Genre: Contemporary

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Jul 22
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly (review)

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly (review)

This isn’t normally my genre, even though there is some mystery to it, and I do like mysteries. But the blurb sounded interesting. I liked it, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. What was I expecting? I’m not really sure! I didn’t like Digby right away. I didn’t dislike him, he just didn’t sound like someone I’d want to be friends with at first. But he does grow on you as the story goes along. I liked Zoe and Henry. The cliques in the school were believable. And some of Digby’s madcap schemes made me cringe as well as… Read more »

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Jun 25
Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1) by Lori Goldstein (review)

Becoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1) by Lori Goldstein (review)

I won this ARC over at On Starships And Dragon Wings. Some things may have changed in the final version.   Azra spends most of the book rebelling against being a Jinn. For her entire life, she’s hated the fact that on her 16th birthday she will get her magical powers and have to grant wishes. We learn a bit about how Jinn society has changed since one particular family gained power. How it used to be good, the Jinn were able to choose their own targets for granting wishes, and were able to live in family groups. But now… Read more »

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Oct 28
The House Of Grey (Volume 1) by Collin Earl (review)

The House Of Grey (Volume 1) by Collin Earl (review)

  The prologue doesn’t seem connected to the rest of the story, until you get to chapter two. That’s when the connection finally comes to light. It also seems to be written differently, almost as though you are reading a transcription of a play or something. This is a slow-start book, but the characters are well fleshed out and believable. I liked Cassius as well as Brian, Monson was funny as well as intriguing. But I think my favorite character had to be Taris. Her nickname was “My Princess”, and it fit, but not in the stuck-up way. She was… Read more »

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Oct 07
The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (review)

The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (review)

    With appearances from Snow White, Hansel and Gretal, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and other familiar characters, I expected something more. But the reality is this is not a light read, not a fairy story, and certainly not for children or younger teens. Each person you meet in the book has problems, yes they tend to parallel the stories they’re from, but they’re also darker. Hansel and Gretal for instance. Their mother leaves them in a shopping mall, twice! The first time a kindly police officer manages to reunite them with their mother. The second time? A pedophile takes… Read more »

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Sep 29
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (review)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (review)

      Sookie & Bill are described as perfect in appearance, neither of the two main characters seem to have any flaws. They’re both equally gorgeous and stereotypically so. Sookie keeps mentioning to you the reader, that she is disabled. Apparently she means the fact that she can read minds is a ‘disability’. She is also incredibly shallow, if people aren’t beautiful or have wonderful personalities she looks down on them. She uses her telepathy on nearly everyone, while telling herself that it isn’t her fault, it was an accident. Or that they deserved it because they’re bad people…. Read more »

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