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    Skyjump by Anastasia Bolinder

    I really liked this book. I wasn't sure at first if it was considered a middle grade or young adult, but I think it could be either. Overall I really i found this story delightful and fun. The setting is written with a lot of atmosphere and it's very easy to picture the scenes as they are happening. Everything is so imaginative. Even the character names are thoughtful. The story is very unique overall. I've never really read a book with this concept before. It sort of reminded me of The Testing...but its a lot different too. All of the character's are written well and have great personalities. I really…

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    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

    This book struck a cord very close to home for me. Having to deal with alcoholism within my own family and being a Psychology Major, I feel I can better relate to the struggles and emotions in the story. The overwhelming theme in the book is a woman's fight to keep her child safe while still struggling to come to terms with her relationship and responsibilities to her abusive husband. I saw this very struggle as a child growing up, so i'm very familiar with how damaging it can be and all of the ways it can play out. One thing I've been seeing in other reviews is how a…

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    Crimival: Carousel Crimes by R.L. Walker

    This was a delightful read. I frequent a lot of fairs and carnivals and always wondered what it would be like to work for one and constantly be moving. I liked the imagery that the author gives about the setup and tear down being similar to a life cycle. That's a great way to think about it and adds a lot of atmosphere to the story. I really liked Zoe, though she seems to be a lot older than 16. She can pretty much handle her food stand and business on her own. Besides that one issue with Uncle Ike, she's doing great and it's nice to see a young…

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    Death By Pumpkin Spice by Alex Erikson

    This was a near perfect cozy mystery! It takes place at a Halloween party in a huge (haunted?) mansion during a thunderstorm. What else do you need really? About 80% of the characters are new to this story, so there were many many options on who the killer might be. There were hidden clues throughout that the narrator didn't actually explain, so if you are a seasoned mystery reader, you could probably solve the case before Krissy. This story also had a lot of action...which i found sort of interesting in a cozy mystery. Not sure I've seen a story structure quite like this before, but i really liked it.…

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    A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

    I'd say overall this was a very good book. I thought i would have liked it more though since it cover topics from my major.... but overall i found it just ok. I think my main issue was that i found the story disjointed and didn't see what the first half of the book had to do with the main idea....not that I ever caught the main purpose. It sort of seemed like a meandering story of someones life and not really plot driven. With that being said though, I really love the glimpses into Grace's life. I think she is an interesting character. Towards the end, we did see…