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Book Review: Mina Cortez by Jeffrey Cook

I’m just going to collapse face first for a moment. I don’t know what has been with me the last few months. My brain has apparently been on some sort of strike.

But I’m here now! I think! And with me, I bring you another review! -commence gasps, ooh’s and aah’s-

“But when even her history teacher knew she was all set to become a lifelong florist, she had to admit it. She was doomed.”

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Book Review: Bounty by J.D. Cunegan

So I just got done watching the funniest video where they translated You’ll Be Back from Hamilton using Google Translate and then translated it back into English and sang it. Wow. It was awesome. Seriously, YouTube that. Or you know what, here, I’ll YouTube it for you and you just have to click here


“Those left behind didn’t care about procedure or protocol; they wanted answers, and more importantly, they deserved justice.”

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Book Review:Grave Measures by R.R. Virdi

Earlier this week, the final nominations were released for the Dragon Con Awards. This is a big thing, as I am sure many of you know, and we have THREE Wrimo authors that made it into the finals: James Osiris Baldwin (Blood Hound), JF Dubeau’s The Life Engineered, and last but not least R.R. Virdi and his book Grave Measures.

*looks at title*
Oh hey!

But seriously though, if you haven’t yet, please register as a fan on their site, copy down your assigned number, and wait for your email. Then go and VOTE! Voting ends September 1 and  winners will be announced over Labor Day Weekend.

Just once, I wished someone would leave a note behind: “This is what killed me. You’re welcome.”


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Book Review: Barrow Fiend by Amy Hopkins

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

I finished this book a few days ago and should have had this review done ….but well….Pokemon Go. What can I say, my younger self was all sorts of on that. So I got a little distracted between that and work and forgot to write this review.

But here I am now!

“You’re serious. We just ran hell for leather away from a giant creature stalking us in the dark, and you want to go back for a look?”

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Book Review: Dream Stalker by Amy Hopkins

I’m a little bit behind right now, and by a little bit I mean a lot of bit. I finished this book like a week ago but circumstances have kept me from getting a chance to write a review. But I at least get to tell you a sneak peak into what I will be reviewing next! Coming up hopefully by the end of the week will be a review for Kelly Blanchard’s Someday I Will Be Redeemed and then I will be finally cracking open Madeline Dyer’s Untamed. After that I should probably finish reading Cinder (laughs).  Except, now I have NT Tupper’s new book.  Oh dear…

So anyways this is Dream Stalker: Talented Book 1 by Amy Hopkins.  It follows a half-blood named Emma who runs a tea shop in London. Not just any teas though, she sells teas enchanted with her limited magical ability and has slowly eked out a small name for herself. All she wants for herself in a peaceful life.

Unfortunately, as a half-blood, that is a little more difficult to come by.

“I’m trying my absolute damnedest for people like you, and people like Martin. I don’t want to be the person I was before, but I’m still trying to figure out what to be instead.”


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Book Review: Guilty By Association by E.A Copen

I am obligated to say that I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.

Now that that is out of the way, I can be honest here.

Holy shit.
This damn book.
Was freaking awesome.

I finished it in two sittings after my son went to bed and I just flew through it. As the late hours ticked into early ones, I really didn’t want to put it down. I needed to know what happened.

“Most people these days look without seeing, listen without hearing, and speak without words. People are lost.”


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Book Review; The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

This review is a little early, but you know…I read it early, lol.  I had this one picked for week ten of the 2015 Reading Challenge; a mystery or thriller and while trying my best to keep in order, it does get difficult when you have little money and the library doesn’t have the book you need in.  So, oops to my bad planning 😉

After spending a good portion of last year pouring through the entirety of Sherlock Holmes (I have this beautiful edition here that my husband bought me for Christmas.), I have started to realize that I enjoy mysteries. I like trying to solve the “who did it” and put the pieces together. I am not always good at it though, and that was made very apparent by Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling.

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