Category: Book Review

Mini Review – Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

December 6, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

I’ll come right out and say that I didn’t request this book, didn’t even know it existed, until it showed up on my porch one day. It’s not one I’d even pick up by choice, to be honest, but I thought that I’d give it a go, expand my reading horizons and all that. . . . and I wish I could get that time […]

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Review – Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples

November 28, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Alright, so I ventured into the weirdness that is SAGA once more with the second volume. Although the first volume was quite the shock in terms of the strange world and characters (I mean, y’all, these people have some seriously amazing imaginations going into these graphic novels), Volume 2 focused less on the weird and more on the development of the story. Most of Volume […]

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Review – To the Duke, with Love by Amelia Grey

November 25, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – To the Duke, with Love by Amelia Grey

The Rakes of St. James are back with another tale of a duke attempting to protect his sister’s reputation after his younger days come back to haunt him. To the Duke, with Love felt a lot like Last Night with the Duke (book 1). Very similar premise, another case of a duke versus  an independent young woman who aren’t in a position to fall in love but do […]

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Review – No Place Like You by Emma Douglas

November 20, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – No Place Like You by Emma Douglas

The third of the Cloud Bay novels, No Place Like You has secured its place as my favorite of the series. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Need You Now and A Season of You but it turns out that I liked the oldest of the Harper kids best. Unlike the previous books, No Place Like You took slow burn to the next level. Leah sees an opportunity in the return of […]

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Review – Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

November 18, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

When I first asked for graphic novel recommendations, a ton of people recommended Saga so I figured that if that many people love it, I HAVE to read it. So I requested as many volumes as I could from my university library and binged the first volume. Let’s start with the more obvious artwork. I loved the full-color style that brought this very strange world to life. And I […]

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Mini Review – A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase

November 16, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase

The first thought that comes to mind after finishing this book is. . . well, frankly it was a bit weird. You know how sometimes series will read as standalones but certain characters appear throughout the series (well, this happens in romance a lot, at least)? That’s kind of how this book felt. Despite being the first in the series, this felt like a continuation […]

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Mini Review – Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

November 4, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

I’m really struggling this year with books that sound great but just don’t cut it in the execution. In the case of Weave a Circle Round, it wasn’t so much that the author created a predictable story which seems to be what keeps happening. Rather, this book was all over the place and yet bored me to read. I attribute it to the characters. I wouldn’t […]

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Mini Review – The Skewed Throne by Joshua Palmatier

November 2, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – The Skewed Throne by Joshua Palmatier

What is it with fantasies selling a great concept but failing to create a memorable and intriguing read? When I received an omnibus edition of the Throne of Amenkor series (this being the first book), I got really excited. If you didn’t read the synopsis, go do that then come back because it sounds like if Arya from A Game of Thrones had her own novel. Which is […]

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (A WICKED Review)

October 31, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (A WICKED Review)

Hello all! I’m here with my review of Spellbook of the Lost and Found today to help Penguin Teen out with their Wicked Reads celebration! Spellbook came out in August but is the perfect read for the spooky season! Keep reading for my thoughts on the book as well as info about the Penguin Teen Wicked Reads sweepstakes! It’s been a while since I read a book with […]

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