Book Review for NetGalley

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This was a splendid copy that swept me away! I loved the drama, romance, and intrigue throughout. The only complaint that I had was the odd English phrases here and there, but aside from that, this book easily cracked my top ten favorites of this year!

If you want some reasons to read it: spies, French smugglers, strong female characters, old mansions, ghost stories, heroic characters…

There are so many reasons to love this book, and I am a fast fan of the author.

Thank you NetGalley for finding this book for me!

Book Review (2017): Archetype by MD Waters

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Hello all,

Welcome to another book review! This one is for Archetype, Book One of Two. Duology books are rare for me. It’s either a series, trilogy, or standalone. But this one was worth reading and now I need book two!

The cover is fairly accurate for the story. Emma wakes up, confused, lost, and uncertain as to what’s going on. She slowly recovers from an “accident” and has amnesia. I generally am not a fan of amnesia stories, but the author does a fantastic job with it here. This story has made me an instant fan of hers, especially the way she surprisingly weaved cool astronomy tales into it!

Emma’s mind is a jumble, but I like her inner self, who guides her in who to trust, what to say, and where to go. The sarcasm is flawless, and I give her five stars for the unexpectedly awesome humor throughout.

The plot wasn’t what had grabbed me, but the fact that it’s described as a “breathtakingly futuristic suspense”. Though the romance wasn’t overly heavy in the details, and those scenes were mostly past the halfway point.

Fans of joggers and running would like this book!

If I am missing anything else, it’s because I don’t want to spoil a truly unique reading experience. The author is a fabulous writer, and I highly recommend reading/buying the book asap.

Five stars!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Book Review (2017): The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer

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Hello all,

This book was just as good as I hoped, and I thought that I knew how it was going to end but the author shocked me by doing something completely different.

Stephen moves to a small town called Spencer, which is a dried up nowhere town filled with nothing to do. The town’s myth of The Winged Ones fills his time, and he falls for a girl named Cars, who has a brother named Devon who becomes his friend.

What follows is a likable cast of characters, a hauntingly beautiful tale of friendship and a town with more secrets than one might expect.

Five stars!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Book Review (2017): of The Shock of Night by Patrick W. Carr

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Hello all,

The Shock of Night

Patrick W. Carr

This book was way better than I thought it would be! Not that I thought it would be bad, but the cover seemed to make me think of Game of Thrones, sorta.

Overall, the plot was brisk and filled with excellent writing. I didn’t like how it kept swapping between characters, but understood that it was necessary in relations to understanding the characters reasons for doing things.

I will definitely be reading more of the series once I thin down my other books on my to-read shelf!

Four and a half stars!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Book Review (2016): The Travelers by Chris Pavolone

Hello all,

This book was exciting, long, and full of travel. If you’re ever interested in seeing other places then read this book!

I really enjoyed this book, and was grateful for getting a free copy.

The Travelers features writers, mysterious women, planes, plot, action-adventure, and loads of other exciting features.

If you haven’t already snapped up a copy, I highly recommend you do!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Book Review (2016): The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

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Hello all,

Why did I not read this series as a teenager? I have the feeling that if I had this book would have been very influential to me. Tiffany Aching is exactly the kind of character I love, and the Wee Free Men are a determined bunch of heroes. There’s even a cat named Ratbag!

I already have the fourth book, thanks to it being a gift from my mother. Must remember to thank her again. But now I need to own the rest of the series post haste!

If you haven’t yet read the series, I highly recommend it. The pushing point for me was Going Postal, also part of the Discworld series.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Book Review (2016): The School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

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This book swept me away, it easily made my top ten books of the year. Considering I only got it yesterday and spent all the way to two in the morning reading, and gave up for sleep, then read the last five chapters later today, that should tell you just how much I adore this book.

Let me tell you some things as to why:

Strong female characters, girls creating Invisible Ink, Girls jumping out of windows trying out new flying inventions, set during the time of Napoleon, Romance, Intrigue, War!, lots of action, cool bad guys!, unexpected plot twist, skeletons!!, spies!, and more!

If that doesn’t help, the cover has a review by Author Megan Cabot (love her stuff!), and it’s also part of a series. Book One, in fact.

So what are you waiting for?! Go, get it now!

Additional Notes: This was a library book, not a review copy. And another series that I haven’t finished, of course!

Old Review, No Author (2016 Me Was An Idiot): Freedom’s Child Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed Freedom’s Child. It was intense and beautifully written, filled with believable characters and a fascinating plot. I found that I enjoyed this a lot more than I had thought that I would, actually, and I will definitely check out more by this author!

Additional Notes: Um…who’s the author? What year was it published? Could you leave me no clues at all 2015 me?! This is what a fresh new blogger looks like y’all lol. Take note not to do this! And not even a book cover! Sigh….

My Very First Book Review (2016): If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie

I spent quite a bit of time on this book. I struggled to enjoy it, but I just couldn’t get into it, no matter how much I tried. It wasn’t bad writing, either. It just wasn’t my type of book. Maybe if I was in a different mood, I might’ve enjoyed it more.

Additional Notes: My thanks to the publisher Hogarth for providing me with the book.

Top Five Books I Want To Read Back in 2015!: Did I Read All These Books? 🤔

Welcome all!

I read over this post, saw that the images no longer worked, and found my choices interesting! These are the top books I wanted to read in 2015!:

1)

I have NOT read this one and I don’t think I ever will. I have read her other book Eleanor and Park, as well as the popular Fangirl. I’m just not much for YA fiction anymore. I mostly stick with adult fiction these days, though who knows? Y’all may change my mind.

2)

I have a confession to make. I haven’t read a single Colleen Hoover book. I don’t know why, but I just never picked them up. I highly doubt that I will now either!

3)

Finally! One that I’ve read and gave it 5 ⭐!!! I adore this book, and still have it on my shelf! Highly recommend for a good YA historical fiction!

4)

Also read this one! I gave it 4 ⭐, though I barely recall what this was about. I may need a reread!

And finally!

5)

LMAO, the first fantasy book on my blog is friggin Game Of Thrones. *dies laughing*. We who know nothing about when the last book will come out, I still haven’t finished this series because THE AUTHOR WON’T PUBLISH THE LAST BOOK!!! Sigh. But that’s another that I’ve read, so that’s not a bad ratio of 3/5. Nice job, me!

Well that was fun. I hope all of you enjoyed this trip down memory lane as much as I did. Let me know your thoughts on what books here you’ve read or if you think I ought to read the two I didn’t get to.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

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