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review 2018-08-31 13:22
Rush - Lisa Patton

3.5 STARS

 

I had to keep reminding myself that this was set in 2016.     There were times that I felt like I was back in the dark ages.    I felt like Pearl was 100 years old, not 44 (same age as me), with the way she talked about her babies.  Rush takes place in the South at Ole Miss and I realize there is racism everywhere but it seemed like we were back in the times of segregation.    This is a book that not everyone is going to love.   The talk of racism is not a topic that everyone can handle.   Lisa Patton takes a topic that is not easy and turns it into a story that teaches lessons, opens eyes, and gives a history lesson all in one.

 

The story is told from many different perspectives.    It is easy to follow and know who is telling their story.   I loved hearing about the college life from different POVs.  Each character had their own opinions and it was interesting to learn how they viewed college, rushing, their families, and the south.     Cali and Ellie are my favorites.    They took what could have been a horrible situation and changed their town, their families, and their college experiences.   

 

Rush is a book that will empower our youth, open the reader's eyes to changes that must be made in the world, and tell a story that will stay with you.    

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review 2018-06-10 08:06
Blood Rush
Blood Rush (Immortal Aliens Book 2) - Laura Diamond

I must start by saying that while it didn't influence my rating of the book, it must be the ugliest cover I've seen all year. I don't even understand how it fits into the book.

So, the Vie are still terrorizing the Earth and people who are anaemic provide a powerful drug the Vie like to get high on. In this conclusion to the story, it is time to bring the Aliens and the system down.

Like I said in my review of Dawn of the Vie, it has all been done before, but it is still very enjoyable. I liked the second book slightly less. The discovery of others and the power struggles in between the resistance are never my favourite parts. Still glad I read it though.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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text 2018-05-01 22:02
Books I Read This Month: April 2018
Head On - John Scalzi
Star-Touched Stories - Roshani Chokshi
Renegades - Marissa Meyer
Rush - Lisa Patton

Image result for april

 

I read 35 books this month. I had a lot of five star reads and a lot more DNFs this month too. I just don't have the patience to force feed myself a book I am not enjoying these days. 

 

5 stars

Broken Harbor by Tana FrenchThe Trespasser by Tana FrenchSeptember by Rosamunde PilcherDeath and Night by Roshani Chokshi

Head On by John ScalziMarch by John LewisDust to Dust by Tami HoagThe Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldStar-Touched Stories by Roshani ChokshiThe Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

 

4 stars

One Way or Another by Colleen ColemanThe Other Woman by Sandie JonesThe Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill MansellBlue Bedroom and Other Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher

Flowers in the Rain by Rosamunde PilcherGlass Houses by Louise PennyThe Awesome Girl's Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men by Ernessa T. CarterThe Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts

 

3 stars

Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie MacomberThe Secret Place by Tana FrenchEleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanH is for Homicide by Sue Grafton

The Worried Man by Lisa M. LillyThe Distant Hours by Kate Morton

 

2 stars

Girls' Night Out by Liz FentonSong of Blood & Stone by L. PenelopeThe Beloveds by Maureen Lindley

 

1 star

After You by Jojo MoyesRushYou Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

 

DNF

Renegades by Marissa MeyerMore than Neighbors by Isabel KeatsTruly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

 

My favorite book is going to be a tie between "Head On" and "Star-Touched Stories." My least favorite is going to have to be a tie again. That is between "Renegades" and "Rush."

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review 2018-04-28 00:00
Gold Rush
Gold Rush - Jennifer Comeaux This is a book about a girls quest to win the gold medal, seemed like she was 19 but then it seemed like she was 12, and her love affair with figure skating.


There was also a boy, some kissing, and sweet stuff that will make your teeth ache. He was perfect, as perfect as her three skates in the Olympics, natch.

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review 2018-04-26 11:26
The author knows her sport!
Gold Rush - Jennifer Comeaux

If you want to read a book with a figure skating theme where the author actually KNOWS all about the sport, then give Gold Rush a go. This book is about a skater in her late teens going for gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and Jennifer Comeaux knows pretty much everything about the sport, making it all seem so authentic.

 

Even though the characters are university-aged, this is a tame little contemporary romance with a very sweet hero, and reads a little more like young adult fiction.

 

The author has other ice skating books available, and I will definitely be checking them out.

Source: nataliaheaney.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/gold-rush-by-jennifer-comeaux
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