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Review, The Last Hours by Minette Walters

cover, The Last Hours by Minette Walters I had some trouble entering into this novel because, initially, none of the characters are particularly likable. Once the plague kicked in, however, the most unlikable of the characters biffed it (he was quite despicable). Then the novel became a character intrigue about power, manipulation, and how people… Continue reading Review, The Last Hours by Minette Walters

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The Cassandra: a review

The Cassandra by Sharma Shields This book is ostensibly about the nuclear development site at Hanford, WA: "Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project in Hanford, south-central Washington, the site was home to the B Reactor, the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world.[1] Plutonium manufactured at the site was used in… Continue reading The Cassandra: a review

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Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)

Cover art Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix This is an interesting premise in an interesting world. Each section of the book is narrated by a different child - Finn, 2nd grade; Emma, 4th grade; Chess, 6th grade. Each character has a unique voice, and most of their contributions are age-appropriate. The characters'… Continue reading Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)

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Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

Book cover: First Frost First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is a sequel to Sarah Addison Allen's previous book, Garden Spells. It's quite a lovely read. Some of the unresolved plot points from Garden Spells carry over into this one, namely the parental issues of the main characters, Claire… Continue reading Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. An interesting book. The main character, Andi, held my attention throughout. She's a teenager who watched her brother get murdered, and is going through the grieving process, with layered trauma. No one really understands her and helps her to feel normal, except her music teacher, who is a concentration camp survivor.… Continue reading Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely

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Review: The Fiery Cross / Outlander Season 1

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author) Anna Marie Martin's review Apr 17, 15  · edit 2 of 5 stars Read in January, 2015 Okay so the defining moment for me was when Claire, who must have done some sort of "collection," is looking at Jamie's sperm in her home-made microscope. Ahem: EEEEEEEWWWWW.… Continue reading Review: The Fiery Cross / Outlander Season 1