Review: The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

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My Rating: ★★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners mysteriously went missing. But now all of them except one are back. The five kids—now all 16 years old— who did find their way back home after all those years…seem to be perfectly fine. And none of them can remember anything that happened to them for the past eleven years. What happened to these children the last decade? Why did only five of them come back? What will happen now to their families that tried so hard to move on from something so tragic? The Leaving is one of those books that you just need to go into blindly. The less about the premise you know, the better reading experience you will have. Trust me. (more…)

Review: The Many by Nathan Field

The Many by Nathan Field

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My Rating: ★★★☆☆

My Review/thoughts:

If you grew up with a sibling, no matter how much you bantered with each other or “disliked” each other, I think it would be safe to say you’d know if there was anything “off” about them. This was especially the case with Karl. After Karl’s sister—Stacey—comes home from a blind date, he notices something extremely odd about her. Stacey seems cold, distant, and suspiciously nasty. When Karl sees Stacey again after a few months apart, it seems as though everything about Stacey has returned back to normal. But Karl could not have been more wrong. Stacey has turned violent and her mental state has become more concerning. Not being able to take any more of it, Karl seeks out the man Stacey went on a blind date with, believing he has something to do with his sister’s mental state. Karl, however, was none the wiser that he might have just walked right into a trap.  (more…)

Movie Review: A Sunday Horse (2016)

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A Sunday Horse
Directed by: Vic Armstrong
Starring: Nikki Reed, William Shatner, and Cassi Thomson

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My Rating: ★★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

A Sunday Horse is a film inspired by the true story of Debi Walden Connor. Debi Walden, a talented rider and a trainer, is determined to make her dreams come true of becoming an Olympic champion in show jumping. Her family, unfortunately, is no longer able support her financially. For a while, this makes Debi turn her back on her faith of becoming a rider again. But as God would have it, she will once more find her way into the world of horse riding and jumping. Even after a near-fatal accident, Debi Walden, full of drive, dedication and passion, defies all odds and fights against the tribulations thrown at her with God right by her side. (more…)

Review: The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

The Wolf Road: A Novel by Beth Lewis

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My Rating: ★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

How do you begin to trust again when the one man you have come to know as your father figure turns out to be far from who you thought he was? Much of what Elka knows about the wonders and ways of the wilderness comes from the man who she calls Trapper. The same man who took her in when she was merely just a babe, barely eight winters old. But all is destroyed when Elka goes into town one day and sees that her Trapper—actually named Kreagar Hallet—is wanted for multiple murders. Now Elka, broken but still determined, must walk a road full of secrets, deception, and questionable friendships. (more…)

Review: Monstress Vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu

Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu

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Synopsis from Goodreads: 
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both.

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)

My Review/thoughts:

Plot
A world divided into two parts. One is the human world, and the other the arcanic world (filled with monsters and ancients and gods). Awesome. I’m sold! (more…)

Review: Our Demons, Best Friends by Diana T. Scott

Our Demons, Best Friends (Half of Me) by Diana T. Scott

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My Rating: ★★★★☆

My Review/thoughts:

Meet Ava: she’s got a painful past which she carries with her—silently—everywhere she goes. And then meet Sebastian: he’s also got a past, except he carries his like a lead armour, out in the open for everyone to see without any care for what others might be saying or thinking about him. Ava and Sebastian, both with their own baggage and demons to carry around, crosses path during their medical residency. We all know that deep down we all carry our own personal demons. It’s all in how well they play with each other. (more…)

Review: The Happiness Effect by Donna Freitas

The Happiness Effect by Donna Freitas

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My Rating: ★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

Do you have a smartphone? Are you a social media participant, whether it be on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? Ever feel like social media is taking over your life and happiness and how you look at yourself? And even if not, are you a parent concerned with how social media is—or will be—affecting how your children’s lives and self-image are being shaped? In The Happiness Effect, Donna Freitas addresses so many issues that are so prevalent today as we continue living in the digital age. There is no denying that much of our daily lives today, especially young adults, are ruled by the use of social media—and it will be like this for quite a long time. But perhaps it doesn’t have to be. (more…)