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, 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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Book Reviews, Contemporary, new adult, Stand Alone, Three Stars, Young Adult

Again, but Better

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Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Published by Wednesday Books on May 7, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Pages: 377

“You’re bolder than before.”

I’ve never read a book by a booktuber (to my knowledge) so Again, but Better was my first one. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this after watching Christine’s book writing series on YouTube. But my desperation to read it skyrocketed when I read the synopsis. I lived this life (studying abroad, trying to start over, being too shy) so I figured I would love it. Again, but Better wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, but in a good way.

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Book Reviews, Three Stars

Tantalizing Tales of the Horrific and Fantastic

40494730Tantalizing Tales of the Horrific and Fantastic by Marie Krepp

Published by Hollow Hills LLC

Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal

Pages: N/A

 

 

 

Creepy and bone-chilling at times, Tantalizing Tales of the Horrific and Fantastic is perfect for October.

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Adult, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Three Stars

My One and Only

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My One and Only by Christina George

Published on November 1, 2017

Genres: Romance, Adult

Pages: 118

 

We only have this moment, Jess. Any moments that follow are a gift, and I plan to be grateful for every one of them.

 

My One and Only is the first novella in a series surrounding characters in the same town, known as Harper’s Corner. Continue reading “My One and Only”

Book Reviews, Dystopia, Four Stars, Series, Three Stars, Young Adult

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

28954189Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Published by Simon and Schuster on November 22, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 435

“My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another. For only the pain of empathy will keep us human. There’s no version of God that can help us if we ever lose that.”

 

Scythe is the first Neal Shusterman book I’ve read and yet I own three of his books. I saw the book on a book haul youtube video and the brief snippet of the description caught my attention. Scythe is about a world where humans have become immortal, conquering death and illnesses. And in a world where humans can’t die of natural means, they have appointed people called Scythes to control population and administer death. Continue reading “Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)”

Book Reviews, Contemporary, Three Stars, Young Adult

An Abundance of Katherines

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on September 21, 2006

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 229

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

 

 

Truth be told, this is my first John Green book where the end didn’t make me mad/sad. Continue reading “An Abundance of Katherines”