Genre: Social Themes

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Posted May 16, 2017 by Wendy in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Why Did I Read? You’ve Got Mail is a favorite movie so I was all over this! My thoughts: I loved the set up of this book! Bailey is close friends with Alex — but they’ve never met. They only know each other through a film forum and emails and so when Bailey moves to stay with her dad (who lives in the same town as Alex), she figures this is perfect for scouting out this […]

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Audiobook Mini Reviews: Timekeeper by Tara Sims and Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Posted April 25, 2017 by Wendy in Mini Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments
Audiobook Mini Reviews: Timekeeper by Tara Sims and Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

I really didn’t know much about Timekeeper going into it but oh I was so pleasantly surprised as I got swept up in this story! It ended up being my FIRST five star read of the year! I’m also so glad I listened to it on audio because the narration was so amazing! I seriously loved it. In Timekeeper we are in an alternate London where there are clock towers that regulate time — literally. If something happens […]

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The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

Posted July 28, 2016 by Wendy in Reviews / 1 Comment
The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

Why Did I Read? I’m all for thrillers. I like the suspense and this sounded super intriguing: I mean, missing kids, missing memories… I was excited to read this! My Thoughts: This story is told in different POVs, some in the POV of some of the returned missing kids and one from the sister of the kid that didn’t return. I thought it was a really interesting concept. However… this one didn’t really work for me. […]

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Audiobook Review: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos

Posted March 23, 2016 by Wendy in Reviews / 2 Comments
Audiobook Review: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos

The Sound: I was not a fan of the narrator. There was this odd lilting tone that made it sound like the MC was super whiny all the time. During the voices for other characters, it was fine but since the book is in first person, all the inner dialogue and well, everything when other people weren’t talking, just GRATED on me. So… maybe I wouldn’t have disliked this book as much if it weren’t for […]

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