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Book Review: “Fierce Kingdom” by Gin Phillips

Rating: 5/5 Genre: Thriller, mystery Summary (From Goodreads) An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has… Continue reading Book Review: “Fierce Kingdom” by Gin Phillips

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ARC Book Review:“Eyes and Spies” by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Middle-grade, Non-fiction Summary (From Goodreads) Written for middle-grade and older readers, Eyes and Spies looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for… Continue reading ARC Book Review:“Eyes and Spies” by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

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ARC Book Review: “The Life She Was Given” by Marie Ellen Wiseman

Rating: 4.5/5 Genre: Historical fiction, mystery Summary (From Goodreads) On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn’t allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She’s never even ventured beyond her narrow room. Momma insists it’s for Lilly’s own protection, that people would… Continue reading ARC Book Review: “The Life She Was Given” by Marie Ellen Wiseman

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ARC Book Review: “Full Curl” by Dave Butler

Rating: 5/5 Genre: Mystery Summary (From Goodreads) Jenny Willson is a hard-edged, caustic-witted warden from Banff National Park who considers poachers and ladder-climbing bureaucrats equally repulsive and worthy of the same painful fate. Does keeping her promise to protect her park from them mean crossing lines and putting her career at risk? When Willson discovers animals disappearing… Continue reading ARC Book Review: “Full Curl” by Dave Butler

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Book Review: “The Long Drop” by Denise Mina

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Mystery, thriller Summary (From Goodreads) The “trial of the century” in 1950’s Glasgow is over. Peter Manuel has been found guilty of a string of murders and is waiting to die by hanging. But every good crime story has a beginning. Manuel’s starts with the murder of William Watt’s family. Looking no further that… Continue reading Book Review: “The Long Drop” by Denise Mina

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Book Review: “Deer Life” by Ron Sexsmith

Rating: 4.5/5 Genre: Fiction, fantasy Pub Date: September 2017 I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Summary: (From Dundurn): A wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat. Includes Ron’s own whimsical illustrations. Deryn Hedlight was not having a very good day and it was about to get… Continue reading Book Review: “Deer Life” by Ron Sexsmith