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Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

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I recently repurchased this book, because I originally had a very beaten up version of this book that I read every summer while I was growing up. The previous owner, along with me, read the book so much that a large chunk fell out, and I couldn’t read it anymore. I came across the book, exact same cover and all, inside a Wal Mart, and simply could not avoid buying it.

Rereading this book was like pulling on an old, extremely comfortable sweater you forgot about.

Summer Sisters follows Victoria “Vix” Leonard and the friendship that she has with Caitlin Somers. Their friendship begins when Caitlin invites Vix to her father’s summer home in Martha’s Vineyard, and Vix’s world is turned upside down.

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13 by Kelley Armstrong

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I am finally done! After years, I’ve been reading this series on and off since high school, I have finally finished the main stories from Women of the Otherworld series, and Kelley Armstrong ended the series off very nicely. She brought all of the main characters from her previous books together for the finale, and they all meshed well together.

Picking up where Spellbound left off, Savannah Levine survives an explosion with her brother, Bryce, at the medical location of the Supernatural Liberation Movement (AKA SLAM, as Savannah nicknamed them), and works alongside most of the Cabals and other supernaturals trying to prevent SLAM from revealing that supernaturals exist. Savannah is also trying to find the antidote of potion that SLAM’s leader, Gilles de Rais, claims to give the drinker immortality, even though Bryce is very close to death.

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Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong

spell-boundOverall rating: 4/5

I cannot believe I am almost done this series! Spellbound was very good and may be among my favourites in the Women of the Otherworld series. I have one more book to go, not including the novellas Armstrong has written, and I am done! (I am also a little sad!)

Spellbound picks up right where Waking the Witch left off, with Savannah Levine waking up in a random motel with Adam Vasic and realizing she’s lost her powers. She swore she would give up her powers when the wrong person was listening, and has to protect herself while powerless.

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The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

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The Princess Diarist, written by Carrie Fisher, is one of the first memoirs that I’ve read, and I was very excited to read this one. I grew up watching the original Star Wars movies, and Princess Leia was one of the few (maybe only?) female character that I was able to connect to in that universe.

When I found out that Fisher had written memoirs, among other books, I realized I knew very little about the actress, and wanted to hear about her experience in her own words. I was happy to read that Fisher was as excited as I was when she was asked to come back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and I shared in her confusion and frustration when her appearance was discussed during the press tour. (Mark Hamil and Harrison Ford’s appearances were never discussed, to my knowledge.)

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The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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The Dream-Hunter takes a step away from focusing on a Dark-Hunter and delves deeper into the Greek patheon. As I gleaned from the title, we learn more about Dream-Hunters and how one came to love a human. Not one of my favourites in this series, but always a decent read when I’m in the mood.

Arikos, a former dream-hunter turned Skotis, makes a deal with Hades to become human to experience the emotions he lacks and to get close to a human who dreams have kept him interested for her vivid dreams, Doctor Megeara Kafieri. Without thinking, Arik promises to give Hades Megeara’s soul in exchange for making him human for two weeks and plans to go back to his life as a skoti.

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Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

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After watching the show Mindhunter on Netflix,I was intrigued when I found out it was based on a book and knew that I wanted to read it. I wasn’t really sure what to expect before I started reading, but this book did not disappoint me.

John Douglas tells the story of his career as one of the first FBI profilers, who helped come up important phrases such as signative to explain a criminals actions, and the many cases that he was involved in during that time. Douglas helped put a number of high profile killers behind bars and interviewed some of the most sadistic and notorious murderers to understand their motives from behind bars. Continue reading “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker”

Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

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The end is finally in sight for the Women of the Otherworld series! Waking the Witch is the eleventh book in the series, and is one of the first ones I really liked that didn’t focus on the werewolves. The last two books in the series are new to me, and I’m very interested in seeing how Kelley Armstrong chose to end the series.

After spending years as an executive assistant at Cortez-Winterbourne Investigations, Savannah Levine finally gets the chance to prove herself as an investigator when she is left in charge and is given a case by another supernatural and private investigator, Jesse Aanes. There have been a string of murders in a small town named Columbus, and there may be a link to the supernatural that Savannah is in charge of looking into.

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Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

Thousand-dollar-tan-lineOverall rating: 3/5

I was excited to hear about the Veronica Mars book series because a friend introduced me to the show and I couldn’t help but love Veronica. She’s a highly relatable female lead, who has her own struggles and limitations that remind us that she is only human, and kicks ass no matter where she goes.

A continuation of the television series and the movie of Veronica Mars, The Thousand-dollar Tan Line has Veronica back in Neptune, California as a private investigator and running Mars Investigations while her Father, Keith, is on the mend. The book picks up during Spring Break in Neptune, where the underage coeds flawk to the beach and bars to party their hearts out, and the locals patiently wait for the Spring breaks to be over.

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Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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FINALLY got my first book read of 2018!

I feel like it took me way too long, and am focusing on one of my resolutions to read more in the new year.

I started my year off Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series, and have reread Dark Side of the Moon. This was actually one of the first books I read in the series, and I always enjoy rereading it whenever I get the chance.

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