I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe: Review

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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON GOODREADS 07/24/2014

RATING: 4/5

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for an honest review.

“…We will be together again because he has been bound to me almost since the first I knew of him.”

“I shall always be near to you.”

When Jeremiah and his friends begin to talk about joining the Union army, Rosetta takes her future into her own hands. But even after marrying the man she loves, she realizes that she won’t be content to sit at home and wait for him to return to her. Driven by the thought of the money that she can earn for their future together, she does the unthinkable and disguises herself as a man to join in the fighting with him.

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The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne: Review

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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON GOODREADS 07/01/2014

RATING: 4/5

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for an honest review.

“…Relationships never end. Once made, they just influence each other backwards and forwards in time, for better or worse.”

The Girl in the Road embodies this sentiment as the stories of Meena and Mariama are laid out before us. Though the two women have never met, their lives seem to parallel as the two narrate their journeys through a futuristic world and later connect in ways that left me stunned.

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The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson: Review

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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON GOODREADS 01/29/2014

RATING: 3.5/5

I received this free ARC from Netgalley.

I’m half Here. I’m half There. I’m a girl divided, which is to say that I’m no one at all.

This seems to be the main struggle of Laila, the narrator of The Tyrant’s Daughter. As the teenage daughter of the recently assassinated “king” of her country, she and her mother and younger brother find themselves in the United States where they struggle with not only their grief but the issues of adjusting to a new culture and finding a place where they fit after the loss of their royal status.

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