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Review: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

I have long been a fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books, and this latest in the 8-part and counting series did not disappoint. This book continues the epic tale of Claire and Jamie Fraser begun in the first book, Outlander, as well as dozens of added characters picked up along the way like Brianna, Roger, Lord… Continue reading Review: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

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Thursday Titles: The Maze Runner

My 12-year-old son, a voracious reader, recommended this YA dystopian book to me.  Here's my opinion. Thomas comes to himself in an elevator, his memory wiped, and emerges into a boxed in area called the Glade.  Inside are a bunch of young boys with their own cobbled-together society and their own slang.  Their objective: to… Continue reading Thursday Titles: The Maze Runner

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Thursday Titles: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

I've been eyeing this book by Cassandra Clare for a long time, even before the movie came out.  I seem to see it everywhere and I was wondering what all the hype was about. Unfortunately, though it seemed like it had all the ingredients for a novel I would like, this one fell flat for… Continue reading Thursday Titles: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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Thursday Titles: The Spirit Well

Moving right through Stephen R. Lawhead's Bright Empires series and here's what I thought of Book 3: The Spirit Well. I've always loved Stephen R. Lawhead's books, and the Bright Empires series is another fantastic addition, if a bit of a departure from his usual strictly Celtic historical fare.  Actually these books have more in… Continue reading Thursday Titles: The Spirit Well

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Thursday Titles: The White Princess

Finally, a review on a recently released book! 😉  Philippa Gregory's newest instalment of her Cousins' War series, The White Princess just came out at the end of July, and I have snapped it up.  Here's what I thought: Philippa Gregory headed into more familiar territory in this latest book.  It serves as a bridge… Continue reading Thursday Titles: The White Princess