Book Reviews, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Mini Book Reviews: December 2019 – Part 1

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*Books included in this batch of mini book reviews: Heroine by Mindy McGinnis, Where the Light Enters (The Gilded Hour #2) by Sara Donati, Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink #1) by Mindy McGinnis, & The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Mini Book Reviews: July 2019 (Part 1)

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*Books included in this batch of mini book reviews: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone, Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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Book Review: The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy #1) by Joe Hart

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What would happen if the female birth rate fell to below 1% thus decimating the world’s female population?  Joe Hart runs with this concept in the first book in The Dominion Trilogy, The Last Girl.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: The Vault of Dreamers (The Vault of Dreamers #1) by Caragh M. O’Brien

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I requested this one during my “NetGalley rampage” back in March/April.  If I am being honest here, I have no clue why I requested this book for review.  YA science fiction isn’t a go-to genre for me by any means… but something about that cover and the synopsis that convinced me to push that request button…

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Book Review: The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

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While I was browsing Blogging for Books for my next book to review, The Book of Esther immediately caught my eye.  I mean, just look at that cover.  Gorgeous right?  Once I read the synopsis and found out it was an alternate WWII fiction with fantasy and sci-fi (steampunk) elements, I was sold.  Plus, it seemed as if it was going to include lots of Jewish culture and customs, which peaked my interest as I like to learn about cultures and religions that differ from my own.

Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly pan out that way…

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