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The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal
Posted 31 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Fifth Petal is the second book in The Lace Reader series.  I really enjoyed the first book, especially with its setting of Salem and the witch history.  This novel is set several years into the future and it features some new characters along with some from the first book. Callie is at the […]

The Lace Reader

The Lace Reader
Posted 23 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I got the ARC of The Fifth Petal (review coming soon) from NetGalley, not realizing that it was the second novel in the series.  So I purchased The Lace Reader.  Being fascinated with all things Salem and its witchcraft history, I was really interested to see how it played out in this novel.  And I absolutely […]

Pushing Send

Pushing Send
Posted 28 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Pushing Send is a yung adult novel with some very deep and intense situations, especially appropriate in this day and age. Hadley’s life has be turned upside down yet again as she and her family have moved again to a small town in New York.   Her father lost his job after an […]

The Accident Season

The Accident Season
Posted 17 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was a strange, but intriguing book.  There were moments when it was like reading through an altered state, as if Cara isn’t always 100% in the present.  In places, there was prose that reminded me a bit of Sarah McCarry’s All Our Pretty Songs.  The lines of between reality and that which is imagined […]

I am the Messenger

I am the Messenger
Posted 9 August 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am the Messenger is one of the more bizarre books I have ever read.  It is one of those books that caused me to question myself continually about why I was reading it, yet, at the same time, I couldn’t put it down.  Even now, having finished it, I am not sure […]

Dirt Daughter

Dirt Daughter
Posted 23 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Dirt Daughter tells the rather tragic story of Elena Black.  She has known a life of tragedy and loss, betrayal and neglect.  When she was young, she lost her best friend Lizzy in a terrible accident, her body never found.  Soon after, she lost her father when he died after a fall from […]

Bury the Hatchet

Bury the Hatchet
Posted 8 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am a huge fan of Catherine Gayle’s hockey-themed romances!  I have read every one that she is written and they are each amazing reads.  The knowledge that the author has of hockey and the behind-the-scenes of it all is obvious and seen in the incredible attention to detail.  But the stories aren’t […]

Modern Monsters

Modern Monsters
Posted 1 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review One of the first things that struck me about Modern Montsers was the voice, that of a teenage male and something that there is not enough of in YA literature.  And that voice was convincing and empathetic. Vic is not the stereotypical YA hero and I LOVED that.  His best friend is one of […]

Soulprint

Soulprint
Posted 16 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Soulprint is a new sci-fi/thriller novel with an extremely fascinating premise.  It looks at the soul in an interesting way, looking at it from social and scientific viewpoints, rather than as a part of any particular spirituality.  It takes place in a world in which science has advanced to the point of being able […]

The Forgetting

The Forgetting
Posted 15 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Forgetting was not a fluffy young adult novel, but a novel that looks at the very real issue of sex trafficking.  It is dark and often disturbing, but it is also beautiful with its moments of love and change.  Georgie has just had a heart transplant and she can’t help but feel like […]