Category: Book Review

Book Review: One Last Shot ..

Book Review: One Last Shot + Giveaway

Malcolm Greeley doesn’t understand why his dad won’t just let sports go, well he does understand that his dad was big into sports, especially when he finds his trophies in the closet one day, not a speck of dust on them. Luckily, his dad has let him quit baseball when he sees he isn’t enjoying it. When they have a fun time playing mini-golf, his dad notices how good he is, finds him a coach and a competition to participate in. How can he say no? One good thing about mini-golf is that he meets Lex one day, a girl […]

Posted May 14, 2020
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Book Review: Air Awakens

Book Review: Air Awakens

Air Awakens was a book I was excited for because magic and libraries are my thing. Yet, something was way off in this book. Vhalla is a bit of a pushover character. She falls too easily for the moody prince, she can’t seem to say no to the old best friend who wants to be her boyfriend and even the pushy brother character seem to easily mold her to do what HE wants her to. And let’s talk about these love interests – they’re not great guys. They’re not bad but they are definitely thinking they know what is best […]

Posted May 13, 2020
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Book Review: On Little Wing..

Book Review: On Little Wings

On Little Wings was a fantastic read. I don’t always enjoy a lot of realistic fiction, but I love a good one when I find one. Jennifer didn’t realize she has an aunt until a picture falls out of a one of her mother’s books. What follows is a decision to find out more about her and why the two sisters are estranged. More than just a family history story, this is a story of first loves and full of interesting characters who I fell in love with. I love the chemistry between all the characters and especially in the […]

Posted May 3, 2020
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Book Review: The Secret Gar..

Book Review: The Secret Garden

  Rereading The Secret Garden, I had forgotten how much I loved this book and movie growing up. It’s such a horrible tale of loss and learning to recover from loss. I listened to it on audio and it really captured the moments of the children as they grew up and realized things about themselves. It’s definitely one of those stories that is timeless even as it is set in an era that kids are not familiar with. I love how Mary transforms throughout the book and learns from her new experiences. Verdict: A wonderful children’s classic that all should […]

Posted April 23, 2020
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Book Review: Passenger

Book Review: Passenger

Passenger was a very slow read and one that at times towards the end got a bit confusing as the time travel started to get a bit out of control. I really liked getting to know our two main characters, Etta who is a violinist and has to learn about all this time travel stuff without preparation. Nicholas is a sailor who wants his freedom from this family, but cannot quite grab hold of. He is also black and suffers injustice in many of the time periods that he travels to. I liked the premise, but it took a long […]

Posted April 16, 2020
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Book Review: The Bride Test

Book Review: The Bride Test

The Bride Test was a fantastic read. I haven’t read the first in the series, but it stands on it’s own as a separate story. Mya is approached in Vietnam to become a possible bride to a woman’s son, a handsome man in America and she is weary of the opportunity but is persuaded to try. Khai is autistic and does not understand his emotions and feelings and their relationship has a rocky start. They’re forced to attend several weddings together and Mya takes a new name – Esme when she travels. There’s a lot of ups and downs in […]

Posted April 12, 2020
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Book Review: Dumplin’

Book Review: Dumplin’

Dumplin’ was such a fun read, I grew up thinking of myself as fat and not at all cute, but realized once I graduated high school how pretty and beautiful I was even if I was heavier. I never dated in high school so I don’t really get all that stuff. I liked the dichotomy between Willow and her mom and that she was trying to be okay with her body whereas her mom was trying to “fix” her situation. I like that she didn’t jump straight into a relationship but I hated her reasoning, I wish it had been […]

Posted April 11, 2020
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Book Review: Widdershins

Book Review: Widdershins

Widdershins took a bit to get into. The chapters were long and the plot was interesting but definitely a bit slower reading than I expected. The setting is old timey London, the main characters a talking cat and a slums boy who he saves from losing his fingers as well as a witchhunter and the daughter of the Queen, the Princess herself. Quite an intriguing set up, with a bit of a political plot happening that is alluded to with the Academy and the Inquisition. There’s some magic and a book that intrigues the princess. The problem is that nothing […]

Posted March 25, 2020
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