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Rayleigh_LitAp

Rayleigh_LitAp

Joined September 2016

U.S. Marine Wife 💕 Book Reviewer for LiteratureApproved.com ❤️
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Tethered Spirits by T. A. Hernandez
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Attended my first book club with my friend Danielle!
A Bookshop in Berlín is a different, but still informative, peek into WWII. I liked reading about Frenkel‘s experience and found her outlook on life and people very inspiring.

My book club did vote that they should have kept the original title of “No Place to Lay One‘s Head” because there is very little on the bookshop.

#wwii #memoir #history

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A Monster Like Me | Wendy S. Swore
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Mehso-so

My opinions of this book are a little muddled as I‘ve had a chance to think on it a bit more. I thoroughly enjoyed Sophie‘s monster book, but the ending really wasn‘t as satisfactory enough for me.

Do you have any opinions on A Monster Like Me?

#monsters #audiobooks #2022audiolistens #2022reads #middlegrade

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Empire of Dragons | Rachel L. Schade
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This cover is one of the most stunning that I own! Those dragons are just gorgeous!

Book two, Empire of Traitors, released today!

I‘m almost finished with this one and just LOVING everything about it 🤩

#dragons #indieauthor #fantasy #ya

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I refuse to be one of the authors that reviews their own books, so I‘m thankful for Litzy‘s Blurb feature!

I almost screamed when my book popped up in the search—even though the cover hasn‘t been added.

It‘s been six months since I publish this beauty and I still can‘t believe it 🥰

#debutauthor #fantasy #2021release #YAFantasy

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On These Black Sands | Vanessa Rasanen
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Nearly a year after reading this book for the first time (I got an ARC), I am still affected 😍🔥

Pirates, treasure, fae…there‘s much to love within these sea conquering pages!

#newadult #pirates #fantasy #fae #series #arc #cliffhanger

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A Monster Like Me | Wendy S. Swore
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Breaking my hiatus with this audio book. So far, I‘m really enjoying it.

As I‘m hoping to revamp my account here, what are some things you‘d like to see from me??

#reviewer #newaccount #newaroundhere

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Current status.... feeling like Baz Blackwater needs to CHILL.
I got Realm of Knights free from #BookBub because I liked the cover... anyone read that one? Should it be my next read?

#Speechify #pirates #treasure #fantasy #macarioscepter #2020releases

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Descendant of the Crane is the most well-done, sibling centered, Fantasy that I have ever read! I would say that it even rivals the dynamics of the Pevensie children in C.S Lewis‘ The Chronicles of Narnia.

What‘s your favorite sibling oriented book?

#dynamicsiblings #siblings #politics #drama #fantasy #China #audiobook #SpotifyAudiobooks

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Pumpus Has a Glowing Idea! | Prabakaran Soundararajan
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🍂 Let‘s start out 𝘖𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘳 with a story about a pumpkin 🎃 who loves science!! Full review on the website! /
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#happyfall #autumn #fall #october #book #review #pumpkin #gardening #science #kidsbook #kids #school #litapproved

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Really really good book!! I‘ve been implementing and personalizing a lot of Morgan‘s tips and scheduling hacks and they‘ve really helped me control my day!

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Finally some quiet time at work to tackle this book! Chapter one already got me hooked!

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My fiance and I had been trying to do a Bible study together over Facetime while he was stationed in North Carolina, but it was hard to find one that was a quick read but also went into deeper discussions to help us grow. So when we found Core 52, we decided to give it a shot, and it is so worth it!

#biblestudy #study #Bible #Christian #yearlystudy #weeklytopics #review

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The Blue Witch | Ricky Baxter
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What happens when the protagonist of one story becomes the antagonist of another? Well that's where the Blue Witch comes in! And I really, really, really wanted to like this short story...but in the end, it just came full circle and nothing about Ophelia ever changed. So I only gave it 1 out of 5 stars.

#fantasy #shortstory #witches

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I actually really enjoyed reading this weirdly interesting twist on the Garden of Eden! YA fantasy and paranormal are some of my favorites so it was fun to see how the author took a Bible story and turned it into such a unique adventure!

#fantasy #paranormal #YA #series #bookone #eden #review

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Alices Adventures | Carrol Lewis
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I literally have the best fiancé! He let @vcotnoir and I drag him around book shopping ALLLLL DAY without a single complaint ?
#marinefiancee #marines

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Went shopping with my best book buddy in Raleigh last week and got out of there WITH A SCORE! Everything was $1 😍 I added so many classics to my library, like Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, The Great Gatsby, etc.
What are some classics you‘re looking to add to your collection?
#classics #shopping

akckitty I definitely want to add Alice in Wonderland even though I've never read it.... But I want to! Awesome book deals you two got :) 3y
Rayleigh_LitAp @akckitty I‘ve never read it either, but I love all the different movies so I definitely need to read it! 3y
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Financial Empowerment is for answering all of those “why?” questions Christians have aimed directly to their finances.

As far as just needing a mind-shift in how you look at finances and understanding how we as Christians should view our money management skills, I definitely recommend this book as a perfect starting point!

