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Book Review: Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope

Book Review: Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope

Title: Ralph the Heir Author: Anthony Trollope Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing Paperback: 544 pages Source: Open Source (Project Gutenberg) Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This novel tells a story of crossed inheritance. One Ralph Newton, a handsome ne’er-do-well, has the expectation of the family property. His cousin (also Ralph Newton) is a wholly worthy fellow, but a bastard and may not by law inherit what his father desperately wants to bequeath him. This situation provides Trollope with the occasion for a profound analysis of moral worth and…

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Wishlist Wednesday #10: The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

Wishlist Wednesday #10: The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I was lucky enough to win Guilty Pleasures from Goodreads FirstReads — I just finished it and really, really enjoyed it! How have I not started this series before now?! Definitely looking forward to reading the sequel….

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Book Review: Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Book Review: Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Title: Tess of the D’Urbervilles Author: Thomas Hardy Publisher: Penguin Paperback: 392 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Tess Durbeyfield knows what it is to work hard and expect little. But her life is about to veer from the path trod by her mother and grandmother. When her ne’er-do-well father learns that his family is the last of a long noble line, the d’Urbervilles, he sends Tess on a journey to meet her supposed kin- a journey that will see her victimized by lust, poverty,…

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Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Platinum Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Series: Golden, Book 2 Paperback: 224 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) LILAH KNOWS THE rules better than anyone, but between her newfound visions, an absolutely fatal attraction to a boy who isn’t real, and the threat of a supernatural enemy with a sting deadlier than any Queen Bee, it’s going to take everything she has to stay on top at Emory. And to prove once and for all that – highlights…

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The Reading Quest Sign Up – Alyssa

The Reading Quest Sign Up – Alyssa

This is another challenge from Aentee at Read at Midnight! Summer is almost over, so I think it’s just about the right time to have a fun reading challenge to really motivate me to get some books finished. And CW at Read, Think, Ponder did the amazing artwork for this quest — well done, lady! The quest will take place between Sunday 13th August to Sunday 10th September, 2017. All adventurers are encouraged to register their interest in the sign…

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Wishlist Wednesday #9: The Merchant Emperor by Elizabeth Haydon

Wishlist Wednesday #9: The Merchant Emperor by Elizabeth Haydon

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I started the Symphony of Ages series years ago and read the first six books — I had no idea that the series had continued! I found this out just browsing the library website one day and…

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Book Review: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix

Book Review: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix

Title: Superior Saturday Author: Garth Nix Series: Keys to the Kingdom, Book 6 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 336 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository On the sixth day, there was sorcery. Arthur Penhaligan has wrested five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees – she is also the oldest Denizen and the…

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Book Review: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Book Review: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Title: Guilty Pleasures Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Publisher: Jove Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter; Book 1 Paperback: 266 pages Source: Goodreads Giveaway Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks with fangs. I know better. I’ve seen their victims. I carry the scars… But now a serial killer is murdering vampires—and the most powerful bloodsucker in town wants me to find the killer… *I received a free copy of this book from…

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Wishlist Wednesday #8: The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

Wishlist Wednesday #8: The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I know I’m going to be disappointed by this, and it’s taking me a long time to get to The Casual Vacancy because of that, but I just can’t let a book by JK Rowling be left…

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Book Review: Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong

Book Review: Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Living with the Dead Author: Kelley Armstrong Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 9 Publisher: Bantam Books Paperback: 372 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository The men and women of the Otherworld – witches, werewolves, demons, vampires – live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural crossfire. Robyn moved to LA after her husband died to try to put some distance between herself and the life…

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