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Book Review: Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright

I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own. Author: Julie Wright Genre: Romance Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing Release Date: October 21, 2019 Rating: ★★★★ Book Summary: A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.   When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the…

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Book Review: Chasing Beverly by Ashlynn Cubbison

I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own. Title: Chasing Beverly Author: Ashlynn Cubbison Publication Date: September 29th, 2019 Genre: Contemporary Romance Rating: ★★★ Book Summary: Two people. One chance to let it all go. Seeking redemption, Beverly Morgan has spent the last four years building an empire that was someone else’s dream. Devoted to her work, a handful of friends, and an array of charities, she’s been able…

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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

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; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of…

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