Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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Title: Finding Audrey
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Release Date/Publisher: June 9th 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Finished: September 27th 2015
Pages: 288-ARC Paperback-borrowed

Synopsis from Goodreads:

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

What I Thought:

I read an advanced copy that I borrowed from a local blogger.

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October News

It’s been a while since I did one of these! A lot of stuff has happened over the Summer and Fall.
One is that my kitty Frannie passed away in July. She was really sick one morning and we took her in to the vet and there was just too much going on and no guarantee she was going to make it. So she went to sleep, I didn’t want her to suffer. We still miss her, but I know that she had a good life after we took her in and she didn’t have to survive outside anymore.



We could never replace Frannie, but we did decide to adopt another kitty eventually and add to our family. We wanted to give Emile a companion, but we also wanted to help another stray kitty have a good life like we did for Frannie and Emile. So we adopted Nutella (we didn’t name her, but I kind of love it). She’s around the same age as Emile, and has warmed up to everyone in the house. She loves attention too and I think she likes having a home and getting cuddles.



I also managed to get a full time job! In case you’ve noticed on social media, I’m not around as much. Mainly because the bus rides I take to and from work take forever! On the way home it’s 4 buses and an hour and a half. But I do still find time to read and I’m working on balancing everything. And I do like my job! Hopefully I can make a schedule and get back into blog commenting on a regular basis.

In August my blog celebrated 4 years (which I forgot to do a post for)! And next week (the 12th) I celebrate my first year anniversary with my hubby. So it’s been an eventful few months.  Hopefully the next few are even better!

Review: Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

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Title: Future Perfect
Author: Jen Larsen
Release Date/Publisher: October 6th 2015 by HarperTeen
Finished: September 21st 2015
Pages: 320-ARC eBook-Given for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother—a card that always contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness.

Ashley doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with the way she looks, but no amount of arguing can persuade her grandmother that “fat” isn’t a dirty word—that Ashley is happy with her life, and her body, as it is.
But Ashley wasn’t counting on having her dreams served up on a silver platter at her latest birthday party. She falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she’s always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University—in exchange for undergoing weight loss surgery.

As Ashley grapples with the choice that little white card has given her, she feels pressured by her friends, her family, even administrators at school. But what’s a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone but her?

Through her indecisions and doubts, Ashley’s story is a liberating one—a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect.

What I Thought:

I received a free advanced review copy of this in exchange for an honest review on Edelweiss.

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Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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Title: A Madness So Discreet
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Release Date/Publisher: October 6th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books
Finished: June 2nd 2015
Pages: 384-eBook ARC-Given for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.

What I Thought:

I was given an advanced review copy of this for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Sins of the Warrior by Linda Poitevin

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Title: Sins of the Warrior (Grigory Legacy #4)
Author: Linda Poitevin
Release Date/Publisher: September 18th 2015
Finished: September 2nd 2015
Pages: unsure-eBook ARC-given for review
1. Sins of the Angels
2. Sins of the Son
3. Sins of the Lost
4. Sins of the Warrior

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Heaven and Hell are at war

The clock is ticking

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis’s niece is missing and pregnant with Lucifer’s child, her sister has descended into madness, and the human race has begun a relentless spiral toward self-destruction that Alex is desperate to stop. Now Michael, the Archangel she holds responsible for Earth’s plight, has returned—and he’s demanding her help to track a missing god.

Heaven is losing

Fighting for the very survival of his own realm—and that of humanity—Michael’s only chance to defeat Hell lies in returning Heaven’s long-lost daughter to her throne before it’s too late. But first he’ll have to convince Alex to help him—and to keep her out of Seth’s clutches long enough for her to do so.

There can be no right choices

In a desperate bid to save both their worlds, Alex and Michael must put aside their animosity and find a way to work together in the face of increasingly impossible decisions…and unimaginable sacrifices.

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