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29.6.16

6 Newly Released Entertaining Young Adult Novels



Do you have a teen at home that is complaining about being bored? Or perhaps you are like me and enjoy theses tales as much as the younger generation. Either way, you won't want to miss these newly released young adult novels that will be sure to entertain.


My Lady Jane
The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.

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Ivory and Bone
A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.

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The Museum of Heartbreak
In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up.

Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak.

Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak.

Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately.

But sometimes the biggest heartbreak of all is learning to let go of that wondrous time before you ever knew things could be broken.

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How it Feels to Fly
The movement is all that matters.

For as long as Samantha can remember, she’s wanted to be a professional ballerina. She’s lived for perfect pirouettes, sky-high extensions, and soaring leaps across the stage. Then her body betrayed her.

The change was gradual. Stealthy.

Failed diets. Disapproving looks. Whispers behind her back. The result: crippling anxiety about her appearance, which threatens to crush her dancing dreams entirely. On her dance teacher’s recommendation, Sam is sent to a summer treatment camp for teen artists and athletes who are struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. If she can make progress, she’ll be allowed to attend a crucial ballet intensive. But when asked to open up about her deepest insecurities, secret behaviors, and paralyzing fears to complete strangers, Sam can’t cope.

What I really need is a whole new body.

Sam forms an unlikely bond with Andrew, a former college football player who’s one of her camp counselors. As they grow closer, Andrew helps Sam see herself as he does—beautiful. But just as she starts to believe that there’s more between them than friendship, disappointing news from home sends her into a tailspin. With her future uncertain and her body against her, will Sam give in to the anxiety that imprisons her?

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How to Disappear
This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed?—and the boy who’s sent to kill her.

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette’s house. Which is why she has to disappear.

Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price.

As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.
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Cure for the Common Universe
Sixteen-year-old Jaxon is being committed to video game rehab ...

ten minutes after he met a girl. A living, breathing girl named Serena, who not only laughed at his jokes but actually kinda sorta seemed excited when she agreed to go out with him.

Jaxon's first date. Ever.

In rehab, he can't blast his way through galaxies to reach her. He can't slash through armies to kiss her sweet lips. Instead, he has just four days to earn one million points by learning real-life skills. And he'll do whatever it takes—lie, cheat, steal, even learn how to cross-stitch—in order to make it to his date.

If all else fails, Jaxon will have to bare his soul to the other teens in treatment, confront his mother's absence, and maybe admit that it's more than video games that stand in the way of a real connection.

Prepare to be cured.

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28.6.16

Review: (Not So) Good in a Room by Dakota Madison

by Donna Huber


Not So Good in a Room



A bead of sweat drips from my temple and runs down my cheek. I want to swipe at it, but I am frozen with fear. I can't move.
A young movie producer whose name I can't remember stares at me from across the small table. He glances at his cellphone for what could be the tenth time then looks back up at me.







(Not So) Good in a Room is sort of a retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. Nellie is an awkward 20-something that has horrible social anxiety, which you wouldn't guess by her quirky style of dress. She is a writer of action movies. Well, they would be movies if she could actually pitch her screenplays to producers. It's not for lack of trying.

It is while she is attending Pitchapoolza that she meets super charasmatic Roscoe. He too is a screenwriter. Well, he would be if he could get past the first 10 pages.

Then there is Chris, the playboy roommate and cousin of Roscoe. He is an actor/model. Well, if anyone would give him a part. Instead he is using his incredibly good looks and life-time supply of sparkling vitman water to sleep his way through the female population of L.A.

This ensemble of characters is supported by a handful of secondary characters that make for a fun cast of slightly exaggerated personalities.

I had great hopes for this romantic comedy even with its predictable plot. The personalities of the characters alone made for fun reading. However, I was disappointed with Madison's execution of the story. There was so much more that she could have done with both character and plot development. Instead it felt like she just hit the high points, which rushed the story.

I wanted more time to get to know Nellie, Roscoe and Chris. I wanted the everyday life stuff that makes fictional characters pop off the page and feel like they could be your best friend.

(Not So) Good in a Room is the first book in a series of interconnected novellas and I'm tempted to give Dakota Madison another chance as I really did like the characters she created. I just want a bit more story.

