Book Review – “Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

Book: Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) Author: Gail Carriger eBook/Kindle Pages: 307 Genre(s): steampunk, fantasy, young adult/teen, adventure, science fiction, humor Description from Goodreads: “It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is […]

Book Review – “Confidence: The Diary of an Invisible Girl” by Paige Lavoie

Book: Confidence: The Diary of an Invisible Girl Author: Paige Lavoie Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC) PDF Pages: 254 Genre(s): Geek Girls, coming of age, diary, popular kids, guilty pleasures, comics, conventions, light romance (mostly just crushes/infatuation) Description from Goodreads: “Comic-book-obsessed Barbara Jenkins’ idea of an exciting night consists mostly of fan fiction and frozen pizza-that […]

Summer in the City

….OK, so technically it isn’t officially summer. But we’re past Memorial Day, and in my book that’s the start of summer! Longer days, beautiful weather, and lots of fresh air – these days are meant to be enjoyed…and working full time can make that a little tricky. I do my best to get away a lunch […]

Book Review – “The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark (Nadia Tesla, #3)” by Orest Stelmach

Book: The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark (Nadia Tesla, #3) Author: Orest Stelmach Kindle/eBook Edition Pages: 306 Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Spies, Espionage, Russian culture, Ukrainian culture, Chernobyl, Fukushima Description from Goodreads: ““The fate of the world depends on us.”  With one mysterious e-mail, Bobby Kungenook—the teenage hockey phenom living undercover and guarding […]

Book Review – “Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1)” by Elizabeth Wein

Book: Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) Author: Elizabeth Wein Kindle/eBook Edition Pages: 464 Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, WWII, Friendship, Adventure, Mystery (?) Description from Goodreads: “Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The […]

Book Review – “Rebel Queen” by Michelle Moran

Book: Rebel Queen Author: Michelle Moran Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC) – Courtesy of Goodreads Giveaway Pages: 386 Genre: Historical Fiction, Indian Literature, 19th Century Literature, Adult Fiction Description from Goodreads: “When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the 1850s, it expects a quick and easy conquest. After all, India is not even […]

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