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Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Book Review: Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

Title: Invincible Summer Author: Alice Adams Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 308 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium. Hopelessly in love with playboy Lucien and eager to shrug off the socialist politics of her upbringing, Eva breaks away to work for a big bank. Benedict, a budding scientist who’s…

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Book Review: Meantime by Katharine Noel

Book Review: Meantime by Katharine Noel

Title: Meantime Author: Katharine Noel Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat Paperback: 288 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Claire has never had a typical family. When she was nine, her father fell in love with a married woman, and the two households agreed to live under one roof. Nicknamed “the Naked Family,” they were infamous in the community for their eccentric, free-spirited lifestyle. Now, her stepsister Nicole has set her mind to having a baby on her…

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Book Review: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Book Review: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Title: Maresi Author: Maria Turtschaninoff Series: The Red Abbey Chronicles, Book 1 Publisher: Amulet Books Hardcover: 256 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Thirteen-year-old novice Maresi arrived at the Abbey four years ago, during the hunger winter, and now lives a happy life under the protection of the Mother. Maresi spends her days reading in the Knowledge House, caring for the younger…

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Book Review: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Book Review: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Title: Frost Burned Author: Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 7 Publisher: Ace books Hardcover: 342 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman – the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack – has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, a minor mishap on an ordinary day…

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Book Review: Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

Book Review: Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Haunted Author: Kelley Armstrong Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 5 Publisher: Spectra Books Paperback: 495 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Former supernatural superpower Eve Levine has broken all the rules. But she’s never broken a promise–not even during the three years she’s spent in the afterworld. So when the Fates call in a debt she gave her word she’d pay, she has no choice but to comply. For centuries one of the ghost world’s wickedest creatures has…

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Book Review: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Book Review: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Title: The Travelers Authors: DJ MacHale & Carla Jablonski Series: Pendragon Before the War, Book 1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Hardcover: 240 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon’s fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every…

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Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Title: Gregor and the Code of Claw Author: Suzanne Collins Series: Underland Chronicles, Book 5 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 412 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep the new prophecy, The Prophecy of Time, from Gregor. Gregor knew from the beginning that it must say something awful, but he never imagined just how awful: The prophecy calls for the warrior’s death. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 This was a decent…

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Cookbook Review: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories by Marlene Koch

Cookbook Review: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories by Marlene Koch

Title: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories Author: Marlene Koch Publisher: Running Press Hardcover: 336 pages Source: BEA Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Great-tasting, guilt-free favorites—in a flash! From creamy No-Bake Cherry-Topped Cheesecake to Cheesy Bacon Chicken, Deep-Dish Skillet Pizza, and 2-Minute Chocolate “Cup” Cakes for One, every speedy crave-worthy recipe in this book is low in sugar, fat, and calories—but you would NEVER know by tasting them! In Eat What You Love: Quick & Easy,…

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Book Review: The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes

Book Review: The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes

Title: The One That Got Away Author: Leigh Himes Publisher: Hachette Hardcover: 384 pages Source: BookCon Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Meet Abbey Lahey . . . Overworked mom. Underappreciated publicist. Frazzled wife of an out-of-work landscaper. A woman desperately in need of a vacation from life–and who is about to get one, thanks to an unexpected tumble down a Nordstrom escalator. Meet Abbey van Holt . . . The woman whose life Abbey suddenly finds herself inhabiting when she wakes up. Married to handsome congressional…

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Book Review: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Book Review: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Industrial Magic Author: Kelley Armstrong Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 4 Publisher: Spectra Books Paperback: 528 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all… In the aftermath of her mother’s murder, Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches. Now her goal is to start a new…

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