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Book Review : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Title : The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Author : Bernie Su, Kate Rorick Genre : Romance Publisher : Touchstone Pages: 400 Publish Date : June 24, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 I am a certified fan of Pride and Prejudice. I have read the book too many times to […]

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Book Review : Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth

Title : Flying Shoes Author : Lisa Howorth Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Bloomsbury Pages: 336 Publish Date : June 17, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 Mary Byrd Thornton has received an unsettling phone call from a reporter seeking details about her little brother’s unsolved murder. The police are apparently […]

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Book Review : Lock In by John Scalzi

Title : Lock In Author : John Scalzi Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Tor Pages: 336 Publish Date : August 26, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Amazingly, I lover-of-all-that-is-hard-science-fiction hadn’t read John Scalzi before. I corrected that by reading “Lock In” who’s protagonist is a disease-inflicted human living his life […]

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Book Review : Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Title : Born Confused Author : Tanuja Desai Hidier Genre : Mystery Publisher : Scholastic Pages: 512 Publish Date : July, 2003 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 I’m no teenager and generally try to keep away from Young Adult books, but I chose to read this one because of the familiar […]

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Book Review : Then and Always by Dani Atkins

Title : Then and Always Author : Dani Atkins Genre : Romance Publisher : Ballantine Books Pages: 320 Publish Date : 20th May, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 2.5/5 Rachel Wiltshire is living a sad life after a disastrous accident. No, she is fine (save for a scar) but saving her […]

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Book Review : Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Title : Invisible City (Rebekah Roberts Novels) Author : Julia Dahl Genre : Mystery Publisher : Minotaur Books Pages: 304 Publish Date : May 6th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 Rebekah Roberts is a journalist, a stringer to be precise. She has been working for the Tribune for a while, […]

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Book Review : Archetype by M. D. Waters

Title : Archetype Author : M. D. Waters Genre : Sci-fi, Dystopian Publisher : Dutton Pages: 384 Publish Date : February 4th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 Emma Wade wakes up after an almost fatal accident in a top-notch medical facility, to the relief of her devoted husband Declan. Try […]

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Book Review : Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

Title : Dark Eden Author : Chris Beckett Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Broadway Books (Crown Publishing) Pages: 448 Publish Date : April 1st, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 Dark Eden reminded me of Shaman. But while Shaman was of evolution on earth, Dark Eden is about the evolution of […]

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Book Review : A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

Title : A Circle of Wives Author : Alice LaPlante Genre : Mystery Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press (Grove Atlantic) Pages: 325 Publish Date : March 4th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.2/5 That title had me going. Circle here is a collective noun, so that should pique your interest. The […]

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Book Review : The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Title : The Weight of Blood Author : Laura McHugh Genre : Mystery Publisher : Spiegel & Grau (Random House) Pages: 320 Publish Date : March 11th, 2014 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 4.5/5 Lucy Dane has grown up in the small rural town of Henbane, in the shadow of the Ozarks. […]

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