Not if I Save You First

Yay!!! A new Ally Carter book!  She’s one of my favorite heist/spy authors.  I’m a sucker for heists and I love all things spy-like.  This was…neither.  It was more a survival story with a bit of tension thrown in (because survival stories aren’t tense enough).  So, did it survive?  Did I survive reading it?  Well……

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Tempests and Slaughter

A new Tamora Pierce book!!!  Be still, my heart!  No, really, be still, because as much as I wanted it to be, this wasn’t the heart-pounding book I was anticipating. Synopsis We meet Arram Draper, a 10 year old who’s already lying about his age, at the arena, where brutal games are going on.  He…

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Surprise Me

  Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite chick lit authors and her latest book does not disappoint.  I laughed, I cried, it moved me, Bob. Synopsis Dan and Sylvie have been together for 10 years.  They have two daughters, twins, and both have jobs that they enjoy and are good at.  A visit to…

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Have Sword, Will Travel

This was such a fun good read!  I’m a sucker for old-fashioned fairy tales with some twists, I find them very refreshing.  The tendency for fairy tales is to repeat story lines and recycle old ideas.  This one did…and didn’t.  It addressed the dangers of being cautious vs. being headstrong and impulsive, exploring the strengths…

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The Spymistress

Just finished reading The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini after we got home from Pierre tonight.  It was a fascinating read.  I’ve read one other book by Jennifer Chiaverini – Enchantress of Numbers (another conquest from my Indiana trip – I seem to only get books read when I’m riding in the car lately… sigh…) and I…

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