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Review: Shooting Scars

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Shooting Scars
Shooting Scars by Karina Halle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I really enjoyed this follow up to Sins & Needles & I fully admit that I've pre-ordered the final installment Bold Tricks already. Yes, it was that good.

Picking up where we left off in Sins & Needles, the action rolls on as Ellie has left with Javier to save Camden, his ex-wife Sofia & their son, Ben. I already felt all was not well because I...

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Review: Pure

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Pure
Pure by Julianna Baggott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



4.5 stars for this one. My usual criteria for rating a book five stars is that it captured me so deeply that I'd read it again. I don't come across those reads very often but Pure is almost one of those.The writing was evocative & atmospheric and made it one of the most well done dystopian novels I've read. It also was one of the best modern YA novels...

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Review: To Seduce an Earl

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To Seduce an Earl
To Seduce an Earl by Lori Brighton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I was looking for something light & frothy & this fit the bill. I'd call it fairytale fluff. Super angsty but pays off in the end. In order to get the man (& security) she's been pining for, Grace needs to acquire some experience so after what begins as a humorous initial meeting, she forges ahead with Alex, our hero/brothel attendant. I...

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Review: Extinction Point

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Extinction Point
Extinction Point by Paul Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I picked this one up on my Kindle a bit ago & decided to give it a go. For some reason I was thinking it was post-apocalyptic zombies but alas it was better. It was alien invasion! It's been a while since I've read a good alien story so I was thrilled as the story unfolded. We follow Emily, who is seemingly the lone human survivor in NYC after...

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Review: Wolf Hall

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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



One of my favorite genres is historical fiction but the Tudor reign is not my absolute favorite time or place to immerse myself (Southern Europe, Egypt, House of Este, Borgias, Cleopatra, etc, is where I like most to linger). Even so, I have to say that this was a very engaging read. There's no need to rehash the main players here but I did find the...

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