Thoughts on : One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Thoughts on : One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus Audio narration : Kim Mai Guest , MacLeod Andrews , Shannon McManus , Robbie Daymond Genre : Mystery, YA Stand alone About the Book  : Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal,...

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Thoughts on : This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Thoughts on : This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab Genre : Fantasy, YA Completed Duology : Monsters of Verity, books 1 and 2  About the Books  : There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free...

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Thoughts on : Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Thoughts on : Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Genre : Fantasy Stand alone About the Book  : Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle...

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Thoughts on : The Child by Fiona Barton

Thoughts on : The Child by Fiona Barton

The Child by Fiona Barton Genre : Mystery Stand alone About the Book  : As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths...

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Thoughts on : Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Thoughts on : Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone About the Book  : Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace...

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Review : The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Review : The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty Pages : 416 Genre : Fiction, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : My darling Cecilia, If you’re reading this, then I’ve died… Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you have built together, but the lives...

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Thoughts : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Feminism

Thoughts : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Feminism

Today I’m stepping out of my usual review format to talk about two recent reads that were instant favorites, which are We Should All be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. I was already familiar with the author’s Ted Talk, We Should All Be Feminists, from which the text has been adapted. (If you haven’t watched it yet, I strongly encourage you...

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Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Pages : 522 Genre : YA, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend...

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