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Megan’s Munchkins by Pamela Foland

Megan’s Munchkins by Pamela Foland
Posted on September 11, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was really cute and heartwarming. It was also quite accurate. I just did tons of research myself on raising newborn kittens, because I want to foster someday, and it matches up pretty well with what Megan does in the book. It surprised me how much she already knew about it. Even before doing the bulk of her research, she knew to bottle-feed them with powder formula/water and thought of an eyedropper when they wouldn’t take the bottle. Especially at thirteen, I would have no idea how to begin taking care of […]

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Legacy Strain by Taylor Brooke

Legacy Strain by Taylor Brooke
Posted on July 4, 2017 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 3 Comments

Main points This book was even more intense than the second one, but both the second and third were very similar. It was still hugely about the dynamic between the characters, but this time even more complicated. So much love and hate and trust and distrust being bandied about, so many combinations of the four. Things changed on a dime, and often. It was all very unexpected. Primal, too. Which I guess was part of the point. There was a lot of human vs. nonhuman emotional stuff going on. I think I liked everyone a […]

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Chameleon by Zoe Kalo

Chameleon by Zoe Kalo
Posted on April 15, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was a trip. I’ve read the author before, and liked her work, but this was something quite different. The story was, anyway. It’s difficult to describe as anything other than a trippy experience, because it felt like everyone was literally crazy or just full of secrets and lying about everything. Sometimes a mixture of both. And it felt that way because that’s exactly what was happening. I kept waiting for someone to be perfectly innocent and forthcoming, but it seemed that that didn’t happen. I don’t know how everyone who wasn’t […]

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Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
Posted on April 12, 2017 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I SUPER LOVED this book. It was everything I was looking for in a period drama. It was such a great blend of romance, mystery, and historical quotidian. It’s one of those books that reminds me just how much I want to live in this era. The language took some getting used to but I loved it all the same. I wish we all spoke like that. I do sometimes, but it’s easy to forget when no one else does. I did learn several new (archaic) words as well. Really, though, it’s probably […]

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The Animal Under the Fur by E. J. Mellow

The Animal Under the Fur by E. J. Mellow
Posted on March 29, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I particularly enjoyed this one. Action romance indeed. I usually enjoy these kinds of stories, especially the hate-to-love sort of thing. I think it’s hard for most people to resist that. I guess that’s as good a place to start as any. The important thing to note is that it wasn’t too fast. Too often, authors know that we really just want them to get into it already, so maybe by around halfway (if not sooner) things start changing. But not here. No, things didn’t really pick up until well into the three-quarter […]

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Traveler by L. E. DeLano

Traveler by L. E. DeLano
Posted on March 17, 2017 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was REALLY good. Oh man, I have so much to say. I hope I remember it all. Okay, the story was excellent. It wasn’t entirely without plot holes (some of which I could fill in myself using logic, but not all) but it was mostly just really cool. Some of the smaller details really added to the story. In fact, I think all of them did. The fact that the Jessas shared memories when they Traveled, some things that Danny said that were strangely poignant or important, the subtle differences between […]

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ECHO Campaign by Taylor Brooke

ECHO Campaign by Taylor Brooke
Posted on February 23, 2017 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 3 Comments

Main points This book was super good. I’d say it didn’t suffer from Second Book Syndrome at all. To be fair, I didn’t remember too much of the first one, but bits and pieces came back to me as I read this one. I had forgotten just how character-driven it was. Seriously, the dynamic between them was almost more intriguing than the plot. It was just all over the place. Trust was mixed with distrust so frequently, and even when people made up it didn’t feel genuine. A lot of the “steamy scenes” didn’t feel […]

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Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy

Raene and the Three Bears by R. S. McCoy
Posted on November 29, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was INTENSE. It was unexpectedly difficult to put down. I gave up sleep and food for this book. There’s a lot to like, and some to dislike. I guess the main issues are the heartbreaking ending, and some of the character’s actions. I mean, Blossom goes missing, and despite the fact that she was about to be happily married, everyone thinks she ran away of her own free will? No one suspects foul play? Kaide said himself that they might try to change her totem, which they did, and he doesn’t […]

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Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross
Posted on October 30, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this. It was pretty much what I expected. I liked the historical aspect. I wished there was a bit more of it, though. It seemed very focused on Arista. I liked that she had a friend in Becky, but it was more of a servant/mistress relationship than a friendship. I guess it was a friendship, but it didn’t feel like enough. Also, Arista didn’t talk enough to Becky. Becky seemed to do all the talking and Arista was silent. That happens a lot in books. Jesus, just talk to people. Acknowledge […]

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Posted on October 28, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I really liked this book. I never do half-star ratings, so I rounded this up from a 4.5 because it deserved it. I read this all in one go—it’s a fast read. It took me about 40% to realize it was in present tense. It was that captivating. Obviously I have to mention how cool it was to read something about a girl with OCD. Of all the disorders/disabilities out there, this is definitely a rare one to read about. I have a little OCD, but more compulsive than obsessive. So this was […]

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