Review of The Classic Adventures of Paddington

No spoilers in this review of The Classic Adventures of Paddington series by Michael Bond. Special thanks to Sarina Byron, a BSR contributor who wrote this great review! Sarina is a British Author and Contributing Writer living in California. Sarina enjoys bringing forth a different perspective and encouraging a different way of thinking through her writing. Visit…

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Review of Little Women

No spoilers in this review of Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott. Special thanks to Sarina Byron, a new BSR contributor who wrote this great review! Sarina is a British Author and Contributing Writer living in California. Sarina enjoys bringing forth a different perspective and encouraging a different way of thinking through her writing. Visit her…

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Rapid Review of Within These Lines

No spoilers in this rapid review of Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill. Within These Lines is both a heartfelt romance and a hard look into the degrading treatment of Japanese-Americans and immigrants during World War II. I highly recommend this YA historical romance. Readers will enjoy the perseverance of love in the face of adversity…

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Review of The Midwife Trilogy

No spoilers in this review of The Midwife Trilogy series (aka the Call the Midwife series) by Jennifer Worth. Special thanks to Sarina Byron, a new BSR contributor who wrote this great review! Sarina is a British Author and Contributing Writer living in California. Sarina enjoys bringing forth a different perspective and encouraging a different way of…

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Rapid Review of Midnight Sun

No spoilers in this rapid review of Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer. I admit it. I read the Midnight Sun Partial Draft back in 2008 when Ms. Meyer released it after an unfortunate (or should I say, fortunate) leak of those sparkly words. I devoured it in one sitting and then was terribly sad when…

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Rapid Review of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

No spoilers in this rapid review of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. I liked it and give it 3.5 stars. It was incredible to be back in this world again; I never thought I’d get to read another book set in Panem. Immersing myself in Collins’ crisp prose again was great,…

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Rapid Review of Chain of Gold

No spoilers in this rapid review of Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. This is my favorite Shadowhunter setting, and Clare is the master of desperate, doomed love stories. This book had its faults but was good overall. Chain finds us back in the London of the past, this time a few years later in…

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Rapid Review of American Royals

No spoilers in this rapid review of American Royals by Katharine McGee. I liked fairly well it and give it 3 stars. The concept is original, and I enjoy McGee’s writing style. While the storyline is fun, McGee doesn’t capitalize on the facets of this alternate America like she could have. Instead, her main focus…

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Rapid Review of Ashlords

No spoilers in this rapid review of Ashlords by Scott Reintgen. I liked it and give it 3.5 stars. This is the first of Scott Reintgen’s book I’ve read, and it won’t be my last. He has a fresh, straightforward style that I appreciate, and both his plot and characters were intriguing. Ashlords follows three…

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