The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

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Review: The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

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Inner Cover Book Summary: “After what seems like a lifetime of following her father across the globe and through the centuries, Nix has finally taken the helm of their time-traveling ship.  Her future – and the horizon – is bright.  Until she learns she is destined to lose the one she loves.  To end up like her father: alone, heartbroken.  Unable to to face losing Kashmir – best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire – Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet a man who promises he can teach her how to manipulate time, to change history.  But no place is perfect, not even paradise.  And everything is constantly changing on this utopian island, including reality itself.  If Nix can read the ever-shifting tides, perhaps she will finally harness her abilities.  Perhaps she can control her destiny, too.  Or perhaps her time will finally run out.”

RATING *4/5 STARS*

VERY MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD

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Review: Midnight At the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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Inner Cover Book Summary Excerpt: “Kansas, 2065 Adri has secured a slot as a Colonist – one of the lucky few handpicked to live on Mars.  But weeks before the launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago, and is immediately driven into the mystery surrounding her fate… Oklahoma, 1934 Amid the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine fantasizes about her family’s farmhand, and longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called the Electric… England, 1919 In the recovery following the First World War, Lenore struggles with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of her childhood friend…  While their stories span thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.”

RATING *3/5 STARS*

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Review: The Reader by Traci Chee

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Inner Cover Book Summary: “Once there was, and one day there will be.  This is the beginning of every story.  Sefia lives her life on the run.  After her father is viciously murdered, she flees to the forest with her aunt Nin, the only person left she can trust.  They survive in the wilderness together, hunting stealing what they need, forever looking over their shoulders for new threats.  But when Nin is kidnapped, Sefia is suddenly on her own, with no way to know who’s taken Nin or where she is.  Her only clue is a strange rectangular object that once belonged to her father, something she comes to realize is a book.  Though reading is unheard of in Sefia’s world, she slowly learns, unearthing the book’s closely guarded secrets, which may be the key to Nin’s disappearance and discovering what really happened the day her father was killed.  With no time to lose, and the unexpected help of swashbuckling pirates and an enigmatic stranger, Sefia sets out on a dangerous journey to rescue her aunt, using the book as her guide.  In the end, she discovers what the book had been trying to tell her all along: Nothing is as it seems, and the end of her story is only the beginning.”

RATING *4/5 STARS*

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Review: How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh

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Inner Cover Book Summary Excerpt: “Lilly Singh isn’t just a superstar.  She’s Superwoman – which is also the name of her wildly popular YouTube channel.  Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances.  It’s no wonder she’s garnered more than a billion views.  But Lilly didn’t get to the top by being lucky – she had to work for it.  Hard.  Now Lilly wants to share the lessons she learned while taking the world by storm, and the tools she used to do it.  How To Be a Bawse is the definitive guide to conquering life.  Make no mistake, there are no shortcuts to success, personal or professional.  World domination requires real effort, dedication, and determinations.  Just consider Lilly a personal trainer for your life – with fifty rules to get you in the game, including – Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out): Temptation will try to steer you away from you goals.  FOMO is just a test of your priorities, a test that a bawse is ready to pass.”

RATING *5/5 STARS*

Bawse: a person who exudes confidence, hustles relentlessly, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because he or she has fought through it all and made it out the other side

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Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Inner cover book summary: “Dimple Shah has it all figured out.  With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family – and from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respecter her principles on some level, though.  If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?  Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic.  So when his parents tell him that he and his future wife will be attending the same summer program – wherein he’ll have to woo her – he’s totally on board.  Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.  The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitating toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not? Dimple and Rishi think they have each other figured out.  But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.”

RATING *5/5 STARS*

MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD

To quote Rishi, “Oh my gods!”  This book was so good!  The authors of the contemporary romance books I have read lately are killing it (in a good way)!!!  Sandhya Menon is not to be excluded!

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