Tag Archives: mini-review

The Poppy War, by RF Kuang

Rin is a war orphan who does everything she can to escape the life of an opium-smuggler’s errand girl and become one of Nikara’s elite trained soldiers. With the country drifting once again toward war, Rin discovers that learning to … Continue reading

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First Comes Love, by Emily Giffin (audio)

Family, torn apart by death, trying to cling together while all the resentments, regrets, and grief stuff every corner of every interaction. This is one of those books that I have a hard time evaluating. On the one hand, the … Continue reading

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Close to Home, by Cara Hunter (audio)

GoodReads summary available here. The hunt for police procedurals, take 1: Nope. I’m not going to spend long on this one. The book was well-written. I really enjoyed most of it. For awhile, I thought perhaps it would be the … Continue reading

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White Sand Volume 2, by Brandon Sanderson and Rik Hoskin

Since this is a continuation of a series, I’m not going to say more about the story, but instead direct you to my review of White Sand Volume 1. Most of what I have to say about this book is … Continue reading

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Reign the Earth, by AC Gaughen

Check out the Goodreads description here. I had mixed feelings about this book. Something about it grated on me the entire time I was reading, and at the same time, I was unable to put the book down. Part of … Continue reading

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Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue, by Marissa Meyer

This is the second (and I believe final) volume of this short graphic novel series that takes place after the Lunar Chronicles. Iko is the primary narrator, and she’s on earth fighting rogue wolf-soldiers who are intent on revenge against … Continue reading

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Mind Games, by Kiersten White

Two sisters with psychic powers. A mysterious and dangerous school. Both sisters trying to protect and save each other though one is blind and one is psychologically traumatized by what she’s forced to do. I only found out recently that … Continue reading

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