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Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)
3.95
This review will go live on the blog 09/19

Wilds Cards is, unfortunately, a prime example of an intriguing plot that had a horrible execution. Southern
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Aug 07, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
I Am Pilgrim
4.19
this review will go live on the blog 05/27

I Am Pilgrim is a sweeping 700-page behemoth of a novel that spans multiple decades and continents and I cou
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Apr 28, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
 
Find Me (Find Me, #1)
3.85
Review goes live on the blog 9/20!

I don't want to jinx myself, but I've been having insanely good luck lately with Young Adult Thrillers. Before I beg
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Aug 08, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
My Best Friend, Maybe
3.50
this review will go live on the blog 06/03


Newcomers to Carter's work take note: this is not an author who's afraid to tackle heavy subjects. Last year
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Dec 03, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
 
Ugly Girls
3.24
Ugly Girls lays everything out in the open from the very beginning. There's no glossing over or pretty little bows. Instead, this is a story with a st ...more
Oct 23, 2014
May 21, 2014
 
The Night Garden
3.34
I wish I had something better to say, or at least something more to comment on. Truth be told, nothing about The Night Garden grabbed me. I didn't car ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
Bellweather Rhapsody
3.80
this review will go live on the blog 05/13

Let's take another look at that summary, shall we? In just a single sentence I was hooked and needed to read
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May 05, 2014
Sep 03, 2013
 
The Devil You Know
3.67
I'm going to keep this short and sweet since SO many other readers have sung Trish's praises and have done so far more eloquently than I could ever ho ...more
Jun 20, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
 
A Tale for the Time Being
3.95
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Hi!
My name is Nao, and I am a time being.

On a seemingly ordinary day, a Hello Kitty lunchbox is washed ashore
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Mar 02, 2013
Oct 18, 2012
 
In Some Other World, Maybe
3.65
YES, I enjoyed it immensely. YES, I finished it in a single sitting. YES, I'm positive it'll show up again in June as part of my Top Reads of 2015 (pa ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
3.69
This review will go live on the blog 10/14

BEWARE: this review amounts to little more than an incoherent, rambly love letter.

You know that one review t
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Oct 06, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
 
Steal the North
3.90
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A few months ago I discussed imprints and I mentioned one of my go-to imprints (according to my ratings) is Vi
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Apr 11, 2014
Jul 20, 2013
 
The Room
3.53
And suddenly I realized the difference between me and my colleagues. I was ahead of them the whole time. By about two weeks. It took them numerous att
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Jan 29, 2015
Aug 08, 2014
 
The Sound of Glass
4.15
Just as Diane Chamberlain likes to pile on the drama (I had compared The Silent Sister to a Lifetime movie - but NOT in a bad way!), so does Karen Whi ...more
Apr 16, 2015
Apr 16, 2015
 
Revival
3.76
Guys, this book is over 400 pages and I read it in ONE DAY. That alone speaks volumes to King's mastery of his craft and his power over words. The jac ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
 
The Rules
3.32
The best way I can think of to describe The Rules is a B-movie played on a cable network on a Saturday afternoon. Something you would never seek out o ...more
Jun 03, 2015
May 31, 2015
 
The Paradox of Vertical Flight
3.63
review goes live on the blog 9/16.

When I first heard about The Paradox of Vertical Flight I was intrigued: an 18-year old & his 21-year old ex jus
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May 19, 2013
May 18, 2013
 
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
3.49
Chock-full of metaphory goodness, 2AM at The Cat's Pajamas beautifully weaves together three storylines gravitating around a past-its-prime jazz club. ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
Big Little Lies
4.16
If you're one of the few people who has yet to read this one, don't be put off by the blurb you'll come across. Yes, it's about domestic abuse. Yes, i ...more
Apr 08, 2015
Dec 26, 2013
 
Pretty Baby
4.12
While the ending didn't quite work for me (it felt so sudden and out of the blue) and there were threads that either didn't go anywhere or were quickl ...more
Jun 22, 2015
Apr 16, 2015
 
Enchanted August: A Novel
3.44
Enchanted August certainly lives up to its 'modern retelling' angle - there are entire conversations quoted verbatim here that were from The Enchanted ...more
May 28, 2015
May 25, 2015
 
Murder at Honeychurch Hall (Honeychurch Hall Mystery, #1)
3.60
Though I was delighted by the mystery (which actually doesn't happen until the very end of the novel) Murder at Honeychurch Hall had the one trope I c ...more
May 03, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
 
The Promise of Amazing
3.51
With a title like The Promise of Amazing, the jokes come all too easy - particularly when the book isn't quite what was, well, promised. To cut right ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
Those Girls
3.90
Those Girls surpassed all expectations and I'm thrilled I didn't write off Stevens after one book. She's clearly at the top of her game here and I was ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
 
Lost & Found
3.48
In a note to the reader Brooke Davis discusses how Lost & Found came to be: while in her twenties, she went on a backpacking trip across Asia. Aft ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
 
Dear Daughter
3.46
this review will go live on the blog 7/31

Ten years ago, Janie Jenkins had the world in her hands: a fabulously wealthy It Girl famous for being famous
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Jun 27, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
 
Pioneer Girl
3.34
edited January, 2015: my reread

this review goes live on the blog 02/03 along with a giveaway!


Shortly after obtaining her PhD yet still unable to find
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Jan 26, 2015
Jul 20, 2013
 
Silver Bay: A Novel
3.56
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Last summer my life as a reader changed when I discovered Jojo Moyes. Until then it was virtually unheard of f
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May 14, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
The Art Forger
3.67
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There's no crime in copying a painting - obviously, as this is how I make the money I dutifully report to the
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Nov 11, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
 
No One Else Can Have You (No One Else Can Have You #1)
3.03
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I didn't read No One Else Can Have You until just a few days before its release partly because I was a little
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Jan 03, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
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