Book Reviews

Book Review: Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I picked this book up after seeing it on the New York Times Bestseller List. I am always looking for something new to read and am excited to find an author that already has several books published.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019

Book Reviews Wanted

The Observer is starting a new feature in the paper, a book review section. Do you love to read and are always looking for a new author or genre to read, but don’t know where to look? As an avid reader, I am always looking for something new, or old to read. For me reading is like going on a vacation without ever leaving my home. I can visit faraway places or worlds and make new friends and sometimes enemies between the pages of a book. We are encouraging our readers to submit a review of their favorite (or least favorite book) to share with our readers. It can be a new release or an older book that perhaps many of our readers have never read before. Please submit your 200 to 400-word review by becoming a member online at We will publish at least one review each month. We are starting this month with a review of A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 4:44 PM, 01.30.2019

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1), by Deborah Harkness is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Once I started the book, I couldn’t but it down and read the other two books in the series in two weeks. Once I finished the series, I was a little sad it was over, like when a good friend moves away, and you don’t get to see them every day. Yes, it’s another book about witches, vampires and daemons and their struggle in the human world, but it is not a copy cat of the books of this genre that have come before it. Deborah Harkness created a new way to look at these creatures, they aren’t monsters, but the same as the humans that they live around.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 4:44 PM, 01.30.2019