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PREDICTING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

Category: ARC

*I was provided an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

“Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance” by: Ruth Emmie Lang

My initial first response in reading this book was sheer childlike glee and excitement. It has been a LONG time since I dove into a Fantasy novel, especially by a new author, and loved every moment of it. There were snippets here that reminded me a bit of the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. I feel like especially the elements toward the end where a certain young character is introduced […]

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“These Violent Delights” by Victoria Namkung

The reason I requested this one I will admit was all due to the title. “These violent delights have violent ends” was a quote used on the HBO show “Westworld” and hubby and I *LOVE* that show. The quote is explained around the 70% mark as being a quote from Romeo and Juliet to mean that the relationship is going to doom both of them and that they will not […]

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“Bonfire” by: Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter may be a familiar name to you. She was an actress in Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and Jessica Jones. I was excited to get a chance to review her debut novel. The premise reminded me of Veronica Mars in that we have a small town filled with cover-ups and secrets, as well as a female lead that is seeking out the […]

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“Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything”: by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen

The information in this one is mind-blowing. It took quite a long time (for me) to finish this one, but it is probably the most quoted book I have read so far, maybe ever. I shared many of the facts and stories with many different friends in casual conversations because I found this entire tome completely fascinating (and the best way to know you truly have a concept/idea down is […]

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“13 Minutes” by Sarah Pinborough

I was confused at first as to why this one was a Netgalley read when it says it doesn’t release until October but that there were so many reviews already on here. It looks like it has been changed a bit and is being re-released. It was first published February 18th, 2016 and from what I can gather Netflix is making it into an original movie. This was interesting to […]

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“Raising Resilience” by: Christopher Willard

The subtitle “The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children” is definitely appropriate! Filled with TONS of links between Psychology and Buddhism, this book was a must read for me. I do not have kids, I wanted to read this for the sole purpose of those two links. The approach of speaking to children as children was well explained as far as their development and their mode of […]

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“Sleep Like a Baby” (Aurora Teagarden #10) by: Charlaine Harris

Oh Charlaine Harris. I love her books. I have read ALL of her series. From the very first to this final installment in the Aurora series, why oh why does she continue to overuse the word “little”? I have ranted about this in previous reviews of her previous works. I had to take a deep breath on this one as I read and before I began this review. Real Talk […]

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“Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living with War” by: M. Evelina Galang

The author of this took years to gather her research and to interview 16 Lolas/”Comfort Women”. The name “Comfort Women” is a subterfuge-y type of misnomer because there was nothing “comforting” about what they went through. During World War II the Japanese soldiers came into their homes, injured and or brutally murdered their fathers, mothers, siblings, husbands, and kidnapped these women to their camps. The suffering they endured was nothing […]

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“Glow” by: Megan E. Bryant

ย  I am SO excited to finally get to share this review with all of you! You have no idea how hard it is to keep the amazingness of a story under wraps until closer to the publishing date. Ah! It can be tough being a book blogger… The beginning of this story we find our very modern narrator Julie bumping into a friend of hers, Lauren. We learn some […]

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“Girls Made of Snow and Glass” by Melissa Bashardoust

I first heard about this one in the BuzzBooks Fall/Winter preview (See my blog post here) When I was approved, I jumped into reading. I like re-tellings when the story is taken and made into the authors own. That was evident here. Being told in two separate timelines, from before the Evil Queen,ย Mina age sixteen, rose to power and Snow, Lynet age fifteen, when Mina is already in power. The […]

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