Mermaids in Paradise | Review

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Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet fell onto my radar because of the cover, initially. Seriously how sweet is this cover?

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I then realized that Lydia Millet was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for one of her other novels, which is incredible. So naturally I had to read this book! I also was looking for something less depressing after finishing classes for the semester (Why do lit classes have incredibly sad book lists?).

This book follows Deb and Chip on their honeymoon. Deb is sarcastic and, at times, lazy. She’s a hilarious contrast character to Chip, who is a bit of a go-getter. They find mermaids on the island (not a spoiler; it’s very obvious) with a parrotfish expert. After the mermaid sighting, many strange things happen as the couple tries to save the mermaids. The resort’s “parent” company, swoops in to claim these creatures and it’s up to Deb and Chip to…

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Book Review: Mara Dyer Series

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WARNING: This review might contain spoilers.

Goodreads ratings: 4.11

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.


“Thinking something does not make it true.
Wanting something does not make it real.”

Best thing about this book:

  • Self-seeking
  • Family’s Love
  • Friendship
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Paranormal
  • and…………..Falling in love with the main boy character

Diving into Mara Dyer was astonishingly beautiful. At the first pages of the book,  was like oh shit, is this some sort of psych life of a teenager? (Which needs a slight preparation for me because I find it very serious…

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Review: Max

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What do I think about this book? I was able to found out more about a lot of information I didn’t know before about the Nazi party and all the projects and ideas they had and did. It was another point of view to the Nazi party, not the antisemite one but the one inside the Hitler youth and their followers. I think that I finished the book not because of the fictional story and the characters but the information and facts behind it, all the events that really happened that were headed by the Nazis.

As the protagonist of the book I hated Max. He never changed his thoughts, as I thought he was going to do, he accepted them but never changed them along the whole book. He said a lot of harsh things, I know that the author may had wanted to…

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Lamb- Bonnie Nadzam

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Say this was all in hopes of glimpsing something beautiful. And is there anything wrong with that?

I found this book while I was deep in a trailer watching hole on IMDB. You all know what I’m talking about. After watching the trailer I decided to put it on my queue and quickly went to work finding the book on my kindle, which I found for $3.99. It’s hard for me to spend more than $7 on a book for my kindle, but it’s been known to happen.

This book was disturbing. And yet, it was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve read in a while. This book isn’t for people who aren’t comfortable with people “pushing boundaries”. Lamb is about a man, David Lamb, whose life seems to be falling apart. His father dies, you assume Cathy is his wife and that they are separating, he seems…

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#Review ‘Plaza: An Archaeological Thriller’ by Shane M.Brown #TuesdayBookBlog

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Plaza: An Archaeological Thriller by Shane M. Brown

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Blurb from Amazon :

THEIR FIRST MISTAKE was ever telling the world about the wonders they had found.
They should have kept it all a secret. If they’d kept it a secret, fewer people would have died. When archaeologists uncover the largest ancient safe in the world, the wrong kinds of people will show up: criminals, mercenaries, treasure hunters.
THEIR SECOND MISTAKE was opening it.
Why would an ancient culture devote three generations to build a giant stone safe? Why would they bury it so the jungle could hide it from the world? Why ritually sacrifice one hundred thousand people to ensure its secrecy?
THEIR LAST MISTAKE proved the biggest.
This last mistake hurt the most. Their last mistake was to assume that nothing had been left behind to keep guard….

Did I like it ?

Yes, interesting story. Violence is not exaggerated…

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Book Review: This Secret We’re Keeping

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I have just finished this amazing book by Rebecca Done and I literally started and finished it within 24hours!

I stumbled across it in Asda and bought it. Took it home and started reading it in the sun and the rest is history. Trying my hardest to keep the plot twists a secret!, the book is about a teacher and student who got together when she was 15 and then meeting again many years after when they are older after being caught and the teacher doing time in jail. He has now given himself a new indentiy when he bumps into Jess. Both living new lives and feelings emerging you will be completely surprised at some of this books plot twists! Interlaced friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, loveable pets with a love of food and wine – this book was ticking all my boxes.I finished it tonight and gasped at the…

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Blog Tour: ‘The Square Root of Summer’ by Harriet Reuter Hapgood Review and Q&A

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I received this book for free from Rain Coast Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Title: The Square Root of Summer

Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Song: Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

Published: May 3, 2016       # of Pages: 304

Date Started: May 8, 2016   Date Ended: May 8, 2016

Category: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Description:

 This is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like a black hole. It’s a little bit like infinity.

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell…

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