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Book Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

This the companion book to Julie Murphy’s hit book Dumplin’, which is soon to be a movie, a book I loved. We’ve already met both main characters of Puddin’ in the previous book so it’s nice to have everything already established for us and get to jump right in. What’s great is you don’t have to read the first book to get what’s happening – either way you would be completely fine with your point of entry, and that is really important to have and I appreciate that the author was able to manage that here. Continue reading “Book Review: Puddin’ by Julie Murphy”

Book Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

The Royals trilogy by Erin Watt burst on the YA scene last year with a bang and pretty much everyone I know who read them became obsessed with them – me included. ¬†They’re written by the writing duo of Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, both of whom I adore and have huge fan followings in their own rights so together they were bound to be a huge hit. The tag line of the books were ‘these Royals will ruin you’. And holy crap they DID. Fallen Heir is the follow up to these and THEY DID IT AGAIN. **No spoiler ahead.** Continue reading “Book Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt”

Book Review: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

I was looking forward to this YA book – it was supposed to have some teen angst, some mystery, some suspense. So a little bit of everything. I’m a fan of all of those things, so pretty much right up my alley, right? Wrong. So, wrong. To say I was disappointed in this book feels like a stretch. I was bored by it which is the worst thing I can say about a book. If I hate a book at least I can say it’s memorable. Not the case here. Continue reading “Book Review: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett”

Book Review: First and Goal by Kata Cuic

This is a Young Adult first time published author and I was so impressed with this book! Full disclosure that I semi know her online from seeing her in readerly discussions – so when I saw that she had published a novel I knew I had to read it right away.¬† Continue reading “Book Review: First and Goal by Kata Cuic”

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