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Month: August 2019

Say You Still Love Me – K. A. Tucker

Say You Still Love Me – K. A. Tucker

It seems crazy to me that reading about summer camp will elicit a feeling of nostalgia within me when I’ve never actually even been to a summer camp before. Books like this get me every. Single. Time. AND make me want to go back in time and experience these things for myself! This is a book about Piper and Kyle and flashes back and forth between the present and the summer they met at Camp Wawa as teens. While at…

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Rage (Stormheart #2) – Cora Carmack

Rage (Stormheart #2) – Cora Carmack

I always appreciate when books start out just about where the previous one in the series left off and that’s exactly what this one did. The group of hunters had made it back to Pavan only to find out that Aurora’s kingdom is now in complete disarray. It’s easy to tell that something just isn’t right and Aurora knows she needs to do whatever necessary to get into that castle. This book, to me, felt quite a bit different than…

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Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) – Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) – Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

You know you’ve read an exceptionally good book when you relish the idea of writing your review as soon as you’re done because you want to impress upon everyone the exact emotions you were feeling as soon as you’ve reached the last page. Guys. I know we’re only a quarter of the way through 2019 but I’ve read some good books so far. This….is one of the best. As much as I loved Finale (Stephanie Garber) this might honestly have been better….

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Walk on Earth a Stranger – Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger – Rae Carson

Historical Fiction meets Western meets Magical Realism in this fantastic YA tale about Leah Westfall, a girl who can sense gold in the ground. Leah is a hardworking and adventures protagonist, who is forced run way from all she’s ever know, when her sinister uncle murders her parents and becomes her legal guardian. Lucky for Leah, she is living during the California gold rush. So she disguises herself as a boy (Lee) and heads for California; Gold or bust! For…

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The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Maydayyyyyy. One of two things always happen when I finish a really great book. Either I immediately can write an extremely long and gushing review OR I get stuck in the haze that is a major book hangover and have to wait until a later time to actually leave a review. I currently feel like I’m stuck in the later of those two options but I need to just get this review into the world anyway. It’s probably because I just started…

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (Richardson)

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (Richardson)

I loved this book!!  I never knew there were such a thing as “Blue people” and that many of them lived in the hills and hollows of the Kentucky mountains.  This novel gave me insight into the “Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky” that provided reading material to the mountain people of Eastern Kentucky (I’m really glad I don’t have to ride a mule around to deliver books to our patrons 🙂 ), life in the mountains and how life…

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America’s First Daughter (Dray and Kamoie)

America’s First Daughter (Dray and Kamoie)

I really enjoyed this story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson and subsequently Thomas Jefferson.  Patsy Jefferson spent her life devoted to being there for her father, even after she is grown and married.  This novel was written based off of the many many letters written between father and daughter, and the authors do include information at the end of the book explaining that they did from time to time take artist liberties and embellish, or recreate events, and that while the…

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The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) – Krista and Becca Ritchie

The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) – Krista and Becca Ritchie

We found each other in the winter wood. He threw his arms around me like I’d been his long-lost friend. I hugged him like I was meeting my soul again. There are some moments and some feelings that I can’t even explain. I’m a young man of medicine and science and logic, but the sentiments I wield for Mykal transcend all three. Dang you guys this was good. I mean I don’t know why I ever was worried because I…

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