Month: April 2018

Top 5 YA General Fiction Books (I Need to Read)

5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from

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The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2) by Michael Scott: Book Review

After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenelle is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Niccolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’s after them,

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Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2) by Isaac Asimov: Book Review

Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets…? (Goodreads)   My Review My Rating: 5/5 Most of my rating for this

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The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) by Michael Scott: Book Review

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret

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Orlando by Virginia Woolf: Book Review

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, “The longest and most charming love letter in literature,” playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf’s close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries of boisterous, fantastic adventure, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth’s England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces

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Books I Want to Read: Independently Published Authors

There are so many independently published authors out there. I have followed/been followed by a few on Twitter over the years and I’ve always looked at their websites, scouring through descriptions and reviews of their books. Today, I had a thought… Why haven’t I read any of them yet? I mean, there have been a

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