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The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
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Nameless Queen by Rebecca  McLaughlin
Nameless Queen
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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
"So, this is Leigh Bardugo, and I went into this novel expecting to totally love it.

I did love it, in a sense; towards the middle and end, it definitely picked up speed, and I couldn’t put it down because I was holding my breath from the suspense..." Read more of this review »
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Splintered by A.G. Howard
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The Body by Bill Bryson
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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
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Untitled by Maureen Johnson
"UPDATE 6/13/19:

I guess she really just forgot about this book, huh
No salt, no shade....

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Published 2018 my ass

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Can we at least get a title and release date?? 😪 Truly Devious no. 2 has a title, and it comes out next Jan!" Read more of this review »
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F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher
F*ck Love
by Tarryn Fisher (Goodreads Author)
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I didn't like the writing in the first 100 pages of this. I thought it was very stream of consciousness. We basically just hear Helena's thoughts on how much she wants Kit, and not much else. No description, setting, anything about her life outside o ...more
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Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Serious Moonlight
by Jenn Bennett (Goodreads Author)
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I absolutely loved the setting and the characters, but it was rather a slow read. Jenn Bennett is still one of my new favorite authors though and I already can't wait for her next book to be released!!!
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Insurgent by Veronica Roth
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2.5 stars

Meh, I feel like this was just a lot of action while at the same time not much happened. I couldn't connect to any of the characters. Didn't even care about Tris or Tobias or Tris/Tobias like I did in the last book. I basically just finished
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Meg Rosoff
“Maybe we shouldn't be living this way, without grass and trees, and ducks, always under pressure, always trying to catch up, never enough time or energy for the things we love, if we can even remember what those things are.”
Meg Rosoff, Jonathan Unleashed

Tana French
“She hears all the voices from when she was little, soothing, strengthening: Don’t be scared, not of monsters, not of witches, not of big dogs. And now, snapping loud from every direction: Be scared, you have to be scared, ordering like this is your one absolute duty. Be scared you’re fat, be scared your boobs are too big and be scared they’re too small. Be scared to walk on your own, specially anywhere quiet enough that you can hear yourself think. Be scared of wearing the wrong stuff, saying the wrong thing, having a stupid laugh, being uncool. Be scared of guys not fancying you; be scared of guys, they’re animals, rabid, can’t stop themselves. Be scared of girls, they’re all vicious, they’ll cut you down before you can cut them. Be scared of strangers. Be scared you won’t do well enough in your exams, be scared of getting in trouble. Be scared terrified petrified that everything you are is every kind of wrong. Good girl.”
Tana French, The Secret Place

Susan Branch
“And beyond the timeless meadows and emerald pastures, the rabbit holes and moss-covered oak and rowan trees and the "slippy sloppy" houses of frogs, the woodland-scented wind rushed between the leaves and blew around the gray veil that dipped below the fells, swirling up in a mist, blurring the edges of the distant forest.

(View from Windermere in the Lake District)”
Susan Branch, A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside

L.M. Montgomery
“I’m going home to an old country farmhouse, once green, rather faded now, set among leafless apple orchards. There is a brook below and a December fir wood beyond, where I’ve heard harps swept by the fingers of rain and wind. There is a pond nearby that will be gray and brooding now. There will be two oldish ladies in the house, one tall and thin, one short and fat; and there will be two twins, one a perfect model, the other what Mrs. Lynde calls a ‘holy terror.’ There will be a little room upstairs over the porch, where old dreams hang thick, and a big, fat, glorious feather bed which will almost seem the height of luxury after a boardinghouse mattress. How do you like my picture, Phil?"

"It seems a very dull one," said Phil, with a grimace.

"Oh, but I’ve left out the transforming thing," said Anne softly. "There’ll be love there, Phil—faithful, tender love, such as I’ll never find anywhere else in the world—love that’s waiting for me. That makes my picture a masterpiece, doesn’t it, even if the colors are not very brilliant?"

Phil silently got up, tossed her box of chocolates away, went up to Anne, and put her arms about her. "Anne, I wish I was like you," she said soberly.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Sometimes since I've been in the garden I've looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden - in all the places.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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