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Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

So I’ll be honest, I never knew that the original Grimm fairytale of Cinderella involved the stepsisters cutting off part of their feet in order to make the glass slipper fit. So when this book started off that way, it was quite a bit of a shock.

I started off hesitant while reading this book. I had a hard time reconciling it with the Disney version of Cinderella that everyone knows. But I’m glad I kept going. Watching Isabell grow into the woman that she was meant to be and not the woman that her mother wanted her to be, which is inspiring. It was incredible to watch her rise up against her circumstances and turn her life around into the future that she had always wanted and had buried so deep inside for so long.

I truly hope this author has more books that are similar to this one!

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The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

“…being brave doesn’t mean that you aren’t afraid of anything. Just that the fear doesn’t stop you from fighting for something you believe in.”

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review: 🌟🌟🌟 Thank you, NetGalley!

When the book started, I immediately thought…okay, another dystopian end-of-world type of book. And while, yes this is a good way to classify it, it was also different than others that I have read. I loved the way the Gifted’s Gifts worked and how their gifts could vary from person to person, even within the skill they had.

I would have loved to have more descriptions of the action scenes. There would be fantastic build up and then all of a sudden, it was over. I was very underwhelmed by the climaxes of the book, I would have loved more action and more descriptions of the action scenes rather than a couple paragraphs.

The book left me with a lot of questions on what actually happened because of this. I’m hoping the author will write more books that clarify some of these events more.

The book was an engaging and quick read and overall, I enjoyed it.

 

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Almost Interesting by David Spade

“FYI, this book is not that serious. This is meant to be read when super bored, then forgotten fifteen minutes later. It could be read cover-to-cover during one medium-to-severe case of diarrhea.”

Well one thing is for sure, David Spade was right, this book was not that serious…this audiobook was hilarious! And it was not forgotten 15 minutes later.

I knew of David Spade only from his role in Rules of Engagement where I thought he was hilarious. I saw this book on Audible, and when I saw Spade was the narrator…I had to try it. And I’m so glad I did!

First off, I had no idea that he is the brother in law of Kate Spade! Or that he had been in so many different shows and movies. I only knew him from Rules of Engagement. Now, I definitely want to watch the shows and movies that he talked about in this book, especially Tommy Boy and SNL.

I thought this book was hilarious and with him as the narrator….you will be laughing the entire time. I love how honest he is about himself and how he never tries to make himself seem better than he is. If anything, he should be giving himself more praise than he does! His stories are hilarious and his self-deprecating humor makes you laugh as well. 

I highly highly recommend this audiobook. Unless you get offended by cursing or some mild crude humor…..then definitely don’t listen to it.