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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Ten books I want to read this summer!

Ten books I want to read this summer!

Obviously, I’m hoping to read a lot more than 10 books by the time summer officially ends in September! But, putting aside new releases and books recently acquired, there’s a bunch of books on my shelves that have simply been sitting there too long – some for a few months, others for years! It’s time to dust them off and see what they are about.     – The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield – The...

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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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Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Pages : 492 Genre : Fiction, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind...

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Review : The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Review : The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Pages : 384 Genre : Contemporary Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome; 2) A person’s undoing; 3) Joshua Templeman. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive...

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Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Pages : 336 Genre : YA, Contemporary, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up...

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