Category: Book Review

Review – Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

March 31, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

I’m not sure I was the right person to read this book. That sounds awkward, I know, considering I did read it and now I’m writing a review for it. I’ve never read a book that portrayed depression in any way like Definitions of Indefinable Things and so my view on this topic and this book is likely skewed in that regard. I want to be upfront about this […]

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Review – I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett

March 29, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett

For my first read of anything by Anna Bennett, I have to say I found I Dared the Duke fun and entertaining…but not a standout. As someone who reads historical romances fairly often, especially lately, this one was light and all sorts of fluff fun but once I was done reading it didn’t stick with me. Which, honestly, isn’t a bad thing because I can’t think of […]

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Review – The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

March 25, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

Pirates and sea monsters and adventures, this YA fantasy was everything I hoped for and more, and I can’t believe I put off reading it. In this futuristic alternate universe, the world’s seas are overrun with pirates and to protect the innocent ships, science has created Reckoners — giant monsters trained to defend their charges during their voyages. Okay, let’s stop there because GIANT. SEA. […]

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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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Review – Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

March 21, 2017 | Book Review by Tia Jenkins
Review – Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I don’t really know where to start with Truthwitch. There were parts of me that loved it with all my being and there were parts of me that was just a little meh with it. The beginning for example was a little rough. There was so much going on and there were so many terms to follow that I ended up being a little lost. […]

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Review – The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

March 20, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

For my first Scalzi book, The Collapsing Empire was out of this world! Yes, I intended for that to be super cheesy. I try. ANYway, I don’t tend to read a lot of science fiction. I used to, back in middle school, then the years after seemed to be the paranormal marathon, followed by lots of heavy fantasy, and now a bit of everything and The Collapsing Empire is […]

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Review – Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward

March 18, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Somebody’s Baby by Donna Alward

The latest in the Darling, VT series, Somebody’s Baby was also probably my favorite of the three so far. In terms of the timeline, it starts around the middle of Someone to Love and does contain spoilers for the previous two books. This one follows Rory, the youngest of the Gallagher brothers, and Oaklee, the town’s social media extraordinaire, both appearing briefly in previous books so if you’ve […]

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Review – Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

March 17, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

I always hate DNF-ing a book and while I forced myself to finish this one, it was exactly that: forced. I made it about 30% of the way through before losing all energy and interest in continuing. After much consideration, I convinced myself to give it a second try and just read it. People raved about it, there must be something decent about it, right? If I’m […]

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Review – One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

March 15, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

Never did I ever imagine myself reading a romance about a country singer and upcoming businesswoman set in Texas. The first part alone is somewhat unusual. I tend toward the historical and was a bit skeptical about how much I would enjoy this book. And no, I’m not saying that based off the cover, but the synopsis. I haven’t read the other books in this […]

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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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