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Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell #8) by Lee Hollis

Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell #8)

by Lee Hollis
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Format: Kindle, ARC

Published:  Aug. 30th 2016 by Kensington

Genre: Fiction, Mystery

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“For Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Halloween is all about costume parties and holiday treats—until a killer crashes the party…

This Halloween, Hayley can’t imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley’s determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he’s in financial trouble—again.

Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny’s moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery—and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit . . . before anyone else—including her—ends up in the graveyard…”


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Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2)

by Rachel Caine
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Format: Kindle/ ARC

Published:  July 5th 2016 by NAL

Genre: YA lit, Fantasy

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“With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.

Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.

Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.

But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…” –goodreads

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Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

by Rachel Caine
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Format: Hardcover | 351 pgs.

Published:  July 7th 2015 by NAL

Genre: YA lit, Fantasy

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Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…” –goodreads

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Etsy Appreciation Giveaway!

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1000 Sales Etsy Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone over the years who has helped me reach 1000 sales in my Etsy shop! To show my appreciation, I’m hosting a giveaway of an item from my shop… AN UPCYCLED BOOK PURSE & GIFT SET!! YAAAAY! You can find more info on the items HERE.

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Sweet Madness by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

Sweet Madness

by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie

Format: Paperback/ ARC

Published: Sept. 18th 2015 by Merit Press

Genre: Historical Fiction/ Thriller, Young Adult

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“Seventeen-year-old Bridget Sullivan is alone in Fall River, a city that sees Irish immigrants as nothing more than a drunken drain on society. To make matters worse, she’s taken employment with the city’s most peculiar and gossip-laden family—the Bordens. But Bridget can’t afford to be picky—the pay surpasses any other job Bridget could ever secure and she desperately needs the money to buy her little sister, Cara, passage to the states. It doesn’t hurt that the job location is also close to her beau, Liam. As she enters the disturbing inner workings of the Borden household, Bridget clings to these advantages.

However, what seemed like a straightforward situation soon turns into one that is untenable. Of course Bridget has heard the gossip around town about the Bordens, but what she encounters is far more unsettling. The erratic, paranoid behavior of Mr. Borden, the fearful silence of his wife, and worse still…the nightly whisperings Bridget hears that seem to come from the walls themselves.

The unexpected bright spot of the position is that Lizzie Borden is so friendly. At first, Bridget is surprised at how Lizzie seems to look out for her, how she takes a strong interest in Bridget’s life. Over time, a friendship grows between them. But when Mr. Borden’s behavior goes from paranoid to cruel, and the eerie occurrences in the house seem to be building momentum, Bridget makes the tough decision that she must leave the house—even if it means leaving behind Lizzie, her closest friend, alone with the madness. Something she swore she would not do.

But when Bridget makes a horrifying discovery in the home, all that she thought she knew about the Bordens is called into question…including if Lizzie is dangerous. And the choice she must make about Lizzie’s character could mean Bridget’s life or death.

SWEET MADNESS is a retelling of the infamous Borden murders from the point of view of Lizzie’s Irish maid, Bridget Sullivan.” –Goodreads

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ARC August : Week 1

ARC August
Week 1

Books Read:
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston (2.5 stars)

Ok, so I didn’t get as much read as I would’ve liked, but with the anxiety of a job interview (of which I’m horrible at,) and my birthday which was yesterday, not a lot of reading got done. I’m still in the middle of writing my review for A Thousand Nights, which I really didn’t like as much as I expected to, and I’ve started reading A Whole New World, which is looking to be a transcription of Aladin (no seriously, word for word and everything… minus the sing-alongs.) I was kind of hoping I’d read some great things during my birthday week, but oh well. I’m looking forward to getting more done next week! 🙂

In a somewhat related matter, cast your eyes upon my Birthday Book Haul, A.K.A. my July and August book haul, courtesy of myself and my mom!

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A Gift From GOD A Compilation Of Inspirational Poems by H. P. Hill

A Gift From GOD A Compilation Of Inspirational Poems
by H. P. Hill

“This book is filled with inspirational poetry. These poems are inspired by God’s words spoken to me to share with the world. life’s ups and downs, as well as life’s joys and heartaches. I Pray the poetry in my book will move you, inspire you and comfort you.”




Published: January 18th, 2015

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