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The Help – Book Review

 

Title: The Help

Author:   Kathryn Stockett    

Publisher:  Penguin Books

Set in the 60’s when civil unrest was at its height, Martin Luther King was making his famous speech, and black Americans began to make a stand, even at great personal risk. Jackson, Mississippi is a seat of KKK power, and working coloured people feared for their lives.

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Hushed – Book Review

 

Brought into the world by: Joanne Macgregor
on March 26th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 339
Format: Kindle
Source: Amazon UK

Star rating: Three and a Half Stars
Heat rating: Two out of Five Flames

* Hushed – a modern romance inspired by the classic tale of The Little Mermaid *

Would you sacrifice your voice for love?

18-year-old Romy Morgan desperately longs to escape the boring future her parents have planned for her, and explore the world.

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Toward A Secret Sky – Book Review

 

Toward A Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Published April 4th 2017

368 Pages

Goodreads Summary: Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization that’s now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if she’ll continue her parents’ fight or stay behind to save her friends.

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Thirteen Reasons Why – Book Review

 

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher

My rating: 4/5

Synopsis:

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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Xander’s Folly – Book Review

 

Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Shaggy Dog Productions, LLC
Publication Date: May 13, 2016
Format: ePub
Pages: 204 pages

4.50 Stars

 

About the book

Celtic mythology, suspense, and a modern day romance!
Xander spent most of his life exploring his mother’s disappearance. When new clues surface that suggest she’s alive and waiting for him to find her, he must decide what he’s willing to risk to get his answers.

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The Rosie Project – Book Review

 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a lighthearted, funny, and highly enjoyable love story for all the nerds out there. Professor Don Tillman is a geneticist with Asperger’s Syndrome who embarks on a project to find a “suitable mate” (the “Wife Project”). But instead, he gets sidetracked by a woman named Rosie and her search for her biological father (the “Rosie Project”). Of course, the two projects end up coming together and what results is a delightful love story.

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Strange the Dreamer – Book Review

 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

 

About this Book:

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

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Titanborn – Book Review

 

Author Rhett C. Bruno weaves a sci-fi detective story set a few hundred years in the future, in which long-time bounty hunter Malcolm Graves is given the task of finding a bomber who decided to strike on one of Earth’s most celebrated holidays.

However, Malcolm gets an unexpected surprise when Pervenio Corp., the company he tracks bounties for, decides to team him up with a partner named Zhaff from their new and highly secretive training program. Malcolm is not overly fond of working with a partner, particularly one as young and inexperienced as Zhaff, but he soon realizes that he may need all the help he can get in order to crack this case.

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Chasing Wicked – Book Review

 

Title: Chasing Wicked
Author: Kathryn James
Release Date: April 18th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Chasing Wicked

Stone Mitchell was and always will be toxic.

Forbidden.

Poison.

I’d had a taste and it nearly killed me. Now, I knew better than to bite the apple.

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They Mostly Come Out at Night – Book Review

 

They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

They Mostly Come Out at Night

I was given this book in place of an honest review.

They Mostly Come out at Night is a story that revolves around a young man named Lonan. Lonan lives in a small village and is the outcast, he was blamed for some damages and deaths that had happened when he was a child. In this world people have skills called knacks these knacks give a person their purpose in life, every knack has its own special ability. Like healing gives you extra strength and power to help those in need. Cooking you make the most mouth watering meals etc. Lonan though is knack less which makes him being the outcast ever more so.

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