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BookNightOwl

Joined February 2019

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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Taylor Jenkins Reid has a way of sucking you in and never wanting to leave. Her writing style is amazing and she gets her readers believing that these stories really did happen. I loved everything about this story. The father daughter relationship. The Tennis Career. The story is told from the point of view of Carrie Soto but the audiobook had the whole cast of characters. Such a fun read.

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What happened to the Bennetts is about a family who run in to some bad guys and end up having to go into protection witness program without anyone knowing what happened to them. As I read this book I really wondered where this book was headed since it seemed that it was a little repetitive in the beginning. I felt like the 2nd half of the book was a little too unrealistic to me and I just didn‘t enjoy it as much.

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All My Rage | Sabaa Tahir
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A beautiful read with memorable characters that will leave me thinking about them for days. This book deals with grief, friendship, alcoholism, abuse and even love. All my rage deals with more issues but it is so hard to name them all. Great job Sabaa Tahir with writing this story!!! A+

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I really did like this book. I liked the individual stories with all the different characters. The book club was the best part of the book. It really makes the reader feel like you wish you could be part of the book club or part of their group. This book deals with a murder, lies and half truths. It was a fun read.

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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Blake Crouch can write a fantastic science fiction book that makes me want to read it. I enjoyed this book even through I found it at times to be on repeat. I loved the way the book started with an explosion and the main character Logan Ramsey in quarantine. I liked how his body was changing but we didn‘t know why. The back story was great but there were a part of the book I wish we could have explored more in since I love zombie stuff.

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Acts of Violet | Margarita Montimore
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If you can get the audio book of this book I would highly recommend. It has an array of different characters and since it‘s based on a podcast and a disappearance I was highly invested in this read. This will be a book that either you will love or you will not but I really enjoyed it.

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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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This book started off great. You have Olga who is a party planner and runs a business. Then you have her brother Pieto who is in government in New York City. They were abandoned by there mom who is a radical fighting for the cause and their father who died of AIDS. The second half was less interesting and left me bored

Tonton On my tbr list but will read later rather than sooner! 2mo
BookNightOwl @Tonton yeah I know some really loved it. To me a wanted more from the main character and not so much from the side character. 2mo
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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What a beautiful slow burn. I really enjoyed this book. Two characters who live to completely different lives end up meeting one day when Alexis tries to avoid a raccoon and gets stuck in the ditch. I love how you get a glimpse from both characters and how they live. Highly recommend ❤️

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I didn‘t love this book but I liked it. Catalina‘s character drove me a little crazy because she was really stubborn in an idiot kind of way. Aaron was a little demanding for my taste. Overall I liked the story and I love fake dating tropes so that is what kept me interested. I enjoyed more of the second half of the book then I did the first. I will be reading more from this author.

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I really enjoyed this book. It gave me the perspective of just how hard LGBTQ+ community have it and trying to come out to the people they know. The fear of being judged or criticized for who they are. This was an easy read and I really enjoyed it. It dealt with two guys one who is openly gay and another one who isn‘t ready to come out just yet. The dealing with school and families. And how being somebody secret can be really hard mentally.

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Waking Romeo | Kathryn Barker
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Romeo who is in a coma and Jules who is by his side. There is time travel and traveling pods. The mission wake Romeo up! I felt like this story was all over the place. I felt like so much of it was repetitive. At times I didn‘t even know what was really going on because it was hard to stay focus. I was really disappointed in this read because it started off good for me and well then it just kind of fell flat and uninteresting.

LeeRHarry I DNFed this book earlier this month, not sure if I‘ll go back to it, it was pretty confusing. 2mo
BookNightOwl @LeeRHarry I felt bad because I actually received an ARC of this book but I just couldn‘t get into it. Finally forced myself to try to get through it and well took a long time to finish it and struggled. Just wasn‘t for me. 2mo
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Summer Sons | Lee Mandelo
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Andrew and Eddie are the best of friends. That is why Andrew is having a hard time dealing with Eddie‘s death due by suicide. When Andrew inherits Eddie‘s position clues start coming to light that Eddie‘s death looks more like a murder.

This book was just not for me. I didn‘t enjoy the writing. It took me longer to get through it then it should have. Even with trying the audiobook I just couldn‘t connect with any of the characters.

