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Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

I always have a very hard time writing reviews for sequels, because I like for all of my reviews to be uniform in their non-spoilery goodness. Have 99% of you already read this entire series? Probably. Do I want to keep it spoiler-free for the 1% who haven’t? Yes. Especially with the advent of Stiefvater’s new, Ronan-centric series coming out, I want to be sure my Raven Cycle reviews are fun and fresh without being life ruiners. Rating:  How I’d…

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Blog Tour Review: Between Before & After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

I am, as my grandmother would likely have said, pleased as punch to be part of the blog tour for Between Before & After thanks to the fine people over at The Fantastic Flying Book Club! Today is day 4 of the blog tour, and there are still plenty of stops to go after mine – please go check out the tour schedule over here on the blog tour page! Rating:  How I’d Describe This Book to A Friend BB&A is…

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January Wrap-Up

Who waited until February 5th to post a wrap-up of January? Who else, might be the better question! Who’s that girl? It’s Patricia! I dragged myself out of my slump – kicking and screaming, but out of it nonetheless – and managed to read five books in January! I am pretty impressed, not even going to lie to you.  Pages Read: 1,717 – an average of 343 a book  Average Rating: 3.8 stars I really enjoyed January’s eclectic mix of books – they…

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7 In Review

Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The book that, it could be argued, kicked off the seismic shift in the reading population’s interest toward domestic thrillers and away from terrible BDSM fanfiction disguised as literature – Gone Girl, heavyweight champion of the world – came out in 2014. Ever since then, I’ve been – along with half the world to be quite honest – obsessed with these pieces of bubblegum fiction that you can chew up and spit out, usually within a day. They all have the…

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Review: The Loneliest Girl In the Universe by Lauren James

I have never been the biggest fan of science fiction books, which anyone who scans my Goodreads shelves can tell you. It’s not that I inherently don’t like science fiction, it’s more that it has this tendency to be so dry and boring and slog on and on and onnnnn. When I picked up Illuminae last year, though, I realized that there was this whole other genre of science fiction that was actually interesting and I could follow it, it wouldn’t put…

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Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

I didn’t have my blog yet when I read Scythe by Shusterman last year, but suffice it to say that I spent the entire time I had that book in my hands with my jaw agape in some form or fashion. It evoked a feeling of helplessness, of anxiety because this society Shusterman is describing could come together tomorrow. This world where “the cloud” has taken over and controls everything but the ultimate equalizer – death itself – is so like…

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A Patricia Primer

Well hello there! If you’re reading this, you probably are either A) extremely bored, or B) matched with me in some sort of exchange that requires mild, affectionate stalking. (Aww!) I write this blog post not because I’m super haughty or anything, but rather because I am the actual worst at talking about myself and the things I might want. When I’m faced with an exchange and the questions start coming, it’s like I get temporary gift amnesia and just…

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Review: S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett

Here is what I wanted S.T.A.G.S. to be: some sort of universe where Hunger Games meets Battle Royale and maybe The Strangers, a book where students get hunted like prey and killed in a remote location, mowed down like beasts or vermin by their emotionless, bloodthirsty peers. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly what happened. Maybe I expected too much, but I’m not so sure that I did. Rating:  How I’d Describe This Book to a Friend Greer, our main character and only POV for this…

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December Wrap-Up & January TBR

I can’t believe 2018 is over – it feels like it just started, but at the same time it feels like the year has dragged on for a millennium. We had Olympics in 2018. Black Panther came out in 2018. What even were you, 2018? Anyway, my final parting shot to the year that lasted forever is my December wrap-up. I redeemed myself after my stunning display of literary apathy known as November 2018 (wherein I read one book and shamed…

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Review: No Exit by Taylor Adams

I love a good thriller. The problem is that they tend to be a dime a dozen these days, and 90% of them seem to revolve around a married couple with ~secrets and lies~ that must be uncovered. It’s a fine trope, but sometimes I like to get away from it. I jumped on one of December’s Book of the Month offerings this month, which seemed right up that “unusual thriller” niche – No Exit, by Taylor Adams. I was blown…

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