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The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

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This is my second Ruth Ware novel. Last September, I read The Woman in Cabin 10 and absolutely loved it! I haven't read In a Dark, Dark Way yet, but fully intend to, and later this year, she is releasing a new book, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, which looks like it will be just as exciting and thrilling as the others! I picked this book as my Book of the Month a few months back after I saw Reese Witherspoon say amazing things about it on Instagram, and I always trust Reese.

Rule One: Tell a lie.
Rule Two: Stick to your story.
Rule Three: Don't get caught.
Rule Four: Never lie to each other.
Rule Five: Know when to stop lying.

The rules are simple, the points don't matter; just make sure they believe you and you don't get caught. When Isa, Fatima, Thea, and Kate attending Salten boarding school, they bond over this game. They don't lie to just anyone. Thea started it when she was tired of being the new girl at boarding schools because the new girls were always tricked. Ins…

The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

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I love when I love a book. It makes me a happier person. I love when I love an entire series. For the last month that I have spent with these three books, I have enjoyed reading every word.Very few books have brought me the joy that these books have. They have found a spot not only on my LOVE shelf, but in my Top 5.

A Discovery of Witches

Diana Bishop lives a quiet life as a tenured professor at Yale, currently working on research at Oxford. She spends her days in the Bodleian Library, reading alchemical manuscripts; and her evenings are spent doing yoga, rowing, running, and drinking tea. Despite the mask that Diana keeps up to pretend she is normal, she is anything but. She is a witch, although she uses her magical only sparingly. So she is quite surprised when one of the manuscripts she requested is filled with magic. However, after quickly reviewing the book, she sees that it will not help her with her current research, and so she sends the book back. The book, known by call number…

Walk of the Spirits by Richie Tankersley Cusick

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You guys know I hate saying this, but I really did not like this book. I actually bought Spirit Walk which contains both books in the series, Walk of the Spirits and Shadow Mirror. I trudged through Walk of the Spirits, and then made my way into the fourth chapter of Shadow Mirror before deciding that I was going to have to add it to my DNF list.

Walk of the Spirits follows Miranda Barnes who has just moved to St. Yvette, Louisiana after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. But since her and her mother moved back to her mom hometown, she's been plagued by screams and visions and scents that make no sense to her. When she has a chance reunion with her grandfather, who has a reputation of being crazy, Miranda learns that he is haunted by the same thing as she; either that, or she's as crazy as him. But as visions of a Civil War soldier and a rose-scented debutante become more clear, Miranda learns that she will not find peace until she helps them find peace. With the help of he…