Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Title: HopelessAuthor: Colleen HooverPublication: May 7, 2013Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: YA Fiction, RomancePages: 416 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an …

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BOOK REVIEW: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Title: Shattered MidnightAuthor: Dhonielle ClaytonPublication: January 18, 2022Publisher: Disney-HyperionGenre: Fantasy, YA FictionPages: 304 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Zora Broussard has arrived in New Orleans with not much more than a bag of clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanted red shoes. Running from a tragic accident caused by her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Guest by Tess Little

Title: The Last GuestAuthor: Tess LittlePublication: October 5, 2021Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Psychological ThrillerPages: 324 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When actress Elspeth Bell attends the fiftieth birthday party of her ex-husband Richard Bryant, the Hollywood director who launched her career, all she wants is to pass unnoticed through the glamorous crowd in …

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BOOK REVIEW: This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore

Title: This Is Why We LieAuthor: Gabriella LeporePublication: September 21, 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressGenre: YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 292 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Everyone in Gardiners Bay has a secret.When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O’Dell’s body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is …

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BOOK REVIEW: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Title: Cloud Cuckoo LandAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: Scribner (Simon & Schuster)Genre: Historical Fiction & FantasyPages: 637 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna …

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BOOK REVIEW: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

Title: When Sparks FlyAuthor: Helena HuntingPublication: September 21, 2021Publisher: St. Martin’s GriffinGenre: RomancePages: 317 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Running the Spark House, a hotel/event space that has been in her family for years, has been Avery Spark’s lifelong dream. After years of working hard and making personal sacrifices, Avery and her …

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BOOK REVIEW: Two x Four x Murder by Lorraine J. Anderson

Title: Two x Four x MurderAuthor: Lorraine J. AndersonPublication: April 10, 2021Publisher: Self-publishedGenre: MysteryPages: 163 SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) Carrie Burton, reeling from her father’s untimely death, is hesitant to take over her father’s retail lumber business — even more so when a dead body is found in one of the …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Necklace by Matt Witten

Title: The NecklaceAuthor: Matt WittenPublication: September 7, 2021Publisher: Oceanview PublishingGenre: ThrillerPages: 259 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The clock ticks down in a heart-pounding crusade for justice. Susan Lentigo’s daughter was murdered twenty years ago—and now, at long last, this small-town waitress sets out on a road trip all the way from …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Auschwitz Photographer by Luca Crippa and Maurizio Onnis

Title: The Auschwitz PhotographerAuthor: Luca Crippa and Maurizio OnnisPublication: September 7, 2021Publisher: SourcebooksGenre: Memoirs, WWIIPages: 372 SYNOPSIS: (From Amazon) The Nazis asked him to swear allegiance to Hitler, betraying his country, his friends, and everything he believed in.He refused. Poland, 1939. Professional photographer Wilhelm Brasse is deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

Title: The Two Lives of Lydia BirdAuthor: Josie SilverPublication: March 3, 2020Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Women’s FictionPages: 450 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie …

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