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Book of Night | Holly Black
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I usually love Holly Blacks stories but this one fell really really flat. I had a hard time concentrating on what was going on. I had a hard time getting through it. It says it took me a month to read but that was because I started this book and put it down and go to something else. I did like the back story of the main character but that was about it. I‘m not sure if I‘m going to pick anymore from this series

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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I found this book so interesting and I read through it so fast. This book is about Molly who is a maid at a high end hotel. She walks into a room to find a very powerful man dead in his room. Somehow the tables are turned and she is the one getting the fingers pointed at. That Molly was the one who committed the crime. I enjoyed that this books is from the perspective of somebody either with Asperger‘s or on the spectrum of something.

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I loved book number one and enjoyed book series number 2. I just love the story about a girl who finds out she is a princess and the pressure that is put on her now that she is in the line light of everyday news. Truly enjoyed this read.

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This book takes place between 2 different timelines the during college and after college. When Jessica was attending college one of their group friends was brutally murdered. 10 years later and one of their friends is not done trying to figure out who did it. I felt like this was an easy read. I enjoyed the story line. I felt like some of the characters didn‘t really act like they were an adult and more like an annoying young teenager.

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Katzenjammer | Francesca Zappia
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Wow…what I thought was going on in this book was totally different then what really was going on. I loved this book I really liked the different characters and their relationship to one another. I can‘t really explain to you what this book is about except for its a story about a bunch of teens stuck inside the school with no way out. Inside their school there is a killer among them and Cat is going to figure out who it could be.

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When Millie gets her precollege acceptance to her school of her choice everything is good in her life until her dad says no. No because it would mean she would have to leave to the west coast when it‘s always just been them two. This is when Millie decides she is going to find her mother I loved the characters and the relationships to one another. I loved seeing the relationship slowly grow between Millie and Oliver This was such a fun read.

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Full Flight | Ashley Schumacher
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Full Flight is a young rom-com that pulls at the heart strings. It‘s about Anna and Weston who secretly need each other but who try not to make it to obvious.

I knew when reading this book that it would be about two different people who fall in love. Yes it is a little insta love but was cute anyways. I love the two different perspective.

Thank you Wednesday books and Netgalley for providing and early read for an honest review.

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Sena just 17 lives in a frozen Tundra which is her planet. She is a thief, liar and a cheat. She does all this to survive. When she escapes with the prized wolf she makes the decision to take a team of scientist to end of “The Race” the one she said she would never do because it killed her mother. Sena knows she must do this because she wants to get off this planet and make a better life for

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These Deadly Games | Diana Urban
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Crystal Donovan receives an alert on her phone. Tell anyone and she dies! What comes across her screen Crystal can‘t believe her eyes it‘s her little sister being held hostage tied to a chair crying for her life. Soon Crystal realizes this is not a game she must complete these certain tasks or her sister will die.
I found this book fun and engaging. I kind of guessed how it was going to end

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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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This book was everything I have wanted in a book and more. It kept me entertained. I love stories that are set in the past and through the eyes of a child. Sooo good.

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Will | Will Smith
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I highly enjoyed this read! I grew up loving Fresh Prince of Bel Aire and was sad the day it ended. I remember watching the last episode and feeling like it was a huge lost. I love the movies he made and excited to watch the recent release of King Richard. This book made me laugh but also made me see that even the biggest celebrities go through troubles in their life. Highly recommend this book A+

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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This book was fantastic. I loved the uncle children relationship. When the children mother passes away and dad is sent away for pill addiction. Guncle is put in charge of his niece and nephew. He never realized how much he needed them as much as they needed him. This book was so funny I loved the way he talked to them but I also loved the Guncle Rules! I am glad I finally read a great book for I was getting into a ready slump. A+

fredthemoose I loved this one, too! 😊 (edited) 11mo
CoffeeNBooks This was a great book! 11mo
Suet624 definitely a sweet book. 11mo
BookNightOwl I want to read his other books. I wonder if they are as good??? 11mo
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I decided to read this after watching Anne with an E on Netflix. I was really sad that it wasn't renewed for another season so decided to read the book. It was a little hard to read because it was written so long ago but listening to the audi0book made it a little easier. Of course some of the things were the same but a lot of it was different.

