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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  FICTION,  HISTORICAL FICTION,  LITERARY FICTION,  NETGALLEY,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    BOOK REVIEW : THE PARIS LIBRARY BY JANET SKESLIEN CHARLES

    Paris Library is a historical fiction based on the true story of brave librarians during WW2. The book follows two main POVs, one of Odile, who used to be a librarian at the American Library in Paris, and Lily, who is a teenager in Froid, Montana. Odile was happy getting her dream job and spending her time in the library helping people with book recommendations. Her life was almost perfect with a handsome police officer beau, a best friend who shared her love for reading. Then war comes calling, and everything perfect falls into despair. Her stable life gets swiped from under her leaving her disconcerted. With Jews getting discriminated…

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    BOOK REVIEW : HOME BEFORE DARK BY RILEY SAGER

    Home Before Dark is my second book from Riley Sager. I read Lock Every Door last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the author's writing and was fascinated by his style of storytelling. This story was no different. I am also excited about the arrival of my copy of this book from a book subscription box!! It was an alternate choice for a different book and I am so glad I picked this one. The whole ambiance of the book is the perfect setting for horror. The paranormal elements in the book within the book were brilliant. I did get scared at times, and I had a difficult time…

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    BOOK REVIEW : ALL THE STARS AND TEETH (ALL THE STARS AND TEETH #1) BY ADALYN GRACE

    All The Stars And Teeth is the first book in the series All The Stars And Teeth. This book is the debut fantasy novel from the author Adalyn Grace. The story is about a young Princess to the Island Kingdom Of Visidia. The Kingdom is divided into different islands with each island having its magical power. Amora has been practicing Soul magic her whole life in preparation for her ceremony to become the protector of their Kingdom and to be the next to the throne. On the day to perform and prove her control of magic she fails and disappoints her people. Awaiting a trial can be dangerous to her…

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    BOOK REVIEW : WHERE THERE BE HUMANS BY REBEKAH L. PURDY

    Where There Be Humans is an interesting story about a half-goblin who struggles with her identity. In a world where being half-goblin is looked down upon she has to fight her way to be respected and accepted. This is a romantic fantasy that mainly focuses on Ivy's journey than world-building. The world was fascinating with different fantastical species and creatures. The magic system was minimal. There was lore that sounded intriguing but was not expanded upon in the story. The book is easy to get through and fast-paced. There were some aspects of the story that reminded me of Harry Potter, with certain characters and their interactions. While the story…

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    BOOK REVIEW : A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC (SHADES OF MAGIC #1) BY V. E. SCHWAB

    I bought the box set for Shades Of Magic series after finishing Vengeful. I am binge reading this series at the moment. I haven't been able to stop reading the series. As of right now, I am reading the third book in the series and I cannot put it down. A Darker Shade Of Magic is a splendid fantasy that will take you through different Londons nested inside one another. The setting is atmospheric with the most vivid descriptions of the different Londons. I loved how the author managed to make each of these Londons characters themselves with unique characteristics and personality attached to it. The magic and the world…

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    BOOK REVIEW : A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY (CURSEBREAKERS #1) BY BRIGID KEMMERER

    A Curse So Dark And Lonely is a fairytale retelling romantic fantasy of Beauty And The Beast. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. The book was definitely interesting. I loved how the author took the fairy tale and made it into a fun and entertaining fantasy novel with amazing characters. I enjoyed every second of it. The book was action-packed with high stakes from the get-go. I loved Harper and how wonderful and believable see was. Rhen and Grey were equally amazing. The book was fast-paced and was definitely a page-turner. I thought the world was set and introduced organically. The books in dual…

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    RABT BOOK TOURS – BOOK REVIEW : DOUBLE BLIND BY SARA WINOKUR

    Brynja the forensic Geneticist is dealing with the loss of her twin brother Lucas. A strange poem in the form of a riddle appears. Brynja is intrigued and tries to figure out the references. Only problem is she keeps receiving more warnings written in the form of an old manuscript accompanied by food delivered to people around her. People die and things get even more difficult to figure out. Can Brynja figure out the secret to her brother's disappearance before more people die? Keep on reading my review to see my thoughts on this book..

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    BOOK REVIEW : SOUL RIDERS (#1) – JORVIK CALLING BY HELENA DAHLGREN, STAR STABLE ENTERTAINMENT AB

    Soul Riders - Jorvik Calling By Helena Dahlgren is the first book in the epic fantasy for middle grade. The book is inspired by the massively popular online MMORPG game Star Stable. The story follows 4 friends and their magical breed horses with whom they share a special bond. The story is set in Jorvik a magical island known for its natural beauty and its lush history. The mythical tales, magic and the fight between darkness and the light all lead us into a fantastical world full of adventures for the newly formed sisterhood. Keep on reading to know my thoughts on this middle-grade fanatsy.

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE (THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE #1) BY KAITLYN DAVIS

    TITLE : The Raven And The Dove ( The Raven And The Dove #1) AUTHOR : Kaitlyn Davis GENRE : Fantasy, YA FBRC RATING : 5 Stars PUBLISHING DATE : 9th March 2020 SYNOPSIS : Four fates collide in this avian-inspired, epic fantasy retelling of Tristan and Isolde perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo! A princess longing to be free… On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana Aethionus knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky waiting at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE QUR’AN – WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW BY JANE MCAULIFFE

    TITLE : The Qur’an – What Everyone Needs To Know AUTHOR : Jane McAuliffe GENRE : Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality FBRC RATING : 5 stars SYNOPSIS : Millions of non-Muslims know the name of the Muslim scripture, whether it is written as “Qur’an” or “Quran” or “Koran.” But for most, that is all they know. Many have fallen victim to the mass of misinformation that circulates about the Qur’an. Others may have tried to read the Qur’an, but the text itself is tough to decipher. With no sense of context, chronology, or interpretive history, many would-be readers of the Qur’an quickly give up the effort. As for those trying to…