Bone Music by Christopher Rice *Review*

Thank you so much Amazon Publishing and LMS for sending me a copy of Christopher Rice’s new novel in exchange for an honest review.  I really enjoyed Bone Music, it was completely unique and very refreshing.  I haven’t read a story quite like this one and it made it that much more engrossing.  A badass female lead with a dark history, entertaining side characters, thrills mixed with science, all elements that added to make this a four star read!  I can’t wait to see where this series goes.

“Imagine witnessing a murder before you know what death is…”

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The French Girl by Lexie Elliott *Review*

Thank you so much Berkley Publishing for sending me The French Girl in exchange for an honest review!  Set ten years after the disappearance of a girl a group of friends met on a trip they took, the case comes back to life and unfolds throughout the book with various twists and turns.  While the writing was well done, especially for a debut author, the story was very slow and for the most part a bit boring.  I finished this book feeling just ok about it and ended up giving it 3 out of 5 stars.

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The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson *Review*

We have made it!!! The last book in this epic series and was it a journey or what?!  Not to mention just the journey in length, 2,176 pages later, nice.  Now I say “we” because I like to think by the third book in a series you haven’t looked up reviews before reading it and only see them after you have finished.  But if you haven’t finished the series yet, what are you waiting for? This series is so so good! I gave this last book 4/5 stars and I will hold this series close to my heart for a while I am sure.

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The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson *Review*

I have always been a bit hesitant to get into an epic fantasy, whether its because the books are so big, the story a little too involved, who knows.  But I finally picked up The Final Empire, book one in the Mistborn series, and gave it a go and by golly I am so happy I am finally reading this series.  Long and a bit slow at times, the writing and world more than make up for any slow moments, and the characters are all simply amazing.  4.5 stars from me!

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Beartown by Fredrik Backman *Review*

This book, wow, I finished over a week ago and yet I couldn’t get myself to write a review right away.  It still brings tears to my eyes and tugs on my heartstrings.  I almost don’t know how to review this because any review I write will be insufficient.  This story is powerful, emotional, and important.  Characters written only the way Backman can write them, a story line that draws you in slowly and impacts you for long after, and an author that is nothing short of inspiring.  Another favorite book has been added to my shelf, 5 whole beautiful stars.

“You might be playing with bears. But that doesn’t mean you have to forget that you are a lion.”

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In Every Moment We Are Still Alive by Tom Malmquist *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Melville House for sending me a copy of this book for review and having me on this book tour!

Tom Malmquist writes a heartbreaking fictional story based on what he experienced in his own personal life. The grief he deals with is profound and what he has to go through in the wake of that grief is almost unbearable.  A touching story with insights into the Swedish culture, though the writing was not my favorite, I rated this book 3 stars.

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The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner *Review+Book Tour+Giveaway*

Thank you so much TLC Book Tours and Graydon House for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour.

Following four best friends over the course of many years, this book explores hard topics such as abuse, miscarriages, and betrayal, but even more importantly tells the story of love, friendship, and family.  I give this genuine story of friendship standing the test of time 4 out of 5 stars!

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