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The End of Always by Randi Davenport

Book summary (in my own words): Set in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1907, seventeen-year-old Marie Reehs is haunted by the memory of her mother’s gruesome death and her suspicions that her violent father killed her. Unable to be free and independent, she resigns herself to working day in and day out at a laundromat as per…… Continue reading The End of Always by Randi Davenport

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Favorite Childhood Picture Books

I have good memories of picture books I loved sooo much when I was little. I liked reading books under the “a Little Golden Book” collection. I never read every single one but had a few that I personally owned that I wore out the binding by opening them so often. Of course the allure…… Continue reading Favorite Childhood Picture Books

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

You know I couldn’t pass up this book because of its intriguing fairytale-esque title. If you enjoy reading fantasy fiction with a fairytale twist as much as I do, this might be the book for you. With elements from the Snow White fairytale, I would sum up the tale as a familial bond between two…… Continue reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

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A Place That No Longer Exists

One place I was quite fond of frequenting during my teen years was a Barnes & Nobles bookstore inside a mall. The place was special to me because it was the only bookstore I knew of at the time and it was a sanctuary of sorts for me. I often felt happy and comfortable being…… Continue reading A Place That No Longer Exists

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I originally read Everything I Never Told You for a book club and did not expect to adore it as much as I do now. This book opens up with a neatly stated fact: Lydia is dead. But no one knows this yet. Who is Lydia? She is the second child in the Lee family,…… Continue reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

The Winter People was an intriguing read full of mystery and horror with a supernatural and psychological touch to it. This review will contain some plot spoilers as a general overview, but I will not be spoiling the fate of the characters and some of the bigger secrets discovered throughout the book. The prologue from Amelia…… Continue reading The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

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The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Where to begin with this book review? For starters, the book title caught my interest because I had watched American Horror Story: Roanoke some time ago and so seeing the word “Roanoke” immediately gave me a spooky feel. I knew then I had to pick up The Roanoke Girls. Reader discretion is advised. This review…… Continue reading The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel