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Book Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Book Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

When Ink and Bone first came out, it got some rave reviews that made me place it on my wishlist and file away under “definitely should check out at some point”. That point arrived in the form of a book club nomination. I went into the book not knowing much about it aside from (a) the good reviews, and (b) it had something to do with the library of Alexandria. But oh man, the way that this book kept me on my toes was something I did not expect. Ink and Bone is a dystopian story set in the near future of an alternate history […]

Posted April 7, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace

ARC Book Review: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace

The Storyspinner was without a doubt one of my favorite 2015 debuts. It completely enthralled me with its fun characters, fast-paced plot, and engrossing writing style. And with the mild cliffhanger ending, of course I couldn’t wait for the sequel. Well. It’s finally here. And it did NOT disappoint. The action picks up right where it left off in The Storyspinner – so it might be a good idea to reread at least the last couple of chapters before you dive in here. Whereas I feel like the first book mostly centered on the characters and their relationships against a backdrop of political intrigue, The […]

Posted March 13, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

ARC Book Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

“Modern Sherlock retelling.” At the moment, it doesn’t take much more than that to get me salivating over a book. And I know that there is some skepticism if it could ever be done any better than the Every series by Ellie Marney, and whether people should even bother trying anymore. Well I absolutely loved Cavallaro’s take on the concept and I believe it’s a retelling worth reading. There’s one big thing that sets A Study in Charlotte apart from the rest – here, Sherlock is female. Charlotte is an actual descendant of Sherlock Holmes, and James is a descendant of John Watson. The story […]

Posted March 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

ARC Book Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

With a title and premise so perfect, as a self-proclaimed book nerd, there was no way I could resist this book. And MAN am I glad it exists. So fluffy, cute, and funny – it cheered me straight up and delighted me for hours. I will say it took me a little bit to get into Bookishly Ever After. Though the premise is perfection and I should have instantly been like OMG PHOEBE IS ME, I was nervous. The constant bookish references and little cute book nerd habits almost seemed kind of like they were trying to hard… like this book was completely pandering to […]

Posted January 5, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

You know how sometimes you pick up just the right book at exactly the right time? That was Anne of Green Gables for me. Despite it being a classic – which fails for me more often than not – I couldn’t resist picking this book up after seeing some of my friends still raving about it and this supposedly awesome ship that happens in the series. I’m so glad it was selected for book club. This book is absolutely DELIGHTFUL. To put things in context, I picked up Anne of Green Gables to read after a death in the family. It wasn’t someone I was […]

Posted December 26, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

Book Review: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

In case you didn’t get the memo, I adore The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It’s a fabulous modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice in a webseries format, and now it’s spawned TWO books to give even more depth to the story. The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet tells Lydia’s story after the webseries ends… and boy. It’s a doozy. It’s only right that Lydia, arguably the series’ most complex character, gets the chance to shine in her own story. I loved it. This book is all about Lydia, so whether or not you like it will hinge on whether or not you like her voice. […]

Posted December 24, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

ARC Book Review: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

As awesome as Dahlia is as a person and a Twitter presence, it makes me so happy to confidently say that I don’t think she can write a book I wouldn’t like. With Just Visiting as a fourth success in my book, I am a very happy bookworm indeed. This college visit road trip novel, with its excellent focus on friendship, put a definite smile on my face. Just Visiting tells the adventures of Reagan and Victoria – two best friends in their last year of high school, going out on college visits, desperate to get out of their way-too-small town. It’s a story about […]

Posted November 12, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

ARC Book Review: Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

I love art, historical fiction, and Renaissance Italy – so how could I possibly resist Da Vinci’s Tiger? With a premise that evoked loving memories of Sharon Biggs Waller’s A Mad, Wicked Folly – arguably my favorite historical fiction title to date – this book shot up to the top of my to read list. And I am very, very pleased with it. Right away, what struck me upon reading Da Vinci’s Tiger is how well-written and well-researched it is. This makes all the difference in historical fiction to me. You could tell from the first page that Elliott really knew what she was writing […]

Posted October 29, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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