Will & Whit – Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit – Laura Lee Gulledge

Will & Whit is a graphic novel based on the daily life of a young girl named Wilhelmina (Will for short). She builds lamps made of old and new things, is scared of the dark and her shadows, and lives with her Aunt Ella. The story is focused around Will and her two friends as they deal with a power outage in their small town due to a huge storm named Whitney (Whit). In that time a group of young…

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

In the time of Hitler and the Nazi Youth of Germany, Death is preparing itself. Within the next few years war will rage and many, many people will die. In the midst of preparing for the upcoming onslaught, Death finds itself caught up in the life of the Book Thief. Liesel Meminger, later officially earning the title of Book Thief, finds her first book on the same day that she sees her little brother die. Both of these events will…

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The One Your Really Want (Mansell)

The One Your Really Want (Mansell)

This was a fun read (listen).  The audio book narrator had the most excellent British and Scottish accent making it even more enjoyable to listen to!  I would compare this author’s writing style to Liane Moriarty and Maeve Binchy, although their books tend to have more characters who’s lives intertwine, whereas, this book didn’t. I will be looking for more Jill Mansell books to listen to and read in the future. Title: The One You Really Want Author: Jill Mansell…

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Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare

Okay. Wow. I don’t even know where to begin honestly. I have been a big fan of the Shadowhunter world from day one. I fell in love with Clary, Jace and the NY crew in The Mortal Instruments and was even more impressed with Tessa, Will, and Jem in The Infernal Devices. While I have slight problems with some of the books, I have read, re-read, and recommended them all over and over again. This book as the start of a new…

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Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately – Jenn Bennett

The first thing to know about this book is that I sped through it incredibly fast. This is a perfect summer read, or honestly for any time you need a cute little pick-me-up. Before I started, I read that this was a spin on the movie You’ve Got Mail and was half intrigued, half wary. I’ve read books *similar* to this before where a girl and a boy somehow have met online and end up meeting in real life and something always goes…

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Shine Like the Dawn (Turansky)

Shine Like the Dawn (Turansky)

Margaret (Maggie) Lounsberry works at her grandmother’s millinery shop to help support her grandmother, herself and her younger sister Violet … the only family she has left after a tragic boating accident caused her mother, father and older sister to drown 4 years ago. Nathaniel (Nate) Harcourt, the son of William Harcourt, master at Morningside Manor, where Maggie’s father worked, was her best friend growing up, but when the tragic accident took place, Nate wasn’t there for her … and…

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The Miniaturist (Burton)

The Miniaturist (Burton)

The story of a young woman (Nella) in Amsterdam in the 1600’s struggling to find her place in her new life as wife of a prominent merchant trader, who doesn’t seem to be interested in being a true husband to her.  To give Nella something to occupy her time, he buys her a miniature house replicating their home.  Nella contacts a miniaturist to create pieces for the dollhouse, which seem to be able to foretell the future. This book was…

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A Crown of Wishes – Roshani Chokshi

A Crown of Wishes – Roshani Chokshi

They say the Lord of Treasures hosts a tournament for the very best and the very worst, the dreamers and the broken.  He’ll play a game with you unlike any tournament you have ever played.  You might have to find your true name in a castle of stars, or wrestle your voice from a demon, or sip poison and eat fear… I was lucky enough to have been given a chance by St. Martin’s Griffin to read this before it…

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The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han

“You said your first kiss was a boy at the beach when you were thirteen.” “Oh.” I looked up at this face in the moonlight, and he was still smiling. “Guess.” Immediately he said, “The older one, Conrad.” “Why’d you guess him?” He shrugged. “Just a feeling, the way he looks at you.” This is my third time around reading this series and I know without a doubt that it will never get old for me. Unfortunately, though, more often…

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A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

There are a thousand and one things that I could write about this book but I’ll try to keep it this review on the shorter side.  If you’ve read my other review on Throne of Glass, the other series by Sarah J Maas, you should know that I am pretty obsessed with everything that she writes.  There is something so gripping about the characters and worlds she creates and I am usually left reeling after each book.  While this one…

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