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Dual Review: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Starfishby Akemi Dawn Bowman Published by Simon Pulse on September 26, 2017 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 320 Goodreads   Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on Angie’s Fall TBR

Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore: I LOVED Cashore’s first series and I am so excited for new words from her. The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan: The cover is spectacularly creepy, add in a book featuring Roma culture and vengeance and I am all. over. it. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria: This has been on my TBR forever […]

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Dual Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

The Girl with the Red Balloonby Katherine Locke Series: The Balloonmakers #1 Published by Albert Whitman & Company on September 1, 2017 Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Pages: 288 Goodreads   When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets […]

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The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughterby Theodora Goss Published by Saga Press on June 20, 2017 Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi Pages: 416 Goodreads   Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Books We’ve Read in 2017 So Far

Octavia’s Picks: Honor by Jay Crownover Cole by Tijan Brainwashed by R. McGeddon, Jamie Littler Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews Shelly’s Picks: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books From “X” That We’ve Recently Added to Our TBRs

Octavia’s Picks – Paranormal Romance Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison Moonshadow by Thea Harrison Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost Shelly’s Picks – Contemporary Fiction Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig All American Boys […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Winter is (theoretically) coming to a close. Hard to believe when it’s 18 freaking degrees outside out and snowing but whatever THAT’S WHAT THEY TELL ME. That means it’s time to go through all my unread books and start putting together a spring TBR that I’ll give up on by mid-April. This year I decided to […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Love Stories

Welcome to today’s special Valentine’s Day edition of Top Ten Tuesday, where I’m discussing my favorite love stories. The books themselves might not be romances, but they all have beautiful, heart wrenching love stories contained within their pages, stories that made me believe in the magic of love and I refuse to believe these couples […]

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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2017

Books Octavia Read: Bodyguard by Jessica Linden:  Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst: DNF Dazzling by Elizabeth Hayley:  Radiant by Elizabeth Hayley:  Honor by Jay Crownover:  A Wife in Every Sense by Joanne Walsh:  Dance With the Billionaire by Charlotte Eve: Books Shelly Read: March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate […]