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Jill’s Little Library

Hello everyone! Welcome to August! I hope you all had a good July! I read a bunch of really great books this month and listened to my very first audiobook! Do you like to listen to audiobooks? I really enjoyed listening to my first one. Now onto the books!

The first book that I want to talk about this month is Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt!

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A Date with Darcy

This book is the first in a series called Bookish Boyfriends and each one is a sort of retelling of a classic novel. This one featured Romeo and Juliet as well as Pride and Prejudice. After the first few chapters I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book or not. The main character Merilee was just selfish and boy crazy and I couldn’t take her seriously. I loved the growth that she had over the book though. She goes from being a flighty, selfish girl to a loving and (for the most part) caring sister. I also was not a fan of how easily that she fell for Monroe in the beginning but then I though back to when I was 15 and if I had gone from an all girls school to a regular school I probably would have been the same too; so I forgive her for that. Overall, though, I really enjoyed this book! If you are a fan of YA romance books then I think you will really enjoy this one as well!


Next up we have a comic book that I had never heard of til recently. Klaw by Antoine Ozanam, Joel Jurion, Yoann Guille, and Mike Kennedy is about a secret population of were animals. Like I said, I had never heard of this before I grabbed it off the shelf so I had no idea what this was about. But I really, really liked this! The book that I read included the first three volumes of the comic book. The illustrations in this book are so amazing. The story combined with the illustrations made it very enjoyable to read. This book is split into three main parts (due to it being three separate volumes), Awakening, Tabula Rasa, and Unions. In Awakening we have the beginning of the story where the main character Angel Tomassini discovers that he is a shape shifter. In the next section we get some more info as well as some history on the Dizhi and some really great fight sequences. The last section has a time jump of a few years and we see Angel really come into his own and try to right some wrongs (no spoilers here!). Overall, if you are a comic fan I think you would enjoy this.

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The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

I don’t think I can properly articulate how much I loved this book. I finished it and immediately wanted to start it again. I will be recommending this book to anyone that will listen to me. My favorite thing was that the MC was so very dense at times that I just wanted to SCREAM at her. But I loved her. And I loved her friends and the friendships that they had. They were realistic. There were hardships, they fought and came back together just like real people do. All of these characters felt so realistic and fleshed out that they could walk right out of the book and shake your hand. Also, I love horror books and this one just touched on things so well. There was gore and there was suspense and I just cannot get enough of this book. Oh and the ending. I loved it. No spoilers here but it was just perfect.

If you are a horror, vampire, or suspense fan then I highly, highly encourage you to read this book. You will not regret it.

That is it for July! I hope you are all doing good and staying safe! If you would like to get materials from the library, don’t forget that we have curbside pickup! You can put books on hold online or over the phone (305-292-3595) and then we will let you know when they’ve been put on hold for you. Park in our back parking lot and pick up your books at the back door! Call us when you’ve arrived at the library and we will meet you at the back door with your materials!

If you want to read some more books reviews, check out my personal blog over at Book Worm Blog!


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