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Read_By_Red

Joined February 2019

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The Missing American | Kwei Quartey
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Kwei Quartey, in The Missing American, weaves together the lives of his characters to create a cautionary tale, exposing some of the negative consequences that come with internet love. The characters are well-written and realistic; I liked the way their lives were interconnected with each other and how those connections played out during the events of the novel. It was a story that kept me turning the page and guessing up until the very end.

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God Game | Danny Tobey
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Saint X | Alexis Schaitkin
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Alexis Schaitkin, weaving news articles, interviews, and voice recordings into the body of her novel, tells a story of obsession and discovery. I greatly enjoyed reading all of these various perspectives and voices and feel it added a lot to the mood of novel. I also enjoyed the characters she created and found myself having more sympathy for some than I thought I would when I began; her characters are so complete and extremely well-written.

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The Winter Sisters | Tim Westover
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It is 1822 and the Winter sisters are described by some in the town of Lawrenceville as witches, and by others as healers; it really depends on what one needs from them. The Winter Sisters was a good story, but there were some parts that seemed a little slow. I liked the characters and I enjoyed watching the growth that occurred in of many of them as interacted with each other and worked to overcome various problems and obstacles.

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One of the things I liked the most about this novel is that it contains a strong, female main character; a female working in a male-dominated field and being extremely successful at it. It is well written and, although there were some slow spots, it mostly kept me hooked and engaged throughout. It wasn‘t difficult to figure out what was going on, so there were not a lot of surprises for me, but I enjoyed watching Vera uncover the truth.

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Father of Lions is an intense, honest telling of the horrible consequences of war—the hunger, the fear, and the destruction—as well as the strength that people have, even when placed in stressful and heartbreaking situations. It shows the strength that love, of people and life, brings, and its ability to conquer whatever is placed in its way.

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The ARCs I have to read! Anyone read any? What are your thoughts?

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Followers | Megan Angelo
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Followers is a cautionary tale about where our obsession with “likes” will get us. It was an enjoyable read, with realistic characters. Marlow was my favorite character, probably because she showed the most strength, but I did not like Orla, which took away from the book for me; I felt she was too weak and easily manipulated. I like the how it is set up, jumping from the present to the future and setting things up well for some big reveals.

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God Game | Danny Tobey
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The God Game is an intense, fast-paced thriller. The characters are relatable and likable, and sometimes quite surprising. The short chapters that comprise the story greatly appealed to me; they really keep the pace of the story going, but aren‘t so short that they prevent you from getting into and immersed within the story. Thank you St Martin‘s Press for an ARC of The God Game, given in exchange for an honest review.

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🎸The History of Rock & Roll is extremely comprehensive for the amount of pages that make it up, and obviously well researched. I enjoyed learning some rather neat little facts about bands and singers I did not know. Sometimes it could feel like an information overload, and I had to take a break, but I enjoyed it none the less. ⁣⁣Thank you Flatiron Books for an ARC of The History of Rock & Roll Volume II, given in exchange for an honest review.⁣⁣

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Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof | Kobe Bryant, Ivy Claire
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Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof is a book aimed at middle school children, and has a lot of great lessons for children of that age, including lessons about teamwork, hard work, believing in yourself and recognizing that winning isn‘t everything. The main characters, who are ten years old, are relatable to young readers while still having that bit of magic in the story. It reminded me a lot of Harry Potter, but with a sports twist.

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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I was lucky enough to win a copy of The Hazel Wood to participate in #hazelwoodwednseday! This isn‘t a re-read for me, but here are my thoughts/questions: There is an obvious obsession with eyes. Windows to the soul? Who is collecting everything Tales From The Hinterland related, and why? Why could Finch see Twice-Killed Katherine? Is it simply because he has read it, or does Alice bring something out?

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The Fowl Twins | Eoin Colfer
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Now that Artemis Fowl is off, traveling the universe, it is time for Myles and Beckett, the Fowl twins, to have some adventures of their own. A simple discovery by Beckett of what appears to be a toy leads to the crazy adventures contained within the pages of The Fowl Twins. This was a truly entertaining book; it is a great, well-written story from beginning to end. I loved all the clever play on words and acronyms as well as the jokes within.

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Here We Are is a powerful and heartbreaking, yet honest and hopeful memoir about the Shahani family. I truly feel that if people read this memoir we may have more compassion for immigrants and migrants. It gives a voice to not just the Shahani family, but immigrants and migrants throughout this country. The strength and resiliency of the Shahani family is admirable and inspiring, as well as the love they have for each other and others.

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Jay Reguero is your typical teen. Suddenly, his world is shattered when he is told that his cousin in the Philippines, Jun, has died, and no one will tell him how or why. Determined to uncover the truth, Jay goes to the source: the Philippines. I enjoyed this book tremendously! It is a well-written page-turner full of great characters, but it is also very honest.

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane was a fun story to read, with plenty of jaw-dropping moments. It centers around Connie, a college student who is searching for the elusive Physick Book. Little does she know she is not the only one looking for the Physick Book, and some will stop at nothing to find it. Howe creates wonderful, fully developed main characters, and I was engrossed in Connie‘s and Deliverance‘s stories from start to finish.

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I received an ARC of Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. Hazel, an entertaining woman who writes a column about anything over a 50 year period, has a major stroke, so the newspaper reprints her old columns, and what follows is awe-inspiring. The way this novel is written is so unique; to hear so many different voices within a story helps to create a very enjoyable experience.

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I enjoyed this novel. Nice, short read, but not lacking in action or detail.

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What do you do when you are 10% through The #DaughtersofTemperanceHobbs and loving it? You stop reading it and go get the first book in the series! #PhysickBook of Deliverance Dane!

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The Third Mrs. Durst | Ann Aguirre
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I recieved an e-book ARC of The Third Mrs Durst from Midnight Ink, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. The Third Mrs Durst is 50 Shades meets Wild Things with a little Pygmalion thrown in. I throughly enjoyed the plot twists, and liked the characters, especially Joanna (all things aside, I absolutely adore her). If you enjoy intense stories that keep you guessing, with strong female characters, I would recommend this book to you.

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Stranger Things being the amazingness that it is, I came to this book with extremely high expectations, but Gwenda Bond met them. This novel tells the tale of Terry, a college girl caught up in a dangerous experiment with seemingly no way out. As Terry, along with her three friends from the experiment, learn the truth about the experiment and the lab, they find themselves in a fight for more than just their lives. I highly recommend it.

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Saving Meghan | D.J. Palmer
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I received an ARC of Saving Meghan in exchange for an honest review. I love how this book is written, bouncing from one person‘s viewpoint to another with a fluidity that presents a very clear, linear plot. The characters are well developed and realistic, and it‘s fun to hear each main character‘s voice within the pages. Highly recommend.
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