The Last Heist by Samantha Keith

The Last Heist by Samantha Keith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I really love this book. Fast paced, great characters, well written. This book got me from the start and I didn’t want to drop reading. I can’t wait for the next one.

Also, the author is from Saskatchewan. I’m from Alberta, and that makes me love the book even more. I’m adding Samantha Keith to my fave authors list.

I received an eARC from NetGalley and the publisher for review purposes



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The Case of the Bad Twin by Shannon Greenland



My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I’m a big fan of the Specialists series, so was excited to receive an ARC for review purposes through NetGalley.
I just finished reading this book, and think this is another winner. I really enjoyed reading the book, even though it’s targeted towards readers who would consider me granny-aged. Wow, I’m that old, and still love to read Kids books.
I think so,e readers might feel like the book drags a bit at one point, but I feel like the author did that on purpose, to make the pace of the story match the plot. I actually think that’s genius, and makes the reading experience hit on two levels.
Needless to say, I loved it, and highly recommend it, like all of Shannon Greenland’s books



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The Untethered Soul Guided Journal by Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul Guided Journal: Practices to Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This guided journal is fantastic. It’s Short, so it’s not overwhelming or intimidating, where you feel like you’re facing a mountain and don’t know where or how to start. This does not require a ton of writing or reading. It’s perfect, because you will gain so much value without feeling like the time commitment is a burden.

I wish this had been available years ago. I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in some self-reflection or wanting to understand their self-talk.



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The Princess Problem by Christi Barth

The Princess Problem by Christi Barth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is the first book I read by this author, who is now on my favourites list, and I’ll be reading more of her books.

The Princess Problem is written very well, the story flows and engaged me from the start. I didn’t find any plot holes, annoying characters, or parts where the story just seems to drag on and on.
It’s the perfect book if you want to escape reality for a couple hours and dive into a thoroughly enjoyable story with well developed characters and a solid plot. Reading this left me smiling for hours.



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The Secrets of Saffron Hall by Clare Marchant

The Secrets of Saffron Hall by Clare Marchant

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love love love this book. From the first page it pulled me in, and didn’t let go. I just finished reading, and my heart is pounding from everything that happened in the last quarter of the book.
Wow. So worth the read. It’s a book I won’t soon forget.



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How To Write a Simple Book Review

It’s easier than you think

by Allyson R Abbott

How To Write a Simple Book Review: It’s easier than you think by Allyson R. Abbott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Let me start off by saying that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
My review got longer than I expected, so to save you from having to read the whole thing, here’s the nutshell: read this book. It will make you a better person. And give you really practical information on how to become a better reviewer.

To be quite honest, this book is one that is worth buying. I learned some new things, and overall got a better understanding of the meaning and value of reviews. I’ve been reviewing for several years, and have always been thrilled to get free books. What is better than free books? And all I need to do to keep my kindle stocked is to give my opinion? Well….even better, I love giving my opinion, but honestly wasn’t sure anyone wanted to hear it. So I have always felt honoured to be asked to review a book. I feel like I’m the big winner here, because I’m getting free books, which to me has massive value. I didn’t think much about the value of my opinion or review. After reading this book I understand the value Of reviews Much better for both reviewer and for author. It has really opened my eyes to the impact my words can have. I always write honest reviews; fair and constructive, providing reasons why I did or didn’t like a book. But knowing how much my opinion can help an author, I am going to try to step up my efforts a bit, and put as much value into my review as I can. I’m getting free books, and at the same time I get to be a decent human being by being kind and helping other people, for no reason other than that I can. I have something that is easy for me to give (my review), which has huge value for someone else (the author). I’m making the world a better place one review at a time. I feel like getting some mercy made up with the slogan “be kind; write a review”, or how about “make reviews, not war”? Ok, ok, I’m getting a little goofy here. Buy this book. Read this book. And make someone’s day better by writing a constructive and honest review. It’s easy.
Wow. This wasn’t even a self help book, and yet I’m becoming a better person because of reading this book. 😊



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Spark by Gillian Archer

Spark by Gillian Archer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I really liked this book.

The author does a masterful job alternating the POV between Sabrina and Logan with each new chapter. It somehow makes it into a very smooth read, and isn’t the least bit distracting.
Besides loving the way xGillian Archer writes, I also loved the story. I found it has it all: romance, drama, 4 overprotective brothers and their Wives or gfs, puppies, action, comedy, all kinds of other family members and fires. I mean, how could those ingredients possibly make a story? Read it and find out!

I received a free review copy from the author and publisher through NetGalley. This review reflects my honest thoughts and opinions about the book.



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Grown Ups by Marian Keyes

Grown Ups

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading this book, and it kept my attention enough to finish it, but I found the middle to be quite slow and long.
The start is amazing. It sucked me right in. It’s a very long book, and the middle got a bit draggy. Then all of a sudden the pace picks up and it turns into a whirlwind of action at the end. Considering how long the book, and how slow the middle are, I feel like some edits could really improve the readability.

Overall a good book, but sadly, not as great as most of her other books though.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. This review contains my honest thoughts and opinions.

 

A Quick Easy Guide to Consent by Isabella Rotman

A Quick  Easy Guide to ConsentA Quick Easy Guide to Consent by Isabella Rotman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent.
Explains the topic in a short and easy to understand way. The graphics are great too. I love how this book makes a complex topic fun to read and boils various points down to a few very simple concepts.
Highly recommend this to young readers as well as adults.

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