#finance #management #business

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While reading the first book, I had originally thought this series would be a middle grade fantasy, however, after reading The Gauntlet of Wrath, I am certainly going to say that I was wrong! The author improved SO much of Faharen's story in this sequel that it's almost a whole new storyworld and I'm very glad of it!

#fantasy #wednesday #sequel #darkfantasy #adventure

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Foiled | Carey Fessler
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Foiled is an extremely well-done, middle grade novel that had me laughing and actually gripping the pages firmly in some places. It is a historical fiction book with a little twist of science fiction and lots of action for this age group. I loved Kate and Billy, and kids their age will, for sure, love reading about them!

#middlegrade #MG #Tuesday #militarykids #sciencefiction #Army #historicalfiction

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Den | Hope Bolinger
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{Den's name was changed to Blaze in early 2019}
Blaze is a young adult, contemporary retelling of Daniel and his friends during their captivity in Babylon, and while I loved this concept, I wasn't impressed with the high school atmosphere. There were just a lot of forced stereotypes that took away from the reality of the characters. 😢

#Blaze #Christian #contemporary #fiction #Tuesday

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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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I got my first #owlcrate box yesterday!!! I‘m so excited to start this book! I‘ve heard amazing things about it and, of course I‘m in love with the exclusive Owlcrate cover 🥰

#wickedsaints

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Tin Crickets | Joseph Wise
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Tin Crickets is not for the faint of heart— or stomach. It will give you white knuckles and keep you flipping the pages in desperation to learn what happens next! The only reason I‘m not in love with it is because the ending was a little disappointing.

#dystopian #horror #indieauthor

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Penguins are legit the cutest birds! And they just got cuter with Tovi and his friends! Join these little penguins on their trip to the seaside to learn all about oceans' tides! Perfect for kids ages 2-5!⠀

#kids #books #picturebook #beach #summer #penguins #ocean

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Katie Watson is back from England and before she knows it, she's stumbled back into 1825 America...and her new found Cherokee friends are in danger! Follow her story in book two....Katie Watson and the Serpent Stone! ⠀

#ficiton #mystery #MG #timetravel #KatieWatson #Sherlock #Cherokee #1800 #series #booktwo

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At Her Fingertips | Kellyn Roth
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Sometimes, our plan conflicts with God's plan for our lives--and that was the case for Alice in *At Her Fingertips* by Kellyn Roth. Alice is such a stunning character and her story is so charming! I easily fell into the story and enjoyed every second of it!

Also, isn‘t the cover simply gorgeous???

#christian #fiction #historical #amreading #review #atherfingertips #romance #books #coverlove #beautiful

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House of the Wolf | Alison Baird
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Werewolves have always been at the center of my curiosity and fascination. I love a good werewolf story because of the dynamics one must encounter with a werewolf character. It‘s a battle of morality–between animal and human, wild and tame– and understanding where one must draw the line between such natures, which is often a very blurred and gray line.

#YA #paranormal #fantasy #werewolf #folklore #myths #Canada #fiction #amreading #review

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Earth Quarantined | D. L. Richardson
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Earth Quarantined takes the mixture of an alien race, the human race, and naturally, a plague that doomed the earth, and creates an almost Dystopian-type of world setting--with kick-butt characters, conspiracies, and rebel groups. ⠀

#scifi #book #dystopian #aliens #earth #review #amreading #bail

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When I Pray for You | Matthew Paul Turner
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Do you tell your kids that you pray for them? This book perfectly captures the feelings and love that parents and grandparents experience as they pray for their young loves. ⠀

#whenIprayforyou #pray #kids #book #christian #matthewpaulturner #kidsbook #childrensbook #review

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Welcome to New York | Luana Ferraz
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If you loved the movie La La Land, this book brings back all the same feelings you had for Mia and Sebastian as they chased after their goals! Welcome to New York will sweep you off your feet and take you for a ride all over America, and England! ⠀

#welcometonewyork #newyork #book #romance #fiction #sweet #family #mixedfamilies #broadway #chasingdreams #review #amreading

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Like psychological thrillers? This is a series for you! From being trapped in a psych ward, abductions, and hackers, these books are sure to keep you flipping the pages! ⠀

#books #outlawchronicles #thrillers #suspense #tedekker

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In reading Voyages by the aspiring poet Debjeet Mukherjee, I really appreciated his use of poetry in comparison to nature and life. His poems cause the readers to pause and think; to reflect on a beautiful night sky or to inspire an admiration for the world around us.⠀
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Catch the full review and purchase links on LiterautreApproved.com⠀

#poetry #poems #collection #voyages #review #books #authors

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I loved Jacqui.....her story? Not so much...
The Jacq of Spades just didn‘t quite make my cup of tea.
Are there any other books by this author that you recommend? I want to like her...

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Titus Fogg | Aaron Piper
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Book mail is the best mail! Cannot wait to read this one!!
Any opinions on this one from my fellow littens?

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Esme's Wish | Elizabeth Foster
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The world of Aeolia is so, so beautiful. The vibrant colors and descriptions, the magic and mystery, and the creatures are all so enticing. This world encouraged my imagination to soar into the sky with the colorful and powerful dragons, just before delving deep into the waters with sirens, if the rays and ghosts didn‘t get me first 😉
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#books #review #EsmesWish #fantasy #YA #MG #dragons #sirens #cleanfiction #teens #adventure

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Specter | Savannah Jezowski
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Wow. An excellent sequel to After! The storyline had me white-knuckled. And that ending?! Goodness, I'll need a moment to collect my thoughts. I loved the little tidbits of fairy tales included in the storyline too, not enough to cause Specter to be predictable, but enough to get you excited that you might (though probably not...) predict something!⠀

#fantasy #paranormal #darkfairytales #retelling #book #quote #review #specter #dreamwalker

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Gift of Gift | Sanjay Nambiar
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So so so cute!!

Take your kiddos to Uganda in this adorable book, The Gift of Gift! The Princess Superheroes build a hospital for those who can't afford a trip to America and demonstrate love and thoughtfulness to those all around the world! ⠀

#thegiftofgift #girls #kids #books #princess #superheroes #amreading #childrensbook #Uganda #helpinghands

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I‘m back from my extensive hiatus! School got crazy towards the end of the year so I had to postpone my reviews!
Unfortunately the first book I‘ve reviewed for 2019 did not impress... I was disappointed that the MC never really improved and the entire story was just depressing.
How have your first 2019 books been?

#firstbooks #newyear #2019

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DragonLight: A Novel | Donita K. Paul
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I‘m participating in #drachtober! This fun blog challenge was started by Jenelle Schmidt (jenelleschmidt.com). Honestly, dragons were precisely what I have been missing in my Octobers so I can‘t wait! Have you participated in Drachtober before?

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A Christmas Surprise | Emily Murdoch
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A cute Christmas book to kick off my Christmas celebration! (Yes I know it‘s September...shhhhh)
And this novella was cute....but a lot of the romance was really rushed so I‘m not totally in love with it.

Christmas book recommendations anyone?
#christmas #books #earlychristmas #christmasromance

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I just couldn‘t get into this one...so much had the potential of happening for the first half of the book, but it was sooooo slowww. Wasn‘t impressed :(
#fantasy

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I‘m liking the Video game/ fantasy twist so far! Kind of like Jumangi.....buttttttt not really 😂

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I Wish | Elizabeth Langston
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Can I have my heart back???

Wow. This book put me in the feels BIG TIME. It‘s not just a sappy high school romance like I had expected. It‘s all about building family (even step family) and friend relationships, plus honoring and respecting our military. Ugh just so good I can‘t handle it!

#family #genie #books #paranormal

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The Boxcar Baby | J. L. Mulvihill
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Okay, the story and characters were amazing in this steampunk adventure! But, the writing was really rough... and that random twist at the end that changed the genre from Dystopian to Fantasy really threw me through a loop.
I think I like it.....maybe? I don‘t know, might have to finish the series before saying that it‘s worth reading...
#steampunk #adventure #quest #fantasy #dark

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The Last Song | Nicholas Sparks
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My college has a book exchange...And whoever drew me this month is amazing and deserves an award!

CANNOT WAIT TO START READING THIS!

#nicholassparks #thelastsong #romance #bookmail

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Bridget's Journey | Valerie Cotnoir
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Review for Everlasting by Valerie Cotnoir:

A quest that started out as a selfish endeavor, became the binding threads of best friends and the beginning of a kingdom‘s legacy.

Everlasting is an epic fantasy adventure. We travel all over the kingdoms of Mermania and Orutia meeting nee creatures who will prove to be friends, and others who will be bitter foes.

4/5stars! FREE ON KINDLE TODAY ONLY! Literatureapproved.com

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Rayleigh_LitAp @Andrew65 You‘re welcome! 4y
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The Colonel and the Bee | Patrick Canning
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“Why, Bee! Tea is for the indecisive, hard pressed to take a position on which way to comb their hair in the morning. A more apathetic beverage is hard to come across. Coffee begs you to take it somewhere new. A welcome traveling partner, an astute mind sharpener, and a trustworthy enema you can set your watch to.”

#coffee #coffeelovers #booksandcoffee #classic

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The Colonel and the Bee | Patrick Canning

“Sometimes things should be appreciated simply because they are beautiful.”

-The Colonel

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The Colonel and the Bee | Patrick Canning
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This book is a classic that lovers of Around The World in 80 Days, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Treasure Island, and so many others will adore!

The eccentric Colonel and cautious Bee make for a dynamic duo as memorable as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson!

I highly recommend this novel and give it a full 5 out or 5 stars!

#classic #books #quotes #adventure #hotairballoon #colonel #bee #team #treasure #hunt #riddles #funny

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Because...Anonymous | Diana L. Sharples
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And these! I‘ll be giving away both AUTOGRAPHED copies in the upcoming weeks!

#because #ya #autographed #giveaway

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Running Lean | Diana L. Sharples
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That moment you get a box full of autographed books and bookmarks!!!

#autographed #bookmail #runninglean #ya #amreading

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