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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To read something that was based on a true story is wonderful. I love historical fiction I love learning about something I never knew about and I love incredible stories of risk and success. This story is about Bella da Costa Green. J.P. Morgan's personal librarian who is passing off as a pure white woman but who is actually a woman of color. She is smart a risk taker and very powerful in society of New York. I loved this story

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You'd Be Home Now | Kathleen Glasgow
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You'd Be Home Now By Kathleen Glasglow is a beautiful story about the struggles and addiction to drugs. When Emorys brother is released from rehab after a fatal accident that put him there Emory does everything she can to make Joey feel normal. But everything is not normal. Her family, school even her friends are a struggle. Then thinks go bad to worse. Kathleen Glasglow writes to make you feel every struggle and hard ache. I loved this book.

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Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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A wonderful love story of having patience and understanding. I must have watched this movie years ago but I picked this book up because of a prompt I wanted to fulfill. The story came back to me. Now I want to watch the movie again since it's on Netflix. I found the story to be wonderful and sad at the same time. B+)

Buechersuechtling Oh, the movie‘s on Netflix❓ I missed that. Thanks for the hint. The used to be a book I regularly came back to because I loved it so much. Definitely a book to remember. Maybe I should think about a re-read. 13mo
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I knew what I was getting myself into when I decided to read this. What I didn't know was that it was going to be the same story as the original Great Gatsby as this is a "retelling." The Chosen and the Beautiful was slow going book. At times I didn't really know what was going on. I love the representation and the cover is gorgeous. So with that said D+ or 2 ⭐⭐ stars from me.

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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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Danny is in Jail for killing his girlfriend. And Matt is in college When his family decides to go to Mexico for a vacation Matt receives an unexpected call that his family has died and he needs to go there to identify their bodies. This book is filled with lots of characters and twist and turns.

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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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Finally a book that was so good I didn't want to put down. I loved the family dynamic in this story. It's a story about Sunday who gets in an car accident and her emergency contact is her brother who she has not seen in 5 years. Sunday comes back home and the family tries to figure out what made her leave her family all those years ago. A+

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This story is about 2 girls who go on a backpacking trip every year. This last trip things didn't go ask expected and Emily starts questioning how well she really knows her friend Kristen.

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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Ace of Spades is definitely different than anything I have read. I can't really talk about this book without giving it away but it had me speechless and at the same time feeling bad for the characters and what they were going through. I felt like this book was all to real but with a little spin to it with the whole Get Out Vibes. It also did remind me of Gossip Girl and trying to figure out who is ACE...

Cupcake12 I‘ve asked hubby to get me this for my birthday in two weeks x 14mo
BookNightOwl @Cupcake12 fingers cross he gets it for you... I enjoyed it. Hope you do too. 14mo
Tera66 I loved this one too. 14mo
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This book is about a family who is on the run from the mothers father who threatened to take the children away. So as they hop from country to country and city to city it is up to the children to make sure they have their story straight of who they are. I found this fascinating and intriguing through out the whole book.

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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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I am so excited for my August Book of the Months Pick! Got my box 📦

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That Weekend | Kara Thomas
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I really enjoyed this. It started off with the main character being found in the middle of the woods with no knowledge of how she got there. Throughout the book she is trying to remember what happened to her and her friends. I love the slow burn. I kept going back and forth in my mind on what happened. I just loved how it kept me intrigued throughout the whole book.

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I Read 19 Books this Month!!! Razorblade Tears was my favorite read of the Month of July... Read my blog to find out more...

http://mandi1082bookreviewer.home.blog/2021/07/31/july-2021-wrap-up/

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Amazing 5 stars more if I could. This book played out in my head like a movie i would pay to go see. I loved the heart and soul of the fathers. I loved their banter and their humor.

This book is about one black father and one white father who sons where married and murdered in cold blood. When the case goes cold the fathers take it upon their hands to find out who the killer is. I gave this book an A+

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Walls | L.M. Elliott
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This book takes place in the 1960s and how the Berlin Wall Came to be read more of my review here ⬇️

http://mandi1082bookreviewer.home.blog/2021/07/27/walls-by-l-m-elliott/

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Released August 3, 2021

I really enjoyed this The Bachelor Vibes Rom- Com. Read my review to hear my thoughts!

http://mandi1082bookreviewer.home.blog/2021/07/20/meant-to-be-if-the-shoe-fits-b...

