best YA of 2015! So why 4 stars you ask? Pacing! If you’ve read other reviews you will see a contingent of DNF. A lot of this was because this was written in 3rd […]

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Book Review: Hold on Tight by Serena Bell

Hold on Tight by Serena Bell My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4+ STARS! Read this in a single evening! This book pulls you in, makes you really care for the character and then it tells the story. Summer before starting college Mira wants to rebel. She wants to go to art school but her […]

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Book Review: Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles

Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved these characters! Olivia our heroine is smart, down to Earth, small town Texas girl who just wants to have a fresh start at college. She is on scholarship perusing her passion in astrology. She’s not interested in the typical college life outside […]

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Review: The Scroll of Life by Joshua P. Townley

The Scroll of Life by Joshua P. Townley My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Middle Grade is rad!” says the 40-something woman next to me at the library. Sharing your reading preference is like getting a glimpse of someone’s underpants. You don’t really want to know but if it’s right there in front of you, […]

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Book Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an amazing beginning to a new series! If you eye-rolled at the mention of “series” let me explain that this is a complete story. So yes, there is a cliff-hanger but at 490 pages you feel like you’ve been taken […]

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Book Review: Deeper by Robin York

Deeper by Robin York My rating: 5 of 5 stars DEEPER is everything a New Adult read should be! Gritty, real and makes the reader so emotionally invested that it feel like you are reading a diary. I am so glad that all my high school/college blundering happened before camera phones and social media! My […]

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Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was half way through the book and I was already thinking about re-reading it. I have NEVER done this! The construction of words is so intricate and beautiful, almost lyrical. Writing is supposed to be a conservation of words but […]

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Book Review: THE CURSE KEEPERS by Denise Grover Swank (Paranormal Romance)

I received an ARC of THE CURSE KEEPERS by Denise Grover Swank in exchange for an honest review.  I don’t mind being honest and I endeavor not to be critical so I apologize if I cross the line. The lost colony of Roanoke is the backdrop that provide a great known anchor for the reader.  […]

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Book Review: HEIRS AND GRACES by Rhys Bowen (Murder Mystery) Don’t Let the Genre Fool You

HEIRS AND GRACES by Rhys Bowen is the seventh in line in the Royal Spyness series.  This historical whodunit has been touted as the book fix for the “Downtown Abbey” fan. Personally, I feel like this characterization pigeon holes this fast paced, fun read into the Historical Murder Mystery genre, when this story is so […]

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