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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions) by Harriet Jacobs
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)

Kacey, February 1, 2015

I felt compelled to keep reading chapter after chapter because I wanted to know what happened next and how she eventually managed to escape. Some parts of the book, while no one should be forced to undergo treatment like that, I felt they were quite mild compared to what they could have been. Other parts of the book were surreal, how could anyone possibly endure that? Definitely a book everyone should be exposed to.
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Kacey, February 1, 2015

Why is this information not actively taught in high schools?! Abbott's research and knowledge about each character was astounding. I liked that Abbott chose to write about two Union women and two Confederate women; although I admittedly had a hard time reading about the two Confederates. It just made me so angry! All these dumb Union soldiers/generals getting completely deceived by these two ladies. We could have lost the war! Sometimes I had to put the book down and focus on other things to get rid of my frustrations haha. I loved when Abbott added information relating to how they treated diseases during that time. Thank goodness medicine has advanced since then! I wish more historical pictures had been added as those were especially interesting.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Kacey, February 1, 2015

I'd been wanting to read this book ever since I first saw it in the bookstore. I was not disappointed! The story hooked me early on with the mysterious death of the main character's grandfather. The plot is quite creative and the villains are thoroughly creepy. The added touch of the antique photos really adds a new dimension, like a picture book for adults. Loved this book, can't wait to get my hands on the second one!
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The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
The Bane Chronicles

Kacey, January 4, 2015

If you enjoyed reading The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, you will of course love this book. Each chapter in The Bane Chronicles is a different story from sometime in Bane's life. The only thing connecting all the stories is the fact that Bane was in them. Some of the stories are adventurous and funny, some are exciting and happy, and some are sad. To be honest, I liked about half of the stories. Liking only about 50% of something usually isn't good, but let me tell you, there were two chapters that I just loved. Not just liked or enjoyed reading, I mean really loved. They made it feel like fireworks were going off around my heart. Worth reading the whole book just for those few chapters.
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Forever Odd (Odd Thomas Novels) by Dean R. Koontz
Forever Odd (Odd Thomas Novels)

Kacey, January 4, 2015

Dean Koontz came up with the craziest characters for this novel. Usually novels have one crazy/random character and that's fine. Koontz looks at that and says, "Nah man. Imma make em all crazy." Forever Odd is a page turner from the get go. The action starts almost immediately and never lets up. Add that to all the crazy characters you meet along the way and this book ends up being pretty freakin' awesome. I cannot WAIT to read the next one!
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