Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn NatuschTitle: Dare You to Lie (Hometown Antihero #1)
Series: Hometown Antihero #1
Author: Amber Lynn Natusch
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genres: Thriller
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Rating: three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her.

All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her.

Determined to expose the town's hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.

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Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch

Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch is an intense thriller in which multiple cases are being investigated at once. I enjoyed the concept and the main character, but I had some issues with the pacing. Overall, I still had an enjoyable experience with the book, and it is perfect to curl up with this fall. Continue reading

Little Blue Envelopes Series, Maureen Johnson

Little Blue Envelopes Series, Maureen JohnsonTitle: Little Blue Envelopes
Series: Little Blue Envelopes
Author: Maureen Johnson
Also by this author: Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: 2010-2012
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke about town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous though utterly romantic results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

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Series Review: Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

I had been waiting to read the Little Blue Envelopes series by Maureen Johnson for a while, and I was so glad to finally get the chance his summer. The story is both cute and inspiring, and the main character transforms. In my opinion, the story should have ended with the first book, but the sequel is still interesting enough. This is the perfect book for those looking for an adventurous read. Continue reading

Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Review: Sadie by Courtney SummersTitle: Sadie
Author: Courtney Summers
Also by this author: The Project
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

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Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie by Courtney Summers is a book that definitely amazed me. This is a suspenseful story about love and revenge, and the main character is unpredictable and likeable. I especially enjoyed the podcast elements that provide additional insight. This is a book that leaves a lasting impact, and I would consider it a must-read. Continue reading

Review: Mastering Pizza by Marc Vetri

Review: Mastering Pizza by Marc VetriTitle: Mastering Pizza
Author: Marc Vetri
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A revolutionary guide to making delicious pizza at home, offering a variety of base doughs so that your pizza will turn out perfect no matter what kind of oven or equipment you have.

Pizza remains America's favorite food, but one that many people hesitate to make at home. In Mastering Pizza, award-winning chef Marc Vetri tackles the topic with his trademark precision, making perfect pizza available to anyone. The recipes--gleaned from years spent researching recipes in Italy and perfecting them in America--have a variety of base doughs of different hydration levels, which allow home cooks to achieve the same results with a regular kitchen oven as they would with a professional pizza oven. The book covers popular standards like Margherita and Carbonara while also featuring unexpected toppings such as mussels and truffles--and even a dessert pizza made with Nutella. With transporting imagery from Italy and hardworking step-by-step photos to demystify the process, Mastering Pizza will help you make pizza as delicious as you find in Italy.

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Review: Mastering Pizza by Marc Vetri

Mastering Pizza by Marc Vetri has  opened my eyes to a whole new way of experiencing this versatile food. If there is one food that I have to say is my absolute favourite, it would definitely be pizza. This cookbook is both educational and eye-opening, while providing home cooks with some techniques and recipes to try themselves. Continue reading