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REVIEW: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts. Who was it said that following your heart is a good thing? It is pure egotism, a selfishness to conquer all.”
My heart called for a mystery book and I answered it by selecting the Girl on the Train. I have never been a train before, but this story led me on a train ride of my life with an endless suspense that could only be solved by finishing the book.
It was like another train ride home for Rachel until she noticed something out of the ordinary outside her window. What is she to do? Follow her as she somehow finds herself deeply immersed in this mystery.

REVIEW: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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“People change. We’re always changing, right? You aren’t the same as you were then. “
I was a different person before I read Vampire Academy and I am a different person now after reading it.
A new definition of vampire created in Vampire Academy, where Moroi are the elites with the dhampirs (half vampire) acting as their guardians to protect them from dangerous Strigoi (immortal vampire). Throw in Lissa, a Moroi princess and her dhampirs best friend, Rose, who have been living on the run until they were caught and force to return to the Academy.

REVIEW: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

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“We’ve had a terrible start-it doesn’t mean we can’t have a better ending.”
If the first book in the Remnant Chronicles did not deceived you with a kiss, then prepare your heart for it would tested in the Heart of Betrayal.
Previously in the Kiss of Deception, Lia and Rafe found themselves captured in an unknown Kingdom of Venda. Could it get any worst? Yes, it can because the Komizar of Venda has other plans for Lia’s gift. She has to devise a plan to ensure she has the upper hand in the scheme she started. On a plus side, readers don’t have to guess as to who the prince is and who the assassin is anymore.

VIDEO: Before We were Strangers by Renee Carlino REVIEW

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VIDEO: Before We were Strangers by Renee Carlino REVIEW

REVIEW: Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare

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“This forge was the glowing, iron heart of Spindle Cove, and Aaron Dawes was its pulse. Strong. Steady, Vital.”
Excuse me as I fan myself from this sense of heat wave that suddenly appears when I opened Beauty and the Blacksmith. Thanks goodness it would be a quick burn since this book is a novella.

VIDEO: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover REVIEW

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VIDEO: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover REVIEW

REVIEW: Before We were Strangers by Renee Carlino

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“No one could change the past or give us back the time we had lost, and there were no words to make everything better. We just had to accept the present for what it was.”
I would not change the past or the present since I would not have gotten the chance to read this touching story about getting a second chance at love.  There would be some heartbreaking in store, but it won’t be great love if there is nothing worth fighting for.
Matt and Grace deserve this second chance. All their missteps in the past led them back to where their love really belongs, which is each other. This will not be easy since they thought their love ended already fifteen years ago, but time has nothing on them. There’s a saying how absence makes the heart grows fonder.

REVIEW: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

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“Just keep swimming.”
Heartbreakingly amazing!
Those are words I would used to describe this book. It gripped my emotions to where I laughed, fell in love and cried.

REVIEW: Trust Honor Love by J.M. Witt

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“I see you, Heathcliff Daniel Kerrigan. I know who you are. Your breath is my life and you’re the only one who knows who I am. You owe me, always have.”
I owe to myself to tell you how this story made me felt mixed up inside.
Trust Honor Love started off well with Lucy getting tired of going on numerous dating sites to end up on horrible dates. An ad in the newspaper called for volunteer to participate in a new study, where they will find a husband/wife for a person; she saw it at sign for her to finally find a husband. In the meantime she keeps bumping into Heath, a childhood friend, who she has a love hate kind of relationship with since he made a fool out of her one summer by pretending to be his twin brother, Will.

VIDEO: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child BOOK REVIEW

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VIDEO: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child BOOK REVIEW

REVIEW: Royal by Winter Renshaw

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“I guess that’s what you do when you love something. You choose not to see their imperfections. You look past the things you don’t want to see.”
A guilty pleasure of mine happened to be reading the cliché story about a girl falling in love with her brother’s best friend, which this story certainly had.

REVIEW: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

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“I can bear pain, myself…but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.” – Jamie Lend me use some of your strength Jamie as I am still calming down from reading the book. The story completely caught me off guard. It did not immediately wow me from the first couple of chapters, but eventually it grew on me.

VIDEO: August 2016 Book Releases

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VIDEO: August 2016 Book Releases

VIDEO: July 2016 Wrap Up

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VIDEO: July 2016 Wrap Up

REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

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“Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy emotion world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human to breathe.” Happiness for Harry Potter fans is to read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Yes, J.K. Rowling published an eighth story. The gang is back along with some additional new members that brings the feels.