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Review: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Guess who’s got two thumbs and finally has her blog back under her jurisdiction set up the way she likes? Take my advice, kids: don’t host with GoDaddy. Or if you do, and your site is set to expire but you can’t afford to pay the arm and a leg they are asking to renew it, know that when they say they’re going to take your site down they mean it. And that if you want it back, you’ll have…

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February Wrap-Up

It seems like my new schtick is waiting until days into a month before I write a wrap-up post for the month prior. Is this for any particular reason? No. Do I know why I continue to do this? Nope. What I do know, though, is that I read 4 books in February – a lot of books for the shortest month of the year, and probably what contributed to my amazingly huge reading slump at the tail end of the…

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Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

As you might have guessed by now, I read from pretty much two genres: young adult, and domestic thrillers. I bounce back and forth between the two with pretty regular dependability, and occasionally I read a young adult domestic thriller. But by and large I tend to not believe anyone when they say that XYZ Book is the thriller of the year, the latest and greatest, the … whatever, Becky, it’s about a husband and wife and one of them killed…

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Review: The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

I read a lot of what can be considered the “standard” Maureen Johnson fare back in high school – you know, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, that sort of thing. But because romances were never really my style, I was never intrigued by anything else she wrote – I was young and silly and put her in a “gross, ew, touchy-feely love ewwww” box and made sure that bitch was shut tight with a nail gun. However, last year I got that box…

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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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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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