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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 […]

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything
Posted 11 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Everything, Everything is the debut novel from author Nicola Yoon.  It is the story of a girl named Madeline who hasn’t left her house in over seventeen years.  She has SCID, an autoimmune disease that is very rare and leaves her allergic to just about anything and everything.  Her entire world is her […]

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Posted 9 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I started watching Leah Remini’s documentary on A&E about Scientology and have been fascinated with it.  I have a self-admitted fascination with how different faiths work, especially those of a more controversial nature.  It was what led me to the library to find this book.  And I haven’t been able to put it […]

A List of Cages

A List of Cages
Posted 12 December 2016 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review A List of Cages is beautifully written, telling the story of two boys whose lives have crossed once again.  Their lives have intersected at times of pain and sorrow, but it is their unlikely friendship that changes both of their lives.  This is a novel that will stick with you for a very […]

Dive

Dive
Posted 19 November 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Dive is a truly poignant book about love and loss, friendship and family.  The story revolves around Virginia, a 15yo girl who is going through one of the worst times of her life.  And because personal tragedy is never enough, just about everything around her seems to be rising against her. Isn’t that […]

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals
Posted 27 October 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Smoke Signals is the second book in the Tulsa Thunderbirds series, a spinoff and companion series to Catherine Gayle’s fantastic Portland Storm series.  And like all of the books in these two series, this novel combines love, steamy romance, hockey, and real life issues that hit hard. I love hockey and I love novels about hockey. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where She Went

Where She Went
Posted 16 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Where She Went is the second book in the If I Stay series and my favorite of the two.  It was just as emotional as the first and even more intense.  Despite the theme of death in If I Stay, there is something much darker about most of the second novel. Where She Went is told […]