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Book Review: If I Stay (Books 1 & 2)

“I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” First let me start by warning you that this post contains spoilers. Don’t read further if you haven’t read the books, or are planning on seeing the film. While normally I don’t like to spoil a book, I find it’s hard to discuss this series […]

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Book Review: Wayward Pines Trilogy

Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, […]

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Book Review: The Yard (The Murder Squad #1)

1889, LONDON. JACK THE RIPPER’S REIGN OF TERROR IN FINALLY OVER, BUT A NEW ONE IS JUST BEGINNING. Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant […]

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Book Review: Silver Shadows (A Bloodlines Novel)

In the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories […]

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Book Review: The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons

“Alexander, were you looking for me?” “All my life.” ― Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman Paullina Simon’s epic and monumental love story of Alexander Belov and Tatiana Metanova begins in The Bronze Horseman and continues to its conclusion in the third book The Summer Garden. Their story begins when Hitler’s armies attack Russia causing Russia […]

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Book Review: The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy Book #3)

  After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of […]

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Book Review: Legends of the Fall

The publication of this magnificent trilogy of short novels — Legends Of The Fall, Revenge, and The Man Who Gave Up His Name — confirmed Jim Harrison’s reputation as one of the finest American writers of his generation. These absorbing novellas explore the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their […]

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Book Review: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy Book #2)

IT BEGAN WITH A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. The second book in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy is titled, Shadow of Night. The book picks up where A Discovery of Witches left off with Diana and Matthew traveling back in time to 1590. Hoping to get their hands on the manuscript before its been spelled, the […]

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Book Review: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy Book #1)

“A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.” I tend to gravitate towards E-books as they’re easier to carry around, but one day while hanging out at Barnes & Noble I came across Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches. What caught my attention was […]

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2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

This summer I discovered Historical Tapestry’s Historical Fiction Challenge and decided to join up. I set my goal for 15 books as this was my first time and I was already participating in Goodreads’ 2013 Reading Challenge. I usually pick a theme each year for my reading material, and had already read some historical fiction, […]

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