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Donna Huber, founder & publisher. Donna is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour. She reads most genres, but her favorite books are psychological thrillers and stories that highlight the survival of the human spirit against unbelievable circumstances. Donna is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. 



Book info:
available formats: ebook (105 pages)
published: April 2016 by Short on Time Books
genres: romantic comedy
source: author




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27.6.16

Travel Back in Time with These Well Researched Historical Novels #MondayBlogs

by Susan Roberts


When writing historical fiction, the author needs to diligently research the time period that they are writing about - the facts MUST be correct.  Once that is done, they are free to make up a story that might have happened.  Here are several well researched historical fiction books that I've read this year.  The time span is from the 19th century whaling expedition (The North Water) to the Vietnam War (Revenants).  Also included are two WWII books (One Man's War and the Lilac Girls) and a fantastic novel about women fighting to get the right to vote (Remember the Ladies).



Lilac Girls
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Just when you think that you have read everything that there is to read about WWII, a book like this comes along and you read about the effects of the war from an entirely new perspective. This is not only based on real people but it is a debut novel by an author that I predict we will be hearing from in the future. Its a fantastic novel and would be a great book not only for book clubs but for anyone who is interested in how badly people can treat others.

There are three main characters in the Lilac Girls:
-Caroline Ferriday, a NYC socialite and former actress who works in the French embassy in NYC.
-Kasia - a Polish teenager who works with the underground once the Nazis invade Poland and who is arrested, along with her mother and sister and sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
-Herta - a German doctor at Ravensbruck camp who convinces herself that she is doing the right thing at the camp.

The novel is told in alternating chapters by each of the three main characters and the reader gets a total picture of what is going on in the US during the war as well as the atrocities going on in the camps. Ravensbruck was well known because medical experiments were done on some of the prisoners that were so inhumane it is almost unbelievable.

As difficult as part I of the book was to read, parts 2 and 3 took place after the war as the three women tried to renew their old lives. Much of it was also very heartbreaking but there was also hope for the future after the war.

This is a wonderful book, difficult to read at times but one that needs to be read!

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the North Water
The North Water by Ian McGuire takes place in 1857 aboard the whaling ship, the Volunteer, on a voyage to the Arctic Circle. On board the Volunteer are a dishonest captain, a disgraced Irish surgeon and a serial killer named Drax who is a man of pure evil along with the usual crew of misfits and rough sailors. 

What I liked about it: The author's writing is crisp and vivid. The characters are very well done and the story line is very realistic.

What I didn't like about it: The novel is very dark and gritty and extremely violent. The language, though representative of the lives of sailors of the day, was very vulgar at times.

Overall, I recommend this book if you enjoy reading a gritty realistic adventure book told by an author with fantastic skills. I enjoyed it and plan to look up some of his earlier books.

(This book was given to me by the author for a fair and unbiased review)

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One Man's War
One Man's War by P.M. Kippert

War is Hell and this book brings World War II to the reader with all of the grit and fear that goes with such a horrific experience.

The main character Bob Kafak, is on the front lines. He can't see the big picture, he has to endure the day to day shelling and rain and mud and cold and at times boredom. He is often close to the German lines and is involved in a lot of fighting from the beaches of Anzio to the south of France. He chooses not to be promoted to a higher rank because he sees so many of the officers get killed. So while the higher ups are controlling the moves of the armies, the reader is getting a day by day look at what actually goes on with an individual soldier whose goal is to stay alive despite all that is going on.

This is not my normal genre of book but I definitely enjoyed the novel. I thought that the main character was very well created and very real. He was definitely a good representation of a soldier of the time. I was also very interested in the parts of the story that took place in France. My father was in WWII and was in southern France and like the author's father, never talked about the war until very late in his life.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a gritty real story about WWII from the soldiers' point of view. But it can also be enjoyed by a reader who wants to read a real coming of age story about a young man who gets drafted and learns what's important in life during his time at war. 
(Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.)

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Revenants
Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman  

This is a war novel but it's not about what happens to the soldiers in battles but what happens to the family of a soldier who doesn't return.

