Review: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

9780399175411_OutrunTheMoon_BOM.inddOutrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Publication Date:
May 24th 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Historical Fiction.
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Goodreads Summary
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

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Review: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

25689074Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer
Publication Date:
February 2nd 2016 by Feiwel and Friends
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Sci-fi & Fantasy – Retelling.
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Goodreads Summary
The enchantment continues….

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

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Guest Review: Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
Publication Date:
October 4th 2016 by Grand Central Publishing
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Goodreads Summary
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding—one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.


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Review: Steadfast by Sarina Bowen

29087455Steadfast (True North #2) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
July 12th 2016
Rating: 4 Stars 
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Goodreads Summary
She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there’s no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.
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Review: Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

28161530Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: June 14th 2016
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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Goodreads Summary
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price. Continue reading

Review: Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

26864835Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin
Buddy Read with Summer @ XingSings
Publication Date: 
October 6th 2016 by Orion Children’s Books
Rating: 4 Star
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical
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There would be blood.
Blood for blood.
Blood to pay.
An entire world of it.

For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.
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Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

24714927Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie
Publication Date:
 July 15th 2014 by Del Rey
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult.
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Goodreads Summary
Betrayed by his family and left for dead, Prince Yarvi, reluctant heir to a divided kingdom, has vowed to reclaim a throne he never wanted.

But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself – all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of a hard, cold world, he cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he has sharpened his mind to a deadly edge. Continue reading