Kristin Downer

Super Mom and Awesomely Nerdy Lady who can’t stand to sit still. Delving into the online world I ran a successful online radio channel and blog that brought fans up close and personal with their favourite music, television and movie stars. Now, with my hilariously nerdy partners in crime, we are hiding our nerdyness no more! Twitter: @Kristin_Downer

BOOK REVIEW: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Title: AdmissionAuthor: Julie BuxbaumPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Delacorte PressGenre: Teens & YA FictionPages: 354 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an of-the-moment novel that peeks inside the private lives of the hypercompetitive and the hyperprivileged and takes on the college …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Violinist of Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood

Title: The Violinist of AuschwitzAuthor: Ellie MidwoodPublication: November 18, 2020Publisher: BookoutureGenre: Historical FictionPages: 356 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Auschwitz, 1943: In the depths of hell, can hope rise? And can love triumph over hatred?Based on the unforgettable true story of Alma Rosé, The Violinist of Auschwitz brings to life one of …

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BOOK REVIEW: Echo Island by Jared C. Wilson

Title: Echo IslandAuthor: Jared C. WilsonPublication: October 20, 2020Publisher: B&H KidsGenre: YA Fiction, Teens, Christian FictionPages: 272 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When four recent high school graduates return home from a weekend of camping, they expect to go back to life as usual. Instead, the boys discover empty streets, abandoned cars, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Title: Confessions on the 7:45Author: Lisa UngerPublication: October 6, 2020Publisher: Park RowGenre: Thriller, Domestic ThrillerPages: 315 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Everyone has a secret… Now she knows yours. Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a …

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BOOK REVIEW: Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

Title: Five Total StrangersAuthor: Natalie D. RichardsPublication: October 6, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teen & YA Fiction, SuspensePages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Rural Diaries by Hilarie Burton Morgan

Title: The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief FarmAuthor: Hilarie Burton MorganPublication: May 5, 2020Publisher: HarperOneGenre: Non-FictionPages: 257 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) While Hilarie Burton Morgan’s hectic lifestyle as an actress in New York and Los Angeles gave her a comfortable life, it did not fulfill …

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BOOK REVIEW: Even If We Break by by Marieke Nijkamp

Title: Even If We BreakAuthor: Marieke NijkampPublication: September 15, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA Fiction, LGBTQ FictionPages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) FIVE friends go to a cabin.FOUR of them are hiding secrets.THREE years of history bind them.TWO are doomed from the start.ONE person wants to end this.NO ONE IS SAFE. Are …

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