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Not a Drop to Drink

    I have been in the worst book hangover for the past week and a half, after finishing 'The Orphan Queen'. I tried reading a few books, but nothing really grabbed me and dragged me back into reading, until I picked up this book from my TBR. I drank this book up in a day. ( No pun intended) It has been one of the best books I have read this year! ( And a fantastic book to read in the middle of a snow storm! ) The concept of this book, was amazing. The idea of needing to camp beside a pond, and protect it to survive, blew my mind. Reading this book, REALLY makes you thankful for running water. The...

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The Orphan Queen

    I have lost the ability to 'even' after finishing this book. I remember closing it, laying back and wondering how I was going to go on until the second book. Okay, that sounds dramatic but THAT ENDING GUYS! I knew, I had been told, that the ending was one of those endings but when I got to it, it hit me really hard! Let's start with very beginning of the book. How perfect is this? This and so many other reason, is why I love Jodi's books, and her as a person. Jodi has once again, made a book that has made me fall in love with the world, and the characters. The world building in this, is absolutely fantastic. I love...

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Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs

*I received a copy of this from NetGalley for an honest opinion. **As a mom of 4 daughters (3 my own, 1 step ), I LOVE reading children's books. The books I read as a child are the reason why I am the reader I am today. I read the books I receive alone and with my daughters to get their feedback as well! First off, lets take a moment to admire the illustrations on the front of the book, and inside. AMAZING art work. This is the  type of artwork I love, because the style and the bright colors help keep my ADHD daughters attention when reading. These are the books I tend to go towards when looking for books in my...

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The Thorn and the Sinking Stone

    Entangled Teen has some amazing books coming up this year, and 'The Thorn and the Sinking Stone' is on that list of amazing. It has a very 'Romeo and Juilet' feel to it, with lots of action, family drama, and rivalry.  It is very fast-paced, with lots of romance and action to keep you wanting to read more. Sebastian Leold, who is the sinking stone, and Valencia, who is the thorn, met when they were younger. Even though they come from different families, they had a run in when they were smaller. Now, their lives have crossed passed, and not for a good reason. We see these two struggling with who they are, and who their family wants them to be. Both...

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Biggie

  'Biggie' is one of the first books this year that I can relate to. Because, I myself, am a bigger lady. Fluffy as I put it. I know the pain of being teased and made fun of in school. The author grabs your feels right in the beginning and takes you along right until the very end. Biggie AKA Henry has quite the history and deals with so much in the present as well. He is a smart kid, with good grades. Henry chose to gain more weight as he grew up, because it kept people from him. He wanted to be less of a target and not noticed by his peers. It made him less of a target in school, after...

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Character Reveal: Wilhelmina Korte

ONE WEEK! IT'S ALMOST HERE! And I can't wait to have my hands on it! Jodi is my favorite author, and someone I am lucky to call a great friend. 'The Orphan Queen' is a new series coming, and I can't wait. I've been counting down the days. I keep looking at my husband and going '__ Days' and he laughs at me. He knows exactly what I am counting down to! I've been reading reviews, seeing what people think and it just gets me more excited for what's to come! This is my most anticipated book for the year, and for the month of March! Myself and some fellow book bloggers are going to be revealing a fact about Wil, the main character of...

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Empty Cup

  First off, I must say, being Canadian I love to read Canadian writing. I had a goal to read more Canadian writing this year, and I am glad I read this book. I knew, when I read the description of this book, that this book was going to be a hard one to read. Sometimes, the hardest books to read, the are ones that need to be read. This lovely book touches on many conversations, and topics, that we as people sometimes tend to avoid in life. It brings to life the harsh reality that some people face daily. Raven has a less than perfect home life, dealing with a mother who turns a blind eye to what her boyfriend does to...

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