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Book Review: A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielsen

Dear Bookworms, Where are my Alan Gratz fans? This one will be right up your alley! What is this book about? Sixteen year old Gerta finds her life completely torn apart when the Berlin Wall goes up in the middle of the night, separating her mother, older brother, and herself from her father and younger […]

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Book Review: Ghostly Echos by William Ritter

Dear Bookworms, Ahhhh another stellar read in the Jackaby series! I almost don’t even want to read the next (and final) in the series because I don’t want it to be over. (Am I alone in this? Anyone else do that?) About the book Picking up on the heels of Beastly Bones, Abigail Rook and […]

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Book Review: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Dear Bookworms, Book 2 in the Jackaby series was another home run in my book! This book Having barely had time to catch her breath from the last investigation, Jackaby and Abigial are called to a mystifying case of a house cat and her babies turning into…fish… Having chalked it up to just a classic, […]

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Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Told in alternating perspectives from two periods, The Alice Network tells the tale of two women, Eve Gardnier recruited for the female spy network The Alice Network in 1917 during WW1 and Charlie St. Clair, pregnant, unwed disgraced socialite searching for her missing cousin in post WWII’s 1947

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Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Dreaming of a life filled with adventure, Abigail Rook takes off from her boarding school in London, and hops a boat to New Fiddleham, USA (with a few adventures in between). With nothing but the clothes on her back and a flimsy suitcase of ill suited clothes, Abigail needs to find work, and fast.

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Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Dear Bookworms, On a total whim (or perhaps momentary insanity?) I joined a bookclub (insert gasp here). Say what?? I know it probably shouldn’t be a surprising action considering my love of reading and the fact that I write about books weekly on a blog BUT I am such a socially anxious person in new […]

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Book Review: Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Dear Bookworms, I will honestly never tire of an Alan Gratz read guys (be sure to check the reviews of some of his other books!) What was this book about? Sixteen year old Kamron Smiths life has been turned upside down when his Army Ranger older brother is found to have deserted his post in […]

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Book Review: Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H.P. Wood

Dear Bookworms, This weeks read seemed so interesting and I was really excited to give it a read, unfortunately (for reasons I’ll explain below) it just sort of fell flat for me. The plot Kitty Hayward finds herself alone and quite penniless on the streets of NY City after her mother disappears from their hotel […]

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Book Review: Grenade by Alan Gratz

Dear Bookworms, So last year I devoured a number of books by Alan Gratz (don’t forget to check out my other reviews!), falling in love with his ability to tell the tales of those broken by war, putting faces and stories to the countless unnamed who didn’t make it to tell their story themselves. What […]

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Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Dear Bookworms, Fair warning, this book is pretty deep and heartbreaking but so worth the journey. About this book This book was written based on interviews with Holocaust survivor, Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov and tells the tale of his time imprisoned in a concentration camp and becoming the tattooist in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Lale used his position as […]

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