When I read the publisher’s brief description of Saving June by Hannah Harrington, I knew it would be a good book to review if the subject matter was handled well. Teen suicide is something nobody wants to talk about but it’s something that touches far too many families. Hannah Harrington has found a way to deal with this subject in a very touching but also very entertaining novel. If you know someone who committed suicide then you should read this novel. If you’re…Continue
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Thousands of years ago there were two tribes. One was deeply jealous of the other’s excellent health and long life, so they stole the secret and went to great lengths to then hide and protect it. Over time this truth was swept away, as so many truths are when history is always written by the conquerors.
That secret became the Sacrament. It is far older than any organized religion, dating back to pre-history. It has been guarded for all this time in the Citadel in Ruin, Turkey by a…Continue
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I kept seeing a beautiful book cover in publishing industry newsletters and loved its mysterious look. When I read more about the author and the novel, I wanted this book! So when Simon & Schuster’s imprint, Atria Books, held a sweepstakes for a copy of The Time In Between by Maria Duenas, I jumped on it and won! Yay! I literally jumped up and down when it was delivered. The mailman and UPS guy are used to it by now.
The novel is every bit as mysterious…Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 17, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments
I kept seeing chatter on Twitter about Prized by Caragh M. O’Brien that made it sound very interesting, so I kept an eye out for it. When I got the chance to review it, I pounced. *cue the evil laugh* I didn’t realize at the time that it was the 2nd book in The Birthmarked Trilogy. As it turns out, Prized stands alone very well so that didn’t matter. The 1st book, Birthmarked, is very inexpensive, and…Continue
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When Ron Vitale approached me about reading and possibly reviewing Cinderella’s Secret Diary: Lost, I was intrigued by the concept. This is the first book in this new series. Being an extremely curious person, I’ve always wanted to know what happens after fairy tales end. “Happily ever after” has a nice ring to it but what really happens? Although this novel works well as a YA fantasy, it is also going to be very appealing to older readers who always wondered about…Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I won an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of Catherine Coulter’s Prince of Ravenscar a month or so ago. I had never read any of her novels because I had considered her strictly a romance author. When I read the publisher’s description of Prince of Ravenscar, it looked like much more than just an old-fashioned romance novel. Once I read it, I realized why Catherine Coulter is consistently at the top of the bestseller lists. Prince of…Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 10, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I asked for an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of Sabina Murray’s Tales of the New World but the title sounded enticing. For some reason, and this is embarrassing to admit, I didn’t even realize it was a collection of short stories until I had already begun to read. I guess my brain was taking a mini-vacation without me that day. Whatever led to me choosing this book, however, I’m really glad I did. Read the rest of my review at…Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 9, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments
The Last Testament is God’s memoir, as told to David Javerbaum. It’s literally been eons since God told men to write down what he said, and even then they got a lot of it wrong – and don’t get God started on all of the translations that have completely misconstrued what he meant. So, with some beseeching and abject begging from his literary agent, God has graciously decided to dictate his memoir to a lowly human being. God finally decided it’s about time to clear up…Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 8, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments
When I reviewed Mary Glickman’s Home in the Morning earlier this year, I knew I had found a true gem. If you haven’t read that novel, here’s the link to that review. The publisher let me know then that she would be releasing another novel later in 2011 with ties to the same town and families, One More River, and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing it. I jumped at the chance and I’m very glad I did. One More River can definitely be read as a stand-alone novel, and you’ll be very happy…Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 3, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments
After seeing a review we had done for a science-based thriller a few months ago, Amy Rogers approached us about looking at her novel Petroplague. It sounded like a very interesting concept, so I read it. Not only was it interesting but it was also a very believable thriller, a la Michael Crichton, thanks in part to Amy’s background in microbiology and biochemistry. And she’s sponsoring an international giveaway for us to host!
For some reason, Los Angeles is…Continue
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