The Goddesses by: Swan Huntley

The Goddesses

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My Review:
Wow!  I finished this book this morning and I am stunned.  I was emotionally invested in this story and these characters, it was as if they were people I knew.  Nancy was going through a difficult period in her life and she found a friendship with Ana that she desperately needed.  Ana was a free spirit who showed Nancy a different way to live.
Nancy struggled to decide if she wanted to be the woman that she was in the States or if she was going to reinvent herself.  Ana made that choice easy for Nancy.  As their relationship became stronger, Nancy’s home life started to fall apart.
This was a psychological thriller that read like contemporary fiction.  I was hooked.  I highly recommend this book.
I gave this book 5 crowns.
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I received an E-ARC of this book from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Marriage Pact by: Michelle Richmond

The Marriage Pact

Description from the publishers through Netgalley:

Recognition

 August 2017 Indie Next selection
 July 2017 LibraryReads selection
My Review:
This took a simple marriage and turned it into a nightmare.  What would you if you received  wedding present that promised a happy marriage above all else?!  For Alice and Jake, they decided to sign the contract and join the Pact.
They had to memorize rules and procedures and if they screwed up in any way, they were punished.  The events and repercussions that Alice and Jack and the other members of the Pact participated in were outrageous.
This was an interesting twist to a story about a cult-like organization.  It has a suspenseful atmosphere and is categorized under a few different sub-genres.  I would read something else from this author.
I gave this book 4 crowns.
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I received this e-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Woman No. 17 by: Edan Lepucki

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This was an interesting read.  I didn’t know much about it going into the story and what I did know was incorrect.  The main female characters Lady and S had a very intriguing dynamic.  There relationship didn’t seem to fall into one specific category and that led to some issues.
I enjoyed this book and would pick up the author’s other works.  This is not a typical fiction book and that made it more engrossing.
I gave this book 4 crowns.
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I recieed this book from http://www.bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review.

Final Girls by: Riley Sager

Final Girls

Description from the publisher through Netgalley:

Recognition

 July 2017 LibraryReads selection
My Review:
This was a twisty read.  I thought I had it all figured out about halfway through and I would’ve have been so disappointed if I had.  I was wrong.  This was an interesting story that revolved around 3 women who were known as Final Girls, meaning that they were the only survivors of horrific, murderous events.
The majority of this story is not really about those events but more of the lives of these women after.  We do find out what had happened during the murders but the focus is the present.
I really liked this book and it was different then the type of thrillers I normally read.  I gave this book 4 crowns.
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Girls in Pants by: Ann Brashares

Girls in Pants

The third installment of the Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) was so much fun to read.  I listened to this on audio and I can’t wait to finish of the series.  I love the characters so much and have no trouble envisioning the movie while I listen to this.

The girls in this novel are about to go to college and are experiencing their last summer before that happens.  The is excitement and hesitation and an overwhelming sense of love and gratitude for the friendship that these girls have.

This is a sweet summery read.

I gave it 4 crowns.

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Page by Paige by: Laura Lee Gulledge

Page by Paige

After moving to a new city pretty much unwillingly, Paige decides that she has the unique opportunity to really work on the way that she views herself.  Her secret passion is Art and she is slowly able to make some friends and open up to them about who she really is.

It is hard to put yourself  out there to be judged by others and Paige takes a leap of faith and finds that it’s ok to take that chance.

The artwork in this graphic novel is beautiful.  The images are a story themselves.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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The Bookshop at Water’s End by: Patti Callahan Henry

The Bookshop at Water's End

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley:

My Review:
This was a sweet story of two women who are trying to come to terms with things that have happened in their lives over the years from the time that they were children through the present.
They return to the place were they met and spent some of the best summers of their lives as well as one of the worst.  With their children in tow, they confront their pasts and try to prepare for their futures.
I really enjoyed this story and loved that one of the main focal points of this story is this well loved bookshop that was had its’ own ups and downs and has survived.
I gave this book 5 crowns.
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I received this E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Name is Memory by: Ann Brashares

My name is memory

I am working my way through Ann Brashares catalog of books.  I listened to this book on audio and I enjoyed it.  I don’t know if I would have liked it as much if I had read it in its’ physical form as there was a lot of jumping around from character to character and life to life.

The narrator is a memory that has lived many lives but remembers them all and in each one, is searching for its’ “soul mate”.  It was a bit strange but it was written well and I did enjoy it.

I was a bit confused at times but I did think the plot was a true romance however,the ending was awful.  It just stopped.  I said aloud in my car, “That’s it?! How is that an ending?!”  That was beyond frustrating and definitely impacted my rating.

I gave this book 3 crowns.

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El Deafo by: Cece Bell

El Deafo

This is an adorable middle grade graphic novel about a girl who becomes deaf and grows up as the only deaf girl in her class.  She is embarrassed about the large hearing device with microphone that she has to use but then come to realize that it makes her a “superhero”.

This story was heartwarming and the illustrations were adorable.  I highly recommend picking this up.  This is based on the author’s life and slightly fictionalized.

I gave it 4 crowns.

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Bring Her Home by: David Bell

bring her home Publication Date:  July 11, 2017

Description from the publishers through Netgalley:

This story is filled with twists and had me trying to figure out what was going on.  I was pretty close to solving this minus some details.  However, I did enjoy the story.  It was well thought out and detailed.
I gave this book 4 crowns.
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I received an E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.