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Book Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly – Sharon Biggs Waller


amadwickedfollyA Mad, Wicked Folly
Author: Sharon Biggs Waller
Series: None
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction
Release Date: January 23, 2014
Publisher: Viking Juvenile

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Summary:

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909,
where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist – a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse – or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky is torn. Just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

 
First Sentence: I never set out to pose nude.
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Life Of A Blogger: Favorite Actors/Actresses

 
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Life Of A Blogger is hosted by the fabulous Jessi from Novel Heartbeat where we let people know more about our lives outside of blogging so they can get to know us better!

Today’s topic is extremely hard for me to do because I don’t have any favorite actors or actresses. I have favorite television shows and movies, but not any favorite actresses or actors. There is no television shows or movie actors/actresses that make me go all “OMG [this person] is in the television show/movie – I must go out and see it!”

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Yes, it’s true.

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Book Review: Rebel Belle – Rachel Hawkins


rebelbelleRebel Belle
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Series: Rebel Belle #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

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Summary:

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.
Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him – and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.

 
First Sentence: Looking back, none of this would have happened if I’d brought lip gloss the night of the Homecoming Dance.
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