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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchGentlemen Bastards #1Random House LLC An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman…

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Marley and Me by John Grogan

Marley and Me by John Grogan

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book. It had sat on a book shelf for years. Moved with me from my childhood home to the home I now share with my husband. We’ve owned dogs, and currently have a 1-year-old Golden Retriever who we brought home when he was almost 9 weeks old.

Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

This is the final book of the Guardians trilogy, and in usual Nora Roberts fashion, there is a romance interwoven into the story. The romance focused on in this story is between Riley, who is a werewolf, and Doyle, who will live forever because of a curse.

Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb

Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb

Lady Justice has a thing against men. Specifically she seems to be going for men who have cheated on their spouse, raped women, or have been abusive to their spouse. She castrates them and leaves their bodies naked outside their home. For the police, she leaves a poem about the man and why he had to die.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

It’s always nice listening to stories being told by the author. Stardust is narrated by Neil Gaiman. It was more like being told a bedtime story by my parents when I was younger than the usual reading of a book we’ve come to expect.

The Reach Between Worlds by Cameron M. Hayden

The Reach Between Worlds by Cameron M. Hayden

The story was somewhat interesting. There are a few times Taro almost gets caught, and he gets lucky just squeaking by. There is also a test the students must pass. This test could mean their lives though. They all must work as a team, or they all fail. On this test, things get dicey, as they fight for their lives with something making them go mad.

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

fter finishing A Gathering of Shadows, book 2 of the Shades of Magic series, I couldn’t wait to start A Conjuring of Light. The cliffhanger the book ends on is one leaving you going “nooo!” I was very happy I was able to work this into my Book Junkie Trials TBR.

Kin of Kings by B.T. Narro

Kin of Kings by B.T. Narro

Things in the book seem to work out, and things just really start going right for Basem and his father. They make a key friend with one of the people who was watching the trials, and turns out to be a key person and family relation to the king. If you can manage to get past these miraculous strokes of good luck in the beginning, the book gets much better.

My Life Among the Underdogs by Tia Torres

My Life Among the Underdogs by Tia Torres

In one particular chapter she talks of a hurricane Katrina dog who makes an impression on one of her friends who has gone to help care for the displaced dogs and reunite them with their families. In this chapter she also talks of how cruel people can be in using the dogs to make a quick buck with no concern for the dogs what so ever. This chapter in particular really got to me and I had to put this book down and go to a different book to unwind my mingled feelings.

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel by Garth Nix

The story is sad in a way. Because of the goings on and what has happened in the past, Sabriel doesn’t get to see much of her father. And then he is killed before he can teach her more of what she is, and what she can do. Sabriel then must become the Abhorsen, a person who helps spirits to the other side.