Picture Books

Thanksgiving Rules – Picture Book Review

By Laurie B. Friedman
Illustrated by Teresa Murfin
Published on: January 1, 2014

In this savory and delicious picture book, Percy Isaac Gifford gives us ten Thanksgiving holiday rules and to get the most out of the food and festivities that make up this holiday.

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Thriller

Nine Elms – Book Review

Kate Marshall Book 1 by Robert Brynzda
Published on: December 1, 2019

I love the feeling I get when I pick up the first book in a brand new series so I was happy to select this novel as my Amazon First Read choice. In Nine Elms, Kate is an ex-detective who now lectures at a local college. She is also known as the detective who identified the Nine Elms Cannibal serial killer back in 1995.

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Fantasy - General

The Dragon’s Banker – Book Review

By Scott Warren
Published on: September 25, 2019

If you’ve ever read The Hobbit then you know that dragons are intelligent creatures filled with greed as they closely guard their hoard of treasure. But time doesn’t stand still even for dragons and countries will begin to modernize whether the dragons want them to or not. So, what is a dragon to do when gold is no longer accepted as payment for goods or services?

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Middle Grade

Small Spaces – Audio Book Review

Small Spaces #1 by Katherine Arden
Narrated by: Renee Dorian
September 25, 2018

Some books were made for October and Halloween and this is definitely one of them. Small Spaces is a creepy story that takes you close to the edge and lets you look over while sending chills down your spine.

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Middle Grade

[ARC Review] The Math Kids: An Unusual Pattern

by David Cole
Published on: October 7, 2019

I have a young nephew who doesn’t like to read. In fact, he runs away from me when I say the word ‘book.’ The other day I had the Netgalley site open when he peered over and saw this book. He quickly looked at what it was about and said it looked interesting and told me I needed to read it and tell him if it was good. So, I did and I am very thankful that I can tell him that it was good.

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Steampunk/Fantasy

Black Recluse – Book Review

Roanoke Desperados Book 1 by Anna Bowman
Published on: July 17, 2019

I feel like I’ve been pretty lucky on my recent steampunk finds. Black Recluse by Anna Bowman offers adventure and danger in multiple locations, a bit of mystery, and an air ship crew you feel at home with, but who also all seem all have their own secrets to keep.

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Fantasy - General

[ARC Review] – The Blacksmith Queen

The Scarred Earth Saga Book 1 by G.A. Aiken
Published on: August 27, 2019

In this new fantasy book series, we get to see the rise of a new queen, who happens to be a blacksmith. However, the rise to the throne isn’t always easy, and along the way we get to meet centaurs, dwarves, elves, barbarians, dragons, and more.

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