ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Mystery, Other, Young Adult

Book Review: Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay

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I requested Gone to Drift because the cover gave me Island of the Blue Dolphins vibes.  While this was nothing like Island of the Blue Dolphins, this was a very interesting YA novel about a boy’s quest to find out what happened to his beloved Grandfather who never returns from a fishing trip.  It sounds simple, but this book was much more than I was anticipating…

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Book Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

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Dividing readers into two categories: loved it or hated it, The Roanoke Girls may just be one of the biggest controversial & twisted books of 2017.

*Book Trigger/Content Warnings: suicide & sexual abuse.  This review will not go into either.

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Book Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

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When a fellow member in my book club suggested we read Before the Fall for our book of the month, I jumped at the opportunity & quickly seconded the notion.  Why yes, I did need to read it anyways because it was on my NetGalley eARC TBR list, therefore I already had a copy… Ok, I was killing two birds with one stone, but can you blame me?

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Book Review: The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

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The Girls in the Garden is another example of a review request heavily influenced by the beautiful cover.  I am a big time sucker for any type of nature (trees, flowers, gardens, jungles, forests, etc.) on a book cover.  I just can’t help myself.  Would you just look at it?After I quit drooling over the cover, I took a glance at the book description and saw the buzz words “dark secrets,” “devastating mystery,” and “communal garden.”   I was sold!

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Book Review: The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

 

 

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I honestly couldn’t tell you why I requested a review copy of The Wolf Road, as it is WAY outside my reading comfort zone.  Was it the cover?  Maybe.  Was it the thrilling book description?  Possibly.  For whatever reason, I hit that request button and was approved a copy for review.  Later I looked back and wondered what I was thinking?  A post-apocalyptic thriller?  A survival type story that takes place in the wilderness?  Definitely not my typically read…. Despite my reservations, I’m so glad I gave this book a chance!  I have no doubt in my mind that this book will be among my top reads of 2017…

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