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Review: Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

Review: Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

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Note: the review for this narrative is based on the 2nd edition of this book. I had a much longer review to write (unfortunately the power going out during a storm took the review before it could be saved), but I think the best reaction I could sum up this read – for me – was “Ye Gods, this book was very well done.”

I picked up “Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age” by chance as a library…

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Posted 1 day ago

Review: Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen

Review: Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen

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Initial reaction: One of the few times I picked up a book where it started off terrible and cliche, but the progression really grew from where it started. I liked it, but I have some bones to pick with the narrative. This review might run a little long, for constructive and personal feedback.

Full review:

This is the last time you say,
After the last line you break,
It’s not even a holiday,
Nothin…

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Posted 2 days ago

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna #3) by Stephanie Perkins

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna #3) by Stephanie Perkins

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Quick review for not so much of a quick read. Don’t look at me like that – I blame the rabbits, you hear? I BLAME THEM.

No, on a serious note – “Isla and the Happily Ever After” should have grabbed me more than it did for the anticipation of this last book in the “Anna” series. I can’t complain too much because it is a fluffy read and quite a few times I chuckled at the interactions of the…

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Posted 2 days ago

Blog Maintenance 8-25-2014 through 8-29-2014

Hey guys.  Just a heads up that I’m going to be doing maintenance on the blog through this week.  

Posted 1 week ago

Review: Kidnapped for an Hour by Lucy A. Hill

Review: Kidnapped for an Hour by Lucy A. Hill

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Initial reaction: I really need a night to think about this one, because I’m so totally perplexed at the progression of events, that I don’t even know what to say about it. I can’t say whether I thought it was good or bad. It was just…odd, man.

If there’s one character I feel bad in the scheme of events in this book, it’s Nicholas. At least the book gives definitive answers over what happened to…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Review: Ransom (Ransom Brothers #1) by Rachel Schurig

Review: Ransom (Ransom Brothers #1) by Rachel Schurig

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Initial reaction: I may end up bumping this rating to 1.5 stars, but I need to think on it. Some parts attempted development, but this feels like a very formulaic addition to the genre with little distinction.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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Reviewer’s Note: I have a few creative pieces to share with the reflection on this book, but that’ll come after my initial reflections, which I’m penning at present. It’s probably going to be in the form of slam poetry, but just have to think about how I’ll do it.

Initial reflection/review:I feel pretty emotionally manipulated finishing this book, and I’ve been in this position before reading…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Review: Domino Effect by Jill Elaine Hughes

Review: Domino Effect by Jill Elaine Hughes

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Quick review for a not so quick read. I really don’t have much to say about “Domino Effect.” Really, I don’t, and that’s a bad thing. Usually, I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt to a book if it manages to engage me on some levels of the read, but my first read from Jill Elaine Hughes had me wondering how on earth this got published by Ellora’s Cave, let alone by any publisher at all of…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Review: My Hunger by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: My Hunger by Lisa Renee Jones

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Quick review for a quick read. I think I still have issues with Mark’s narrative voice, but on the whole – this was a better novella in the “Inside Out” series than “The Master Undone”, at least as far as the ones I’ve read.

This narrative takes place during the time of the third book, so fair warning for spoilers. Mark’s still dealing with his attraction to Crystal, and yet juggling his mother’s…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Review: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

Review: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

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Initial reaction: I feel guilty for saying that I looked forward to this novel because even for the respective thematic of a cheating relationship possibly occurring and other issues the narrative had to offer, I still think this had the potential to be something beyond a cliched, shallow presentation of insufferable teens who had very few things to like about them. I’ll admit there were moments…

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