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Book Review: You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

Author: Sarah Hogle Genre: Romance Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Release Date: April 7th, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ I received an eARC for this book in exchange for an honest review. Book Summary: When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut. Naomi Westfield has the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding…

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Book Review: Yours in Scandal by Lauren Layne

Author: Lauren Layne Genre: Romance Publisher: Montlake Romance Release Date: March 10, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own. Book Summary: A political golden boy and the woman of his dreams take the risk of their lives in a sexy romantic comedy of strange bedfellows and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne. Fresh off being named Citizen magazine’s Man of the Year, New York City’s youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides…

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Book Review: The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa

Book Summary: In the small Palestinian farming village of Beit Daras, the women of the Baraka family inspire awe. Nazmiyeh is brazen and fiercely protective of her clairvoyant little sister, Mariam, with her mismatched eyes, and of their mother, Um Mamdouh, known for the fearsome djinni that sometimes possesses her. When the family is forced by the newly formed State of Israel to leave their ancestral home, only Nazmiyeh and her brother survive the long road to Gaza. Amidst the…

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Book Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Author: Emma Lord Genre: YA Contemporary Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: January 21, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Book Summary: Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of…

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Book Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Book Summary: Bound as one to love, honor, or burn. Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with…

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Book Review: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

Book Summary: Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom, peace, and home. This is the Palestinian story, told as never before, through four generations…

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Book Review: Vicious by V.E Schwab

Book Summary: Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.  Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up…

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Book Review: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Author: Hafsah Faizal Genre: YA Fantasy, Historical Fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Rating: ★★★★★ Book Summary: People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected;…

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