Review: Revolution

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly My rating: 5 of 5 stars Thank you to midnight audiobook-surfing sessions on my library’s website spurred on by quarter-life crises and general ennui. I was in the right mood to find Revolution, the beautiful dual-POV story of girls struggling against greatest sins of humanity: hatred and inaction. It’s also the […]

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Review: Cleopatra: A Life

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fascinating and detailed look at the life and death of who is perhaps one of if not THE most notorious woman in history. Ms. Schiff, while clearly proclaiming her bias in her subject’s favour, deftly weaves history into a biography that reads […]

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Review: The Kiss of Deception

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Do not be fooled by this book. I mean — I love this cover, but what does it evoke to you? Looks like another teen romance love triangle, right? WRONG. Okay, well, partially wrong. Yes, there is a romance and there’s […]

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Review: Snow Like Ashes

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch My rating: 4 of 5 stars I feel like this book snuck up on me. I had tried, twice before this, to start this book and get into it. Needless to say, I failed. But this time, it felt like gauntlet had been thrown; a challenge issued. Also, I’d […]

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Review: The Winter Sea

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book, for me, is yet another example of what I thought and hoped fan-favourite OUTLANDER would be. Scotland, history, drama, Scotland, some romance, SCOTLAND. THE WINTER SEA perfectly blended all of those above elements in a dual-narrative that kept me engaged enough […]

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Review: The Swan Gondola

The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert My rating: 4 of 5 stars I went into this book thinking I was going to get a circus book — which is my own fault because all I read from the blurb was “Omaha World’s Fair” and “ventriloquist”. OOPS. Yes, there is the World’s Fair and, yes, our […]

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Review: All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brilliant. Heartbreaking. A flawed triumph — but no piece examining humanity should be perfect, which, in a way, makes this damn near perfect. *Edit 1.9.2015* I’ve now finished this book for a second time. And. I. Am. In. Pieces. If you read […]

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