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3.5 Star ARC Review: Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly- Out 4/2

Lovely Little Things by is a debut novel by Maureen Joyce Connolly that follows a couple that goes through a heartbreaking nightmare when their two daughters are abducted at a gas station. Thank you to Edelweiss and Sourcebooks Landmark for an ARC in exchange for a fair review Claire Rowlings is on her way to …

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Four Star ARC Review of Killing November by Adriana Mather- Out 3/26

Killing November by Adriana Mather is like Deadly Class if the main character was a part of one of the main families and just didn’t know. The setting is a boarding school unknown to the world that trains children of highly influential political families dating back a millennium. Being a descendent of these elite families …

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WWW Wednesday- Let’s Talk About our Reading Lives

It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words, hosted weekly by Taking on a World of Words.  What is WWW Wednesday? You just answer three simple questions to discuss your current reading life: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next? It has …

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2.5 Stars: What You Hide

What You Hide is a great concept that misses the mark. I applaud Natalie D. Richards for bringing subjects such as adoption, addiction, family violence and homelessness into the plot. Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks  for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. However, unnecessary tropes like the romantic relationship between main characters Mallory …

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WWW Wednesday- Let’s Talk About our Reading Lives

It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words, hosted weekly by Taking on a World of Words.  What is WWW Wednesday? You just answer three simple questions to discuss your current reading life: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next? As a …

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4.5 Star ARC Review of Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Four Dead Queens, published on February 26th, is the debut novel from Astrid Scholte. A murder mystery set in a fantasy world involving Quadara, which is made up of four regions: Eonia, Toria, Archia and Ludia. After hundreds of years of unrest, a system of rule was determined to maintain the peace. One queen from …

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WWW Wednesday- Let’s Talk About our Reading Lives

It is Wednesday and that means WWW World of Words! It works really simple. I'm tagging back to Howling Libraries because I saw it in my email first, this morning. What is WWW Wednesday? You just make a post and answer three simple questions : What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish …

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Four Star Review: Black Coats by Colleen Oakes – Published 2/12/2019

Black Coats recruit women who have sustained a substantial lost, never vindicated and give them the chance to help other girls get vindicated and then earn an "inheritance" aka, the right the avenge the grievance of the loved one they lost. They don't kill. They scare. They ensure it never happens again and they promise female empowerment. Women will go on from this organization feeling inspired, vindicated and ready to join support women through traditional means and make things right as judges, cops etc. But things aren't always what they seem.

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Top Tuesday: Books/Series that Led Me to a Novel Life

I wanted to do a different spin on the Top <fill in the blank> Tuesday and so I came up with an idea. There was NO DOUBT that there was a landslide of Young Adult books that led me to start Novel Lives. I am not going to review or even attempt a mini-review of …

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Weekly Round Up… My Favorite Blog Posts of the Week and What’s To Come…”The Aftermath is Secondary”

When life well, lifes... sometimes it becomes hard to even lean on the things that get you through, like reading, writing and my little corner of the internet. So instead of relying strictly on deadlines and what I planned, once I was passed September 4th, I went to what I wanted to read, which changed things up. That isn't to say I didn't want to read what I planned. Not at all. I just had a couple ARCs calling to me (one I am not planning to review till *ahem* November* and one not coming out till the end of the month) but it was the right choice! They really helped me connect with things I had to deal with and the other helped me laugh, and just get of my own head. If I end up reviewing it sooner than expected? So be it.