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Tag: Fiction

“Breakwater” by: Catherine Jones Payne

Right away, you notice that stunning cover. It is gorgeous and on par with the cover for the book Roar by Cora Carmack (review will be posted on May 14th). Exquisite!  This one had a LOT of tag possibilities as it spans some genres and had a lot of different themes. I was stoked to see a mermaid story up for grabs that had some intrigue and depth (pun-alert!) to […]

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“The Sunshine Sisters” by: Jane Green

I always find books that thread and weave together throughout the characters’ lives and how they grow to be fascinating. It is nice to read a novel with forward motion. The book opens with Ronni and her three grown daughters at the tail end of Ronni’s life. She is in pain and wanting to end her own life. Then we are taken back toward the early days of Ronni’s career […]

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“Life of Pi” by: Yann Martel

While I was reading this, I got about halfway through it with my book notes before realizing that the format I was using was doubling the text format; meaning that the spots where I was marking notes were incorrect by the percentages.Onto the actual review part:I was confused at first about the religious stuff for Pi and then it got explained and made some sense.I was thrown a bit for […]

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“Sweet and Deadly” by Charlaine Harris

 Hmmm. Okay then. So, this was a short “little” read. For being Charlaine Harris’ first work, it isn’t bad…but I *did* notice that her bad writing habit of overusing the word “little” which has been a prevalent pet-peeve of mine with all of her works began here. Sigh. Moving on… This was an odd sort of tale. There were several extra added details and red herrings added in that I […]

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“Memoirs of a Geisha” by: Arthur Golden

Exhale. Wow. This book was beautiful. Elegant. Lovely. Heart-wrenching at times. Cruel. Roller coastery. Book Notes While Reading: 3.32% “I can tell already I am going to enjoy reading this.” 21.29% “Wow. This poor girl.” 24.02% “Seriously, how can women be so catty and uncaring like that? The poor girls parents both died…sigh. Poor girl!” ****Note: Soon after this point I realized it was a fictional story and not an […]

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“Chaos Walking” Trilogy by Patrick Ness

I wanted to wait to review this series until I had finished all three in the triology. Sadly, that just was not meant to happen: This was my second jump into anything by Patrick Ness. (The first being “A Monster Calls” which I also review on this blog) The first two installments of this series do not disappoint. The thing that I loved most about his writing is that it […]

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“The Name Of The Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss

Hello Kote my old friend. ‘Tis a rare thing indeed for me to reread a book, let alone to read it once for the first time toward the beginning of the year and then finish off the end of the year with rereading it. I missed nuances that I hadn’t picked up on during the first go-around. I was caught in the suspense of the story; the unknowing. This time […]

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“The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg

This novel was bizarre. I debated on whether or not I wanted to review it. I don’t like writing negative reviews, saving those only for books I find truly terrible. This novel does not fit my criteria for a negative review. I also didn’t love it. I wouldn’t really recommend it personally as I did not enjoy it. This left me a bit at odds as to how to properly […]

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“Starters/Enders” Duology by Lissa Price

For starters, let’s start with Starters: This Sci-fi sucked me in right from the start. I loved the way that things were described/alluded to throughout to remind the reader of being in a future setting. The suspension of disbelief here was still plausible so everything just clicked. I loved Starters even though it had small grammatical errors scattered about. I found its “plot twist” at the end predictable and eye-roll […]

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“All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” by Bryn Greenwood

This novel was a heart-breaking and lovely read. The title is very apt for the subject matter. I know some reviewers have likened it to a modern-day retelling of Lolita, but I wouldn’t make that leap. The sexual undertones are not prevalent until the girl is older. There is a relationship built on security and trust first which I think is the all important distinction to make here. I would […]

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