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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Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

“She wasn’t interested in telling other people’s futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.”

In the remarkable introduction to a mysterious and suspenseful series, Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys pulls readers into a tale of adventure and dark twists around every corner. Growing up in a household full of psychics, Blue’s rather accustomed to the world of the supernatural. But when she’s introduced to a group of boys on an epic quest to find a long lost Welsh King, Blue and her newly acquainted friends are in for a journey beyond imagine. Will Blue and the Raven boys find the Welsh King before other seekers do? Will Blue’s fate to kill her true love through a kiss come true?

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Book Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong

“We are imprisoned by the truth we dare not see. We are imprisoned by the questions we dare not ask.”

Mysterious and seductive, Kelley Armstrong’s Visions draws readers back into the highly intense adventures that seem to emanate from the peculiar little town of Cainsville. Learning that her parents may not be guilty for their crimes, Olivia continues her pursuit for answers with her rather odd lawyer, Gabriel, and new sweetheart, Ricky…but searching for answers comes at a price. Will Olivia discover the answers she seeks, or will she succumb to a worse fate than her parents? What secrets lie behind the residents of Cainsville?

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Book Review: Omens by Kelley Armstrong

“A friend helps you move; a real friend helps you move a body.”

Dark, eerie and full of mystery, Kelley Armstrong’s Omens is a fantastic urban fantasy horror that will have you craving for more. After discovering that she’s not only adopted but the biological daughter of two notorious serial killers, Olivia Taylor Jones starts on a journey to discover the truth behind these vicious crimes while also hiding from the media’s eye in the peculiar town called Cainsville. Full of secrets and riddles, Armstrong’s page turning novel has readers at the edge of their seat, rooting for Olivia to discover them all before she becomes the next victim. Will Olivia uncover parts of her past? Are the Larsen’s truly guilty? What mysteries lie in Cainsville?

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