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Arena by Holly Jennings: The Real Game Is Far Worse Than The Digital One

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Arena

Canadian author Holly Jennings is a life-long gaming enthusiast and that really shows in her approach to Arena, her debut near-future sci-fi novel. Arena is Book #1 of a new non-stop action dystopian YA series that features a reluctant heroine who kicks some serious butt. As Chloe Neill wrote, “Think Hunger Games meets Ready Player […]

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Multiple Listings by Tracy McMillan: Life Is Often a Comedy of Errors

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Multiple Listings

Tracy McMillan is probably best known for her memoirs and her writing for both Mad Men and United States of Tara. She’s also considered a relationship expert. When I read the publisher’s description for her debut novel, Multiple Listings, I couldn’t resist it. It looked like a classic comedy of errors, which would have been […]

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Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor: I Can’t Wait to Share It With You

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Into The Dim

When I saw the book cover for Into The Dim, Book #1 of a new suspenseful fantasy series by Janet B. Taylor, I was drawn to it. When I read the publisher’s description, I thought it sounded really interesting. That said, I had no idea what I was getting into and that’s why I hesitate […]

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Firstlife by Gena Showalter: What If Your Life Before Death Didn’t Matter?

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Firstlife

Firstlife is Book #1 of the new YA Everlife series by bestselling author Gena Showalter. I can’t stop thinking about this novel so I’m reviewing it about a week before it is published. What if you were told your life on earth wasn’t the one that mattered; that the only life that really mattered was […]

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: Silvers Rule in This Cruel Dystopian World

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Red Queen

The lion’s share of the novels I read now come from publishers and/or publicists so it’s rare that I buy a novel, especially a YA dystopian debut novel like Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. There was just something about this novel that really intrigued me so, when Amazon had a daily deal on it, I […]

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Brooklyn on Fire by Lawrence H. Levy: Mary Handley Takes on NYC Politics

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Brooklyn on Fire

Brooklyn on Fire is Book #2 in the historical Mary Handley mystery series by Lawrence H. Levy. When Book #1 was published, I really wanted to read it but I had so many books in my TBR pile that I knew I’d never get to it. I’m so glad I got a chance to read […]

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