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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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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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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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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Review: Othello

Note: contains spoilers! On Feb 26 2015 my Shakespeare class headed to The Rose Playhouse, one of the oldest theaters in London to see Othello. This was a modern day adaptation set in a business setting of modern day London.  The set was very simplistic and when Cassio was going to get shot it opened […]

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Review: Looking For Alaska

This is a very emotional book and has brought so many people to tears. It shows connections of friendships, how important it is to be around true friends in the time of need, such as the death of one of them. Looking for Alaska brings these characters to life through the conversations they have with […]

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