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Bargain Book of the Week – The Poison in All of Us

poison in all of us

 

This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

Free, reduced from $0.99

Winter breaks are supposed to be exciting, but this one is murder.

A novella of suffragists and secrets.

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H20 – Book Review

 

H20 by Virginia Bergin

Remember the game we all played as children called “Hot Lava” where you jumped from couch to table to desk to avoid touching the ground aka “the lava”. Sometimes you even got creative and took the couch cushions and pillows with you to get farther through the house. Well, that is this book, except if you touch it, you will die.

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The Graces – Book Review

the graces

 

Title: The Graces

Author: Laure Eve

Published: September 6th 2016 by Amulet Books

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

My Rating: 4/ 5 stars

“Everyone said they were witches. I desperately wanted to believe it. I’d only been at this school a couple of months, but I saw how it was. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake, stares following their backs and their hair.”

Like everyone else in her town, River is obsessed with the Graces, attracted by their glamour and apparent ability to weave magic. But are they really what they seem? And are they more dangerous than they let on?

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All Signs Lead Back to You – Book Review

 

All Signs Lead Back to You by Aniesha Brahma

2013.

As the final bell for the day rang on their last day in school, Diya Rai, had a chill run down her spine. The chill of not knowing what the future holds for her and her high school sweetheart, Ashwin Chowdhury.

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They Mostly Come Out at Night – Book Review

 

They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick

Many thanks to the author for providing a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

5/5 stars.

I am just going to make a note at the beginning of my review: this is an honest review. I’m not giving this 5/5 stars as a favor or anything like that. I don’t do that stuff.

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The Burning Girl – Book Review

 

I review The Burning Girl by Claire Messud.

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

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Wreathed – Book Review

 

Wreathed by Curtis Edmonds

We all know what it’s like to grab a book, start reading, and then think, “Oh boy, I’m not cooking dinner or sleeping tonight, because book.

Wreathed is a sparky, well-written romance full of zingers and Chardonnay, as Gwendolyn (“My name is Wendy!”) Jarrett navigates a world peopled by a neurotic mother with an arrest record as long as her arm, a dead uncle, a rather dishy Adam Lewis who just happens to be putting himself on the wrong end of a legal case, and a former classmate who keeps jumping out of the bushes–sometimes literally.

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The Paper Magician – Book Review

 

I read The Paper Magician basically in two days. I got the Kindle version, probably at some kind of a discount because that’s the only time I buy ebooks. I was drawn to the artful cover of the book, with the woman in her Mary Poppins-style dress and umbrella. Knowing nothing about the book going into it, I was pleased to find a cleverly-crafted tale about Ceony (how do you pronounce that?

Does it rhyme with “peony” or is more like “Coney” like Coney Island?), a young girl who is sent off to be a magician’s apprentice with a mysterious man named Emery Thane. She’s to apprentice in paper magic, which was not her first choice, but due to a dwindling number of paper magicians in the world, she’s forced into the craft.

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Bone Witch – Book Review

 

Bone Witch (2017, Sourcebooks Fire, Young Adult Fantasy) by Rin Chupeco

When I finish a book and review it, I also post on sites such as Amazon and GoodReads which gives me a chance to see what other people are thinking about the book too.

If I really love a book, I’m always eager to check out reviews and see if everyone else loved it as much as I did.

So after reading Bone Witch, I rushed over to GoodReads only to discover most reviewers did not enjoy this book. I was so confused, how could someone not love this book?

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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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