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: What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards

Title: What You HideAuthor: Natalie D. RichardsPublication: December 4, 2018Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Spencer volunteers at the library. Sure, it’s community service, but he likes his work. Especially if it means getting to see Mallory. Mallory spends a lot of time keeping her head …

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BOOK REVIEW: Dare to Fall by Estelle Maskame

Title: Dare to FallAuthor: Estelle MaskamePublication: December 4, 2018Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The higher the stakes, the greater the fall. MacKenzie Rivers knows the kind of impact death can have on those it leaves behind. She’s felt that grief firsthand. So when Jaden, her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Color of Lies by C.J. Lyons

Title: The Color of LiesAuthor: C.J. LyonsPublication: November 6, 2018Publisher: HarperCollins PublishingGenre: YA Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, RomancePages:336 SYNOPSIS:(From Goodreads) High school senior Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses—her Gram Helen sees every sound, …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Widow Next Door by L.A. Detwiler

Title: The Widow Next DoorAuthor: L.A. DetwilerPublication: November 12, 2018Publisher: Harper Collins, AvonGenre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) A beautiful house. A new beginning. The almost perfect neighbours…  When newlyweds Jane and Alex Clarke move into an idyllic house on the quaint Bristol Lane, they are excited for a …

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BOOK REVIEW: Consumed by J.R. Ward

Title: ConsumedAuthor: J.R. WardPublication: October 2, 2018Publisher: Gallery BooksGenre: Mystery, Thriller, SuspensePages: 416 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed… By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her …

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BOOK REVIEW: What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi

Title: What They Don’t KnowAuthor: Nicole MaggiPublication: October 2, 2018Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, Young AdultPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Three secrets. One decision. A friendship that will change everything. Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to …

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BOOK REVIEW: Protected by Claire Zorn

Title: ProtectedAuthor: Claire ZornPublication: October 3, 2018Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA FictionPages: 292 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and …

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Things I’d Rather Do Than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso

Title: Things I’d Rather Do Than DieAuthor: Christine Hurley DerisoPublication: September 18, 2018Publisher: North Star EditionsGenre: Teens, Family Issues, Contemporary, RomancePages: 277 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Jade Fulton and Ethan Garrett are opposites in every sense of the word. Ethan is an all-American poster boy—a star athlete dating the most popular …

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BOOK REVIEW: When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

Title: When the Lights Go OutAuthor: Mary KubicaPublication: September 4, 2018Publisher: Park RowGenre: Mystery, Thriller, SuspensePages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) A woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica Jessie Sloane is …

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