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Review ~ American Royals ~ Katharine McGee #UnearthingaBookishBounty #COYER

Review ~ American Royals ~ Katharine McGee #UnearthingaBookishBounty #COYER

American Royals answers the question: What if George Washington has agreed to be King of America? An interesting premise, right? It certainly grabbed my attention and I was pleased with KMcGee’s execution of it. American Royals is told from four POVs. That of the Crown Princess, Beatrice, her younger sister, Princess Samantha, Sam’s best friend, Nina, and Prince Jefferson’s ex-girlfriend, Daphne. Through these POVs, we get a great understanding of American royal life. Beatrice shows up what it’s like to have been groomed your entire life to be the next monarch, never getting to make her own decisions. She’s going to be facing adversity as America’s first Queen and she’s struggling with what she’ll have to give up. Samantha demonstrates […]

Posted 17 February, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Review ~ Educated ~ Tara Westover

Review ~ Educated ~ Tara Westover

How many of you are educated? Can you imagine being denied an education? Something many of us take for granted, I know. Educated tells the story of a girl who was denied her right to an education. A girl who grew up fearing the government and, to a large extent, her own father. It’s also the story of how this girl persevered in order to earn the education she longed for despite the cost, and I don’t mean monetarily. Tara Westover’s story of being educated is disturbing, thought-provoking, and inspiring. Growing up in a Mormon family, in rural Idaho, she believed she didn’t have many options in life. She believed she’d marry, have kids, and live on a piece of […]

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Review: I Am Zlatan – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Lagercrantz

Review: I Am Zlatan – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Lagercrantz

*I received a free ARC of I Am Zlatan from Random House via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review* My I Am Zlatan Review I am Zlatan reads as a stream of consciousness from Zlatan himself. It is as if Lagercrantz wrote down everything Zlatan said during a couple of interviews, and all of the shared thoughts are a part of this book. And while a lot of it was very interesting, there certainly were some things that felt like a little too much, too. Of course, everyone who watches soccer knows who Zlatan Ibrahimovic is, and while I’m not a soccer fan, I have seen parts of his games on TV. And sure, he’s a brilliant […]

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Review: Under the Wide and Starry Night – Nancy Horan

Review: Under the Wide and Starry Night – Nancy Horan

*I received a free ARC of Under the Wide and Starry Night from Random House Publishing – Ballantine via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Under the Wide and Starry Night is a beautiful love story, quite unconventional in many ways since Fanny is twelve years older than Louis, and when they meet in France, she is married but estranged from her husband. Both Louis and Fanny have lived pretty tough lives so far, and they both really need some peace and quiet, and someone to love them unconditionally. From the opening, the reader is traveling along-side Fanny and her three children, first to Antwerp, then to Paris, and after a tragedy strikes she, Belle and Sammy go to […]

Posted 13 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Red Rising is a well-woven story set on Mars, in a dystopian society, where the readers follow Darrow from the mines where he extracts precious helium 3 to help the population from earth to come and colonize the red planet. The Reds working and living deep inside of Mars have little food, and everything is done to make sure the clans do not band together with each other – only staying with their own. Many things are forbidden, but not many people dare to rise and try to make things better. When Eo brings her husband to a secret place she’s found, a place that is fully terraformed already, Darrow has no idea what she means when she tells him […]

Posted 20 January, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 23 Comments
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Review: Long Simmering Spring (Star Harbor #3) – Elisabeth Barrett

Review: Long Simmering Spring (Star Harbor #3) – Elisabeth Barrett

*I received a free ARC of Long Simmering Spring from Random House Publishing / Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Long Simmering Spring has a very slow pace, which works perfect for the story within. Both Jule and Cole are afraid to start something new, they are content with working hard and playing little. Until they meet up in the park by chance, and that incredible chemistry between them flares up again. As always, Star Harbor is a great place for a visit, and the characters are so well done and multi-layered. For the first part of Long Simmering Spring, I really loved Cole and how he was slowly seducing Julie, but then, he did a complete […]

Posted 26 December, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Review: Blaze of Winter (Star Harbor #2) – Elisabeth Barrett

Review: Blaze of Winter (Star Harbor #2) – Elisabeth Barrett

*I received a free ARC of Blaze of Winter from Random House Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Blaze of Winter was a treat! I was so happy to be back in Star Harbor, with characters I already knew, and with some new ones as well. I got my fill of the town, the characters, more mystery and quite a lot of romance. And those Grayson brothers are so hot and utterly male! I have to admit that I prefer Theo from Seb, though, even if I enjoyed Seb more in Blaze of Winter than in Deep Autumn Heat. Avery is a really great female character, she is so complex, both strong and weak, confident and not. […]

Posted 23 December, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Review: Love Game (The Matchmaker #3) – Elise Sax

Review: Love Game (The Matchmaker #3) – Elise Sax

*I received a free ARC of Love Game from Random House Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Love Game is pretty silly and truly hilarious. It’s the third in the Mtachmaker series, but I still enjoyed it, and felt that the characters made sense. Of course, there are some references made to things that happened in prior books, but it did not make me feel confused. It did make me want to find out what happened to Gladie before the story in Love Game, though. In Love Game, there is a new matchmaker in town, and Zelda is afraid that all her perfect love matches will be destroyed by this strange interloper Luanda. Gladie is lusting after […]

Posted 6 November, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: A Most Scandalous Proposal – Ashlyn Macnamara

Review: A Most Scandalous Proposal – Ashlyn Macnamara

*I received a free ARC of this book from Random House Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* A Most Scandalous Proposal is a debut novel, and it is quite well done! I loved that Julia is a strong woman, even while dealing with the ton and everything that women have to be careful about while navigating society. Sophia starts out like the typical woman in a historical romance novel, always trying to follow the rules, while being in love with the ton’s golden boy, and not knowing what to do about it – because in order to be a proper young lady, there really isn’t much she can do, now, is there? Julia has decided that love […]

Posted 26 December, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Review: Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) – Sarah Rees Brennan

Review: Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) – Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken is a book I actually have a lot of trouble rating and reviewing. On one hand, I love the author, her sense of humor and her writing. On the other hand, I had a very hard time connecting with any of the characters here, even though they all had both positive and negative character traits. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 9,046 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Posted 16 October, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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