Category: Book Review

Review – Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

May 27, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

Current carry you, my friend, because this book certainly will! I was so excited about Song of the Current and usually all that excitement tends to mean I absolutely love a book or it doesn’t meet my expectations. This happened to be the former (yay!) and I am SO ready for the next book in the series. Tolcser creates such an interesting world with the […]

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Review – And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin

May 25, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin

There’s a reason I don’t tend to read thrillers, suspense, anything like that. I struggle to connect with the stories, to really get into them. But I’ve been expanding on what I read more and wanted to give And Then There Were Four a try. The premise was a bit… well, shocking, really, which I suppose was part of the appeal. To see how the author handled […]

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Review – Seeker by Veronica Rossi

May 20, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Seeker by Veronica Rossi

If I’m being totally honest, I’m still not sure where I stand with this book. It takes place several months after Riders, with Daryn off on her own and the horsemen looking for her.  For the record, this post may have some spoilers if you haven’t read Riders as the books are very closely tied together. Of the two, I definitely liked Seeker more. The dual points-of-view moved the […]

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Review – Only the Dead Know Brooklyn by Chris Vola

May 16, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Only the Dead Know Brooklyn by Chris Vola

I think I was expecting too much from this book. I’m always on the lookout for new vampire stories because, frankly, YA vampires nearly destroyed my love of urban fantasy and I’ve been slowly trying to recover from that. Only the Dead Know Brooklyn puts a spin on vampires in that they’re undead warriors bound to the region in which they were turned. If they leave, […]

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Review – Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

May 15, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

This is the kind of book I want more of in YA fantasy. Steeplejack was entertaining and beautifully written in a city colonized and still dealing with the effects of that, as seen through its structure and its people. Though considered young adult, this book reads a lot more like an adult fantasy in how dense and intricate it is and I am ALL there for it! […]

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Review – Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

May 13, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into this book but I can say that I definitely liked it! First of all, it involved a carnival which is an immediate must-read for me. Add to that the elements of mythology woven throughout the world and I’m sold. It was an…. interesting experience reading it, though, because a lot of the book completely disgusted me […]

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Review – The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

May 12, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

I heard a lot of great things about this book prior to reading and so I was expecting a bit too much from it, I think.  Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend The Hundredth Queen to any YA fantasy fans out there, but it didn’t completely WOW me like I had expected it to. Kalinda has been sheltered her entire life and […]

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