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    MARCH,  WRAP-UP

    MARCH WRAP-UP

    I read 6 books this month. I am so happy to tell you guys all about the books and my favorites of this month. This month I had a good reading month with all of the books being very much enjoyable and things I want to recommend to everyone. I read 3 fantasy/sci-fi, 2 historical fiction, and one non-fiction. Here are the star ratings -

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    ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  YA

    BONES OF A SAINT BY GRANT FARLEY | BOOK REVIEW

    Bones Of A Saint by Grant Farley is a young adult historical fiction. The book tells us the is a coming-of-age story of the 15-year-old RJ Armante set against the backdrop of late 70's Northern California. RJ has lived his whole life in the hometown of Arcangel. The Blackjacks have ruled the town for years and force younger kids to do petty offenses for the gang. RJ lives with his mother, many siblings, and his differently-abled brother in a trailer park. The young boy has always been in troubling situations and finds himself at the center of a dangerous situation that forces him to work for the Blackjacks. He is…

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CONTEMPORARY,  CULTURAL,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  LITERARY FICTION,  NETGALLEY

    WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES BY DENNY S. BRYCE | BOOK REVIEW

    Wild Women And The Blues is a fantastic portrayal of African Americans during 1920s Chicago, at the height of the Jazz age in all of its vibrancy and splendor. The story is told in dual timelines spanning almost a hundred years. Denny S. Bryce has done a fantastic job of bringing both the contemporary and the historical setting together in the novel with brilliance. The book is a mix of historical fiction and contemporary fiction with the dual timelines splitting the two with alternating chapters taking us through the lives of Honoree and Sawyer. Bryce has captured the atmosphere of the 1920's time and paints vivid imagery of glamor, splendor,…

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  MYSTERY,  NETGALLEY,  SUSPENSE

    THE CONDUCTORS (MURDER AND MAGIC #1) BY NICOLE GLOVER | BOOK REVIEW

    The Conductors by Nicole Glover is the first book in the series Murder And Magic. The story is about a couple who works as conductors on the Underground Railroad helping slaves escape to the North. After the Civil War Hetty and Benjy settle in Philadelphia solving murders and mysteries the white authorities refuse to look into. During one of the cases, they discover the body of one of their friends. The brutal nature of the murder and the violated body raises questions that make them doubt their friends in the elite circles of Black Philadelphia. Secrets and lies start to surface during the course of their investigation making them question…

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    ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FAIRY TALE,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  YA

    THE SHADOW IN THE GLASS BY J.J.A.HARWOOD | BOOK REVIEW

    The Shadow In The Glass is a dark, gothic retelling of Cinderella by J.J.A.Harwood. The story is set in Victorian England and takes us through the truly terrible times women had to face on a daily basis. The story takes place in Grandborough House where Mrs. Pembroke took in the recently orphaned Eleanor known as Ella. She is treated like a daughter and grew up with all the privileges that a child would get. Mrs. Pembroke passes away and Ella is forced to earn her keep by the housekeeper. Mr. Pembroke is an alcoholic and is drinking away the wealth and the riches that Mrs. Pembroke had managed wisely. As…

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    BLOG,  BOOK TAG

    20 QUESTIONS BOOK TAG!

    I have never done this book tag before and I thought this would be a cool idea to do to do now. I am 2+ years into my blogging journey and today is my 1st year anniversary on Wordpress. Now is a good time as any to answer these questions by myself as I wasn't tagged by anyone. 😉 So let's get started!!

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK REVIEWS,  DYSTOPIAN,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  SCIENCE FICTION

    A DANCE OF LIES (THE OUTLANDS PENTALOGY #4) BY REBECCA CRUNDEN| BOOK REVIEW

    A Dance Of Lies is the 4th book in The Outlands Pentalogy. This series gets better with each book and I am all here for it. Each book focuses on a main character's POV taking us through their tumultuous lives as they fight against the oppression and tyranny of the heavily authoritarian Kingdom. A year of living in the Outlands hasn't resolved the issues building between Nate, Thom, Kitty, and the rest of the group. Their found family of people of the Kingdom and Radiants have found a routine to their lives, living day to day the best way possible. Not everyone is happy to flee from the Kingdom and…

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    ARCS,  AUTHOR / PUBLISHER,  BOOK REVIEWS,  GUIDE / HOW-TO,  MOTIVATIONAL / INSPIRATIONAL,  NON-FICTION,  PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT,  PRODUCTIVITY,  SELF-HELP

    GET IT DONE : THE 21-DAY MIND HACK SYSTEM TO DOUBLE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND FINISH WHAT YOU START BY MICHAEL MACKINTOSH | BOOK REVIEW

    Michael Mackintosh has consolidated some of the key concepts of productivity into a working template that can be tailored to facilitate the new routines that will help us get things done in 21 days. The book is divided into 3 parts with the first part taking us through 11 mind hacks to help us realign our perspectives and get a clearer picture of what we want. The strategies that are given to us in part 2 is the 21-day challenge with techniques and steps to help us get closer to our goals. Part 3 sums up everything by bringing together the components that are part of the recipe for ultimate…

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    ADULT,  BLOG,  FANTASY,  FICTION

    GOING DOWN THE ACOTAR RABBIT HOLE……

    That's my face! Because, I can't even look at anyone right now. I am so embarrassed. I am 32 and I didn't even know or understand a fandom like this even existed!! I didn't know there was this massive fan base dedicated to creating all these memes and skits.. Where the heck have I been my whole life?? Also, more importantly, how do I catch up??? Also, how do I stop this madness?? Where's the PAUSE button??

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    FEBRUARY,  WRAP-UP

    FEBRUARY WRAP-UP

    Hello, fellow bookworms! How are you all doing? I don't know what's wrong with me, but I have been in a weird kind of reading slump that I don't even know how to get out of. Add to that a busy schedule of home-chores, kids, their schools, and exams, I am mentally drained by the end of the day. I have been so busy that I don't even know what to say. This month I planned to read 10 books. I know, I am late...Very late with this post... I apologize for my tardiness.. I am blaming my funk on this one...