By Laura Silverman
Rating: 4 smiley faces
Publication Date: May 1st 2017 (that’s right people, I’ve finally read an ARC)
Challenges Fulfilled: Read Harder Challenge
Goodreads Summary: Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, it forces Anise to say goodbye for the first time to Santa Cruz, the waves, her friends, and even a kindling romance, and fly with her dad to Nebraska for the entire summer.
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This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.
Come Home to Me
Free, reduced from $3.99
Jake Owens is tired of life on his parents’ Montana ranch, catering to city folk who want a taste of old-fashioned country living. He enjoys life in the fast lane, with fast cars and even faster women. When he falls in with the wrong crowd and is accused of murder, a stranger’s bizarre offer at a second chance might be his only hope to clear his name. Rachel Parker is highly devoted to her family.
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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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Early One Morning by Virginia Baily
Published 2016 by Fleet
My copy: Secondhand paperback
A grey dawn in 1943: on a street in Rome, two young women, complete strangers to each other, lock eyes for a single moment.
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The Thieves of Nottica by Ash Gray (Amazon)
Good Friday, my literary foodies, it is time once again to throw open the pantries and pick up a (hopefully) delightful meal to read through! This week, I have an intriguing steampunk fantasy meal on my plate, distinctive at the very least for the unique cover. The Thieves of Nottica has a notable subtitle as ‘A Humorous Steampunk Adventure’, so without further ado, let’s grab our forks and knives to get started carving down to the truth!
Before we gather our tools, let us put our hands over our hearts and recite the Starving Review oath:
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The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson
Publication Date: October 17, 2014 (first published October, 2007)
Edition: Paperback, 768 pages
Genre: Epic Fantasy
That ending… Wow… Simply WOW…
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The Bands of Mourning (5/5) – ★★★★★
By: Brandon Sanderson
Length: 336 pages
Published: 26 January 2016
Series: Mistborn #6/Alloy Era #3
Previous Book in Series: Shadows of Self
Genre: High Fantasy, Steampunk
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In 1999, there is a girl in a small town near L.A. in a coma (technically she’s suffering from a condition called akinetic mutism). People flock to her house just for a few minutes by her bedside. They say she can perform miracles, that she listens to them, that her room is alive, and that she glows. They call her “The Miracle Girl.”
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