[ARC Chat] Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Title: Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author: Jo Nesbo
Format: eARC
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime Fiction
Publisher: Hogarth (Crown Publishing)
Release Date: April 10, 2018

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Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Netgalley free in return for providing my honest and unbiased review.

Two Sentence Summary: Not sure I really need to do this, since it’s based off of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, but here goes. Continue reading

[Book Chat] The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Title: The Hazel Wood
Author: Melissa Albert
Format: Hardback, 355 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fantasy
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release Date: January 30, 2018

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Originally I had given The Hazel Wood 5 stars, but after thinking about it for a few days I have to downgrade it to a 3.5.

It’s a super quick read, but I will tell you there are a few bits that were a slog to get through. The Hazel Wood is Melissa Albert’s début novel and is being billed as book 1 of a series. If this is the case her first foray is quite good.

What Popped: There were lots of plot twists, which kept me on my toes. Continue reading

Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter
Author: Blake Crouch
Format: Hardcover, 342 pages
ISBN-13: 9781-101-90422-0
Publisher: Crown
Release Date: July 26th, 2016

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Disclaimer: I checked Dark Matter by Blake Crouch from my local library because it was a regional title the bookstore I work at was promoting. This review reflects my unbiased opinion and as a result I am not able to promise a wholly positive review. My apologies in advance.

I decided to do something different with this review. Because I have so many thoughts about Dark Matter running around in my head. I decided to rein them in by answering a few of the Reader’s Guide questions. You can find all of them HERE. Continue reading

Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Title: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie
Format: Paperback, 184 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-72220-9
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: First published 2000

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie has been on my TBR list for about a year and I was fortunate to find a copy at my local library’s used book sale.

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Review: Frazzled by Booki Vivat

Title: Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom
Author: Booki Vivat
Format: Paperback, 219 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0062398796
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: September 2016

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Disclaimer: I received this ARC for free in return for providing my honest and unbiased review.

I actually received this last year and forgot I had it – life happened. I found it the other day and decided to read it as an interim break from William Faulkner’s A Fable. It’s a super quick read. I read it Continue reading