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#DessenDays Read-A-Thon Wrap-Up

And so, with my having read six Sarah Dessen books in a row, the #DessenDays Read-A-Thon comes to a close. At least for me--if there is anyone who is still doing it, please go ahead! And tag me in your posts so I can see them ūüôā It was really fun and I definitely missed Sarah Dessen. I used to read and re-read her books all the time and I was surprised by how much I didn't remember (and how much they took me back to my high school book club days)! I know that in my original post I said I'd do a couple of mini reviews at a time, but I changed my mind so I'm going to give them all to you now and then give my overall thoughts at the end. So here they are, in the order I read them.

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Book Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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Audrey can't leave the house. she can't even take off her dark glasses inside the house.
Then her brother's friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again - well, Starbucks is a start. And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she'd thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.

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ARC Review: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

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I came very close to DNF'ing this, but I didn't and I should probably get that out of the way first: I liked Nadim, the sentient ship. I liked the premise of a sentient ship, I liked the mystery, I liked the aliens, and I wanted this book to be good. But unfortunately, it really wasn't.

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ARC Review: The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

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I am very glad that I did not read (or did not remember) the Goodreads synopsis before reading this book. Seriously, do not read it. It describes the entire first half of the novel and then some. Why would you do this, HarperTeen?! This isn't going to make readers like it...

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Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down¬†by John Green Published by: Dutton Books Release Date:¬†October 10, 2017 Genre: YA¬†Contemporary Format:¬†Hardcover Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there‚Äôs a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the… Continue reading Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Book Review: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

That Inevitable Victorian Thing¬†by E.K. Johnston Published by: Dutton Books Release Date:¬†October 3, 2017 Genre: YA¬†Science-Fiction/Alternate History Format:¬†Hardcover Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved, not by the cost of blood and theft but by effort of repatriation and promises kept,¬†That Inevitable Victorian Thing¬†is a novel of love, duty, and the… Continue reading Book Review: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston