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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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    WHY COUPLES FIGHT? BY MIRA KIRSHENBAUM | BOOK REVIEW

    Why Couples Fight? by Mira Kirshenbaum is a fantastic book for anyone who is looking for a relationship or someone already in a relationship. The author is a relationship expert and she gives us the reasons why couples fight and how to resolve conflicts among couples. If you are looking to add tools to your life kit toolbox, this book will help you do that efficiently. It is accessible and easy to read with practical examples to help us understand the underlying issues that most couples face. I believe the book has accomplished what it had set out to do. Overall, this is a book everyone should read and apply…

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    KOLOLO HILL BY NEEMA SHAH | BOOK REVIEW

    Kololo Hill by Neema Shah is the debut Asian Ugandan literature set in 1970's Uganda that will captivate you with its human story of love, loss, and desperation of families who were thrown out of their homes and country. This was such a familiar story, yet so different and important to be read in these times of division, hatred, and otherisms. It is very relevant to the times we live as conversations of race, inequality, oppression, power, and devastation are at the forefront of our lives. Overall, this is a story that sheds light on the expulsion of Asian Ugandans during Idi Amin's oppressive regime. This is a lesser-known history…

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    HYDE BY CRAIG RUSSELL | BOOK REVIEW

    Hyde by Craig Russel is a police procedural style story that follows Captain Hyde who is investigating an unusual murder that resembles the three-fold death from the Celtic tales. The story is an intriguing take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and talks about the duality of the nature of man, the good and the evil, and with RL Stevenson appearing in both the prologue and epilogue was quite interesting to read. Hyde is a gothic horror story that is steeped in Celtic folklore and tales that creates a haunting atmospheric setting and is quite fascinating.

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    ADULT,  ARCS,  BOOK REVIEWS,  CHICK-LIT,  CONTEMPORARY,  FANTASY,  FICTION,  LITERARY FICTION,  MAGICAL REALISM,  NETGALLEY,  SCIENCE FICTION,  WOMEN'S FICTION

    SPACE HOPPER / FAYE , FARAWAY BY HELEN FISHER | BOOK REVIEW

    Space Hopper by Helen Fisher is her debut book and let me just say, she knocked it out of the park with this one. I love when books can make us think, feel, and at the same get invested in the character's life, so much so that we are cheering them on from the sidelines. This book is no different in that regard. A wonderful and emotional read that will grip you from the very first line and will not leave you adrift. If you love stories of time travel and magical realism, this one is for you. The story is about Faye a 36-year-old woman who has been living…

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    NOVEMBER,  WRAP-UP

    NOVEMBER WRAP-UP

    I had a productive month in November, and I am happy I was able to complete 10 books. Though this month started slow like the past couple of months, I was excited to read the titles I had. I had a mixed bag of genres this month, and I really wanted it that way. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the ratings of the books. 1. The Cul-de-sac War By Melissa Ferguson – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 Stars) If you like to read the review for this book – CLICK HERE 2. Silent Night (Paige Northwood #2) By Nell Pattison – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (3.5 – 4 Stars) If you like to read the review for this book – CLICK HERE 3. How Beautiful…

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    BOOK REVIEW : SILENT NIGHT (PAIGE NORTHWOOD #2) BY NELL PATTISON

    Silent Night by Nell Pattison is a mystery/thriller/suspense. I haven't read many thrillers this year, and when I saw this title on Netgalley, I knew I needed to get it. When I got this book, I didn't realize it was part of a series, and this was the second book. It didn't say on Goodreads either, just that it's the second book from the author. Luckily for me, the books can be read as standalone, which is amazing, and I am glad I picked it. The story follows Paige Northwood, who is an interpreter for the deaf community. She is working as a freelance interpreter and is struggling to get…

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    BOOK REVIEW : THE GIRL OF HAWTHORN AND GLASS (THE GIRL OF HAWTHORN AND GLASS #1) BY ADAN JERREAT – POOLE

    The Girl Of Hawthorn And Glass is the debut book from the author Adan Jerreat Poole. This YA fantasy is the first book I completed in October. It was the cover that drew me in, and the synopsis also sounded promising to me. The story is of a young girl Eli who is the daughter of one of the witches. Eli is a trained ghost hunter and comes to earth to hunt the ghosts living among humans. She has lived her whole life with a tyrant witch-mother with the fear of being unmade into her original parts. On of the ghost hunting missions, things go wrong, making her question all…

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    SEPTEMBER,  WRAP-UP

    SEPTEMBER WRAP-UP

    September was quite the month for me! I wasn't sure if I'll be able to read the books on my TBR, with kids getting back to online classes and our move this month. Things were hectic, and I so close to dropping everything. One of the reasons I wasn't sure I was going to make my TBR target was because all the books I planned for this month happen to be the lengthier, slower-paced, literary, and historical fiction books. It was the kind of books one needs to take the time and savor it rather than reading in one sitting. I am ecstatic and proud to have finished all of…