Book Report: Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Hollowland by Amanda Hocking (The Hollows #1) Released: October 2010 Publisher: Self Published Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: “This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.” Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of…

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Book Report: Wings by Aprilynn Pike

Wings by Aprilynne Pike (Laurel #1) Released: May 2009 Publisher: Harper Teen Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis: Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost…

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Top Ten Books I Read in 2011 (er…Top 8)

1. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel I haven’t posted a review of this book, but expect one soon. I think this book goes down as my favorite book of the year. It’s got so many things I love– strong female characters, steampunk themes, political unrest, and zombies. 2. Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon The book was full…

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Re-reading Harry Potter (again)

It has happened every year since I started college.  Somewhere between the start of the school year and the first, really crisp day, I get the urge to re-read the entire Harry Potter series.  This year is no different.  I started re-reading The Sorcerer’s Stone two days ago. I am not certain why I associate…

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Book Review: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

I’ve put off writing this review for so long because I haven’t figured out what to say about this book.  Still.  Really!  I went into Never Knowing prepared to dislike it.  It’s not my preferred genre, and on top of that I started reading this book at work; these days, work turns me into such a curmudgeon.  But, about…

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Book Report: The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Let me be honest here.  The reason why I picked up this book in the first place is that the book is about Nicholas Flamel, and Nicholas Flamel is mentioned in the first Harry Potter book.  Does anyone else pick out books like that?  Silly reasons aside, I enjoyed this book! The Alchmyst by Michael…

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Book Review: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

I almost missed work because of this book. I started reading The Fairytale Detectives on a particularly rainy day while sipping on a mug of hot Earl Grey tea. By the first few pages and the first crack of thunder from outside, I was sucked into the book.  I only wish I could mean that literally.…

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Book Review: Lure by Deborah Kerbel

After reading the synopsis for Lure by Deborah Kerbel, I was eager to read this book.   I used to read ghost stories often when I was younger, but I haven’t read too many in recent years.  Instead, I’ve been hooked on shows like Ghost Hunters or Ghost Adventurers.  So, it seemed this book would be…

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Book Review: Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Paranormal romance books are still flooding the market thanks to the Twilight series.  It’s not my genre of choice mostly because of clichés and overdone love triangles with the main character always falling for the total creep.  But, these are not the things that describe Yvonne Woon’s Dead Beautiful.  Of all the paranormal romance books…

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