book reviews

  • Succeeding as a Solopreneur
    Given that I’ve been thinking about how to expand my career options beyond the traditional tech job, when I saw Succeeding as a Solopreneur: Six Keys to taking the Leap, Winning Clients, and Building Wealth by Liz J. Steblay offered by NetGalley, it seemed very timely. Overall, it was a …
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    The City of Stardust
    “Once upon a time, in a magical city on a distant shore, lived Ever Everly.” The City of Stardust by Georgia Summers The City of Stardust by Georgia Summers is a fast-paced fantasy novel that centers around a family curse, magic, fairytales, and monsters. On the surface, The City of …
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    The Morningside
    The Morningside1 by Téa Obreht is set in the not-so-distant future, where due to the destructive forces of human nature, the world has been ravaged by rising tides, food shortages, and unpredictable weather patterns. Silvia and her mother have come to reside at The Morningside, what was once a …
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    Love You, Mean It
    If you’re a fan of romantic comedies, enemies to lovers, and fake dating tropes, then this book is for you! Love You, Mean It by Jilly Gagnon tells the story of Ellie Greco. When a local real estate developer’s plans threaten the family business, Greco’s Deli, Ellie goes to great …
  • Twenty-Seven Minutes by Ashley Tate book cover
    Twenty-Seven Minutes
    Twenty-Seven Minutes by Ashley Tate is a book about secrets. As the 10th anniversary of a tragic accident and death of a young girl approaches, tensions are high. The book centers on the death of Phoebe and questions surrounding the accident that caused her death, and why it took her brother, …
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    The Book of Two Ways
    The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult is yet another book featuring infidelity. I’m not really sure if I liked it or not. I didn’t really care for the characters, but I found parts of the plot interesting. What I loved: Learning about The Book of Two Ways and Egyptology in general. …
  • Dogboy v Catfish book cover showing a snake eating it's own tail.
    Dogboy vs. Catfish
    Dogboy v Catfish by Luke Gracias is billed as a mystery-thriller. It was a quick, somewhat fun read, but lacking depth for my tastes. When a woman knows the date she’ll file for divorce on her wedding day, there can be no good intentions. When the husband goes missing just before the planned …
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    The Freedom Clause
    The Freedom Clause by Hannah Sloane is a contemporary romance with a twist. I probably should have paid more attention to the blurb before picking this up, and I almost quit when I realized the plot was about adultery. I am generally not a fan of books where people are cheating on their spouses, …
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    Perfect Shot
    Perfect Shot by Steve Urszenyi is an action-packed spy thriller. Featuring FBI, CIA, Interpol and MI5/M16, just to name a few of the alphabet soup of agencies involved. It’s got bombs, nuclear bombs, spies, espionage, chase scenes, Les Catacombes, and more. Our protagonist, Alex Martel, is a …
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    The Night House
    The Night House by Jo Nesbo is a modern take on the classic horror novel. In some ways, this reminded me a lot of Stephen King’s classic, It. Our narrator and protagonist is fourteen-year old Richard Elauved,. Richard is an orphan, sent to live with his aunt and uncle after the death of his …