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Uncommon Criminals

I was very afraid of reading this book, it's a young adult book written by a New York Times bestselling author, usually those combinations mean lots of swear words that I really don't enjoy reading, but this book was a pleasant surprise. Katarina is a normal looking 15 year old girl, she might be a bit on the short side, but she fits in everywhere, at Russian parties and fancy museums. What those that see her don't know is that she is a thief, not just any thief. She steals artifacts that have already been stolen by whoever, Nazi's a lot of times, and returns them to their proper owners. She's just finished a job at the previously mentioned Russian party, she flies home and is met at the airport by her crush W.W. Hale, otherwise known as Hale. He's not happy with her because she keeps taking risks by doing all the jobs all on her own instead of asking for help from the other criminals. They are just about to get into the limo for their ride home when they are approached by an older lady and what appears to be her son about another job, this one stealing the infamous Cleopatra emerald that was discovered by her parents and stolen by another person working on the sight many years earlier. And it's also cursed. Kat decides that she's willing to steal it, but it will not be easy. They study the situation and figure out how to steal it, but almost as soon as the jewel is delivered they determine that the woman was not who she said she was and now Kat, Hale and their friends must figure out who she is and what she wants with the emerald. I really enjoyed this book, it was clean and also had quite a fun plot. I think I'll have to find more of the Heist Society series of books to read.

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1. Forever
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Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …