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ARC Review: Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

  Title: Love Like Sky Author: Leslie C. Youngblood Pages: 304 Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Middle Grade, Children’s Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Family, Love, Divorce, Step-siblings, Friendship, Protesting Publication Date: November 6, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Georgie’s parents are…… Continue reading ARC Review: Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

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ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

  Title: The Dream Daughter Author: Diane Chamberlain Pages: 384 Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction/Time Travel, Historical Fiction Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Mother’s Love, Loss, Grief, Family Publication Date: October 2nd 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  St. Martin’s Press. It is 1970 and…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

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ARC Review: Unwritten by Tara Gilboy

Pages: 200 Genre: Children/Middle Grade/Fantasy/Coming-of-Age Publication Date: October 16, 2018 Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Identity, Family, Forgiveness, Friendship This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley,  North Star Editions, and Jolly Fish Press. Between the glimmers she sees and her mom giving her snippets of their past life together, Gracie Freeman has always known she was different from the rest…… Continue reading ARC Review: Unwritten by Tara Gilboy

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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: 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

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ARC Book Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Pages: 435 Genre: Historical Fiction/Coming-of-Age Publication Date:  February 6, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Survival, Domestic Abuse, PTSD, Finding Strength, Family, Loyalty, Relationships, Friendship, Teenage Angst, Loss This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley. After years of moving around, the Allbrights have finally settled in the barrenness of Alaska. Thirteen-year-old Leni, her father, Ernt, and her mother,…… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah