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Book Review: The Trouble with Lemons by Daniel Hayes

Book Review: The Trouble with Lemons by Daniel Hayes

Title: The Trouble with Lemons Author: Daniel Hayes Publisher: Fawcett Paperback: 192 Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) His real name was Tyler McAllister, but he felt like a lemon. He had allergies and nightmares, and was the only unfamous person in his family. But one night he and a friend went swimming at the forbidden quarry, and Tyler found a dead body. Now he’s determined to find out who killed the man and why they’re now after him…. Buy from the Book…

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Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Title: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging Author: Louise Rennison Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 1 Publisher: Harper Teen Hardcover: 247 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository There are six things very wrong with my life: 1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on my nose 3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed…

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Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalco Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 2 Hardcover: 448 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the…

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Book Review: Ishmael – An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

Book Review: Ishmael – An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

Title: Ishamel: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Author: Daniel Quinn Series: Ishmael, Book 1 Publisher: Bantam Paperback: 266 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. “You are the teacher?” he asks incredulously….

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Book Review: Unbound by Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Vicki Pettersson, and Jocelynn Drake

Book Review: Unbound by Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Vicki Pettersson, and Jocelynn Drake

Title: Unbound Authors: Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Vicki Pettersson, and Jocelynn Drake Publisher: Eos Paperback: 358 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Story 1: Ley Line Drifter by Kim Harrison – Pixy Jenks faces murderous dryad locked inside statue Story 2: Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost – Bones, faces New Orleans ghouls who eat victims alive – horror Story 3: Dark Matters by Vicki Pettersson – JJ superhero has illicit affair with Shadow agent Solange Story 4:…

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Book Review: P is for Pirate – A Pirate Alphabet by Eve Bunting

Book Review: P is for Pirate – A Pirate Alphabet by Eve Bunting

Title: P is for Pirate: A Pirate Alphabet Author: Eve Bunting Illustrator: John Manders Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press Hardcover: 40 pages Source: Chicago Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The word pirate means one who plunders on the sea, and piracy has been around for as long as men and women have longed for adventure and lusted for riches. But it wasn’t all fun and pillaging! Being a pirate was not an easy life. Written by award-winning author Eve Bunting, poetry and expository text are used…

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Book Review: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Book Review: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Title: Baby Doll Author: Hollie Overton Publisher: Redhook Hardcover: 281 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked. This is what happens next… …to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter…and to her captor. *I received a free copy of…

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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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