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Wonder – R. J. Palacio

Wonder – R. J. Palacio

Auggie Pullman’s year is going to get a LOT different. For a kid with a pretty rare facial deformity, going to middle school is the last thing he wants to do. Told by the perspective of Auggie, his sister Via, her boyfriend, and a few of Auggie’s classmates, Wonder is a story about how hard it can be to fit in middle school—whether you’re the one who looks differently than your peers or you’re the normal kid befriending the kid…

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An Enchantment of Ravens – Margaret Rogerson

An Enchantment of Ravens – Margaret Rogerson

Okayyyy I came away with this with a few different thoughts and feelings, all of which were good. I think the first and foremost of these is that Margaret Rogerson can write. Every single page was so beautifully crafted! Seriously, the way she described Isobel’s paintings and the fairy world was so rich and lovely. I had such clear and vivid pictures in my mind of what everything and everyone looked like. Sighhhh. Also the story was good and the…

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A Man Called Ove (Backman)

A Man Called Ove (Backman)

I LOVED this book …. this story about a crotchety old man had me at times laughing out loud and smiling to myself, but at the end had me in tears.  This is one of those books that I’m not sure I would enjoy quite so much in print.  I really felt as though the narrator was making the book even better than it already was!  You can find it on both  Hoopla and Overdrive  if you are interested in…

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Roar – Cora Carmack

Roar – Cora Carmack

This was an amazing start to a series that I am already really excited about!! Full, honest review below. Thanks to NetGalley and Tor Teen for giving me a chance to read this eARC! ♥ Okay, on to the goods. When I saw that Cora Carmack had written a YA Fantasy novel I was PUMPED. I’ve read–more like devoured–her Rusk University novels already and was dying for more. The fact that the “more” was a genre that I am especially obsessed…

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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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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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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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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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New Year’s Eve Murder

New Year’s Eve Murder

Lucy Stone is a part-time newspaper reporter in Tinker’s Cove, Maine and can’t resist investing a good crime/mystery, even when one of the victims is her daughter.  While in New York with her daughter, Elizabeth, after winning an all-expenses-paid mother-daughter makeover from Jolie magazine, the magazine’s fashion editor suddenly falls ill and dies and Elizabeth appears to have the same symptoms and is rushed to the hospital.  Lucy begins investigating at the magazine and finds a tense, bickering staff who…

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Chief Inspector Gamache is on another case!

Chief Inspector Gamache is on another case!

I picked up this Louise Penny audiobook when browsing the shelves and was not aware of the treat that was awaiting me!  The Brutal Telling is #5 in the series of 12+ Inspector Gamache novels and begins with the respected pub owner in Three Pines paying a visit to a hermit friend in the woods, only to discover the hermit’s body in the pub the next morning.  Inspector Gamache’s investigation finds that the body has been moved to the pub…

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