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Top Ten Tuesday! (6)

Welcome back for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly meme!This one I had a lot of fun doing because, wow, I do have a lot of books on my To Read shelf. The list this week is: Top Ten Books I HAD to buy, but are still sitting on my self unread. I am so ashamed. Because I do this all the time. I HAVE to have it, and then it winds up sitting on the shelf. Then I get all sad when I see it’s come out in paperback (because I don’t realize I’ve had it for that long) or the sequel comes out!  Here goes… 1. Black City by Elizabeth Richards 2. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield 3. Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers 4. Boundless by Cynthia Hand 5. Fever and Sever by Lauren DeStafano 6. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 7. Bond Girl by Erin Duffy8. Daughters of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 9. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey 10. Ten by Gretchen McNeilThis list makes me want to tackle these books!I will make it a point to read a bunch of these before the May challenge starts!What May Challenge? you may ask.Why, the Clean Sweep ARC challenge I’m hosting with The Caffeinated Book Reviewer! Check it out...

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Review: Exposed by Kyra Davis

Title: Exposed Author: Kyra Davis Publisher: Pocket Star Publication Date: March 2013 Genre: Adult Erotica/Romance Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two Synopsis can be found here.NetGalley Review. Review: Kasie is in trouble now. After her affair with her client, the alpha male Robert Dade, Kasie is caught cheating by her reliable yet boring fiance. But her fiance doesn’t want to let her go. He wants her to suffer, for humiliating him and severing his trust in her. And so begins book two in this erotic trilogy. Power, reputations and control are major themes and Kasie has to choose between the life she carefully built and the life she wants with Dade. I’ll say it right now. I am not a fan of Kasie. She is too weak for me to stand behind her. This may be endearing some, but I find Kasie to be wishy washy and lacking strength of character. In the first story, it was bad, but it is almost unbearable in this sequel. Kasie is so unlikeable, I almost don’t care who she ends up with.Almost. In comparision, Dade is too aggressive, too alpha male. He has been rejected, and just can’t  believe it. I think it’s supposed to be seen as romantic, or lustful, but in this story, Dade treats Kasie even more like an object to be won, not at all like a...

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Ryan’s Review: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Title: The Imperfectionists Author: Tom Rachman Publisher: Dial Press Publication Date: April 2010 Genre: Adult Fiction Series or Stand Alone: Stand AloneSynopsis can be found here. This book was purchased for review. Review: “The Imperfectionists” is the incredible, haunting, and virtuosic debut novel written by Tom Rachman. Each chapter focuses around one of eleven indelible, lovable, and tragically flawed characters with ties to an unnamed English-language newspaper in Rome. Contrary to what the title may lead you to believe, the book, and, indeed, every chapter, is perfect. Unfolding as a series of disparate, non-linear short stories with overlapping characters and loose ties to one another, the novel is so full of life and so vividly written it is reminiscent of a modern day film or television show. Think of the narrative structure and character studies found in Pulp Fiction (minus the extreme violence), Lost (without all the supernatural island stuff), or Watchmen (sans super heroes) and you get the idea. Say, now that I think of it: Dear Hollywood, make a television show based on this book immediately!! Interspersed between each vignette is a chronological history of the newspaper, from it’s founding by Cyrus Ott in the 1950’s up to it’s inheritance by his flakey, apathetic grandson Oliver, himself the subject of the last chapter. To give away too much of any of the rich stories and even richer...

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Introducing Ryan!!

Hey everyone! I’m super excited to introduce Ryan Hobler, your newest Windy Pages reviewer! Ryan is a talented singer/songwriter who gigs around The Big Apple, so if you’re in the neighborhood check him out! You can find him at www.ryanhobler.comor you can find his blog here. Ryan has so graciously agreed to write some reviews for the blog.Tomorrow, Ryan will be reviewing The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Thanks again Ryan and we look forward to more insightful reviews from...

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Review: The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Title: The Madness Underneath Author: Maureen Johnson Publisher: Putnam Publication Date: February 2013 Genre: Young Adult Mystery Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book TwoSynopsis can be found here.NetGalley review. Review:  Rory returns to Wexford, to find herself greatly changed. After her last experience with a ghost and the tales of Jack the Ripper, Rory knows that there are things out there that cannot be explained. She is now a human terminus, able to touch ghosts to send them onto the next world. And she doesn’t yet realize that her last encounter with ghosts will not be her last. I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll make this brief- so. good. Okay, maybe not that brief. Rory’s character has changed since the last book, becoming a fuller and darker character. She was stabbed after all, and now has two sets of friends. One who knows what she is and one that has no idea. This book focuses a lot on Rory trying to come to terms with who she is and what has happened to her. I liked this new Rory, giving her a little bit of dark and a hint of edge.She’s finally reunited with her ghost busting friends and that’s when the story picks up pace.The story develops fast, and there is a touch of romance, though not too much. It hovers in the background, leaving...

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Kimberly Kimberly majored in Songwriting and currently works full time in the music industry. When she's not listening to music, knitting or writing, you can find her outside reading her favorite genres: Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Mystery, and Romance.


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