This is the story of Betsy, a teenage girl, whose brother Nathan dies in the Vietnam War. The entire family is overwhelmed with grief but it's Betsy that the novel centers on. She feels guilty because she never got to really say good bye to her brother and she misses him terribly. As a result of her feelings, she starts hanging out with a rough crowd at school and gets in trouble. As punishment, she is given the chance to work as a candy stripper at the local VA hospital. At first, she's very resentful of this but as she gets to know some of the patients, she starts to love the time that she spends at the hospital and makes a vow that they will all go home to their families, unlike her brother who never came home to his family.

There is also a mystery about a patient on the upper floor that no one is supposed to know about. The story behind the mystery patient is very intriguing and by getting to know him and his story, Betsy begins to heal from the loss of her brother.

I almost didn't read this book because I don't like novels about war but this book was fantastic. Yes, war is dangerous for the soldier but it also harms the family at home and that harm can cause scars that last for generations. So even if you avoid war novels, don't avoid this book - it's a book that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.
(Thanks to the author for a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.)

Buy Revenants: The Odyssey Home at Amazon


Remember the Ladies
Remember the Ladies by Gina Mulligan

I don't read a lot of historical fiction but I'm so glad that I decided to read this book. The time period of this book is the late 1800s but parts of it could be written about today's political struggles in the US.

I also found it very interesting to read about the early work of the women's suffrage movement and the work that they did to give women the right to vote.

Amelia was orphaned at four and raised in an orphanage where she was upset that boys could get schooling and girls were taught to keep a clean and orderly house. When she was emancipated from the orphanage at 18, she went to work at a textile mill where she once again saw women treated as second class citizens. After being fired, she decided that she wanted to be a person who could make a difference in the world. She took the train to Washington, DC and after much convincing and studying, she found a male lobbyist who would mentor her. She was one of the first female lobbyists and fought discrimination every day. Eventually she went to work for the National American Woman Suffrage Association to try to get a bill through Congress to allow women to vote. Through her struggle to be a person of importance in Washington, we learn all about the deals and tricks that were part of politics at the time - many of which still happen today.

I definitely enjoyed this book. I thought that the character of Amelia was very well done and she showed growth and change throughout the book. I also enjoyed learning more about what women had to go through to get the right to vote. So many people don't take advantage of this in today's world - they all need to read about the struggle for women to be able to cast their votes and be involved in government.

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While I historical fiction isn't something I readily pick up, these tales were so well researched and brought history to life that I'm really glad I took the chance. What novels have you read that were outisde your normal genres, but turned out to love?

Susan Roberts, reviewer. Susan grew up in the Detroit area but after deciding that city life wasn't for her she moved to North Carolina after college. She and her husband have several acres of land and they enjoy gardening and canning vegetables in the summer. They travel extensively. Susan reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook or Twitter.


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26.6.16

Summer Just Got a Little Hotter with these Romance Novels



Looking for a new romance this summer? Check out these hot titles.



Bittersweet
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

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Idol
Libby

I found Killian drunk and sprawled out on my lawn like some lost prince. With the face of a god and the arrogance to match, the pest won’t leave. Sexy, charming, and just a little bit dirty, he’s slowly wearing me down, making me crave more.

He could be mine if I dare to claim him. Problem is, the world thinks he’s theirs. How do you keep an idol when everyone is intent on taking him away?

Killian

As lead singer for the biggest rock band in the world, I lived a life of dreams. It all fell apart with one fateful decision. Now everything is in shambles.

Until Liberty. She’s grouchy, a recluse—and kind of cute. Scratch that. When I get my hands on her, she is scorching hot and more addictive than all the fans who’ve screamed my name.

The world is clamoring for me to get back on stage, but I’m not willing to leave her. I’ve got to find a way to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.

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Breath of Malice
FBI special agent Paige Carson hoped she’d be able to start a new life in small-town South Carolina. But when a senator’s sister is murdered and a blank postcard is left next to the body, Paige realizes that a killer from her past has found her—and is sending her a very personal message.

From the moment he hired her, FBI special agent in charge Sam McKade knew Paige was hiding something. Prompted by this recent threat, she finally opens up: one year ago, she caught the eye of suspected serial killer Todd Thames. Now he’s come back to pull her into his game, whether she wants to play or not.

As the danger increases, Paige and Sam give in to their growing attraction, and he vows to protect her no matter the cost. But the murderer will stop at nothing to get to his intended prey, and the strong arm of the law—and the shelter of her new love—may not be enough to save her.

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When a Boss Falls in Love
Meadow, Maci, and Melina were three sisters who didn't want for anything because they were born into money. None of them needed a man to give them anything but love; yet each of them had standards that no man could measure up to.

Meadow who is the oldest of the three gave up on men her freshman year in college when her ex cheated on her; causing her to lose focus and ending up on academic probation. She swore men off for the next few years because of it. Now that she's graduated, she decided to find someone to occupy her lonely nights. The man she falls for is a Boss with a secret that can destroy everything he was trying to build with her.

Melina found her knight and shining amour; however when she reveals something that she's been holding to he will turn his back on her, leaving her with a broken heart.

Maci is the youngest of the crew who is finally finished with high school and finds herself falling for her first bad boy. He is a few years older but can't seem to get enough of her and vows to make her his no matter what the cost.

These three sisters will take you on a ride with them and their men that will have you wondering what the hell just happened.

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Unbreak My Heart
What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend?

If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.

After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties. Then on the first anniversary of Rachel's death, Kate and Shane take comfort in each other in a night that they both soon regret.

Shane's been angry for a year, and now he feels guilty too - for sleeping with his wife's best friend and liking it . . . liking her. Kate's ability to read him like a book may have once sent Shane running, but their lives are forever entwined and they are growing closer.

Now with Shane deployed for seven months, Kate is on her own and struggling with being a single parent. Shane is loving and supportive from thousands of miles away, but his homecoming brings a betrayal Kate never saw coming. So Kate's only choice is to fight for the future she deserves - with or without Shane. . .

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25.6.16

Shelby Nichols Adventures by Colleen Helme

by Elisa Hordon

Carrots
Mind reading at its best.

What do you get when a bullet grazes your head in a grocery store? I mean seriously all Shelby wanted was some carrots to go with dinner, what Shelby got was a gift for trouble.

Colleen Helme is the amazing author who created the Shelby Nichols series, you can find out all about Collen on her website and oh take a look at Shelby's online journal it is a great ongoing companion to the books.

Right now Colleen is busy finishing up book 9 Hidden Deception, which will be out soon. I am super excited about this book for many reasons but one really special reason that I am gonna keep secret until it's published. I wonder if anyone will be able to tell what was extra exciting about this book for me once you've read it.

I really want to know how Colleen will top book 8 Devious Minds because I have to say Shelby's adventure in Paris will be pretty hard to top in my book.

But I digress I need to gush about the rest of the series first before jumping to the most recent...lol.

Shelby starts out in her first adventure Carrots. When we first meet Shelby, she is written as your average housewife, married to her hunky lawyer husband Chris and has 2 great kids Josh and Savannah. Shelby is a very organised woman and her life is, well predictable, stable, some would say boring. So what changes? Everything! Really everything changes that day she walks into the grocery store to buy carrots for dinner and winds up in the middle of a robbery where Shelby ends up with a bullet grazing her head and all of a sudden she can now hear everyone's thoughts.

Some people might think this is a great gift but honestly who really wants to know how their loved ones really feel about them? Personally no thanks....lol. While it might come in handy sometimes, especially if you have gun men chasing you and mobsters asking for favours, there are more down sides to this 'gift', especially when it's all new and scary. Shelby is constantly feeling overwhelmed and I am loving that she was strong enough not to go crazy.

Shelby's family worries about her, especially her husband, and while he struggles to accept Shelby's new gift himself he tries his hardest to be supportive, which can be funny sometimes and not so funny other times but Chris does a good juggling act...lol. In the end they love each other no matter what and that really works for me with this series. Shelby needs someone supportive behind her but no one is perfect. Seeing Chris struggle at times shows us no one is perfect but to make any relationship work you have to put in the effort to make it work by loving and supporting each other.

I really love the relationships Shelby builds along the way with Detective 'Dimples' and Uncle Joey and Ramos. I mean really talk about a juggling act. Shelby has so many balls in the air at times I wonder how she manages it all at once. Between Chris and the kids, Uncle Joey and his special jobs plus his ties to the Mob, then helping out Detective 'Dimples' consulting on cases for the police and stopping people from trying to kill her all while trying to keep her mind reading skills a secret, which at times utterly fails, I am surprised Shelby is still alive...lol. But that is Shelby: she is tenacious, stubborn and willing to do just about anything to get the job done. Most people underestimate her, including her husband in the beginning, but over time when the people close to Shelby see what she can really do they all start to appreciate and admire her more.

This is a series full of mystery, mayhem, action and adventure, toss in some tender romantic moments, great friendships, wonderful family and a few laughs and you have the makings of a wonderful series that you will always remember.

Get the books in this series
Buy Carrots at Amazon
Buy Fast Money at Amazon
Buy Lie or Die at Amazon
Buy Secrets that Kill at Amazon
Buy Trapped by Revenge at Amazon
Buy Deep In Death at Amazon
Buy Crossing Danger at Amazon
Buy Devious Minds at Amazon
Hidden Deception (coming soon)


Elisa Hordon, reviewerElisa lives on the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia were she spends her days reading, journaling, painting, cooking and home schooling her daughter. She has always been an avid reader, Elisa loves reading many genres of books except horror; her favourite genres would be mystery, romance and paranormal. Elisa also loves pursuing many creative outlets if she is not relaxing with a book she can be found writing, sketching, painting or cooking. Elisa loves to share her obsession with books especially with her family and friends. Reading and reviewing books is a favourite pastime of Elisa’s.


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24.6.16

Review: THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

by Susan Roberts

The Girls
I was totally mesmerized by The Girls. From the first page until the end, I was in love with the writing and with the pictures that Emma Cline created with her words. Its hard to believe that it's her first book - we can expect to see great things from her in the future.

Yes, this novel is loosely based on the Charles Manson murders of 1969 but it is so much more than that. Evie is a 14 year old girl in 1969 - her parents have gotten a divorce and her mother is dating again and her father has a new girlfriend, her best friend no longer wants to be her friend and she feels like an outsider everywhere in her life. She is totally entranced by Suzanne and the people she meets in a cult near her home. She doesn't see the squalor and the lack of food, instead she feels like she has found a place where she is accepted. As a 14 year old girl, finding love and acceptance is more important than anything else in life. The story is told by present day Evie, looking back on her life and still struggling to find acceptance.

This is a fantastic, beautifully written novel that will stay with the reader long after the book is finished. I predict that it will be a best seller this summer.

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Susan Roberts, reviewer. Susan grew up in the Detroit area but after deciding that city life wasn't for her she moved to North Carolina after college. She and her husband have several acres of land and they enjoy gardening and canning vegetables in the summer. They travel extensively. Susan reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook or Twitter.

Book info:
available formats: ebook and print
published: June 2016 by Random House
ISBN13: 9780812998603
genres: literary fiction, coming of age, psychological
book source: Netgalley




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23.6.16

Review: Giovanni Goes to Med School by Kathy Bryson

by Claire Rees

Giovanni Goes to Med School
Giovanni is a typical medical student. He is doing well in his position at the hospital but with his debt growing out of control he decides he needs to get a job; any job he can get, and at this moment in time it's in the hospital morgue. The night shift. Away from the weird morgue manager, who seems to be eager to get away from the place.

The job should be easy right? All of the patients are dead, and do not really require any attention.

At first all is going great, everything is quiet until one of his dead patients becomes the undead, she is sitting up, walking around and talking to him, making sure her dog is ok. But is also starting to decompose and is causing all sorts of problems.

He doesn't tell anyone because who would believe him? that is until after a few macabre meetings and a run in with another med student who he can share his concerns too and introduce to his horrifying visitor.

An enjoyable read and far from any other zombie story I've ever read.

I would recommend this to all zombie lovers to get a feel of a different type of zombie tale.

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Claire Rees, reviewer. Claire lives in a small village in the South Wales Valleys, UK with her husband, two kids and five snakes. She will hopefully be starting an English literature course this September. She has always loved reading books. Her favorite genres are horror, mystery and fantasy, although if the story line is good she'll read anything. Connect with Claire on Facebook.


Book info:
available formats: ebook (70 pages)
published: March 2016
genres: fantasy, humor






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