Review: The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

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Henry Hayden is a best selling author who seems to have an idyllic life. That is until his wife suddenly dies and his mistress announces her pregnancy. If that wasn’t enough, Henry is at a loss for what to do since only he and his wife knew the truth about the novels – that she […]

Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Kami has spent her whole life talking to the voice in her head. His name is Jared and she shares all her inner most thoughts with him. So imagine her surprise when Jared is real, and shows up when the mysterious Lynburn family returns to her town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. The Lynburns had long ago left their […]

Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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In 2059 Scion London, where those who possess clairvoyant powers are unnatural and treasonous, Paige is a dreamwalker – one of the most powerful tiers of clairvoyancy.  Employed by Jaxon Hall, leader of an underground group of rebels, Paige is tasked with breaking into people’s minds to obtain information. Her potential doesn’t go unnoticed and she […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (August 2014 edition)

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This month’s mini graphic novel reviews features a bit more misses than hits unfortunately. All three were requested from Netgalley – e-copies provided by the publishers in exchange for an honest review. All three were ones that the story called out to me and I thought I would enjoy. All three ranged from the bad […]

Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

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Set in a dystopian New York City after a mysterious sickness wipes away all the adults and very young children, teenagers are the only ones left fighting to survive. After the previous leader turns 18, thereby becoming an adult and succumbing to the sickness, Jefferson is thrust into the role of reluctant leader. Along with […]

Mini Reviews: An Assortment of Paris Books

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Well, this is a first… I’ve done mini reviews on graphic novels and e-novellas before but given that there are only 3 days left of April, and Paris Month is drawing to a close with so many books I still need to finish & review, I thought I would do a smattering of mini ones. […]

Review: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

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Mary Cassatt moved to Paris with the hopes and dreams of becoming a successful artist. Dejected when her paintings are rejected by the Salon, she soon finds herself in the company of some of the artists she most admires including Edgar Degas. This meeting will throw her life into a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences, […]

Review: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

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When The Switch happened, oxygen levels took a nose dive with both plant and human life dying off as a result. A lottery selected the “lucky” ones to live in an oxygen-controlled dome where the population are split into Premiums and Auxilary, which are basically the haves and the have-nots. Quinn, a Premium, and his […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (Dec 2013 edition)

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This December edition of graphic novel mini reviews features two that are both released at the end of December. Both are similar in the sense of having some fighting, action and elements of sci-fi in it, but both have very different styles of writing, theme and illustration style. A Boy and a Girl | Thumbprint […]

Review: Not QUITE the Classics by Colin Mochrie

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Perhaps most well known for his improv on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Colin Mochrie tries his hand at some writing a book by taking the improv game of “first line, last line” and using that as a prompt to write his own versions of some classic tales. Mochrie tackles the likes  of Great Gatsby […]

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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The final installment of the bestselling Divergent trilogy concludes with the highly anticipated Allegiant. With the chance to leave behind the world she once knew, which is now in disarray, Tris along with Tobias and a group of others venture out into the unknown. Only they soon realize that the evil you don’t know isn’t […]

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels (Nov 2013 edition)

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At times, I’ve previously done some “minis” – shorter reviews of a similar category or theme (ie. YA e-novellas, Paris e-novellas) so today I’ve got a compilation of some graphic novels that I read over the last couple months that are now out! Tune: Still Life | The Cute Girl Network Tune: Still Life by […]

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Cath and her twin sister Wren are headed to college and, for the first time, won’t be sharing a room. Cath, in her dorm room with an intimidating roommate, retreats to her online world where she’s one of the most well-known authors of Simon Snow fanfiction. Everyone loves Simon Snow and that world of magic, […]

Review: Fateful by Claudia Gray

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The night before Tess is to board the Titanic with the family that employs her, she finds herself chased down the darkening streets by a wolf before being rescued by a handsome stranger. With the frightening scene that played out still fresh in her mind, Tess is startled to find that the stranger who had […]

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