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Ancillary Justice – Book Review

 

Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie

This book one of a three part series. Read this book first, then the next two, for Ancillary Justice sets up the other two. The world created by Ann Leckie is not one that will be familiar to most readers, even those who read primarily science fiction. Part of it is Leckie’s writing style that to this reader seemed a lot like Ayn Rand. It is terse prose that admits little feeling even though there is a lot of emotion under the surface. I felt detached from the narrative the entire time, though it is well-plotted and the characters, some human, some machine or robotic-like, some a mix are complex.

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Things I Should Have Known – Book Review

 

Things I should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

4 stars

Publication Date: 28th March, 2017

From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as devoted to Ethan as she is to Ivy. 

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Yesterday’s Tomorrow – Book Review

 
Yesterday’s Tomorrow (Tomorrow’s War Book 1) by G.W. Pomichter and William DuPree

Ah, alternate history recipes! What can’t you do? From Nazis with spaceships to Ben Franklin summoning dragons, alternate history meals can present all sorts of bizarre scenarios … and quite a few starkly realistic ones.

That is the intent of today’s meal, to show an alternate contemporary environment, diverging only a short time before the present day and trying to stay fiercely grounded in the real and natural. Does Yesterday’s Tomorrow capture the essence of realism and push forward this alternate history?

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The Kiss of Deception – Book Review

 

 

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

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The Book Review Directory is Now on Tumblr and Google+ !

 

Hello everyone! I thought I’d let you all know that The Book Review Directory is now on Tumblr and Google+ ! They’re still quite new, so if you have a moment, please consider giving them a follow. I appreciate it!

So, here’s a total of all the places you can find notifications for The Book Review Directory posts:

Thanks everyone for all your reading over the years.

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All the Rage – Book Review

 
Title: All the Rage

Author: Courtney Summers

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication date: April 14, 2015

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I am in love with Courtney Summers’ writing. I may be in love with Courtney Summers herself. This is a moot point. Her book This is Not a Test is arguably one of the best zombie books not about zombies ever written, and Cracked Up to Be is the definition of a meaningful YA read. So on the day All the Rage came out, I ran, not walked, to the bookstore to pick it up. And let me tell you, this did NOT disappoint.

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Figment – Book Review

 

Figment

(Insanity #2)

Author: Cameron Jace

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 262

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairy Tellings, Retellings, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Review: I absolutely loved the first book in this series by Cameron Jace. It was a completely new retelling of Alice in Wonderland and it was beyond unique.

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It’s Not Me, It’s You – Book Review

 

This book was sent for free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Also by this author: The Taming of the Drew
Published by Point on October 25th 2016
ISBN: 0545952581
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 288
Format: paperback
Source: the publisher
Amazon ♡ Chapters ♡ TBD

One high school girl’s comedic examination of her dating past as told by the friends, family, and boys who were involved! 

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The Alchemists of Loom – Book Review

 

THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM

Author: Elise Kova
Series: Loom Saga #1
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Publication Date: January 10, 2017

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Summary:

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

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