Book Review: Truly, Madly by Heather Webber

Mass Market Paperback: 305 pagesPublisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks; Original edition (February 2, 2010)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0312946139ISBN-13: 978-0312946135 Rating: 4/5Source: Barnes & Noble Sneak Peek Program Book Blurb:Lucy Valentine is as smart as can be, as single as you can get, and so not qualified to run a matchmaking service. But when her parents temporarily step down from the family business, Valentine, Inc., it’s Lucy’s turn to step up and help out—in the name of love. Plus, …

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Book Review: Spellbinder by Helen Stringer

Reading level: Ages 9-12Hardcover: 384 pagesPublisher: Feiwel & Friends (September 29, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0312387636ISBN-13: 978-0312387631 Rating: 4/5Source: Ksenia at Feiwel and Friends via Shelf Awareness Book Blurb:Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts. It’s a trait she’s inherited from her mother’s side of the family, like blue eyes or straight hair…It is convenient, though, after Belladonna’s parents are killed in a car accident. They can live with her the same as always, watching the same old TV …

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Book Review: Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Reading level: Young AdultHardcover: 304 pagesPublisher: Clarion Books (September 14, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0547223994ISBN-13: 978-0547223995 Rating: 4/5Source: Library Book Blurb:Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin’s magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find …

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Book Review: Pastworld by Ian Beck

Reading level: Young AdultHardcover: 368 pagesPublisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (September 29, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1599900408ISBN-13: 978-1599900407 Rating: 4/5Source: Library Book Blurb:What if all of London were really an amusement park – a whole city returned to Victorian times to entertain visitors from the twenty-first century? That’s the wildly original premise of Ian Beck’s Pastworld, a high-stakes mystery set in a simulated past. Eve is a lifelong resident of Pastworld who doesn’t know she’s living in …

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Book Review: Defenders of the Scroll by Shiraz

Paperback: 264 pagesPublisher: iUniverse (June 29, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 144014477XISBN-13: 978-1440144776 Rating: 4/5Source: The author Book Blurb:A teenage boy. A dark wizard. A mystic scroll. And the fate of a world hangs in the balance. . . When Alex “the Axeman” Logan is pulled from his world to help young princess Dara save her kingdom from the Shadow Lord, he thinks there has been a mistake. He’s a teen guitar player close to failing 11th grade, …

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Book Review: A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Am very excited to be part of my very first blog tour! Received a review copy of A Note From An Old Acquaintance in order to take part in a Pump Up Your Book Promotion tour. As I’ve never done a blog tour before, thought I would just get my feet wet by doing a book review. Maybe down the road I’ll tackle an interview, but thought I should stick with what I know, which …

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Book Review: Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

Paperback: 368 pagesPublisher: Berkley Trade (October 27, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0425230074ISBN-13: 978-0425230077 Rating: 3/5Source: Public Library From Publishers Weekly:In her second bridal-themed romance about four friends who run Vows, a Greenwich, Conn., wedding planning business, Roberts focuses on Emma Grant while her partners, MacKensie, Parker and Laurel, play supporting roles. In the first installment of this planned quartet, Vows’ bridal photographer got engaged, and now florist Emma wonders if she can find true love with old …

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Book Review: Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

Mass Market Paperback: 432 pagesPublisher: Pocket; Reprint edition (March 31, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1439101345ISBN-13: 978-1439101346 Rating: 4/5Source: Personal Library Book Blurb:Newbie marketing intern Ciara Griffin lands a job at WMMP, a station threatened with being sold to Skyware, a giant communications conglomerate, unless ad revenue picks up. A former con artist with a canny way with people, Ciara soon learns that the DJs are undead and specialists in the musical eras in which they were turned …

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Book Review: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pagesPublisher: Orbit (November 1, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0316056588ISBN-13: 978-0316056588 Rating: 5/5Source: Personal library Book Blurb:Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn’t quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human. My Review:Jane True is my new hero! Rather than being the typical urban fantasy …

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Mini-Review: FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer

Paperback: 320 pagesPublisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 076532413XISBN-13: 978-0765324139 Rating: 3/5Source: Library Book Blurb: What would you do if you got a glimpse of your own personal future and it looked bleak? Try to change things, or accept that the future is unchangeable and make the best of it? My Review: I picked up this book because I like the TV show so much that I wanted to learn more. There …

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Book Review: The Shimmer by David Morrell

Hardcover: 352 pagesPublisher: Vanguard Press (July 7, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1593155379ISBN-13: 978-1593155377 Rating: 4/5Source: FSB Associates Book Blurb: Santa Fe police officer Dan Page returns home one day to discover that his wife, Tori, has disappeared. Frantic, Page follows her trail to Rostov, a remote town in Texas famous for a massive astronomical observatory, a long-abandoned military base, and unexplained nighttime phenomena that draw onlookers from every corner of the globe. Many of these gawkers – …

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Book Review: Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Reading level: Young AdultHardcover: 416 pagesPublisher: HarperTeen (August 25, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0061490008ISBN-13: 978-0061490002 Rating: 5/5Source: Library Book Blurb: Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns . . . Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they’ve been extinct for a hundred and fifty years. Or not. Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother’s stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend – thereby …

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