Dear Aaron

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by Mariana Zapata
Published June 10th, 2017
Romance
4 Stars

 

Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas.
The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.
Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.
What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy.

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Holding Up the Universe

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by Jennifer Niven
Published October 4th 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf
Young Adult
3.5 Stars

“Dear friend, You are not a freak. You are wanted. You are necessary. You are the only you there is. Don’t be afraid to leave the castle. It’s a great big world out there. Love, a fellow reader”

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Riot (Scarred Souls #4)

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by Tillie Cole
Published March 7th 2017 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Dark/Romance
4 Stars

 

There’s something about Tillie Cole’s writing that I love. She handles telling dark stories so well, in a way that does not make you feel odd for reading something so twisted. The first book I ever read by her was It Ain’t Me, Babe and it must have been the first of that genre I had ever read. Let’s just say she can get away with telling a twisted story and not end up making you doubt her sanity or your own. Get me? I remember binge reading (is that a thing?) the Hades Hangmen series and then I found out about the Scarred Souls one and dove in immediately after. And since then Tillie Cole has been an auto buy for me. Continue reading

An Exaltation of Larks

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by Suanne Laqueur
Published November 22nd 2016 by Cathedral Rock Press
Romance/Fiction
5 Stars

 

“We’re so alike, you and I. It’s no wonder we kept finding each other.”

This is one of the best books I have read in 2017 and I cannot believe it was just sitting there on my kindle, unread since November. WOW! I love unconventional stories. Twisted, taboo, not-for-everyone stories are my kind of stories and this one was awesome. I have been seeing people talking about Suanne Laqueur’s work for years now and I get the hype now. I’ve never read The Fish Tale series and I might have to now just to have more of her writing. She made me enjoy verbosity just as much as I enjoy it in Mariana Zapata’s work. Continue reading