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Victoria W.

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You won't want to put this book down once you pick it up, or forget it. #mustread #inspiring
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The Giver (Giver Quartet 1) by Lois Lowry
http://reviews.flylef.com/2015/05/the-giver.html

Snippet: Are you a fan of dystopia? Do you enjoy science fiction? The Giver is a perfect marriage of these two. Follow twelve year old Jonas as he uncovers the deadly secrets of his Community and plots a terrifying escape from that world—a challenge that takes the story to a fever pitch.
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Guy Portman

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I am marking the anniversary of the release of Fight Club by dedicating this week’s blog post to Chuck Palahniuk’s books.  I have read and reviewed 7 of this iconic, controversial, transgressive author’s works. 
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Victoria W.

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An inspiring and thrilling retelling of Esther. You won't want to put it down. Amazing how much it mirrors the book of Esther if you look deep enough! #bookhugs  
Product Description In 1944, blonde and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. Pressed into service by SS-Kommandant Col...
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Guy Portman

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My Review of High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
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I'm no Ballard expert Robert.  I've only read this and Cocaine Nights.  As for the theme it is tackled in Ballard's unique way.  It's not a great book in my humble opinion, but it's certainly worth a read.
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Tyler Miller

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Patty Bouman knew that voice. The voice of a killer from years and years before. A voice that hadn't forgotten the girl who got away.
Stranger Calls: Dark Tales Buy at Amazon.com for $2.99 Stranger Calls includes three short stories and a novella. Some dark shit here people. Contents: Hell Found Me The Bird Stranger Calls The Tat...
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Dallas Matier

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My review of the Icelandic crime drama, Last Rituals', by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
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Guy Portman

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My review of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Diane Kasperski

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Review of John W. Mefford's Fatal Greed  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1376079640
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Thanks for the explanation. I was hoping that it incorporated some satire on Capitalism, like the way that Asimov used to (most readers missed Asimov's political satire and thought that he was writing SF adventure stories). If this novel is cheap, I may check it out anyway.
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Melissa Martin

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Eduardo Suastegui

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Now that's how you write a #bookreview. Loving how this #reader's worked through THE IGNORED, telling it as she saw it...

As seen at: http://amzn.com/B00JUSPSV4
Eduardo Suastegui, author of the Our Cyber World Series, has explored new territory as a writer with ,The Ignored, the first book of his Voice[s] of the Mute Series. The three stories included in this slim volume, which all touch upon the themes of loss and grief, are sure to provoke thought as well as controversy.

"The Third Start-up" exquisitely details the nasty undercurrent of greed, political infighting, and religious posturing in a soon-to-be Los Angeles megachurch, the slow and almost inexorable loss of the protagonist's religious faith, and the slow-boiling-but-sure-to-happen romance involving the preacher's daughter.

The eponymous story "The Ignored" starts off slow but the wise-beyond-her-years voice of Hailey, the narrator, as well as some clever foreshadowing, delivered one hell of an emotional punch. And, considering the nature of Hailey's precarious existence, "The Ignored" is likely to set off more than a few contentious debates about the legal personhood of "unborn" children.

I have to say though that I didn't particularly like the last story in the volume, "Elie's Choice." Mr. Suastegui's writing behind it is solid as always--well-developed characters, well-constructed plot, believable dialogue. But, I have to say that, as a feminist, "Elie's Choice" left a bad taste in my mouth. I mean, is it really okay for a sixteen-year-old girl to cite biblical scripture to justify marrying a recent widower as old as her father? Aren't her parents doing her a disservice by even entertaining a discussion about that? As I said before, I didn't particularly care for this story; I would've rated this book as a five otherwise.

I also skimmed the two essays, "Creativity and Its Creator" and "Where Do Beliefs Come From?", included in the back of the book. While they raised interesting points, I don't feel that they belong in a book of short stories--another reason why this book isn't getting five stars.

All in all, Mr. Suastegui has, once again, produced a substantial work of contemporary literature. Not only do I look forward to volume II of the series, I plan to join his readers' club as soon as I finish posting this review.
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Kiffer Brown

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Looking for an engrossing and fascinating novel?  +Vanessa Leigh Hoffman has a refreshing read that questions how we live our lives and shows us an intriguing thriller tied in with love.  
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The Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy 3) by Jennifer A. Nielson
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Snippet: ...the final installment in The Ascendance Trilogy. And, it does NOT disappoint!
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KT Hunter (Kris)

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Check it out! #whyme #newadult #novella on amazon. Good read!
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Carrie Artrip

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I know this is a favourite of a lot of people, but I only found this one to be okay. I think I would have loved it more if I was a child ^^
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The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
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Snippet: ...a thrilling first installment in The Ascendance Trilogy filled with action-packed adventures, secret identities, and a shocking final revelation that will leave readers breathless.
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