Series Review: In Death #1-5 by J.D. Robb

Posted on May 28, 2016 in Book Reviews || 0 Comments
Series Review: In Death #1-5 by J.D. Robb

I have been interested, yet intimidated by, this series for a long time. But I am so glad that I finally gave Naked in Death a read! Set in the near future, Lieutenant Eve Dallas has just been assigned as the primary of a potential serial killer case. The victim was a well-known prostitute (legal in this future), and the crime scene was completely clean with her body arranged perfectly centered on the bed. It’s clear that they’re not dealing with just an upset client, especially when two other prostitutes are found in identical situations. Eve is going to bring these women to justice, even if the case starts hitting too close to home.

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Review: It’s Not My Favorite (The Lake Effect, #1) by Rue

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Book Reviews || 0 Comments
Review: It’s Not My Favorite (The Lake Effect, #1) by Rue

It’s Not My Favorite is certainly not one of my favorites. I loved the sound of this one from the description, but it’s really not anything like that. Gwenn and Rachel are sisters and very close, and they’ve both had to deal with their born again Christian parents trying to direct their lives. Mostly, their mother criticizes everything about them and constantly tries to hook them up with nice Christian boys. Well, Gwenn isn’t interested in anyone from church and Rachel is a lesbian (not that her parents know that). Then Gwenn finds a picture that leads her to the man who might be what’s missing from her life.

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Review: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Book Reviews || 1 Comment
Review: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You has a really great premise and a fun plot, but I was distracted by holes and questions! I love parallel universe tales, but there are things about this one that had me puzzled and distracted. The plot starts right away. There’s no easing into it. Marguerite and Theo are traveling through the multiverse to kill their friend Paul who killed Meg’s father. But things always seem to go wrong during their inter-dimensional travels, plans are thrown off, and secrets revealed.

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Review: Coloring for All Seasons–Spring

Posted on May 24, 2016 in Book Reviews || 3 Comments
Review: Coloring for All Seasons–Spring

The first thing that I was excited about when it came to Coloring for All Seasons: Spring, which I think will be a great selling point, is that the pages are not double sided! You can use markers and colored pens without worrying about ruining the coloring page on the back. The pages are on the thinner side though, so do place a piece of cardboard between the page if you do choose to use markers/pens that bleed through. But unlike my other coloring book which is printed single-sided, these pages are not perforated for easy removal. That’s not a big deal for me, but if you like to pull out pages to display, it’ll be a little harder as the illustrations go all the way to the binding on […]

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Review: This Side of Home by Renée Watson

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Book Reviews || 0 Comments
Review: This Side of Home by Renée Watson

This Side of Home was really great! Maya and her twin Nikki have many of the same feelings that I have, and the same confusions that I have, although they’re prompted by slightly different reasons. The twins live in a neighborhood that has been primarily African American until recently. Their neighbors are moving after landlords fix up the houses and raise the rent. New businesses are popping up, and their school principal is set on showcasing the new diversity. Maya is not happy about all of these changes going on and she’s determined to show the good parts of her neighborhood and school which were already there.

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