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ARC Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Pages: 400 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Mental Health Publication Date: September 1, 2018 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Mental Health, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Suicide, Animal Abuse, Healing, Acceptance This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Harlequin Teen. Can Lily escape the seemingly inevitability of being diagnosed with schizophrenia? Her best friend, Sawyer, seems to think so. Her dad doesn’t. Lily? She isn’t…… Continue reading ARC Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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ARC Review: Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Pages: 240 Genre: Children/Middle Grade/Realistic Fiction Publication Date: October 2, 2018 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Identity, Loss, Adoption, Orphan, Family, Friendship, Growing Up This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Candlewick Press. Young Louisiana is dragged out of bed by her eccentric grandmother. Though it is common for Granny to make rash decisions, there doesn’t seem to…… Continue reading ARC Review: Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

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ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

Pages: 330 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Grief, Loss, Family, Friendship, Confusion, Love, Healing, Forgiveness This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Lake Union Publishing. Rachel and James Croft have a great life – they are in love, have a beautiful boy, and live in a place some consider paradise.…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

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ARC Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Pages: 320 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: March 30, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Divorce, Relationships, Deception, Loss, Self Reflection, Forgiveness This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. Richard was a well-known traveling pianist who has played with the best in America’s best venues. His love for piano and classical music is his life. However,…… Continue reading ARC Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

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ARC Review: Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Pages: 208 Genre: Children/Fantasy Publication Date: May 1, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Rekindling Friendship, Imagination, Magic, Family, Helping One Another, Drought, Farm Life This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. After five years away, Livy returns back to Australia, with her mom and sister, to visit her grandmother. Since Livy was…… Continue reading ARC Review: Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

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ARC Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Pages: 346 Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Young Adult Publication Date:  March 6, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Royalty, Responsibilities, Negotiation, Acceptance, Romance, Trust, Loyalty, Honesty This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Young Lira is of siren ancestry and is next in line to become queen. However, it seems that no matter what she does,…… Continue reading ARC Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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ARC Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Pages: 206 Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance Publication Date:  February 1, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: WWII, Holocaust, Concentration Camps, Abuse, Oppression, Romance, Love, Loss, Survival, Identity, Freedom, Caution This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and Bonnier Publishing Australia. During WWII, Lale, among so many, is taken away from home and brought to a concentration camp. He is…… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris