Adult, Book Reviews, Five Stars, new adult, Series

A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4)

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on February 16, 2021

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult

Pages: 757

“Keep reaching out your hand.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It’s absolutely no surprise that I had to immediately pick up this book upon its release. I took a shamefully long time to read it considering how much I enjoy this world. But fair warning, this new continuation is much more adult than the first three books. Like…much more.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Four Stars, Thriller

You (You, #1)

You by Caroline Kepnes

Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books on September 30, 2014

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction

Pages: 424

The only thing crueler than a cage so
small that a bird can’t fly is a cage so
large that a bird thinks it can fly.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thanks to You, I look over my shoulder more often and make sure my blinds are closed tight. Stephen King had it right when he said this book is hypnotic and scary.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Five Stars

Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Published by Penguin Books on December 31, 2012

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary

Pages: 369

“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” 

Some books suck you into its world and take you on an adventure without ever leaving your chair. Some books make you want to get up and go on your own adventure. For me, Me Before You is the latter. 

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Adult, Book Reviews, Five Stars

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Published by Hachette Book Group on July 11, 1960

Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Classics

Pages: 324

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

This is one of the most beloved required reads ever. No one hated it when it was required in high school. I, however, was required to read another book so I never read this…until now. I think I would’ve appreciated it in high school, but I’m especially glad I read it as an adult to really understand and appreciate it.

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Adult, Five Stars

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdred: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Published by Forge Books on May 28, 2019

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, True Crime

Pages: 304

“We barely get any time on this planet. Do not spend it pleasing other people. Fuck politeness. Live life exactly how you want to live it so you can love the life you make for yourself.”

I started listening to My Favorite Murder when I started working a full-time job. I needed something to keep my mind busy and it helped the time pass. I’ve never been a big listener of any podcasts, but something about the balance of humor, true-crime, and a strong bond between two friends turned me into a full-fledged fan.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Series, Three Stars

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on November 6, 2001

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 979

“The past is gone-the future is not come. And we are here together, you and I.” 

This book is responsible for my declining interest in the series. This is evident in the length of time between my review for Drums of Autumn and this one.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on December 30, 1996

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 1,088 (e-book)

“Forgiveness is not a single act, but a matter of constant practice.”

After reading Diana Gabaldon’s acknowledgments in the back of the book, I am so impressed with the hard work and research she has poured into this series.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Voyager (Outlander, #3)

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on December 1, 1993

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 870

“It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach” 

I’ve been looking forward to this book the most because I knew it was going to cause me the least pain. Somehow I’ve become so invested in this series and I can’t seem to put these books down or read anything else for that matter.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Series, Three Stars

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on July 1, 1992

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 743

“D’ye think I don’t know?” he asked softly. “It’s me that has the easy part now. For if ye feel for me as I do for you-then I’m asking you to tear out your heart and live without it.”

This quote encapsulates exactly what Diana Gabaldon asked of me when I opened this book – to tear out my heart and live without it for 743 pages.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Four Stars, Series

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Published by Delacorte Press on June 1, 1991

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Pages: 627

Sometimes our best action result in things that are most regrettable.

Whatever I thought this series was going to be about, I was sorely mistaken. I could not have been further from the truth, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this series way more than I thought I was going to

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