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Like a River Glorious, by Rae Carson

Leah Westfall is now in California with the remains of the ragtag group she traveled west with in Walk on Earth a Stranger. Her uncle is still after her, and she knows she has to let some of her closest … Continue reading

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Ross Poldark, by Winston Graham (audio)

Earlier this month, I watched the first season of Poldark and rather enjoyed it. So of course, I had to start reading the books. I’ve finished the first book on audio, and here are my thoughts in handy little bullets: … Continue reading

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Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia

A dilapidated hotel. A November weekend. A pair of elfin-looking twins. A sociopath music director. A missing girl. A volatile conductor. An a cappella boy band. A legendary murder-suicide celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. A blizzard that traps everyone inside. This … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. From this beginning, the story of a mixed-race family in the 70s unfolds, spinning outwards as the discovery of the favored child’s death affects everyone. This will be a very difficult … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After (Part 1)

I’ve been reading a couple of fairy-tale like series this month – princesses! – and instead of reviewing each book one by one, I’m going to do mini-reviews in a single set. No sense clogging up my blog with tons … Continue reading

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A Kiss at Midnight, by Eloisa James

After seven years of virtual servitude at the hands of her callous stepmother, Kate once more has her wants overruled. Her stepsister is injured and thus cannot go with her fiance to meet the prince and gain approval for the … Continue reading

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Girl at War, by Sara Novic

Ana Juric is a Croatian refugee. When she was ten, her life and family was ripped apart by civil war. Now, as a twenty year old college student in NYC, she is just beginning to face the long term effects … Continue reading

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Walk on Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson

Leah Westfall is happy with her family on their claim in Georgia. Her father may be sick, her family may be poor, and she may be saddled with most of the farm’s chores, but her parents love her, and she … Continue reading

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The Quick, by Lauren Owen (audio)

I’m not going to summarize this book the way I usually do in reviews, for two reasons. First, I knew almost nothing about the book going in, and that influenced my experience with it. Second, this is the sort of … Continue reading

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Dodger, by Terry Pratchett (audio)

I don’t have much to say about this book. It’s historical fiction, pulling in all sorts of figures recognizable from both fiction and real life. Dodger – the narrator – encounters Charles Dickens, Sweeney Todd, Queen Victoria, and others I’m … Continue reading

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