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Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

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This book was purchased.



 Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends rea…

In My Mailbox

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4 Books I received today from BookCloseouts.

 I finally have this book!



In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tri…

Review of Joyland by Stephen King

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This book was purchased by me. 



 Joyland takes place in the early 70's and is about a college student named Devin Jones who decides it would be fun to take a summer job at an amusement park called Joyland. Not long after starting he receives a Dear John letter from his girlfriend. Feeling heartbroken he becomes more immersed in the job to try and forget the girl. Devin and his friends Erin and Tom learn that Joyland is hiding a few secrets, including the fact that a girl was murdered in one of their attractions and her murderer was never found. It's also been said that people have seen her ghost. They decide to investigate this haunted place themselves, and although Devin doesn't see anything Tom does and doesn't want anything more to do with investigating the ghost. 
Devin also meets a little boy named Mike who is suffering from a terminal illness, as well as Mike's Mother. Both will play a major part during the next few months of his life. Especially Mike, who has…

Cover Reveal: Immortals by Ednah Walters

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Product details about Immortals:

Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something*

Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology but that doesn*t stop her from falling hard for him. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her or that she saved him by making a deal with Norns*Norse destiny deities*the same Norns who have now erased his memories of their past together to punish her.

So Raine comes up with a plan...

She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. But before Raine can put her plan into action, the Norns return. This time, they demand she protects Eirik Seville, her best friend since childhood, from an evil so dark even the Norns are scared.

But you know what they say about well-laid plans*

Caught between protecting Eirik and convincing the stubborn, cocky Torin St. Jam…

10 Random Books With Father in the Title

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To celebrate Father's Day I thought I'd make a list of 10 books with father in the title.

1. The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer



It is only days before Britain declares war on Germany. Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of a familyscandal, and realizinghe can never marry Emma Barrington, has joined the Merchant Navy. Whena German U-boat sinks his ship, Harry and a handful of sailors are rescued by the SS Kansas Star, among them an American named Tom Bradshaw. That night, when Bradshaw dies, Harry seizes a chance to bury his past--by assumingthe man's identity.


 2.The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain



A beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back.

Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decis…

Author interview: Charles L Fields

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The Molina Curse

                                      by Charles L. Fields

                                          Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream

                                          ISBN: 978-1-4787-0880-3

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                                          jacket

                                          ISBN: 978-1-4787-0831-5

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                                          Pages: 192

                                          Category: Fiction/ Suspense

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Review of Department 19 by Will Hill

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Department 19 by Will Hill



 Have you ever imagined what life would be like if fictional monsters were real? For 16 year old Jamie Carpenter that becomes a reality. When Jamie's father is brutally killed outside their home by a group of men wearing black body armor, life as he knew it is turned upside down.                                                           Jamie's Mother is kidnapped by a vampire who he later learns was trying to kill him, except Jamie is rescued by an unlikely hero. Frankenstein himself!
Once Jamie begins to accept that everything he's seen is real he later learns that the British government has been keeping a big secret for decades. That secret being Department 19. A division of the government that deals with the paranormal. Vampires, werewolves, etc. They're all real. He also learns that his father worked for Department 19. Everything he knew about him was a lie.
Now with the help of Frankenstein and other members of Department 19 and a vampire…