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REVIEWS! - MYSTERY THRILLERS

Mystery Thriller Reviews

A Crime Thriller and a Middle-Grade Mystery

I started a new job and what is more mysterious and thrilling than starting a new job? Reading a couple mystery thrillers! So this week, I have a crime thriller and a middle-grade mystery to review for you!

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REVIEWS! - ROMANCE

Romance Reviews

Contemporary, New Adult College, Romantic Comedy
and a Women’s Fiction Rom-Com

Spring has sprung and Romance is in the air! With this weeks reviews you’ll find the following: some swoony, some funny, and some just short of the mark, but all are romances (in some essence of the word.)

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XTRA REVIEW!

Thriller Romance Review

Turn the Tide:
A Heart-Pounding Romantic Suspense Anthology

By Katie Ruggle,
Adriana Anders, Connie Mann & Juno Rushdan

Whether you're diving into treacherous waters,
racing the clock against global annihilation,
or delving deep into an untamed wilderness,
these thrilling tales of love and suspense will leave you breathless.

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REVIEWS! - TEEN ROMANCE

TEEN ROMANCE REVIEWS

Valentine’s Day was last month and I made sure to partake in all the romance reeds that I could get my hands on! If love is still in the air for you, then here are a few of the Teen Romances I read last month.

Just a heads-up: you’ll need a box of tissues, your gay best friend, your big-girl (or big-boy) pants ready to speak-up, and your iTunes subscription handy for this list of must reads!

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REVIEWS! - MYSTERY THRILLERS

Mystery & Thriller Reviews

This week’s review is all about the chase, the questions, and the anticipation of what will happen next with Mystery and Thrillers!

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REVIEW! - Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

This week’s book reviews is a smattering of different genres, everything from a historical mystery to a musical memoir and a women’s fiction satire!

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NEW RELEASE - REVIEW!

The Soul Keepers

By Devon Taylor

“A fantastic high-stakes adventure on a ghost ship sailing forever into eternity, where every soul is (literally) worth fighting for—what’s not to love? Devon Taylor weaves an endearing tale of friendship and loss with heart-stopping action and a whole lot of terrifying monsters. You’ll root for Rhett and his fellow reapers through every twist and turn!” —Rin Chupeco, author of The Bone Witch and The Girl from the Well

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KIDS DAY REVIEW BY LAUREL!

Rosie's Glasses

By Dave Whamond

In this wordless picture book, Rosie wakes up in a monochrome world, with a dark cloud over her head. As she plods through her miserable, gray day, the cloud follows. Mishaps and mayhem thwart her every move, irritating noises assault her --- and the pouring rain makes everything worse. But then, on her way home from school, Rosie finds a pair of strange glasses. When she puts them on, her world transforms into vivid, joyful color. All of a sudden, she can see the beauty and fun in everything around her --- and her dark cloud has disappeared. Are the glasses magic? Or could it be that changing how we look at the world can change the way we experience it?

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KIDS DAY REVIEW BY LAUREL!

Birds from Head to Tail

Written By Stacey Roderick
Illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya

In this fun informational picture book, children can test their knowledge of birds, one body part at a time. “What bird has eyes like this?” asks a spread showing a close-up illustration of the body part without revealing the rest of the bird's body. “A bald eagle!” answers the following spread, which features an illustration of the whole bird in its habitat, along with intriguing information about its unique body part and what makes it special. Eight birds in all are featured, along with another eight on an additional spread at the back of the book…

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KIDS DAY REVIEW BY LAUREL!

A Drop of the Sea

By Ingrid Chabbert

Ali lives with his great-grandmother in a tiny clay house at the edge of the desert. Just her and him. Just him and her. They don't need anything more to be happy. But lately, Ali has begun to notice how his great-grandmother has aged. And one day, he asks if her life's dreams have come true. All except one, she tells him. She had a dream to see the sea, but now she is too old to go. So, the next morning, Ali sets off with a pail in hand. He is going to make his great-grandmother's final dream come true. He is going to bring the sea to her.

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KIDS DAY REVIEW BY LAUREL!

Sleep, Sheep!

Written By Kerry Lyn Sparrow
Illustrations by Guillaume Perreault

There are lots of things Duncan likes about bedtime --- the stories, the pajamas, the bubblegum-flavored toothpaste ... The only thing he doesn't like is going to sleep. And he'll do anything he can to avoid it. Until one day, Duncan's mom has had enough of his stalling. “Try counting sheep,” she tells him. So, he does. At first, it's kind of fun. As he counts, each sheep appears, wearing its number like a race car, and leaps over the bed. But then comes Sheep #68, who hesitates. He needs a drink of water before he can jump. Then he has to go to the bathroom. Then he wants to put on running shoes. Will Sheep #68 ever do what he's supposed to?

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ARC REVIEW!

Addiction

By Margaret McHeyzer

Meth, crank, ice, glass, fire, tina, chalk, crystal or crystal meth.
Whatever you call it, it’s the same thing. Addictive.

Drugs ruin people’s lives. 
I should know, they destroyed mine. 
I’m Hannah and I got hooked on ice. What started as a trickle, ended with a tsunami washing everything away; my family, my life.
I’m not sure you’re ready to read my story; it’s real and confronting. 
Open the book, read the pages and see how easy it is for anyone to get addicted. 
Ice affects all types of people. It doesn’t discriminate. 
It will SCREW. YOU. UP.


*Drug abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and emotional conditioning. Recommended for 16+ Contains distressing content. It will cause you anger, frustration and you'll want to hurt some characters

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Book of the Month - June 2018

When Kate Met Cassidy

By Camille Perri

From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins - this time, when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance. Written with Camille Perri's signature wry wit and charm, When Katie Met Cassidy is a fun, fast-paced romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want.

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NEW RELEASE REVIEW! - Fighting My Affections

Fighting My Affections
(The Affections series #3)

By Elizabeth Wills

Elizabeth Wills does what any great writer does, and draws you back into the story, and boy is there ever a story! Fighting My Affections has everything from sex addiction and hot ex-boyfriends to betrayal and prison sentences, all leading to a beautiful strong woman that idolizes her daughter, the product from all of her past mistakes. 

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