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T.T.S.I.F | Thank The Stars It’s Friday

Well, I said in my resolutions that I wanted to work on actual blogging some more so here we go.  I’m starting.

I should probably make a graphic for this at some point.

Anyway, some general updates in my life of reading.

Okay the first thing I have to do is promote The Executioners Three by Susan Dennard. Continue reading “T.T.S.I.F | Thank The Stars It’s Friday”

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Book Review | RETRIBUTION RAILS, by Erin Bowman

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Retribution Rails (Vengeance Road #2), by Erin Bowman

Publish Date: November 7, 2017 
Published by: HMH Books for Young Reads/Tantor Audio
Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley & Eric Michael Summerer
Length: approx. 9 1/4 hours (374 pages)
Genre: YA Historical Fiction/Western
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

REDEMPTION IS NEVER FREE

When Reece Murphy is forcibly dragged into the Rose Riders gang because of a mysterious gold coin in his possession, he vows to find the man who gave him the piece and turn him over to the gang in exchange for freedom. Never does he expect a lead to come from an aspiring female journalist. But when Reece’s path crosses with Charlotte Vaughn after a botched train robbery and she mentions a promising rumor about a gunslinger from Prescott, it becomes apparent that she will be his ticket to freedom—or a noose. As the two manipulate each other for their own ends, past secrets are unearthed, reviving a decade-old quest for revenge that may be impossible to settle


My Review: Continue reading “Book Review | RETRIBUTION RAILS, by Erin Bowman”

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Book Review | ALL IS FAIR, by Dee Garretson

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All is Fair, by Dee Garretson

Publish Date: January 22, 2019
Published by: Swoon Reads
Pages: 288
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2 out of 5 stars)

**I received this as an egalley from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**


Synopsis:

Lady Mina Tretheway knows she’s destined for greater things than her fancy boarding school, where she’s being taught to be a proper English lady. It’s 1918, and war is raging across Europe. Unlike her father and brother, who are able to assist in the war effort, Mina is stuck sorting out which fork should be used with which dinner course.

When Mina receives a telegram that’s written in code, she finally has her chance to do something big. She returns to her childhood home of Hallington Manor, joined by a family friend, Lord Andrew Graham, and a dashing and mysterious young American, Lucas. The three of them must band together to work on a dangerous project that could turn the tide of the war.

Thrilled that she gets to contribute to the war effort at least, Mina jumps headfirst into the world of cryptic messages, spycraft, and international intrigue. She, Lucas, and Andrew have to work quickly, because if they don’t succeed, more soldiers will disappear into the darkness of war.


My Review:

So I was intrigued by this novel because to me, its premise made it sound like it was going to be about espionage and decoding ciphers to help the Allies against Germany during the Great War. I’m not sure why that’s what I thought it was going to be now that I look back at the summary, but what this turned book turned out to be was definitely a far cry from what I expected. And not all of it was good. Continue reading “Book Review | ALL IS FAIR, by Dee Garretson”