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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
" First off, I would like to taunt you all just a little bit. Because I got to read an ARC of this book and you have to wait until it comes out in July.

But I can say this: This particular book is worth the wait.

I've been a fan of Abercrombie's stu... " Read more of this review »
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Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I listened Audible version. There are some places she was too superficial or too polite to tell the reality. Maybe Hillary was too diplomatic.

Even though it was not perfect, I have learned a lot about what is actually going on behind the big events....more
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Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonflight (Pern, #1)
by Anne McCaffrey
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I can't believe it was written in 1968 (and I didn't know that)! I liked it very much. I could see this book influenced many later fantasy authors.

Some readers complained about F'lar being abusive to Tessa. I can see the point, but we shouldn't forge...more
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Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
" I truly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to continuing with the series. This work is a well-written, creative adventure novel with the perfect amount of romance. It’s storytelling at its best.

The book is a nice mix of Science Fiction and... " Read more of this review »
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
" What a disappointment. It started out just fine with Lessa, sole survivor of her family wreaking revenge on the evil dude who conquered "Ruatha Hold". The whole dragon/human mind meld thing was okay too. The part that really disgusted me was the w... " Read more of this review »
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The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
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I received an ARC at BEA. Smith's writing is so lovely that it's worth reading this novel. There are many beautiful parts and I wanted to love the book, but I didn't.

I felt Smith cared the writing style much more than actual stories. It felt superfi...more
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The Philadelphia Chromosome by Jessica Wapner
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Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)
by Heather Demetrios (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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To my serious SF & Fantasy fans, this book is not for you. But, to my YA romantic fantasy fans, this is one of the best in the last few years.

I went to the panel discussion at BEA where Ms. Demetirios was one of the panelists. She was talking abo...more
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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
by Karen Foxlee (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Scary, Sweet, and Sad. One of the best children's books this year.
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