Category: Book Review

Review – That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

September 11, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

I’m a bit up in the air with this book. There were elements I really loved and others I just didn’t get into, but nothing I truly disliked so I supposed that, overall, it was a decent read. That Inevitable Victorian Thing is set in an alternate universe where there is the Empire, created by Queen Victoria years before as she changed the course of history […]

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Review – Ally by Anna Banks

September 7, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Ally by Anna Banks

I had my doubts about reading this book after Nemesis just wasn’t a great read for me, and honestly I probably should have listened to them. Ally continues the story set forth in the first book, now with tensions high between Sepora and Tarik as they try to do best by their people and their hearts. And I honestly couldn’t care about any of it. For starters, it […]

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Review – The Fire Queen by Emily R. King

September 6, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Fire Queen by Emily R. King

Y’all may remember how much I enjoyed The Hundredth Queen earlier this year. So it goes without saying that I had some fairly high expectations for The Fire Queen but my overall impression was. . . well, frankly it was average. I wouldn’t say this book suffered from Sequel Syndrome exactly but it didn’t suck me in like the first one. A lot happened but I didn’t […]

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Review – An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

September 2, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

I NEED ANOTHER BOOK. It feels like it’s been ages since I read a faerie book, and a good one at that. Though I’m sure I’ve read some since then, the only ones that come to mind are Holly Black’s Tithe/Modern Faerie Tales series and Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series (both of which are some of my favorite books in general). I am absolutely adding An Enchantment of Ravens to that […]

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Review – Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

August 31, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Once again Maniscalco slays with a fabulously haunting read. Set against a backdrop of superstition and myth, Hunting Prince Dracula makes even vampires seem real as Dracula rises from the grave to terrorize the people of Romania. I don’t think I can say anything bad about this book. Last year, I gave Stalking Jack the Ripper a go despite it falling outside my usual genres of choice, and […]

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Review – The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne

August 28, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Laird Takes a Bride by Lisa Berne

I’m such a sucker for historical romances, especially ones set in Scotland. This one was an. . . interesting one compared to others I’ve read as the romance wasn’t star-crossed lovers style so much as a forced arrangement that turned into something more. I’ll be honest, the marriage between Alasdair and Fiona took me by surprise. The whole premise that there is an ancient clan […]

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Mini Review – Take to the Limit by Dawn Ryder

August 27, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Take to the Limit by Dawn Ryder

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the previous book in this series and I really wasn’t a huge fan of this one either. I think it’s the genre more than the author, mind you, so I wouldn’t hold it against Ryder or this book (I’m just not big on romantic suspense/military-style titles). The basic premise is that the leading hero, Bram, has a […]

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Review – Warcross by Marie Lu

August 24, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Warcross by Marie Lu

I had a really hard time pinpointing exactly what I loved about this book because one minute I’m starting it and the next I’m finished and still trying to comprehend what just happened. For the record, this is all a good thing because this book is amazing and y’all need to get on it! First, sci-fi is hit or miss for me and I’d classify this as […]

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