Book of The Month Book Reviews

Book of the Month Reviews: 1st Quarter 2018

Okay guys, I think I can actually handle these quarterly mini-reviews! Definitely more doable than monthly ones 🙂 Here are the three books I received for the first quarter of this year from Book of the Month! JAN: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner This isn’t usually the genre of book I’d normally get (which would be chick thrillers I guess) but this was set in Philadelphia so I was intrigued! It also had really great reviews. The cover of the book is of the Logan Square fountain which is pretty cool. The story is set in the early 20th century (1918) and follows a family of 3 sisters and their parents as they move from Quakertown to Philadelphia …

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BOTM Review: American War by Omar El Akkad 📖

I’ve been SO bad with reading lately…just finishing up this book, which I got in April! The premise of this book really intrigued me. Its set in a future dystopian version of America, where the North and South are fighting a second Civil War spurred by the South’s desire to continue using now-banned fossil fuels while the rest of the country uses solar energy. Aside from the story of the main character, which I’ll get to below, there’s a lot of interesting re-imaginings of how the country will look like in these years. There’s a map in the beginning of the book (I’ve included it to the left) which gives you a look at the current borders. The secessionist “Free …

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March BOTM Review: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach 📖

I know, this is March’s Book of the Month. I was too busy reading Dark Matter! I finished this in 2 weeks though which isn’t bad at all. This means that April’s BOTM might be reviewed in May…I’ll get caught up one day haha! The only reason I got this book was because I wanted to order Dark Matter as well, and I needed to select a March book to do that. I’m glad to say that I made a good choice and thoroughly enjoyed this! This is marketed as a mystery thriller. I would classify it more as 50% mystery and 50% family drama. This story follows a young woman named Ava Antipova who returns from Paris upon hearing …

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