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Welcome to the open thread for November’s 100 Books in a Year reading challenge. Please feel free to discuss the books you’re reading, or have read, throughout November and/or link your reviews in the comments so others can take a look. This is a great way to find new books and authors! I will list here what I manage to read throughout the month as I go along: So if you’ve read or are reading a book in November that you love/d, or not as the case may be, tell us about it….

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REVIEW: Hide and Seek by Amy Bird

Hide and Seek by Amy Bird

In a thriller that follows similar trends to Gone Girl, Hide and Seek by Amy Bird evaluates the dynamics between a couple about to have their first child and the secret that could tear their world apart. The book opens with Will and Ellie Spears attending their 20-week scan for their first child, and discovering that they are expecting a boy. What follows is a trip to Will’s parents’ house to give them the happy news, in which Ellie decides to ask probing questions of her parents-in-law. She has a…

Deadeye

Deadeye by William C. Dietz (The Mutant Files #1) Ace (27 Jan 2015) Website || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter In the year 2038, an act of bioengineered terrorism decimated humanity. Those who survived were either completely unaffected or developed horrible mutations. Across the globe, nations are now divided between areas populated by “norms” and lands run by “mutants”…   Detective Cassandra Lee of Los Angeles’s Special Investigative Section has built a fierce reputation taking down some of the city’s most notorious criminals. But the serial cop killer known as…

The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein

A fantasy novel that mixes fairytale and reality, The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein is the story of one man who finds himself involved with a family cursed for generations. Berkeley student, Will Taylor, is introduced to the Feierabend sisters by his best friend, Ben, who is dating Maddie Feierabend. The family are mysterious and successful, blessed with a good luck and posterity that has lasted for generations – their family vineyard even profited during the Prohibition, avoiding prosecution for bootlegging. When introduced to Maddie’s sisters, Livvy and Rose, Will…

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I love the Mercy Thompson series. Night Broken might be the book eight, but the writing is still crisp, the action thrilling and even though Mercy is now married, the romance is as engaging as it’s ever been. The love between Adam and Mercy is awesome, they are what true love is all about. I said in my review of Frost Burned (book seven), that it was better than River Marked (book six) and Night Broken continues in this vane, it is in back on par with earlier books in…

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Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week… FEATURES & REVIEWS House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter (Urban Fantasy) 3.5 Stars The Darkness of Shadows by Chris Little (Urban Fantasy) 2.5 Stars Article/Discussion: Eight Things To Do When You’re Locked in Waterstones Monthly Releases and TBR: Rebecca’s Coveted Releases and TBR for October New Series Alert: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost LAURA’S ROUNDUP Phew, it’s been a while since I’ve done a roundup! About 5 months at…

The Darkness of Shadows by Chris Little

The basic premise for The Darkness of Shadows by Chris Little is that protagonist Natalie is out to murder her father. This is how the book begins, throwing us straight into the action without knowing who, what or why, even leaving a description of Natalie until a later chapter. It is a while before we learn that she walks with a cane, and longer before we are told that this down to a knee injury from years previous. However, getting back to the issue at hand, she is determined to…

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