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Flight Risk (The Booking Agents #2) by Cherie Priest (Early Review)

Flight Risk (The Booking Agents #2) by Cherie Priest (Early Review)

Flight Risk is the second book in Cherie Priest’s newest series, The Booking Agents. (I loved the first book and you can read my review here.) Cherie does a great job reviewing important details from the first book so I *think* you could probably read this one if you haven’t read Grave Reservations yet (though you’ll be missing out on a great book). As with the first, Flight Risk takes place in Seattle and the surrounding areas, with an emphasis…

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October Book Reviews

October Book Reviews

An Impossible Imposter (Veronica Speedwell #7) by Deanna Raybourn 3/5 StarsIn this book we learn of a HUGE detail about Veronica that we didn’t know previously, and I don’t even recall a hint to it. This new development was terribly exciting, but the way Veronica behaves is so frustrating and, to me, inconsistent with the rest of her direct personality. It’s as if along with her feelings for and relationship with Stoker, her ability to follow through with reason has…

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August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

Darling Girl: A Novel of Peter Pan by Liz Michalski 4/5 StarsI love a modern retelling of a classic tale, especially if it is made more real or gritty. I didn’t love Holly, Wendy’s granddaughter, or her mother, Jane, but I did like the uniqueness of the rest of the characters and story. There are a few things at the end that are conveniently, magically “fixed” that seemed like an easy way out for the author. I think this would…

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The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

I think this is a perfect beach read. It’s entertaining, light, funny, and weird enough to hold your attention. I did not like the overly-woke aspects and it does feel a little YA because the main character is pretty immature, but overall I have good feelings when I think back about this book. I like the writerly, ghost, and cemetery elements very much.I wouldn’t run out to buy her next book on release day but I would keep an eye…

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July Book Reviews

July Book Reviews

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett 5/5 StarsThis is such a great book! I was initially drawn to it because it’s based in a small New Hampshire town. Really I love everything about this book: it’s an easy read though it deals with tough topics; the historical non-fiction tie-ins with Ernest Harold Baynes; a very surprising twist; magical realism and more. It almost reads like a cozy mystery. I really appreciated the author’s note at the end where she says she…

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An American in Provence (Early Review)

An American in Provence (Early Review)

I was so excited to receive a preview of An American in Provence by Jamie Beck. It has all of my great loves: France, photography, stories, and recipes. I’ve read the Autumn section (there’s one for each season). Beautiful, moving essays on her life in France and before moving and how the terroir has changed her. Photography tutorials include working with natural lighting, bug styling, and posing. The recipe I’m most excited to try once the weather starts to turn…

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June Book Reviews

June Book Reviews

Ghosters 3: Secrets of the Bloody Tower by Diana Corbitt 4/5 StarsThis is a great example of a middle-grade beach read. It is fun and interesting (even for an adult!) without being heavy. While Kerry, Theresa, and Joey do take risks, they do so in smart and responsible ways and really think about something before they do it. This book mostly takes place in London and the feel of the city really came through. I highly recommend this book and…

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May Book Reviews

May Book Reviews

Book Lovers by Emily Henry 5/5 StarsI love Emily Henry! I’m not even really a fan of the romance genre and I got into reading her books through A Million Junes, a magical realism book, but I’ve loved every book of hers that I have read. I don’t relate to the choices Nora makes but Emily takes the time to explore the reasons why her characters make the decisions they do and I SEVERELY appreciate that. It’s the difference between…

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April Book Reviews

April Book Reviews

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom 4/5 StarsI really liked this book and the exploration of solo traveling, or alone time, was interesting to me. I value alone time a considerable amount and have always wanted to travel to a familiar place by myself (mostly, Paris). Stephanie’s exploration of her own travels as well as the studies, quotes, and other accounts of solo travels presented came together beautifully here. There were sights…

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March Book Reviews

March Book Reviews

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts 100/5 StarsAs a general rule I am morally opposed to excessively long books. It is almost 1,000 pages long and the audiobook is just over 43 hours. I believe it is the longest book I’ve ever read and it is absolutely beautiful. It took me a long time to listen to the audiobook (the narrator is fantastic), not only because of the many hours but because I wanted to savor the story and the magic…

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