At the Feet of Mothers Blog Tour

Author: Adnan Mahmutovic Publisher: Cinnamon Press Pub Date: May 4, 2020 Blurb: Joseph Schneider grows up in a Cherokee-Jewish family in the Smoky mountains of North Carolina. He dreams to be a cook on the biggest ship there is in the world but his attachment to his mother Rachel and his rootedness to the little […]

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No Exit: ARC Review

This. Book. I thought I was a little sick of thrillers and my normal reads (the horror!) and then this book came and knocked me out of the water. It was absolutely amazing and well crafted and the characters!! 

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Books I DNF’d (Thank U, Next)

When I was younger and even through college I was completely okay with DNFing books. Somehow this changed the last couple of years. I hate it. This year I gave myself permission to start DNF-ing again and created a shelf for these books. There are four total. The Kill Order by James Dashner I tried. […]

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Sleeping Beauties: Book review

Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner US Pub Date: Sept 26, 2017 In Two Sentences: In a world much like today’s women start becoming wrapped in cocoons when they fall asleep and if they’re awoken they become violent. Then the men discover one woman is immune to this. My Thoughts: Reading the synopsis this was one of those “I […]

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The Border: earc review

Author: Steve Schafer Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Pub Date: Sept 5, 2017 In Two Sentences: When narcos crash one of the quinceneras, murdering almost everyone, Pato and his friends are the only ones left. With a bounty on their heads they must escape from Mexico into the United States. My thoughts: Where to start…. I really […]

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The Hate U Give: ARC review

Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Balzer & Bray Pub Date: Feb 28, 2017 In Two Sentences: Starr balances her two worlds perfectly until she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil. She needs to decide when to stay silent and when to make her story heard. My Thoughts: I am so ashamed this […]

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Ramona Blue: ARC Review

This past month I read Ramona Blue with a couple other bloggers for a book club started by Courtney at Curly Book Owl. Like any blogger I’m writing the review a week after I read the book… and I don’t remember much of it and I don’t normally take notes when I’m reading. So here […]

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ARC review: Solo

Author: Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess Publisher: Blink Pub Date: August 1, 2017 In two sentences: Blade is the son of a famous father and feels he doesn’t fit into the family name. Then he discovers a family secret: dun dun dunnnnn…… My thoughts: This may turn into a very negative review… which I […]

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The Marriage Pact: eARC review

Author: Michelle Richmond Publisher: Random House- Ballantine Books Pub Date: July 25, 2017 In two sentences: Alice, a rock singer turned lawyer, and Jake, a psychiatrist, get married and accept membership into The Pact. A group that thinks they have perfected the recipe for a lasting marriage, and will do anything to make sure members […]

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Reading with Patrick: ARC review

Author: Michelle Kuo Publisher: Random House Pub Date: July 11, 2017 In two sentences: Between college and law school Michelle Kuo goes to Helena, Arkansas, as a part of Teach for America. When she learns an old student is in jail she goes to see him and they continue with his education, reading different poems […]

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Trilogy Reviews: The Magicians

The Magicians, The Magician King, The Magician’s Land Author: Lev Grossman I really wanted to read this trilogy before I watched the series on Netflix. That’s definitely still on my list to watch. These books were hailed as being Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia for an older generation but I had a hard time […]

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The Girl Before: eARC Review

Author: JP Delaney Pub Date: Jan 24, 2016 In two sentences: Emma and Jane’s lives need a fresh start, a minimalist style. First Emma moves into One Folgate Street; when something happens Jane moves in and their lives begin to mirror each other. My Thoughts: Recently I’ve been obsessed with mysteries and thrillers. I’ve been […]

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Review: 11/22/63

Title: 11/22/63 Author: Stephen King Publisher: Gallery Books Pub date: November 8, 2011 Rating: 8/10 Summary in two sentences: A man named Al has found a hole leading to 1958, he enlists the help of Jack, a high school English teacher, to stop the Kennedy Assassination. Jack decides he will, but the past doesn’t want […]

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May’s mini-reviews

I’ve decided that I don’t want to do a long review for every book I read, so I’m going to be doing a lot more mini-reviews! (Obviously I will still do long reviews ARCs and some others I read) This is for various reasons: Sometimes I go through books really fast- reviewing slows me down. […]

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Breathe, Annie, Breathe

Author: Miranda Kenneally Pub date: July 15, 2014 Rating: 4 stars 2 Sentence Summary: A girl’s boyfriend (who was training for a marathon) dies so she decides to run the marathon in honor of him. She becomes attracted to her trainer’s brother.

