Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Mini-Review · OnlineBookClub

Mini-Review: The Slippery Slope of Consequences by Nati Carrillo

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. To read my full OnlineBookClub official review, you can go here: The Slippery Slope of ConsequencesGenre: SuspenseThemes: Consequences, Choices, Family  ~ The Good ~ There was a clear line of how one action can lead to severe consequences  ~ The Not-So Good ~ Characters were one-dimensional…… Continue reading Mini-Review: The Slippery Slope of Consequences by Nati Carrillo

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review · Nonfiction · Survival

Book Review: The Choice by Edith Eger

Pages: 384 Genre: Non-Fiction/Autobiography Publication Date: September 5, 2017 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Holocaust, Identity, Family, Forgiveness, Healing, Happiness Sixteen-year-old Edith experienced the unimaginable for many of us, the Holocaust. She had encounters with the intimating Dr. Mengele, tragically watched her family split apart, and barely survive. As Dr. Edith Eger tells her story from her sixteen-year-old self to her…… Continue reading Book Review: The Choice by Edith Eger

Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Mini-Review · OnlineBookClub · Young Adult

Mini-Review: The Blue Raven by J.D. Beales

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. To read my full OnlineBookClub official review, you can go here: The Blue Raven Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Action/Young Adult Themes: Homosexuality, Revenge, Family, Death ~ The Good ~ Interesting premise ~ The Not-So Good ~ Characters were one-dimensional (no backgrounds given) Long-winded peculiar names made it difficult…… Continue reading Mini-Review: The Blue Raven by J.D. Beales

Book Bucket List · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Coming-of-Age · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

My Book Bucket List Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This is the seventh book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post to vote for my next book! Pages: 376 Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult/Coming-of-Age/Classic Publication Date: July 11, 1960 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Family, Race, Persecution, Prejudice Young Jean Louise (Scout) lives in the small Southern town of Maycomb. Both her and her brother, Jem, find…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Middle School · NetGalley

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

Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary

Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Pages: 240 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: November 21, 2017 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Family, Grief, Loss, Love, Multi-generational Relationships While in a cemetery, widow Arthur and lonely teen Maddy meet, and they quickly become friends. Now, with Arthur’s neighbor, Lucille, the three form a different type of family and are there for each other, even through the…… Continue reading Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Animal Love · Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review · Poetry

Book Review: As Good as Gold by Patricia Furstenberg

Pages: 101 Genre: Poetry/Children Publication Date: May 23, 2018 Themes: Love, Curiosity, Intrigue, Family, Innocence *This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.* Here comes a series of poems, all based on dogs and their views of different life experiences. One of my favorite aspects of this short book were the puppy…… Continue reading Book Review: As Good as Gold by Patricia Furstenberg

ARC Copy · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · NetGalley

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

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary

Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Pages: 321 Genre: Animal Fiction Publication Date: January 1, 2008 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Loyalty, Family, Friendship, Grief, Sickness, Confusion, Love Enzo, a lovable and intelligent dog, has witnessed a series of events that has happened to his loved ones. As he can see the end of his life, he reflects and shares what his family has gone through.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · LGBT

Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

Pages: 415 Genre: Contemporary/Mystery/Romance/Suspense Publication Date: April 2, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating third-person Themes: Romance, Family, Consequences, Abuse, Rape, Courage, Forgiveness In the 1980’s, Amalia Graeme is ready to leave her emotionally and physically abusive mother. She is ready to start a new life at college. However, what she once thought of as a fresh new start turns into something…… Continue reading Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney