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Review: Mud Vein

Good morning!! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!
Today, I’m here with a review of my second Tarryn Fisher read, Mud Vein, which I very much enjoyed. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the book, but I ended up adoring it.
Enjoy!


Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Pages: 283
Publication Date: April 2014
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat… and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.


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Have you read Mud Vein? Is it on your TBR?
Have you read any of Tarryn Fisher’s other novels? Which one should I read next?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below! 

As always, thank you so much for reading!! I hope you enjoyed, and hopefully I’ll see you again soon! ❤

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Review: Learning Not to Drown

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!
This morning, I’m back with a review of an unexpectedly enjoyable read, Learning Not to Drown. I had this book sitting and collecting dust on my shelf for years, and I’m so glad that I finally worked up the motivation to give it a read.
I hope you enjoy!! 


Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Pages: 352
Publication Date: April 2014
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.
There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke is the oldest, the can’t-do-wrong favorite. To their mother, they are a normal, happy family.
To Clare, they are a family on the verge of disaster. Clare: the ambitious striver; Peter: the angry ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug-addicted convicted felon who has been in and out of jail for as long as Clare can remember—and who has always been bailed out by their parents.
Clare loves Luke, but life as his sister hasn’t been easy. And when he comes home (again), she wants to believe this time will be different (again). Yet when the truths behind his arrests begin to surface, everything Clare knows is shaken to its core. And then Luke is arrested. Again.
Except this time is different, because Clare’s mom does the unthinkable on Luke’s behalf, and Clare has to decide whether turning her back on family is a selfish act…or the only way to keep from drowning along with them.


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Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR?
Which books would you consider to be “hidden gems”?

Thanks so very much for reading! Have a phenomenal night, and I’ll see you again next time!! 😉

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Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1)

Happy first day of September! I absolutely cannot believe that it is already September. I could swear that it’s still June! I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!<3
School is starting back up for me next week, so unfortunately my reading will be slowing down quite a bit until Christmas time, but I’m certainly going to squeeze in as many more books as I possibly can before then!
Today I’m bringing you a review of what has to be one of my most anticipated reads, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea! Unfortunately, this book was not all that I had dreamed of, especially after building it up for so many years. 
Hope you enjoy! 


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Genre: Young Adult – Romance, Paranormal
Series: Between #1
Pages: 360
Publication Date: August 2013
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…
Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.
Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?
Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery… who makes you want to kiss back.
Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.
Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.


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Have you read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? What about April Genevieve Tulcholke’s other novels? Are they on your TBR? 
I’d love to hear about it in the comments down below!!
Thank you very much for joining me today! Until next time!! 🙂

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