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Cute and tiny reviews

Library of Souls ***** This is the third book in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. I reviewed the first one here. I was debating whether or not to read this one because the second one was a let down. I was not impressed. However, I decided to read it since I was […]

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Review: The Innocent

Title: The Innocent Series: Will Robie #1 Author: David Baldacci Pub Date: April 17, 2012 Rating: 4/10 2 Sentence Summary: Will Robie works as an assassin for the US government but then he refuses to shoot a target. This mingles with the murder of 14-year-old Julia’s parents.

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Review: Orphan Train

Author: Christina Baker Kline Pub Date: October 14, 2014 Rating: 6/10 In two sentences: Vivian is a ninety year old woman who grew up going from family to family after arriving in the Midwest by an orphan train. Molly is a girl who has to do 50 hours of community service for trying to steal […]

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eARC Review: Ashley Bell

Author: Dean Koontz Pub Date: Dec 8 2015 Rating: 8/10 Synopsis: Bibi Blaire is a blooming author- and then she is diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer. Then one day she is miraculously cured and she discovers the reason she was chosen to live: To save Ashley Bell.

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Reveiw: Caleb Williams

Author: William Godwin Pub date: 1794 Rating:  2 stars Goodreads Summary: When honest young Caleb Williams comes to work as a secretary for Squire Falkland, he soon begins to suspect that his new master is hiding a secret. As he digs deeper into Falkland’s past and finally unearths the horrible truth, the results of his […]

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Review: The Martian

 Author: Andy WeirRating: 4/5 Summary:Mark Watney was one of the first people to be on Mars. And it’s possible he would be the first to die there. After a storm caused his spacesuit to claim he was dead the rest of his crew was forced to leave to return to Earth.  What follows is his […]

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Review: Lock and Mori

 Author: Heather W. PettyPub Date: Sept. 15 2015Rating: 4/5Synopsis: FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case […]

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Your voice is all I hear review

Author: Leah ScheierPub Date: Sept. 1 2015Rating: 3.5/5 Goodreads synopsis:      Everything about Jonah is unexpected. On the first day of school, he sits next to April, when he could have chosen to sit with the popular girl. He turns down an invitation to join the school team and declares he’d rather paint. He […]

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Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

Synopsis:One cold January morning Kat’s mother walks out of her life. No note, no nothing, she didn’t even take her purse. Kat is not surprised, she had been able to tell for the past year her mother was pulling apart from their family. She isn’t that affected by her mom’s disappearance, she is actually happy. […]

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Review: The Scorch Trials

This is the second book in the series. The first book is called The Maze Runner.Author: James Dashner Synopsis:After finally escaping the deadly maze the boys finally believe they are safe. However, they soon realize they are mistaken. They find out they were not the only group going through the maze.Teresa is taken from them and […]

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Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park– Rainbow Rowell Goodreads Synopsis:Two misfits.One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs […]

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Trust No One-Review: Red Queen

Author: Victoria AveyardSynopsis:         In a world where there are two kinds of blood, Silver rules over Red the Red are slaves, and the Silvers think they are treating them well by letting them live. The Silvers have different abilities, from reading minds to controlling metal. One day Mare, a Red who is about to be sent to the […]

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Review: 1984

Author: George Orwell Goodreads Synopsis: While 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is more timely than ever. 1984 presents a “negative utopia”, that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world — so powerful that it’s completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, […]

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Review: All Fall Down

All Fall Down- Ally Carter Goodreads Synopsis: This exciting new series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter focuses on Grace, who can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world, and Grace has spent […]

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Review: The Queen of Zombie Hearts

This book is the third book in a trilogy. Author: Gena ShowalterGoodreads Synopsis: I have a plan. We’ll either destroy them for good, or they’ll destroy us. Either way, only one of us is walking away. In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice “Ali” Bell thinks the worst is behind […]

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Review: Paper Towns

Goodreads Synopsis:  Who is the real Margo?Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, […]

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Review: The Passion of New Eve

  Goodreads Synopis: This story follows Evelyn, a young Englishman, along a journey through mythology and sexuality. It is a story of how he learns to be a woman, first in the brutal hands of Zero, the ragtime Nietzsche, then through the ancient Tristessa, the beautiful ghost of Hollywood past. My thoughts:This synopsis sums it up […]

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Review: Only Ever Yours

Author: Louise O’NeillPub Date: April 7th Synopsis (Goodreads): In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and […]

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Shakespeare- Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis (Goodreads)           The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must […]

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Review- Hanif Kureishi "The Last Word"

          Hanif Kureishi’s The Last Word promised to be “mischievous, wickedly funny, and intellectually deft,” none of which it delivered until one scene three chapters from the end. Kureishi is an award winning author and this was supposedly his best. If that is true, I would not waste time with the others.Mamoon, an aging Indian […]

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Review: Inside the O’Briens

Goodreads Synopsis:Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer, a devoted husband, proud father, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed […]

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