CaramelLunacy What a cute cover! 1y
BookNightOwl I agree! 1y
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The Summer of Lost Letters | Hannah Reynolds
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What a wonderful summer read. When Abby's grandma passes away she finds love letters that were written to her grandma that were not from her grandpa. So Abby decides to take a trip where the letters took place. It's a summer she will never forget. This book is for fans of Morgan Matson or Kasie West. A-

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When Hannah receives a note from her husband Owen saying take care of her.. her whole world turns upside down. As Hannah and her step daughter try to figure out what happened to Owen and why he has gone missing. Things in their life start to resurface and things that Hannah thought made sense start to make her question if she ever really knew her husband. I found most of the book interesting but I wanted more of an exciting ending.

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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When Marianna gets a call from her niece that a girl she knew had been murdered at the college she Attends. Mariana drops everything to be with her. As she starts to spend more time at the college she starts to investigate to see if she can figure out who did this. But as Marianna investigates more women are coming up missing.

BookNightOwl I enjoyed the short chapters. I was really invested into this story. Some of the topics were hard to read. Trigger warnings ⚠️ killing off an animal and physical abuse. 1y
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The Dead and the Dark | Courtney Gould
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Ashley finds it strange when all of the sudden her dad Brandon is gone to "film" their show and Alejo her other dad decide its time to follow him and be in Snakebite. The town that both her dad's grew up in. Strange things start happening. Kids are coming up missing and some even dead. I found this horror/paranormal young adult book fantastic. I felt like Courtney Gould did the perfect amount of spooky to keep me at the edge of my seat.

BookNightOwl Thank you Wednesday Books and Netgalley for an advance copy of The Dead and the Dark for an honest review. A+ 1y
GondorGirl I don't really do horror, but I recieved an ARC of this the other day... it's it more atmospheric spooky or slasher horror? 1y
BookNightOwl @GondorGirl it's more spooky than horror... I'm not really into this kind of genre either but this was an easy read because you really couldn't figure out what was going on. 1y
GondorGirl @BookNightOwl Spooky I can do! I'm going to move this one up my TBR pile! 1y
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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When I found out that Casey McQuiston was coming out with another book after reading her fabulous book red, white and Royal Blue I new I had to get my hands on it.

One last stop is about a girl name August who moves to New York for school and meets a mysterious girl name Jane on the Subway. She is there everytime August is on the subway and realizes she wants to know more about this girl.

BookNightOwl This book deals with family, lost relatives, friendships, sex, and lots lots more. I gave this book a solid B+

Thank you Netgalley and St Martins Press for a copy of this book for an honest review!
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Good Company | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney is a wonderful character driven book. I enjoyed the main characters are the realistic issues in their lives. This book deals with marriage, friendship, family and career. I just loved how this book didn't only focus on the now but the before. I loved the different timelines and how you eventually got the whole story. I also wanted to add that the cover is beautiful.

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Legends of the North Cascades is told basically in 3 different timelines. You have the timeline as a solider, then you have a story about a mother and her son and then you have the 'after'. In the story you also have some other people's point of views about this father and daughter relationship. When Dave can't take life anymore he decides to move up to the mountains with his daughter Bella.

BookNightOwl You have people who try everything in their power to separate them because they feel it's not okay for a little girl to live in the mountains. I found this book to be entertaining and thoughtful. 1y
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The Therapist | B A Paris
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a new couple who decide they want to see each other more move to London into a new house. It's not until a private investigator stops at the house and mentions a woman was murdered in that home that Alice decides she can't live in that house anymore. That is when the problems begin with Alice and her relationship, the neighbors and the spookiness of the house. I found this book moved along well and kept me interested. B+

BookNightOwl Thank you St Martins Press and Netgalley for a ARC of this book for an honest review. 1y
Q84 I really enjoyed this and Behind Closed Doors! I need to read Paris' other books. Might just be a favorite author for me 1y
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