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(Review) This Book Will Change Your Life

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This Book Will Change Your Life by Amanda Weaver Publication Date: September 27, 2015 Pages: 193 (kindle) Genre: New Adult/Contemporary My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars
Goodreads Synopsis:
Take a chance and change your life…

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned…

(Review) Black Widow: Forever Red

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Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl Publication Date: October 13, 2015 Pages: 401 (hardcover) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 3.5 Stars
Goodreads Synopsis:
Enter the world of the Avengers' iconic master spy

Natasha Romanoff is one of the world's most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow's infamous academy for operatives.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments-until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn't really the big sister type.

Until now.

When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rum…

(Review) Whistling Women

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Whistling Womenby Kelly Romo Publication Date: November17, 2015 Genre: Adult Fiction/Historical Fiction My Goodreads Rating: 3.5 Stars

NetGalley Description: 

Set against the backdrop of the 1935 world’s fair, Whistling Women explores the complex relationships between sisters, the sacrifices required to protect family, and the devastating consequences of a single impulsive act.
Kelly Romo’s assured and compelling debut novel, Whistling Women (Lake Union; November 17, 2015), takes readers back in time nearly a century to an America where economic pressures and shifting societal norms were shaping a new world. Centered on two indomitable female characters—a long absent aunt and the niece she never knew she had—this wholly original historical novel brings to life San Diego, circa 1935, as its dazzling world’s fair provides the backdrop for a story of family, fidelity, and the choices women have been forced to make to protect themselves and those they love.

After a life of downturns and narrow…

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Wishes for the Book Genie

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Hey, I remembered  Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature on from The Broke and the Bookish. Go me! This week's topic is ten things you'd ask the book genie for. So, here we go.

1. Dear Jo,
How about a prequel? Maybe about the Marauders?
2. Rick,  How about more Percy? The Blood of Olympus left me wanting a little bit more. I'd love to see him all grown up. 
3. A wall of books. Or, a lot of walls of books. I'd like a book house, please.  4. No holds on library forever and ever. 
5. New books delivered to my door step the minute...wait, I have Amazon Prime. This one happens! 

6. Extra hours at night to read books I love but the ability to not feel tired in the morning when I have to go teach small children. 
7. Author friends. Author friends means free books, right? (Also, if you were my friend I'd totally buy your book and actually probably have, okay?) 
8. Reading through osmosis. I used to want this in high school when I would nap on my physics books. 
9. Dating sites…

(Review) After You

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After You by Jojo Moyes Publication Date: September 29, 2015 Pages: 352 (hardcover) Genre: Adult Fiction/Contemporary My Goodreads Rating: 3.5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

A NOTE FROM JOJO MOYES ABOUT HER EXCITING NEW NOVEL, AFTER YOU:

Dear Reader,

I wasn't going to write a sequel to Me Before You. But for years, readers kept asking and I kept wondering what Lou did with her life. In the end the idea came, as they sometimes do, at 5:30 in the morning, leaving me sitting bolt upright in my bed and scrambling for my pen.

It has been such a pleasure revisiting Lou and her family, and the Traynors, and confronting them with a whole new set of issues. As ever, they have made me laugh, and cry. I hope readers feel the same way at meeting them—especially Lou—again. And I'm hoping that those who love Will will find plenty to enjoy.

—Jojo Moyes
My Review:  If we're friends on Goodreads it's no surprise I'm a huge fan of Jojo Moyes. She writes amazing contemporary romances that are the p…

(Review) If You're Lucky

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If You're Lucky by Yvonne Prinz Publication Date: October 20, 2015 Pages: 288 (kindle) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:
Is Georgia’s mind playing tricks on her, or is the entire town walking into the arms of a killer who has everyone but her fooled?

When seventeen-year-old Georgia’s brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe Lucky’s death was just bad luck. Lucky was smart. He wouldn’t have surfed in waters more dangerous than he could handle. Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been Lucky’s best friend. Soon Fin is working for Lucky’s father, charming Lucky’s mother, dating his girlfriend. Georgia begins to wonder: did Fin murder Lucky in order to take over his whole life?

Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about Lucky’s death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. Georgia is certain she’s g…