Book Review: The Boxcar Baby by J.L. Mulvihill

“Sighing, I put my head on my knees and watch an ant crawl up the tree limb, so small and insignificant, and all alone. I’m glad I’m not an ant, though sometimes I feel like one.”

With the main heroine being the adventure taking Boxcar Baby herself, J.L. Mulvihill’s The Boxcar Baby follows AB’Gale as she desperately seeks to find her papa and set things back in order. When her papa doesn’t return home, AB’Gale takes it upon herself to discover his whereabouts before she and her family lose their home and way of life. But after discovering some bits of information and unveiling too many dangerous secrets, AB’Gale finds herself on an epic and treacherous quest to save her family and herself before she’s captured again. An exhilarating and wild read, Mulvihill’s opener to the Steel Roots series will have readers grasping for more!

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Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

“We find things, just as we lose things. If you’ve lost your honor, you’ll find it again.”

An action packed YA fantasy novel, Young’s standalone viking inspired novel is a page turner with a number of twists and turns. Though in a fantasy setting, Young ties in an abundance of lessons for all readers to learn; from acceptance to forgiveness, Sky in the Deep is an inspirational novel that paves the way to a new outlook on fantasy literature.

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Book Review: Looking for Dei by David A. Willson

“She walked slowly, not because of her fatigue but rather to calm her anxious heart. For tomorrow’s announcement may very well unveil the secret she had been keeping for years.”

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Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.”

Remarkably witty and wildly adventurous, Mackenzie Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a beautiful edition to the realm of historical fiction and LGBTQ+ romance novels. Henry “Monty” Montague is a gentleman by blood, yet acts completely the opposite; rambunctious and a sweet-talker, Monty finds himself as a constant disapproval from his father. As a last chance to prove himself a gentleman, he is sent on a Grand Tour of Europe with his sister Felicity and long time friend Percy…who just happens to be his crush. But when danger strikes during their travels, the trio find themselves on a dangerous yet thrilling adventure across Europe. Intense and breathtakingly romantic, readers will find themselves unable to put this book down!

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Book Review: The Chronister Cliff by Simone van der Steeg

“What did I do to deserve this?
This cannot be life. This must be death.
This must be hell.”

An incredibly intriguing story with twists at every turn, Simone van der Steeg’s The Chronister Cliff brings readers a tale so unique it feels like an original…and may certainly be one. After Karen’s parents passed away in a tragic accident, she’s tried to live a relatively normal mundane life while living with her four other siblings. But when a new neighbour moves next door, Karen can’t help but feel a strange aura about him, drawing her to pursue what this man is hiding…no matter the cost. The first in a supernatural mystery series, The Chronister Cliff is an exciting new tale full of wonderful surprises and character twists that will intrigue any reader.
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Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

A grim and twisted rendition of the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s rise to power, George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a magnificent classic that continues to amaze readers over 50 years past its original release. Tired of taking demands from the human farmer Mr. Jones, the animals on Manor Farm fight for their freedom and for equal rights among all animals. But what happens when some take advantage over other animals? Is there such a thing as equality among all when not all seek this value?

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Book Review: Rituals by Kelley Armstrong

“Don’t ever stop doing that. Please. I want to be better. Be stronger.”

In the final installment of this highly regarded paranormal series, Kelley Armstrong’s Rituals is such a thrill and exciting read that readers will find themselves unable to stop until the last page has turned. When a new dark force disturbs the balance of the mundane and supernatural world, Olivia and her friends race against the clock to stop this darkness before they become victims themselves. With new secrets exposed and romantic tensions in the mix, this highly anticipated novel brings new excitement at every turn. What is this new dark presence? Who will Olivia choose: the Tylwyth Teg or the Cwn Annwn?

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Book Review: Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong

“But that’s what dreams are for—to weave reality and fantasy and memory and stitch together something you can’t hope for in waking life. To fulfill that little part of you that wants something so bad.”

Disloyalty and danger around every corner, Kelley Armstrong’s Betrayals will have readers at the edge of their seats with this highly intense and dark addition to the Cainsville series. When Ricky is charged with murder, the trio begin a quest to solve this mistake which ends up tying them to another supernatural mystery. Full of twists and unexpected discoveries, Betrayals will have readers unable to anticipate the outcome of events occurring in this thrilling addition to the series. Who is behind the killings Ricky’s been framed for? Will Olivia and the gang find out before the murderer finds them?

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Book Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

“Demons are a very human creation. You look for ways to explain evil, and instead of seeing it in yourselves, you offload the responsibility onto monsters. The monstrous exists in the mirror, not in the sulfurous depths of some fantasy world.”

In the third installment of the Cainsville series, Kelley Armstrong’s Deceptions brings readers on a roller-coaster of emotions and shocking discoveries. Learning more about her and her family’s connection to Cainsville and the world of the Fae, Olivia seeks the truth through her visions of a long lost past; however, there are more dangers than ever before creeping in her path. With visions endangering Olivia’s state of mind, a love triangle that’s attached to an ancient past life, and an extremely upset ex fiancé in the mix, readers won’t be able to put down this fast paced novel. Will Olivia finally unlock the mysteries of Cainsville? Will she learn the truth about the Larsen’s?

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