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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,500
Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (141 of 196)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,500 - Total Helpful Votes: 141 of 196
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Reading the synopsis of the book I was excited to delve in to the past, and immerse myself in days gone by in a rich and exciting setting. When I started reading, it became evident I was about to be disappointed.

While the history is intriguing, after a while it begins to grate. It's not written with any passion or excitement, it's like the authors done her research, and is reading it back to you. It's not woven in to the story very well or presented very well. I was excited to read about the fire, but like the other events covered, it was written with no emotion, it was almost treated quite off offhandedly, with no atmosphere and wasn't treated with the levity required… Read more
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic new series, 18 April 2014
You know how you have those days when you wish you could get all the guys? Well Becca Chandler is suddenly in the position of having them all after her....but sod's law means she's getting all the ones she doesn't want. When she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school car park, everything changes. Chris is different from the guys at school...not in the cliche "he's not a douche" way, but different in that he can do this cool little thing where he controls water. Coincidentally his brothers can also control earth, wind and fire (no not the band). The brothers are powerful, and slightly dangerous, and because Becca knows, so is she.

Cue mysterious new kid showing… Read more
The Wrong Woman by Brenda J. Brown
The Wrong Woman by Brenda J. Brown
Add The Wrong Woman to the list of cutesy romances, based on/peppered with cliches, but you don't really mind because the book is just too cute.

Our leading lady is incredibly strong, and doesn't take crap from anyone. The fact that her dreams where put aside while she raised her child and took over the family business endeared her to me straight away. That made her very real to me, and I was able to connect with her on that level even though I had nothing in common with her. Everyone knows I love leading ladies who aren't perfect, and Norah falls right in to that category.

Our leading man was the typical perfect man, but I can overlook the cliche's due to the fact the… Read more

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