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The Dogs | book review

Title: The Dogs Author: Allan Stratton Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: September 2015 Rating: 3 stars I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Cameron and his mother are on the run – again­. From Cameron’s own father. They’ve packed their bags and moved out to the middle of nowhere in…

A Monster Calls | book review

Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Walker Books Publication Date: May 2011 Rating: 5 stars Patrick Ness has done it again - he has brought me to tears and left me speechless. His novel More Than This blew my mind and instantly sparked my interest in the author. At a Barnes & Noble last weekend, I…

What Lies Within | book review

Title: What Lies Within Author: James Morris Publisher: Kindle Press Publication Date: June 2015 Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, James Morris, for gifting me a Kindle version of his book in exchange for an honest review. Not only do I love free books, but I especially love getting them from the authors…

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft | book review

Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: October 2000 Rating: 4 stars Being an English major, I'm sure you can all guess what absolute favorite activities are. Go on, give it a shot. Did you guess reading and writing? If so, congratulations, you assumed the obvious. Tomorrow is…

Einstein’s Beach House | book review

Title: Einstein’s Beach House: Stories Author: Jacob M. Appel Publisher: Pressgang Publication Date: October 2014 Rating: 4 stars A big thankyou to the author, Jacob Appel, for sending me a free copy of the book! I was thrilled to have the chance to read this collection of short stories and, as promised, here is my review.…

Triangles | book review

Title: Triangles Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: October 2011 Rating: 2.5 stars I've read my fair share of Hopkins novels, including her Crank series and her fantastic standalone novel, Identical. Everything I've read of hers, though, has been YA, until I finally got my hands on Triangles -- her first attempt at adult fiction. I had been…

American Sniper | book review

Title: American Sniper: Memorial Edition Author: Chris Kyle Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Publication Date: January 2012 Rating: 5 stars A quick shoutout and thankyou to my friend Mark for lending me this memorial edition of American Sniper. Okay, for starters, I'll admit -- I am guilty of not knowing who Chris Kyle was until previews…