REVIEW : DAISY JONES & THE SIX

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TITLE: Daisy Jones & The Six
AUTHOR: Taylor Jenkins Reid
GENRES: Historical Fiction, Contemporary
FORMAT: Audiobook
LENGTH: 9hrs 4mins
PUBLISHED: March 5th 2019
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio

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Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

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ARC REVIEW : MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS

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TITLE: Michigan vs. The Boys
AUTHOR: Carrie S. Allen
GENRES: Contemporary, Young Adult
FORMAT: Earc
PAGES: 308
PUBLISHED: October 1st 2019
PUBLISHER: KCP Loft

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Hockey meets the #MeToo movement in this powerful debut novel.

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …

The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.

But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up — even if it means putting her future on the line.

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REVIEW : THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS

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AUTHOR: Marieke Nijkamp
GENRE: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary
FORMAT: Ebook
PAGES: 288
PUBLISHED: January 5th 2016
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire

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10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

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MINI REVIEWS

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I try to write reviews of every book that I finish or not. So this year’s ‘new addition’ to this blog is mini reviews. But these might not be published on any regular basis, just every now and then.
Anyway, here I have couple thoughts about Fantomah volume 1 Up From the Deep and It Ends With Us

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