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Eek! I finished this more than a week ago now but have just gotten around to doing the post. I am working on my bookstagram (@ashlett26) and language classes – but we’re back on schedule. Gotta just do a book review as soon as I’m done… Spoilers! Plot: On the island of Fennbirn, there are […]

I heard of some others reading this book and though it’s not totally typical, I figured I’d give it a try. SPOILERS! Plot: Samantha and her step-mother Vivian head back to her father’s hometown of Salem, MA, because they can’t afford to keep living in New York. Her father, Charles, fell into a coma and […]

Well, yes, so it’s been awhile. I’m not quite sure why I stopped, especially because I’ve read over 60 books, so it’s not like I stopped reading. I somehow got out of the groove, and it’s time to get back into it. I will try to do the books I’m currently reading, but I might […]

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I was originally going to do this book review on another book I recently finished (yes, I’ve already read two books for the new year), but my stepsister sent me a trilogy for Christmas that looked really promising. And, indeed, I devoured the first book, “The False Prince” of the Ascendancy trilogy. Let me first […]

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I’ve somehow kept up with my book reviews but not my travel reviews. Whoops! Lots of travel recently and no computer, so those will begin again on Friday. Anyway, on to the review! I’m not sure if people have figured out how I pick my books, but it’s usually one of two ways: Free and/or […]

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I binged on this series and I have some good things to say and some not-so-good things. But first… Plot (spoilers!):  Our story first starts in Chicago, where Kricket is hiding out and staying under the radar from the Department of Social Services until she turns 18, as she’s an orphan that’s run away from […]

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Phew. Well, now that vacation is over, I can get back to posting. I finished recently a book recommended by a friend called “Feed.” It isn’t my usual type of book (a bit more “real” than I like), but I’ve recommended to her so many books that I figured I should do the same and […]

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Apologies again for the slight delay. I finished this series last week while I was on my business trip, so I’ve known that I was going to write about it, but well…I think because I didn’t like it (!), I didn’t want to write about it. Sigh. It’s not that I didn’t like it, but…well, […]

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At this very moment, I just finished the 4th book (out of five) of a series near and dear to my heart: The Heralds of Valdemar “Collegium Chronicle” series. This isn’t going to be like the last book reviews I recently did, as I have four books to do (!) and that would take WAY […]

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As I’ve said before, this will be a combination of both a plot summary and my reaction to the writing, etc. So, please beware: spoilers ahead!  Dreams of Gods and Monsters was, at first, a long book. It’s much longer than the previous too at 539 pages. I wasn’t sure what could be written about in […]