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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Talon – Julie Kagawa

Talon – Julie Kagawa

It had been awhile since I had read a Julie Kagawa series and in that time I had forgotten how great of a writer she is. She is seriously the master of taking something completely fantastical (dragons, vampires, faeries) and dragging them into a world that we readers are actually familiar with. And somehow..it fits. The Talon series is about dragons. Dragons that can hide in a human skin and who have a secret society that are forever hunted by…

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Caraval – Stephanie Garber

Caraval – Stephanie Garber

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in the world. When I first saw that people were likening this to The Night Circus, I was immediately excited. I absolutely loved everything about that book and figured that if this book was anything like that one, that there was a good change I was going to like it. It honestly…

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The One & Only

The One & Only

Shea Rigsby is in her early thirties and is stuck in a dead end relationship with a man her friends describe as a loser.  She knows she doesn’t want to marry him, but she is comfortable working as a publicist/reporter in the athletic department for Walker College, a college in the small town of Walker, Texas where she is near her mother and her best friend, Lucy who happens to be the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr.  After Shea’s parents…

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First Test – Tamora Pierce

First Test – Tamora Pierce

Keladry of Mindelan and her family have just come back to Tortall from a six year diplomatic delegation stint in the Yamani Islands. One day after an attack from a group of spidrens (monster spiders) she decides it is time to begin her training as a lady knight. The only problem with that, is that there has not been a woman who has knowingly gone through training in at least a hundred years. The only reason she is able to…

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Breathe, Annie, Breathe – Miranda Kenneally

Breathe, Annie, Breathe – Miranda Kenneally

“You need anything? Water? Tylenol? Vaseline?” “Vaseline?” He shrugs. “Yeah, for chafing. Are you having any issues?” The main character of this story is Annie. After her boyfriend (Kyle) of three years, the boy that she planned on marrying someday, dies in an accident, she decides to train for the marathon that he never got to run. She herself had never been a runner so this huge race that is difficult for even the most in-shape runner, seemed almost impossible….

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Arm Candy

Arm Candy

Nearing the big 4-0 age group is bothering Eden.  For two decades, she has been a model for the famous painter Otto, also her long time lover.  When she finally gets the nerve to leave Otto after his numerous love affairs with other women, she worries that without her looks, she will not be able to find another man.  Eden’s friends take her out and reassure her that she is still a stunning beauty and they encourage her to get out and meet men. …

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Louisiana Saves the Library

Louisiana Saves the Library

Things aren’t going well for Louisiana (Louise) Richardson.  After her husband left her, she moved to Saint Jude, Louisiana with her children to work at the university as a Library Science professor.  As her life was just beginning to settle down, the university eliminated the Library Science department and everything is up in the air again.  But thanks to her flamboyant, fashion conscious friend Sylvia, both Louise and Sylvia land positions at the Alligator Bayou Parish’s struggling library.  The library is seriously stuck in…

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