Archives by Tag 'Books'



Quickie Reviews April 13, 2012 | Fiction, Historicals, Quickie Reviews, Romance, Steampunk, Young Adult
secretsofasummernight-lkQuickie Reviews:   So I read a couple of books a few weeks ago and didn’t get around to writing my reviews for them.  Because I generally write my reviews soon after I’ve read the book, unless I take good notes, I don’t feel right about giving a full review of them.  If I wait

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Review: Night Sky by Jolene Perry April 9, 2012 | Fiction, Reviews, Young Adult
nightsky-jpPublisher: Tribute Books Copyright: 2012 Published: March 1, 2012 Pages: 247 Form: ebook (provided by publisher) Find the Author: Jolene Perry Buy The Book: B&N After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is

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Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks March 27, 2012 | Fiction, Reviews, Romance
thedarkesthour-mbPublisher: Berkeley Sensation Copyright: 10 Published: September 7,  2010 Pages: 298 Form: Paperback Series: A KGI Novel (1) Find the Author: Maya Banks Buy The Book: B&N | Book Depository The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering.

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Thoughts: The Hunger Games Movie March 26, 2012 | Books to Movie, Dystopian, Movies, The Hunger Games
thehungergamesI was able to see The Hunger Games Friday afternoon, much sooner than I thought, and I have to say overall I LOVED it and I thought they did a great job.  Book to movie adaptations can be tricky, but I was relieved that I didn’t leave the venue shouting that they fudged it up. 

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Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano March 19, 2012 | Dystopian, Fiction, Reviews, Young Adult
wither-ldPublisher: Simon & Schuster Copyright: 2011 Published: March 22, 2011 Pages: 358 Form: Hardback Series: The Chemical Gardens (1) Author: Lauren DeStefano Buy The Book: B&N  | Book Depository Thanks to modern science, every newborn has become a ticking genetic time bomb–males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty.  In

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Review: Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews March 16, 2012 | Chick Lit, Fiction, Reviews
savannahbreeze-mkaPublisher: Harper Collins Copyright: 2006 Published: April 6, 2006 Pages: 433 Form: Paperback Author: Mary Kay Andrews Buy The Book: B&N  | Book Depository The Breeze Inn is a place where very classy Southern belle BeBe Loudermilk normally wouldn’t be caught dead.  But a brief, disastrous relationship with gorgeous “investment counselor” con man Reddy costs

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Review: Ghost a la Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian March 12, 2012 | Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Reviews
ghostalamode-sajPublisher: Midnight Ink Copyright: 2009 Publish Date: September 8, 2009 Pages: 216 Form: e-Book Series: A Granny Apples Mystery (1) Author: Sue Ann Jaffarian Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies-and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is,

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Mini Reviews: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (1-3) March 9, 2012 | Fiction, Mini Reviews, Paranormal, Young Adult
cityofbones-ccPublisher: Simon & Schuster Copyright: 2007 Publish Date: March  27, 2007 Pages: 485 Form: Paperback Series: Mortal Instruments (1) Author: Cassandra Clare Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder

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Review: Memoirs of a Mom on the Edge pt 1 by Elsie Love March 5, 2012 | Memoir, Reviews
memoirsofamomontheedge-elPublisher: Dare Empire Copyright: 2012 Pages: 57 Form: E-Book (Provided by Author) Author: Elsie Love Ever wondered how men develop temporary blindness when there are dirty dishes in the sink or children covered in goo? Ever questioned the legitimacy of stretch marks and saggy breasts as “badges of motherhood?” Ever cursed cottage cheese for its

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5 Black Authors Who Rocked My World as a YA February 28, 2012 | Black Fiction, Fiction, Top Five
blackbooks  One: Francis Ray I started with Only Hers at 13 or 14 and have devoured everything from her since.  Her romances taught me to set a standard when it comes to men and to always believe in the Happily Ever After because they are real and attainable.  Her books taught me about realistic expectations,

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