Without a Doubt (Lindsay Paige)

My Tiny Obsessions

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Emerson Montgomery loves his high school sweetheart, Kelly Price. He’d do anything for her, including agreeing to a break where they’ll see other people as he heads off to college. Struggling with the break and guilt over dating other people, Emerson meets Eva, a beautiful, funny, easygoing, and nosey junior. 

Eva Harvey chose this particular college with the hopes of fulfilling her own fairytale and falling in love at the same college where her parents met. She does her best to go with the flow and simply see what happens, but Emerson simultaneously causes her to fall in love while making her second guess everything along the way. 

There’s some things you know withoutadoubt. However, Eva causes Emerson to doubt everything he believes about his future while he causes her to doubt what’s right in front of her. Can they find a way to erase all doubts or will it tear them apart in the process?


I want to start by…

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Book Review: Pharaoh’s Daughter

The Writing Crafter

Pharaoh's Daughter: A Novel of Ancient EgyptPharaoh’s Daughter: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Julius Lester

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think that if the Bible had been presented to me in this way – as interesting stories about realistic humans – rather than as “here’s the boring, better-than-you dead guy we’re learning about this week” (or, more often than not ‘Here’s Noah AGAIN’) I would be a better Christian and a more Biblical person.

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The Quest™

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The bygone year has gone down in the history of India for trending intolerance. It made Indians rethink about acceptance of the ‘other’. Well-known author Rakhshanda Jalil has embarked on putting together an anthology of stories on communalism.

The phrase strikes you immediately — on communalism? Why not on secularism? The editor justifies her decision by saying that she looked for stories on the ‘dark twin of secularism — communalism’ because we cannot understand the first without understanding the other, and the communal stories have not been explored since the Partition days.

However, can secularism and communalism be separated and put in compartments? Isn’t the story on communalism, in fact, a story of secularism itself? Perhaps, the editor wants to show that even when she has picked up stories which are dark, gloomy, murky and morbid, they have the power to touch your heart with ominous fingers, thereby questioning your…

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Review on “An Ember in the Ashes”

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20560137Goodreads summary:

Laia is a slave.

Elias is a soldier.

Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants…

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Any Port In A Storm by Emmie Mears

One Book Two

Some folks are adjusting to having Shades, half-hellkin half-human, be the good guys.  Some folks are not adjusting at all. Ayala has to figure out who is who.

Any Port In A StormTitle:  Any Port In a Storm
Author:  Emmie Mears
SeriesAyala Storme Book 02
Publish Date:  June 2, 2015
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Source: Audible Studios

Publisher’s DescriptionAfter months of training a budding army of human/demon hybrids, Ayala and Carrick have worked out most of their differences.

Who gets to use the bathroom first in the morning. Who’ll feed the bunny before they go out to make mayhem. Who gets to keep the jeeling claw they found in Forest Hills. You know, the important stuff.

But when Gregor sends them out with their battalion of shades and the mission quickly lands on the wrong side of Ayala’s “don’t kill norms” moral line, she quickly…

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Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

A Bumble in Books

shatter meTitle:Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopian

Going into this novel, I didn’t know much about it. I only knew what was on the back cover:  Juliette cannot touch anyone without hurting them and possibly even killing them. An organization called “The Reestablishment” wants to use Juliette as a weapon, but not if she can help it.

This is not normally a book that I would pick up. I’m quite tired of the female protagonist, two male characters that may become love interests, end of society trend in books. I know that I’m reading this book late compared to some other books in this genre, but this book came out after The Hunger Games and Divergent. However, from what I’ve heard on BookTube and on multiple book blogs, I figured I’d give this one a chance.

Premise: 4/5

I like the premise of…

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