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: The Girl in the Headlines by Hannah Jayne

Title: The Girl in the HeadlinesAuthor: Hannah JaynePublication: July 6, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Andrea McNulty goes to sleep on her eighteenth birthday with a near-perfect life: she’s a high school field hockey star, a doted-upon big sister, the beloved daughter of two happy …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Title: The Forest of Vanishing StarsAuthor: Kristin HarmelPublication: July 6, 2021Publisher: Gallery BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The Warsaw OrphanAuthor: Kelly Rimmer Publication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Historical FictionPages: 349 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is aware of the swiftly growing discord just beyond the courtyard of her comfortable Warsaw home. She has no fondness for the Germans who …

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BOOK REVIEW: 14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph

Title: 14 Ways to DieAuthor: Vincent RalphPublication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens & Ya Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 349 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Ten years ago, Jess’s mother was murdered by the Magpie Man.She was the first of his victims but not the last.Now Jess is the star of a YouTube …

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BOOK REVIEW: Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

Title: Local Woman MissingAuthor: Pam JenoffPublication: May 18, 2021Publisher: Park Row BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 290 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) People don’t just disappear without a trace…Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was …

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BOOK REVIEW: Any Place But Here by Sarah Van Name

Title: Any Place But HereAuthor: Sarah Van NamePublication: May 4, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Seventeen-year-old June can’t think of anything worse than being separated from her best friend, Jess. But at the end of her first semester of junior year she’s expelled for drinking …

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