Book Reviews

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  • Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    Title: Sharp Objects Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2006 Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Pages: 272 From: Walmart Rating: 9/10 I was watching TV and someone in the show mentioned Agatha Christie. Right then I had the urge to read a mystery novel, preferably something Christie wrote like And Then There Were None. I ran to the […]

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  • Book Review: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

    Title: Shadow of Night Author: Deborah Harkness Published: 2012 Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 592 From: Walmart The “paranormal romance” is now a thing, founded in the burst of popularity in young adult books based on magic, vampirism and the supernatural. Look at Barnes and Noble, the largest book store chain in America: they even have […]

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  • Book Review: Anthem by Ayn Rand

    Title: Anthem Author: Ayn Rand Published: 1938, 1946 Publisher: Cassell, Pamphleteers, Inc. Pages: 64 From: Barnes and Noble There is something about a story that is short, thoughtful and just plain scary. Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, succeeds at telling a story that, if looked at in the right light, is […]

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  • Book Review: In The Woods by Tana French

    Title: In the Woods Author: Tana French Series: Dublin Murder Squad #1 Published: 2007 Publisher: Viking Adult Pages: 464 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 It started with a murder, and ended with a murder. Tana French’s debut novel In the Woods took crime novels to a whole new level with the twists and turns […]

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  • Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

    Title: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Published: 2011 Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 592 From: Walmart Rating: 8/10 In 2011 Deborah Harkness, a historian, delved into the fantastic with a story of witches, vampires, daemons, and their lives mixing with humans and each other. This story was entitled A Discovery of Witches (2011), and […]

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  • Book Review: Daughter of the Sun by Barbara Wood

    Title: Daughter of the Sun Author: Barbara Wood Published: 2007 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 480 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 Barbara Wood does it again. In the novel that precedes Woman of a Thousand Secrets, Wood takes history and makes it into a great soap opera beach read entitled Daughter of the Sun […]

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  • Book Review: Woman of a Thousand Secrets by Barbara Wood

    Title: Woman of a Thousand Secrets Author: Barbara Wood Published: 2008 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 496 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 Barbara Wood’s novel Woman of a Thousand Secrets (2008) is similar to a soap opera. It contains murder, love, sex, ambition, and action, all wrapped up into one novel about a young […]

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  • Book Review: Entwined by Heather Dixon

    Title: Entwined Author: Heather Dixon Published: 2011 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Pages: 480 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 Everyone loves fairy tales, especially those that are given neat and interesting twists on the original. Heather Dixon succeeds in twisting the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses into a young adult action love story called […]

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  • Book Review: His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

    Title: His Dark Materials trilogy Author: Philip Pullman Published: 1995, 1997, 2000 Publisher: Scholastic Pages: 432, 352, 544 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Controversial books are always good reads. Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, containing The Golden Compass (Northern Lights in the UK) (1995), The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000), […]

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