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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: 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: One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Book Review: One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Title: One Paris Summer Author: Denise Grover Swank Publisher: Blink Paperback: 272 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren’t betrayal enough, he’s about to remarry, and they’re expected to play nice with his soon-to-be…

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Book Review: Ann Veronica by HG Wells

Book Review: Ann Veronica by HG Wells

Title: Ann Veronica Author: HG Wells Publisher: Penguin Books Limited Paperback: 352 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Twenty-one, passionate and headstrong, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to live her own life. When her father forbids her attending a fashionable ball, she decides she has no choice but to leave her family home and make a fresh start in London. There, she finds a world of intellectuals, socialists and suffragettes — a place where, as a student in biology at Imperial College, she can…

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Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend Author: Marie Lu Series: Legend, Book 1 Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Hardcover: 305 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s…

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Review: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Crystal S. Chan

Review: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Crystal S. Chan

Title: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Story Adaptation: Crystal S. Chan English Dialogue Adaptation: Stacy King Illustrator: SunNeko Lee Lettering: WT Francis Publisher: Udon Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing Paperback: 308 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les…

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Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Title: Naamah’s Blessing Author: Jacqueline Carey Series: Moirin Trilogy, Book 3; Kushiel’s Universe, Book 9 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Hardcover: 610 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Returning to Terre d’Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old…

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Book Review: Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffrey

Book Review: Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffrey

Title: Freedom’s Landing Author: Anne McCaffrey Series: Catteni, Book 1 Publisher: Ace Hardcover: 342 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The alien Catteni have attacked earth, emptying cities for slave labor. And other things. Kris Bjornsen has been taken captive and finds herself dumped with many others on an empty planet–but one of the Catteni masters missed his ride back. Now Kris takes on a leadership role and has to help figure out how to protect these…

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Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

Title: Seven Days of You Author: Cecilia Vinesse Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 336 pages Source: BEA 2016 Anticipated Publishing Date: 7 March 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything. Jamie and Sophia…

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Book Review: The Erotic Poems by Ovid, tranlsated by Peter Green

Book Review: The Erotic Poems by Ovid, tranlsated by Peter Green

Title: The Erotic Poems Author: Ovid Translator: Peter Green Publisher: Penguin Classics Paperback: 464 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This collection of Ovid’s poems deals with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, ranging from deeply emotional declarations of eternal devotion to flippant arguments for promiscuity. In the “Amores”, Ovid addresses himself in a series of elegies to Corinna, his beautiful, elusive mistress. The intimate and vulnerable nature of the poet revealed in these early poems vanishes in the…

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