Review – Close to the Bone (Widow’s Island #1)

Close to the Bone (Widow's Island #1)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Widow's Island
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Let me start this review off, for the first book in this series, to say the following- Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh both worked on this series together and going forward I will only put the author of the particular book. Just remember that both of these amazing authors had a hand in the entire series. Another item to note is that characters here also connect to characters in another joint series by these authors, the Rogue River series.

Review – A Merciful Promise(Mercy Kilpatrick #6)

A Merciful Promise(Mercy Kilpatrick #6)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: June 18th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Well, let’s see, we’re on book number six which is also the final book in this series. Knowing that I took my time with the book, as much as I could with how concerned I was over Mercy and the fate of her loved ones.

#MangaMonday Review – A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1
By: Makoto Hagino
Illustrator: Makoto Hagino
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow #1
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1 by Makoto Hagino is a sweet yuri slice-of-life manga. Amano Konatsu is the new girl in town, living with her aunt while her father works overseas. The first day in her new town, Amano stumbles onto an event at her new school held by a club that runs a small aquarium. Koyuki Honami is the head of the club, and Amano can’t help but be instantly drawn to her and her fascinating club.

Review – Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan

Perihelion Summer
By: Greg Egan
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Publisher: Tor.com
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Greg Egan’s Perihelion Summer is a science fiction novella a bit different from his other works. This past Hugo and John W Campbell Memorial Award winner usually writes in hard science fiction, but this novella focuses a bit more on events without necessarily going as deeply into the science behind them.

Blogtour Review: Rise of Gaia by Kristin Ward

Rise of Gaia by Kirstin Ward The Rise of Gaia
By: Kristin Ward
Release Date: August 24, 2019
Publisher: Kristin Ward
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Today, I’m thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Rise of Gaia by Kristin Ward, winner of the 2018 Winner of the Best Indie Book Award for her previous novel, After the Green Withered. This novel is set in a small American town, and follows Terra, a high school girl. On her seventeenth birthday, she has a vision, one that shows her horrifying scenes of destruction.

Review – A Merciful Fate(Mercy Kilpatrick #5)

A Merciful Fate(Mercy Kilpatrick #5)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: January 15th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Book number five is here and I’m so glad to have read it and be able to tell everyone about it. Again we walk the line of talking about how amazing a story is without offering spoilers but, bear with me, I am going to try and offer enough of a review without telling you major plot points.

Review – A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4)

A Merciful Silence(Mercy Kilpatrick #4)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: June 19th, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Well here we are again, hanging out with Mercy Kilpatrick and bowing down at Kendra Elliot’s feet. If you don’t like romantic suspense I’m not sure why you’re checking out a review for book number four in a romantic suspense series so I have to assume you’re here for the same reason I am. Mercy Kilpatrick is a certified bad ass and you want to know more about her life and this book about her continued character arc.

#MangaMonday Review – Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Volume 1 by Yuhki Kamatani

Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Volume 1 Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 1
By: Yuhki Kamatani
Illustrator: Yuhki Kamatani (Illustrator); Kaitlyn Wiley (Lettering & Retouching)
Translator: Jocelyn Allen (Translator); Ysabet MacFarlane (Adaptation)
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Seven Seas
Series: Our Dreams at Dusk #1
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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This particular manga has been on my radar for quite some time, often lauded by fans and bloggers alike as something that truly stands out within the genre. After reading it, I wholeheartedly agree that they were right. Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Vol. 1 by Yuhki Kamatani is a manga that is grabs your hearts, but not in the gentle heartfelt way you might think. No. Right from the first page it punches a hole in your chest and grabs at your heart with its bare hands.

Review – A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3)

A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick #3)
By: Kendra Elliot
Website: https://www.kendraelliot.com/home/
Release Date: January 16th, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick
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Book three in a series for me is usually make or break. If you’ve kept me interested in two books so far and there are more books to go, usually the third book is where I decide if I want to go forward or not. With Mercy Kilpatrick, I was sold on this third book. While the story didn’t drive me as intensely as the previous two books I still had a hard time putting this book down.

Review – The Municipalists by Seth Fried

The Municipalists by Seth Fried The Municipalists
By: Seth Fried
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Seth Fried’s novel The Municipalists is a fun read featuring government officials, sentient AI, and a potential terroristic plot set in America’s biggest city. With a little bit of near future science fiction and a mystery to solve, there’s a bit of everything tucked away within these pages. Thematically, the story explores people, their relationship to newly emerging technologies, such as advanced AI, as well as the cities we’ve.