Posts Categorized: Book Review

Sep 13 2013
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Going Through the Notions by Cate Price – Review + Giveaway

Going Through the Notions by Cate Price – Review + Giveaway

Going Through the Notions by Cate Price
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Deadly Notions #1
Published by: Berkley
Release Date: September 3, 2013

A retired schoolteacher—and yes, daughter of a Fitzgerald fan—Daisy Buchanan has found her calling in the village of Millbury, Pennsylvania. While her husband endlessly renovates their old house, Daisy happily presides over Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop that sells sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry.

Daisy has her eye on an antique dollhouse and a classic Singer Featherweight at the local auction—until her friend and mentor, auctioneer Angus Backstead, is led away in handcuffs. It appears he bashed in the head of a drinking buddy who stole a set of fancy fountain pens. Daisy’s sure the sprightly old-timer couldn’t have done …

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Sep 10 2013
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Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman – Review + Giveaway

Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman – Review + Giveaway

Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled: Ever After
August 26, 2013
ASIN: B00EGJE3MC
Print Length: 109 pages

Archeologist Lucy Davenport made a promise to retrieve an elusive piece of history buried in the walls of an iconic Indian village. But when she draws unwanted attention that interferes with her secret plans, she’s forced to risk it all with a man who threatens not only her goal, but the walls she’s carefully constructed around her heart.

Keats McCall is an environmental preservationist navigating the globe on behalf of heritage protection. When he catches Lucy at his latest project, he suspects she’s up to something. She secretive, sexy as hell—and has trouble written all over her. He devises a plan to keep her close so he can …

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Sep 02 2013
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{Review} Reveal by Brina Courtney

{Review} Reveal by Brina Courtney

Title: Reveal by Brina Courtney

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

You think seeing ghosts is weird? Tell me something I don’t know.

Shay Tafford’s childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the
dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That’s why it’s been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he’s been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she’s had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too, she’s just starting to find a normalcy in her life.

But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she …

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Sep 01 2013
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{Review} Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck

{Review} Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck

I received an electronic copy of Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck in exchange for a fair and honest review. This did not influence my opinions. This post contains affiliate links.

Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck
Illustrated by Wilson Williams, Jr.
Publication Date: September 5, 2013

“Young Mary had a little lamb.
His name was Sheppard sheep,
And everywhere that Mary went
That sheep was sure to sleep.”

This is not your average Mother Goose nursery rhyme. In this hilarious parody, poor Mary has one very sleepy, slumbering, snoozing sheep named Sheppard and Mary’s mom is not happy.

Can Mary can keep her sleepy sheep awake?

Young readers will laugh along at Mary’s zany attempts, as she tries everything from spicy-hot fiestas to …

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Sep 01 2013
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{Review} Blucy by Julia Dweck

{Review} Blucy by Julia Dweck

I purchased this book on my own and reviewed it because I loved it! This post contains affiliate links.

Blucy by Julia Dweck
Illustrated by Erika LeBarre

Once in a blue moon, a special pet comes along.

When Mandy adopts the best cat at the shelter,
she doesn’t realize it has a big secret and an even bigger personality.

Review

Blucy: The Blue Cat is an adorable, rhyming picture book. The story is about Mandy, who adopts a very special cat from the pound…Blucy, as she names her, loves to get into mischief, and turns blue to blend into surroundings! I loved the story and my 2 year old did, too. It was nice at the end of the book that …

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Aug 30 2013
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Review: Peacemaker by Eva Gerald

Review: Peacemaker by Eva Gerald

Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. This did not influence my opinion in any way.

Peacemaker by Eva Gerald
YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release date: July 28, 2013.

Maya Voland doesn’t want to spend her senior year in the cold, isolated town of Shine, Vermont. Reeling from the death of her father and the discovery that her life is a carefully constructed set of lies, Maya wants to escape to a place where she can be invisible.

The residents of Shine can’t let Maya leave. She’s too important to their cause. A manipulator by nature, Maya was born with an extraordinary ability to influence the emotions and actions of others. Shiners will go to great …

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Aug 26 2013
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Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream

Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream

Disclosure: I received an e-book in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received.

Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream
Blood Prince Series
Book One
Genre: Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing
Cover Artist: Elaina of For the Muse Designs

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Loupe always dreamed of getting married. She yearned for a caring husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence at home with her stepmother and two stepsisters, a man who would love her forever. Those dreams ended the day she was bitten by a werewolf. Now she’s a mindless beast on the night of the full moon—a condition that forever prevents her from sharing a marriage …

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Aug 21 2013
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Call Me Crazy by Quinn Loftis

Call Me Crazy by Quinn Loftis

Call Me Crazy by Quinn Loftis
YA Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 5/31/2013

“I’m looking out from inside the chaos. It must be a one-way mirror because no one seems to be able to see back inside to where I am. The looks on their faces, the judgment in their eyes, tells me everything I need to know. The most frustrating part about the whole messed up situation is that even though I’m the one that they stare at in shock, I am just as shocked as they are. I know no more than they do of why I lose control. What they don’t know is that I am more scared of myself than they could ever be.” ~ Tally Baker

After a devastating …

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Aug 16 2013
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Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad
Genre: MG Fantasy

Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only the existence of magic, but also a villain hunting her down. The villain uses magic and magical technology to kidnap Alyssa to the Fiji Islands. As much as she wants to go home, she has to face some dangerous challenges first. Not only that, the villain himself must also be defeated. Can Alyssa succeed, even with the help of her mentors?

Excerpt

The sound of the rain banging against the window distracted Alyssa from washing her lunch dishes. She stared out the window …

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