Author: Austine

Review – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

April 16, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Action, adventure, comedy, and romance. Who could want more? This book was an action-packed urban fantasy that was sometimes serious, sometimes (very) heavy on the romance, and sometimes drop-on-the-floor hysterical. Cat and Bones have a certain chemistry that makes them perfect for the main characters of this book as their personalities clash and mix to create a whirl of an adventure. Halfway to the Grave […]

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Review – Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

April 15, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

A new take on werewolves: Unlike most novels I’ve read about werewolves, Johnson provides a fresh idea where the only werewolves are female and they have closely knit packs. The world also knows about werewolves and have organizations, whose goals are to “cure” the werewolves of their “curse.” Similar to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, the werewolf gene isn’t triggered until around the age of sixteen. […]

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Review – Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

April 9, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Changed My Opinion Any time I hear someone mention World War I, it makes me cringe because it seemed to be the only thing we ever discussed in my history classes. However, this book completely changed my opinion. Yes, it’s fiction but it made me rethink the war, strangely enough. The idea of having two groups, the Darwinists (Allies) and Clankers (Central Powers), is interesting […]

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Review – Sara Six Strings by Moriah Howell

April 6, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Sara Six Strings by Moriah Howell

Seeing Is Believing Or is it the other way around? The imagery used in this book is wonderful. As you’re reading, you can clearly picture the various settings. Although the author sometimes tells more than shows, it is easy to visualize the characters and where they are without explaining every little detail. These descriptions really add to the story to make it believable.

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Review – Grey Areas by Jessica Dall

March 18, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Grey Areas by Jessica Dall

Amazing Characters If I had to pick one thing I loved the most about this book, it’d have to be the characters. From Brooke’s bubbly nature to Logan’s nonchalance, each character has a distinct personality that makes them memorable. It’s been a couple hours since I finished and I’m still thinking about them (not a common occurrence for me). I love how Dall gives the […]

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Review – Dark Life by Kat Falls

March 13, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Dark Life by Kat Falls

A Pleasant Surprise I’m not one to read books in first person PoV when it’s a male protagonist but I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Ty, is passionate about what he believes in and tries to do the right thing, whether his parents and the government believe in it or not. He made reading Dark Life very enjoyable.

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Review – Frostbite by Richelle Mead

March 4, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Rose and Lissa are back and this time they’re going on vacation, though not under the best of circumstances. The Strigoi are on the hunt for royals sending the students of St. Vladimir’s to spend their Christmas vacationing at a ritzy ski resort. There’s a lot going on in Frostbite but not so much at the forefront as in the background. Royals are being targeted by […]

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Review – Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

February 27, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

When I first picked up Shiver, I’d already heard mixed reviews about it ranging from absolutely loving it to not worth reading. After finishing, I found myself somewhere in the middle. Shiver is the story of a girl, Grace, who’s life seems to revolve around a mysterious wolf that saved her six years prior to the novel’s story. This wolf is in fact Sam, a […]

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Review – Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

February 17, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

After all the hype I heard about this book, I expected it to be better than it was. I found Clare’s idea very intriguing and her Victorian London world well-developed. However, I found the first half of the book a tad hard to get through. But overall, looking at the whole scheme of things, it was a good novel.

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Review – Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy

February 13, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy

Take Victorian London, add a sprinkle of the myths of Merlin and you have a society based on magical power. Your rank is determined by how much you have–except the magic-immune shape-shifters like Terrence Blackwell, relic hunter and spy for the prince. But he’s only part of the story. Felicity Seymour was born of two very powerful parents but has no magical ability herself. Invisible […]

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