Review Quickies #1

Sometimes I read small books or graphic novels that might not warrant a full review. I’ll post about these books periodically in Review Quickies, starting with a few graphic novels I read while moving this past week. Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously by Adam Ellis Graphic Novel | Humor Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing […]

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A Hero Born by Jin Yong – A Review

A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong Fantasy | Martial Arts Translated from Chinese Published by St. Martin’s Press Released September 17, 2019 Originally Published in China in 1957 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Here’s a thing you guys should know about me: I tend to plan out hardcore, impossible-to-do ideas and […]

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab – A Review

Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab Fantasy | Science Fiction Published by Tor Books Released September 24, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Vicious was one of the first books that the online book community turned me on to; it just took me a couple of years to finally read it. And oh my my, I loved it. […]

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – A Review

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Magical Realism Published by William Morrow Books Released June 18, 2013 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I re-read Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane during the 2019 Reading Rush as my selection for the “Read a book with five or more words in the […]

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The Protector by Elin Peer – A Review

The Protector (Men of the North #1) by Elin Peer Romance | Science Fiction Self-Published Released July 6, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: The Protector is a book that is way out of my comfort zone because it’s a smutty romance novel, which I don’t read very often. I was in the mood for some romance, though, and found […]

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A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher – A Review

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher Science Fiction | Post-apocalyptic Published by Orbit Released April 23, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: This book was a rollercoaster of emotions for me. There were times when I loved this book and plenty of other times when I absolutely hated it. […]

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Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno – A Review

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno YA | Magical Realism | Contemporary Published by HarperTeen Released June 5, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: On By-the-Sea, you and me will go sailing by On waves of green, softly singing too. On By-the-Sea, you and me will be forever young And live together on waves of blue.  This […]

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The Willow Woman by Laurence Westwood – A Review

The Willow Woman: A Philip Ye Novel by Laurence Westwood Mystery Published by Shikra Press Released January 7, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I received a free paperback of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I tend to mostly read fantasy or science fiction, so I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to […]

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Perfectly Hidden Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford – A Review

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford, PhD Non-Fiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by New Harbinger Publications Expected Release Date: November 1, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: ARC provided for free by Netgalley for review I’ve written many times on Read Yourself Happy […]

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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi Middle Grade | Fantasy Published by Dutton Released April 30, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: The first Tahereh Mafi book I read was A Very Large Expanse of Sea, which I rated 3.5 stars and really enjoyed. One of the things that struck me about that novel was how gorgeous Tahereh Mafi’s writing […]

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A Shifting of Stars (Of Stars, #1) by Kathy Kimbray – A Review

A Shifting of Stars (Of Stars, #1) by Kathy Kimbray Fantasy | Young Adult Self-Published Released May 28, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I was fortunate enough to be sent a free e-ARC of A Shifting of Stars from the author, along with the opportunity to participate in her cover reveal. A Shifting of Stars is the first book in […]

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone – A Review

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Young Adult | Contemporary Published by Disney-Hyperion Released June 16, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Synopsis Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never […]

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The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas – A Review

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas Science Fiction | Mystery Published by Crooked Lane Books Released August 9, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I didn’t know too much about this book before starting it. I saw it at my local library, and thought to myself, “Wow, that’s a cool cover. And I love time […]

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The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker – A Review

The Simple Wild

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker Romance | Contemporary | New Adult Published by Atria Books Released August 7, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’ve always prided myself on reading a very wide range of literary genres, from fantasy to contemporary to horror. However, there has always been one genre that I tended to avoid – […]

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Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer – A Review

Echo North

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer Young Adult | Fantasy | Fairy Tales Published by Page Street Publishing Released January 15, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: The only two things I knew about this book when I added it to my Goodreads TBR list were that it has an absolutely amazing cover and that it’s a fairy tale […]

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