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Dark Deception (Defenders of Justice #2) [Book Review]

Hey, all - Just wanted to let you know that while this is a book review, it is not part of the 52 Weeks of Books Challenge. I thought I might dip my toes into the world of writing reviews for more recent releases and see how it goes. To that end - Disclaimer Notice: I received a copy of Dark Deception from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review. Nothing more, and nothing less. Also, this is a little late as life things have happened, but hopefully that is forgiven. Dark Deception (Defenders of Justice #2) Nancy Mehl, 2017, Bethany House Summary : Dark Deception  is the second in Nancy Mehl's Defenders of Justice series. Several years being attacked by a serial killer (and surviving while her twin sister was murdered), Kate O'Brien is in the witness protection program, and has settled into small-town life in another state. New evidence comes up that could exonerate the man previously convicted. When she is called upon to testi

Trainwreck (52 Weeks of Books Week Twenty-Seven)

Bladed fans and dirigibles and werewolves and trains and Picklemen… just another week for Sophronia Temminnick at Finishing School. Or week 27 of the 52 Weeks of Books Challenge.   Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) Gail Carriger, 2014, Little, Brown and Company Summary : Waistcoats & Weaponry is the third of four installments in Gail Carriger's Finishing School series, which itself is a prequel to Carriger's popular Parasol Protectorate series. The series follows Sophronia Temminnick through her adventures and training at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality - a finishing and spy training school wrapped in one. In her third year, Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, and two young men from different stations with the same level of interest in her hijack a train to get their friend Sidheag home to Scotland. Along their way, they stumble into a dastardly plot that could affect the whole of London if it is

Before He Was Four (52 Weeks of Books Challenge Week Twenty-Six)

Week 26 of 52, friends. We are halfway there. Ooooh-ooh, livin' on a… Sorry, Bon Jovi has been stuck in my head ever since I started reading this one. I've known this would be the halfway point of this blog series for awhile, so… You probably don't care about that. On to the review then.   Four: A Divergent Collection Veronica Roth, 2014, Katherine Tegan Books Summary : Four: A Divergent Collection is, as its title suggests, a collection of stories from the world of the Divergent book series. Also as the title suggests, each one of the stories is told from Four's/Tobias's perspective. From his transfer to the Dauntless faction to Tris's transfer and training, readers get to see and know a beloved character in ways they could not before. Why I Read It: Two reasons. One - my younger sister passed it on to me after she finished reading. Two - as much as I loved Tris in the original series, Four was my favorite character.

Things Happen in Twenty Years (52 Weeks of Books Challenge Week Twenty-Five)

A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short? Safely Home Randy Alcorn, 2001, Tyndale Fiction Summary: Safely Home is the story of two former college roommates - American businessman Ben Fielding and Chinese keymaker Li Quan - and what happens when they are reunited twenty years later in China. Ben was a Christian in college while Li Quan became one while he was there, and one has chosen to stay with it while the other has drifted away. Both have difficult choices to make in their time together; choices that have earthly and heavenly consequences. Why I Read It: Momma dearest passed it on to me. Opinion: The premise of Safely Home is intriguing. What happened to my old college roommate? The one that was so weird when I first met him and became one of my best friends by the time we graduated? In the world before the information superhighway so freely available, communications took so much more effort - especially when one roommate was returning to their home on the

Is Anything Real? (52 Weeks of Books Challenge Week Twenty-Four)

Teenagers, mad cows, angels, and crazy scientists. Welcome to another challenge week. Going Bovine Libba Bray, 2009, Delacorte Press Summary : In Going Bovine , Cameron is an average sixteen-year-old boy, living in an average Texas suburb, going to an average high school where he gets average grades, and working the average fast food job. His father is a college professor having an affair with his graduate assistant, his mother is teaching at community college and paralyzed with an inability to make decisions, and his twin sister, Jenna, is the gold bar standard of teenage perfection. Cameron's average life changes when he finds out he has Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease (the form of mad cow disease that affects human beings). All seems hopeless until a punk rock angel with a sugar addiction shows up and tells him there's a cure, but he has to find it. Why I Read It: I was looking for recommendations in the young adult category, and my youngest sister passe