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A Darkness Descending by Christobel Kent

A Darkness DescendingA Darkness Descending by Christobel Kent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting read. I like how Kent delves a bit deeper into the characters and uses this through the entire story. Each character feels very fleshed out and thought through for each situation. The plot starts out slow to introduce characters then begins to move along at a good rate. The writing was well done and kept my attention. I wasn’t always fully immersed in the setting but it wasn’t enough to distract me from the story. Well worth the read.

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Dear Granddaughter: Life Lessons From Your Grandmother by Judy Smith

Dear Granddaughter: Life Lessons From Your GrandmotherDear Granddaughter: Life Lessons From Your Grandmother by Judy Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sweet charming and relevant to every life. You could change the title and a few wordings to have a perfect gift for any loved one. As is it’s a perfect gift for your dearest granddaughter. The pictures are clear and add to the charm. Each piece of advice rings true and make for a richer, happier and fuller life. Adorable cover and poem inside. Lovely addition to any collection.

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Vanishing Trail: The Taking of Jonathan Bishop

Vanishing Trail: The Taking of Jonathan BishopVanishing Trail: The Taking of Jonathan Bishop by Stephen Kosa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Right from the start this book captivates the readers attention. Characters are introduced in such a way that is brief yet says volumes about each. Very well designed plot and fleshed out characters. This was very hard to put down. Everything written feels important and purposeful. No extra details or filler to detract from one very well written story. Well worthwhile read.

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Hollow World

Hollow WorldHollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Michael has a way with words like a great artist has a way with creating a painting. The plot starts out purposely slower at the start and builds to a perfect pace. Each character feels well fleshed out, layered, 3-dimensional. His ability to world-build is amazing. The attention to detail and delivery is exquisite. Every piece fits as it should and for reasons that make perfect sense. As you take this trip along with Ellis you connect with him and share in his experiences. Some points are thought provoking while not detracting from enjoying the read, and parts will elicit an emotional response.
Come along and discover Hollow World, you won’t regret it.

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Poets Translate Poets

Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review AnthologyPoets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology by Mark Jarman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Normally when you translate poetry it just doesn’t come through as it does in the language it’s originally written in. Here we find beautiful poetry translated flawlessly and keeping with the meaning and soul of the original. There’s further information included as well. Well worth sharing and enjoying for ages to come.

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Raising Redemption

Raising Redemption: A Novel of Shame, Secrets, Sacrifice, and StruggleRaising Redemption: A Novel of Shame, Secrets, Sacrifice, and Struggle by R.A. Russell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well worth the read even if it’s not your typical genre to pick up. Very well written as it draws you into the story while warming the heart. Parts are quite thought-provoking. The characters feel very real, well fleshed out. A real page turner with a plot that pulls you in and keeps you reading to the last page.

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The Black Prism

The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I bought this book because I loved the Night Angel series and knew I could trust the author to deliver. Weeks is one of those authors you can count on to bring a well written novel full of everything there is to love about fantasy. I wasn’t thrilled at first with the idea of just what a Prism was but it grew on me as I continued to read the book. I ended up loving the story and the characters as they developed and things progressed. I’m now eagerly awaiting the next Lightbringer book.

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The Rose and the Thorn

The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles, #2)The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Michael Sullivan has a unique ability to write exactly what he wants the reader to know in such a masterful way that is easy to read without being too simple. He is able to clearly paint the scenes with just enough information, allowing the reader to use their imagination while thoroughly enjoying the story without distractions; Not too much information, not too little.

The characters are beautifully presented, each with their own unique personalities, quirks, flaws, goals, mannerisms, and they are always true to who they are. Each character is believable from start to finish. The plot is clearly well-developed and consistent throughout the entire book. The flow of the story is perfect page to page and definitely keeps the reader wanting to turn the page and not set down the book until it’s finished.

After reading this book I wanted to read everything Sullivan has written. I loved this one and will be telling everyone I speak to about it and pre-ordering everything he publishes. I was drawn into the world of Elan and fell in love with the characters.

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The Migraine Miracle

The Migraine Miracle: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for GoodThe Migraine Miracle: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good by Josh Turknett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A wealth of useful information from how to understand your headaches, to how to adjust your lifestyle and eating habits to avoid them. As a migraine sufferer myself, I found the information valuable and enlightening. Well worth the read even if you think you only get sinus headaches now and then. A great addition to anyones collection.

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Stonefly

StoneflyStonefly by Scott J. Holliday

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would expect this one to land on one of those lists of great books or bestsellers. The writing style is so gorgeous and intricate, giving the reader the perfect image of the scene in their minds. The plot moves along at a very well paced rate and certainly keeps the pages turning. The characters become real in your minds and you find yourself wanting, hoping, wishing, sighing… right along with them. The story as a whole isn’t heavy or taxing to the mind, making it an easy read for a wide variety of readers. Well worthwhile.

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