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The Goblin Emperor

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison My rating: 4 of 5 stars TL;DR The Goblin Emperor is a fascinating and ambitious work. While I didn’t love it, the premise was interesting enough and the writing strong enough to merit 4 … Continue reading

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The Dark Between the Stars

The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson My rating: 2 of 5 stars I would like to thank this book — my kitchen is clean and the laundry is folded because every time I picked up this book, … Continue reading

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Silhouette of a Sparrow: Review

A coming of age story set in the 20′s, Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin is a little bit Member of the Wedding (evocative of a time and place) and a little bit Fried Green Tomatoes (a budding … Continue reading

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Witches: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

What I’m Reading Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey (YA, paranormal, witches, contemporary fantasy, lgbt, weird magic, Romeo & Juliet) ★★★★☆ After being raised by his uncle, Braden returns to his hometown where he finds himself drawn into a feud between … Continue reading

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Seaweed: Review

Seaweed by Elle Strauss My rating: 3 of 5 stars A cute and fun YA read. If you are looking for a book that you can read while sitting by the pool, this is probably a good pick. The story … Continue reading

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Princess Academy: Review

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale My rating: 4 of 5 stars Despite the accolades, I kept putting off reading Princess Academy because it looked like a ‘princess’ book. I finally gave it a chance and I am so glad I … Continue reading

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The Death Cure: Review

The Death Cure by James Dashner My rating: 2 of 5 stars Although I did not love The Scorch Trials (book 2), I waited impatiently for The Death Cure because I was eager to have questions answered. Let’s recap some … Continue reading

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Smile: Review

Smile by Raina Telgemeier My rating: 5 of 5 stars My tween knocked out his two front teeth at camp this summer and our friend loaned him this book. I wish I could gift this book to every child that … Continue reading

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The Robot Alphabet

While browsing around Amazon, I stumbled upon The Robot Alphabet by Amanda Baehr Fuller. The cover was so whimsical, that I immediately downloaded the book. Amanda is a professional designer and illustrator (she has worked on comics for Scholastic and … Continue reading

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Moominland Midwinter

Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lyrical, philosophical, beautiful. I have re-read this book aloud to my boys almost every winter since the oldest was 4. This book never fails to capture the mood of … Continue reading

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