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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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Book Review: Truthers By Geoffrey Girard

Book Review: Truthers By Geoffrey Girard

Title: Truthers Author: Geoffrey Girard Publisher: Carolrhoda Hardcover: 360 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know what really happened. He insists the attacks were part of a government conspiracy. And he claims that Katie is living proof: the lone survivor of a massive cover-up. Hoping to free her dad, Katie sets…

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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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Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Title: The Last Magician Author: Lisa Maxwell Publisher: Simon Pulse Hardcover: 512 pages Source: ALA 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future. In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means…

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Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Title: The Yearling Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Publisher: Aladdin Paperback: 513 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. Buy from the Book Depository! Overall Rating:…

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Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Title: Yes Please Author: Amy Poehler Publisher: Dey Street Books Hardcover: 329 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book…

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Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Title: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It Author: Jess Kimball Leslie Publisher: Running Press Paperback: 240 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie’s hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a…

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Book Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Book Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Title: Masque of the Red Death Author: Bethany Griffin Series: Masque of the Red Death, Book 1 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Hardcover: 319 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Everything is in ruins. A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them. So what does Araby Worth have to live for? Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to…

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Book Review: The Princess of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen

Book Review: The Princess of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Title: The Princess of Trelian Author: Michelle Knudsen Series: Trelian, Book 2 Publisher: Candlewick Hardcover: 448 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The hundred-year war with Kragnir is over, and Meg will soon be named the princess-heir of Trelian. But her connection to her dragon, Jakl, is making her parents’ subjects uneasy. Will they ever accept this dragon princess as their future queen? It doesn’t help that Meg is suffering horrible nightmares and sudden, uncontrollable rages—and…

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Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Series: The Maze Runner, Book 1 Publisher: Delacorte Press Hardcover: 384 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a…

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