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Dava Stewart rated a book 3 of 5 stars
A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
A Conspiracy of Paper (Benjamin Weaver, #1)
by David Liss (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Do you have any friends who take 20 minutes to tell a story that could be told in about three minutes? This book is like that. It goes the long way around, for sure.

It wasn't exactly gripping, either. Eventually, I found that I was reading more to s
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Dava Stewart rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs
The Winter Lodge (Lakeshore Chronicles #2)
by Susan Wiggs (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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I would have given this book 2.5 stars if I could have. There were a number of things about it that annoyed me. However, I did finish it and there are some points in its favor, too.

First the things I didn't like:
1. I didn't really like the way the a
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Dava Stewart rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Dragon Blood Collection, Books 1-3 by Lindsay Buroker
The Dragon Blood Collection, Books 1-3
by Lindsay Buroker (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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These books are pretty short, but worked well as one volume. I liked the story -- though it slowed down for me in the middle. I doubt I'll continue the series --mostly because I have so many other books waiting to be read.

This is a steampunk/fantasy
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Dava Stewart rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Dangerous Thaw of Etta Capstone by Karen J. Hasley
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This one really gets three and a half. It grabbed me and held my attention. I particularly enjoyed Etta's voice -- often first person narratives are not well done, but this one is good. I liked that some things are kept veiled. Etta cannot know what ...more
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Eleanor by Jason Gurley
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Dava Stewart rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Ravenwood by Nathan Lowell
Ravenwood
by Nathan Lowell (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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I really want to give this book 3.5 stars, because it's more good than bad. Here are the things I really like:

I like the style of writing. It's calm. Soothing. Gentle. Sometimes non-stop action wearies me, and stories like this one are the antidote t
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Dava Stewart rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Thorn by Intisar Khanani
Thorn
by Intisar Khanani (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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I really liked this story. It's gentle, but also powerful. It is told from the viewpoint of Princess Alyrrah, a flawed, but worthy heroine.

It begins in her home, where her cold mother, the Queen, and her violent, terrible brother, as well as their s
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Dava Stewart rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Rework by Jason Fried
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