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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

MOVIE REVIEW: Last Christmas

I am a sucker for Christmas movies and when said Christmas movie includes Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, I was totally in to go see it. Emilia Clarke is one of my favorite actresses for good reason. She can play almost any type of role, but I personally love when …

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BOOK REVIEW: Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne

Title: Safe HarbourAuthor: Christina KilbournePublication: December 10, 2019Publisher: DundurnGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 264 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) As crazy as her father’s plan sounds, sticking to it is easy for Harbour — until it isn’t. Fourteen-year-old Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month …

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BOOK REVIEW: Saving Everest by Sky Chase

Title: Saving EverestAuthor: Sky ChasePublication: October 22, 2019Publisher: Wattpad BooksGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 360 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) From the outside, Everest has it all, but there’s only one person who can see him for who he truly is . . . and it changes his life forever. In this tender, …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett

Title: The Last to DieAuthor: Kelly GarrettPublication: November 5, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 205 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Harper Jacobs and her bored friends make a pact to engage in a series of not-quite illegal break-ins. They steal from each other’s homes, sharing their keys and alarm codes. …

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BOOK REVIEW: #NotReadyToDie by Cate Carlyle

Title: #NotReadyToDieAuthor: Cate CarlylePublication: October 7, 2019Publisher: Common Deer PressGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 128 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads Ginny’s life suddenly comes to a screeching halt one fateful Monday when a shooter shows up at Southwestern High School during first period. In lockdown with both the homeroom sub and her secret …

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BOOK REVIEW: In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

Title: In the Hope of MemoriesAuthor: Olivia RiversPublication: March 16, 2016Publisher: Red Sparrow PressGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 404 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope Jackson sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her four …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

Title: The Long CallAuthor: Ann CleevesPublication: September 3, 2019Publisher: Minotaur BooksGenre: MysteryPages: 382 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center

Title: Things You Save In A FireAuthor: Katherine CenterPublication: August 13, 2019Publisher: St. Martin’s PressGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 316 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s excellent at dealing …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

Title: The ArrangementAuthor: Robyn HardingPublication: July 30, 2019Publisher: Simon & SchusterGenre: ThrillerPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bills when a friend makes a suggestion: Why not go online and find a sugar daddy—a wealthy, older man who …

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