Jan 20
Book Review – Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Book Review – Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Series: Graceling Realm #1 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: 2008 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 471 Audiobook Length: 12 hours 31 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Chelsea Mixon, David Baker, Zachary Exton Rating: Description: Kristin Cashore’s best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme… Read more »

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Jan 19
What Books Taught Us – Alien Invasion

What Books Taught Us – Alien Invasion

Have you checked out our various Features pages lately? Julie and I are all about Features posts. (Who doesn’t need an occasional break from reviews?) In this feature post, we will be discussing What Books Taught Us. And no, we don’t mean cooking, crafting, or organizing. We are talking about serious, useful skills. Like how to survive an alien invasion.  We want to make sure all of our readers are prepared! Whether it’s little grey beings or scary monsters crawling out of people’s torsos, we need know how to survive alien invaders. Here are some lessons we’ve learned from books…. Read more »

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Jan 16
The Gender Game Review

The Gender Game Review

The Gender Game by Bella Forrest Series: The Gender Game #1 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Date Published: September 9th 2016 Format: Audiobook Pages: 416 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber Rating: Description: A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet’s life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to… Read more »

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Jan 12
Chat About Covers: the Twelfth Keeper

Chat About Covers: the Twelfth Keeper

  We’re starting a new feature here on Chapter Break called Chat About Covers. ‘Cause you know we all judge books by covers, whether we admit it or not. We judge the style, the color and font choices, and just the overall look. That might not keep us from reading the book, but we do still judge.   I quite like this cover. I love the magical feel of the blue-green coloring. The underwater, or is it in the sky, feel to it is lovely. The billowing dress, always a fan. I also like the fonts. The title font is… Read more »

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Jan 10
Halfway Dead Audiobook Tour Review

Halfway Dead Audiobook Tour Review

Author: Terry Maggert Narrator: Erin Spencer Length: 7h 12m Publisher: Terry Maggert⎮2015 Genre: Paranormal Release date: Aug. 07, 2015 Carlie McEwan loves many things. She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY – a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is 25 pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest – and only – real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic… Read more »

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Jan 08
Chat Between Chapters: Favorite/Least Favorite Books of 2016

Chat Between Chapters: Favorite/Least Favorite Books of 2016

Let’s chat about our 2016 best or worst lists. What books were your favorite? Which were… not so much?  Julie: Thanks to Audible, I have read over 60 books this year! These are the books that are on my top reads list for 2016. I love the whole Charley Davidson series, and the audio narrator is fantastic! I enjoyed White Raven and that it was a slightly different take on the paranormal genre. I enjoy books with unque “creatures”. I’m actually quite addicted to the whole series. I’ve already read 3 of the books, now to get the rest. I love… Read more »

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Jan 06
Book Review – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Book Review – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer Publisher: Dial Press Date Published: 2008 Genres: Historical, Literary Format: eBook Pages: 278 Rating: Description: “ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of… Read more »

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Jan 05
Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Moonbow Night  #LoneStarLit

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Moonbow Night #LoneStarLit

A MOONBOW NIGHT by LAURA FRANTZ   Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Revell / Baker Publishing Group Date of Publication: January 3, 2017 Number of Pages: 384   Scroll down for Giveaway!      After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It’s a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucky—men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew, looking for an experienced guide. Though he balks when Tempe is appointed to lead his team through the wilderness, it… Read more »

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Jan 04
That’s what HE said Thursday- January 4, 2017

That’s what HE said Thursday- January 4, 2017

We are hosting a meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. We will be doing our posts once a month rather than weekly. The Linky will be open all year long and you are welcome to continue doing your post weekly and linking them up.   Lynn’s Quote: “Y-you’re wrong. A hero is just somebody who tries to do the right thing even when it’s hard. There are more of us than you think.” -Kamala to the Inventor (Ms. Marvel, Vol 2: Generation Why (Ms. Marvel, Vol III & IV #2) by:… Read more »

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Jan 03
Chapter Break Bingo – January 2017

Chapter Break Bingo – January 2017

Welcome to the easiest challenge you’ll find all year! Read books. Mark off squares. That’s all it takes to participate in Bookish Bingo! Play along with us! Here are the rules: Each month we will upload a new bingo card. You download the bingo card and mark off squares as you read books each month. At the end of the month, we will post our own bingo cards. Link up your post or post your own bingo card in the comments. The monthly winner will be the person with the most marked squares. None of that across, diagonal, up and… Read more »

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