Category: Book Review

Once Upon a Con – Let’s Talk Geekerella!

March 22, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Once Upon a Con – Let’s Talk Geekerella!

Prepare for the gush, y’all, because I absolutely LOVED this book! I can count on one hand the number of YA contemporaries I’ve truly enjoyed: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Upside of Unrequited, and The Female of the Species. And now Geekerella! This book is adorable. I don’t have any other word for it. You’ll find all the familiar elements of Cinderella in this new spin involving a blogger/sci-fi […]

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In Which I Read a Book About a Witch? Maybe? Question Mark?

March 14, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
In Which I Read a Book About a Witch? Maybe? Question Mark?

I don’t normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it’s just not worth it to me and most of the time I don’t have so much to say that I feel like it’s necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of….thoughts….that I felt important to share with y’all, […]

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Review – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

March 11, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

This book needs to be required reading for everyone, though I think teens especially. It’s weird, we talk about representation in the book community in regards to certain groups of people but you know what I don’t see as much of? Good rep of teens. Just… teens. I read a LOT of young adult fiction and it hasn’t been that long since I was a […]

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Review – Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun

March 8, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun

I should have known better. I knew, when I picked up Heir to the Sky, that it was a YA dystopian (well, it says fantasy but it read more like a dystopian to be honest) and as much as I want to love the genre it’s always hit or miss. And this book was definitely a miss. We have some floating islands above the earth and the […]

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Review – A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

March 6, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

This book changed my entire opinion on this author’s work. If y’all missed my review of The Star-Touched Queen, I’ll just say that it really just wasn’t the book for me. Despite the beautiful writing and descriptive storytelling, I found the story far too slow to keep my attention. It’s safe to say that A Crown of Wishes was the complete opposite, drawing on the best aspects […]

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Review – Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey

March 5, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey

Oh hey. Another duke. Fancy that. I love my romances but there are other ranks in society to pick from. Really. Promise. But quite often the gentleman of the book tends to be some kind of noble so I won’t fault the author for choosing a duke. I’m just going to sit back and silently judge the entire genre because it’s starting to get old. ANYWAY, I […]

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10 Lessons You Can Learn from The Twilight Zone

March 1, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
10 Lessons You Can Learn from The Twilight Zone

Have you ever watched The Twilight Zone? No? Me neither. So when Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone by Mark Dawidziak arrived in the mail, I wasn’t really sure what to think. This book, labeled “a fifth-dimension guide to life” turned out to be a fun, almost self-help style collection of lessons that The Twilight Zone can offer to watchers. Having no […]

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Review – Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey

February 28, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey

This book was SUCH a fun read! If I’m being totally honest, I was hooked from the back cover synopsis alone. The idea of a heroine who likes to study insects appeals to my science side, not to mention the fact that she’s a bit socially awkward, highly independent, and a bit snarky too. Paired with a spy on a mission, this dynamic duo made for […]

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Review – I Was Here by Gayle Forman

February 27, 2017 | Book Review by Tia Jenkins
Review – I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Ever since I read Gayle Forman’s If I Stay duology, I fell in love with her writing. It was always so heartbreaking, but it felt real. It talked about things that a lot of books don’t talk about and I liked that. I Was Here isn’t any different. This book addresses suicide and the fact that the internet can be a big place for others […]

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Review – A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

February 23, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

How does someone review the most emotional, roller coaster ride of a series conclusion they’ve ever read? In truth? I’m not really sure but I have a lot of feels that I’m struggling to put into words. I adored A Darker Shade of Magic when I first visited the four Londons of V.E. Schwab’s world. It quickly made my list of must-read fantasies. Then came A Gathering of […]

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Blog Tour Review – Traveler by L.E. DeLano

February 21, 2017 | Blog Tour, Book Promo, Book Review, Giveaway by Austine
Blog Tour Review – Traveler by L.E. DeLano

Oh my goodness Traveler was such a fun read! I’m not usually one for books about time travel or alternate realities (which is this one) but I got really excited after reading the synopsis and thoroughly enjoyed this book. So a lot of good going on in this one. First, I thought the writing was pretty solid. You’re led through the story pretty fast. I think that was […]

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Review – The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

February 20, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

I am so happy this book was better than The Bone Season. That first book really put me off the whole series but I’ve also learned that first books don’t always determine how good a series will be. Thank goodness I read the sequel. The Mime Order starts right after the end of the last book. Paige is back with Jaxon and the gang, Warden is off […]

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Review – The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

February 13, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Talk about slow going. Prior to jumping into The Bone Season, I heard AMAZING things about it as well as the sequel, The Mime Order. Which is all well and good, and likely one of the only reasons I really stuck it out with this one because I found this book to be quite the struggle. To start, I’m thankful that I knew beforehand that this was not a […]

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