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Review: Feeble Connections

Review: Feeble Connections

Feeble Connections by Meghana Sarathy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jennifer is ready to take on the world. She is starting college as a film major, and is finally ready to open her heart to a real relationship. From the moment she enters school she starts hearing about “manwhore” Brandon Sky. She knows that …

Review: Little Treasures

Review: Little Treasures

Little Treasures by M.J. Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars Chloe has just found out that she is the last living descendant of the Thomas family. She didn’t know she was adopted until recently, upon the unexpected death of her adopted parents. Now she has inherited the Thomas house, which needs some work. Her …

Review: The Existence of Pity

Review: The Existence of Pity

The Existence of Pity by Jeannie Zokan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Over one summer Josie’s world is turned upside down with secrets. Growing up in Cali, Colombia as the daughter of Baptist missionaries Josie’s parents expect her to be as perfect a child as their elder son. Although Josie is a good daughter …

Review: Heritage

Review: Heritage

Heritage by Addie Hunter My rating: 3 of 5 stars Superheroes are finally out in the open, accepted in society as a normal occurrence. Over one summer six friends (three girls and three boys) have been accidentally gifted their super powers, including telekinesis, healing, super speed, and more. Though the girls are acting as one …

Review: Lives Collide

Review: Lives Collide

Lives Collide by Kristina Beck My rating: 4 of 5 stars James’ life is completely planned. Ever since he helped in an car accident as a teenager he knows he wants to be a doctor, when Jessica enters the picture his life is completely altered. She is his soulmate and he knows he will do …

Review: Silver Jubilee

Review:  Silver Jubilee

Silver Jubilee by Roma Brooks My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Four friends made a pact, no matter what, to meet again twenty five years in their future. The time has come for their reunion but they are hardly even friends anymore, can the magic of Cape Harriet help reunite their bond? ┬áReaders are …

Review: Blacktip Island

Review: Blacktip Island

Blacktip Island by Tim W. Jackson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Missing money, a beautiful island, and lots of crazy characters are what make up “Blacktip Island” by Tim. W. Jackson. When Blake screws up at his job (even his father can’t overlook his misplaced decimal points again) he takes the money and runs …

Review: Love in the Middle

Review: Love in the Middle

Love in the Middle by Barbara Lieberman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sam has recently recovered from cancer and a divorce, while Annie is suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and a breakup. They have been friends for years but kept at a distance, but now that they are both single maybe the timing is just …

Review: Tales of the Troupe

Review: Tales of the Troupe

Tales of the Troupe by Rob Dinsmoor My rating: 4 of 5 stars New York is one of the top places in the country to hone your comedy chops, and that’s just what Rob Dinsmoor did with his troupe, Chucklehead. In this quasi memoir/short story collection he recounts his years as writer and sometimes actor …

Review: Pipeliner

Review: Pipeliner

Pipeliner by Shawn Hartje My rating: 3 of 5 stars On the cusp of becoming a man, Jason is directionless in his life. He has below average grades and only seems to really care about playing his guitar. Although Jason’s parents think he can never live up to his intelligent brother’s standards, he will impress …

Review: The Heart to Kill

Review: The Heart to Kill

The Heart to Kill by Dorothy Place My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sarah has her life planned out, she’s going to finish law school and do everything she can to make her father proud of her. Upon receiving some devastating news about her old high school friend Jo Beth, Sarah makes the decision to …

Review: Method of Choice

Review: Method of Choice

Method of Choice by R.D. Stones My rating: 3 of 5 stars Always looking for the next drink, drug, or girl to sleep with the unnamed narrator of R.D. Stone’s “Method of Choice” seems like a pretty unlikeable character yet there’s something intriguing about him. From his first fight to his last, I wanted things …

Review: Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, and Careening Into Middle Age

Review: Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, and Careening Into Middle Age

Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, and Careening Into Middle Age by Kara Martinez Bachman My rating: 4 of 5 stars A bit memoir, a bit cautionary tale, with lots of humor and a dash of glitter compose “Kissing the Crisis” by Kara Martinez Bachman. Stories range from shooting her first …