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  • Book Review: Fireblood by Elly Blake

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: FirebloodAuthor: Elly BlakeSeries: Frostblood #2Published: September 2017Publisher: Little, BrownPages: 416From: Barnes and NobleRating: 8/10 Fireblood by Elly Blake is the second in a sweeping fantasy saga that takes our main character Ruby from the frozen northern reaches of the world to the warm and tropical land Ruby’s family called home, as well as […]

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  • Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: A Game of ThronesAuthor: George R.R. MartinSeries: A Song of Ice and Fire #1Published: 1996Publisher: BantamPages: 807From: Barnes and NobleRating: 8/10 It took me four years to finish A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, the first book in an epic fantasy series Martin began more than 20 years ago. That’s about […]

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  • Book Review: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: The Devil Crept InAuthor: Ania AhlbornSeries: NonePublished: February 2017Publisher: Gallery BooksPages: 374From: MyBookBoxRating: 8/10 So. Soooooo. Ania Ahlborn is a horror genius. This book creeped me the eff out. I started reading this book one night because I wanted something to read that I hadn’t read before, genre-wise. And I definitely found it […]

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  • Book Review: Disclaimer by Renee Knight

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: DisclaimerAuthor: Renee KnightSeries: NonePublished: April 2015Publisher: DoubledayPages: 304From: Barnes and NobleRating: 9/10 Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of books that require trigger warnings before opening the covers. Now, that is definitely not a bad thing, because I think things that require that happen all too often, and we as the general public […]

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  • Book Review: Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Underground AirlinesAuthor: Ben H. WintersSeries: NonePublished: July 2016Publisher: Mulholland BooksPages: 336From: Barnes and NobleRating: 9/10 Awhile ago, I decided to do a review for my local book club I’m a member of. I am the youngest in the circle by about 30 years, and I feel it is very difficult to choose a […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Valentine’s Day is approaching

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, January 21, 2016] Everyone who hasn’t been living in a hole the last month may have noticed the shiny red and pink packaging glaring from that first Hy-Vee aisle. The dreaded day of love is fast approaching. In 2015, Valentine’s Day spending was expected to reach about $19 […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Excited for more learning opportunities

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, January 7, 2016] My first-ever shift in an emergency department was not the best experience I’ve ever had. Several weeks ago, I spent the weekend in Centerville with my parents. That Saturday, I scheduled a 12-hour shift in the Mercy Medical Center emergency department, followed by an eight-hour […]

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  • Book Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Frostblood Author: Elly Blake Series: Frostblood #1 Published: January 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown Pages: 376 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 8/10 I started Frostblood by Elly Blake on a whim one night, mostly because I just wanted something light, airy, easy and fun, and boy did I get what I asked for. Frostblood follows the story of […]

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  • Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Sky in the Deep Author: Adrienne Young Series: Sky in the Deep #1 Published: April 2018 Publisher: Wednesday Books Pages: 340 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Have you ever found a book that just truly called to you, spoke to you in such a way that you could not put it down […]

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  • Book Review: Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Brian’s Winter Author: Gary Paulsen Series: Brian’s Saga #2) Published: January 1996 Publisher: Ember Pages: 133 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 When Brian’s first adventure, the plane crash in Canada, ended, it was the end of his story. Brian was done. He managed to survive based on his very basic skill set […]

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