Book Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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Review by Alyca “It seems impossible to live without hurting people.” “That’s because it is.” “So why live at all?” “Well, in fairness, dying hurts people too.” It took me a bit to be into this book. I’m not usually a reader of sci-fi.  But the last part of this book is so good it…

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Book Review: Liar’s Bench by Kim Michele Richardson

Review by Alyca Set in the early 1970’s, this book touches on racism and murder.  Mudas is the main character and her momma gets murdered. The small town in Kentucky’s police chief thinks her alcoholic husband has done this to her. Others in town start gossip that maybe she did it to herself.  But Mudas…

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Series Review: Rot & Ruin

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Review by: Alyca Rot & Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry I was so sad when I finished this series. I just wanted more! I loved all of the characters and how much they grow throughout the series. Benny Imura lives in California with his brother, Tom. It’s been 15 years since the virus that turned…

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Review: In the Hall with the Knife

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Review by: Alyca Based on the classic board game Clue, this book is set at a fancy boarding school in Maine. The characters get confined to a dorm house because of a terrible storm with flood waters rising. As with all clue mysteries someone gets murdered. Everyone has a motive to kill the headmaster. A…

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Book Review: Between series by April Genevieve Tucholke

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Review by: Alyca Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1) Violet White lives in a sleepy seaside town. She and her brother are broke and their bohemian artist parents in Paris have sent no money. Deciding to rent out the guest house brings the excitement she has been looking for. But is…

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Book Review: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Review by: Alyca Set in the early 1900s, this story follows Tessa and Will’s children. James and Lucie Herondale are living peacefully. After the clockwork wars, not a lot is happening. James and his gang of friends are bored with very little demon activity. Cordelia Carstairs comes to London with the famous sword, Cortana. Together…

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