Category: Book Review

Review – Need You Now by Emma Douglas

August 22, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Need You Now by Emma Douglas

There’s something to be said of reading a book at just the right time, and I read Need You Now exactly when I needed to. Y’all know how I feel about contemporary romances. I’ve come around to them but they’ve always been hit or miss. The first in a new series, Need You Now covers the events of a big music festival in a small town with a rockstar’s daughter and […]

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Mini Review – The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

August 21, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

I went into this book with no expectations. It’s not in a genre I normally read so I didn’t have much to compare it to nor did I honestly have a strong interest in reading it but decided to give it a go when it arrived on my doorstep. The Other Girl is an interesting enough read, just not for me, so keep that in mind […]

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Review – Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

August 20, 2017 | Book Review by Tia Jenkins
Review – Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

When I read Lady Midnight, I wasn’t exactly enthralled by it, but I wanted to know what happened next. So of course, when I picked up Lord of Shadows, my expectations weren’t very high…boy did this book surprise me! Lord of Shadows absolutely blew Lady Midnight out of the water! It was a veery large book, so there were points when I felt like it […]

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Review – Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

August 19, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

I didn’t think that Kristoff could top Nevernight. That book crushed me last year and I knew. . . I knew. . .  that Godsgrave would either be even MORE soul-crushing or terrible because I didn’t think there could be an in-between. Spoiler Alert: It’s the first one. My first thought after finishing it was that I felt like I watched a ramped-up version of Spartacus (as in […]

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Review – An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock

August 16, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock

This book would have been the perfect follow-up to The Three Musketeers. Reading as a fantasy take on the classic (though not a re-telling), An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors was honestly a delightfully swashbuckling read. To start off, I think this is actually the first book I’ve read where the protagonist has a disability. Princess Isabelle is born with a single finger on one hand, referred to […]

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Review – Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

August 15, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Mask of Shadows was one of those books that I wanted to like. An assassin competition, a gender fluid protagonist, YA fantasy at it’s finest, sounds like the perfect fit. Unfortunately this book was really nothing more than average for me. Let me start with Sal. Miller’s main character is gender fluid, preferring he/she/they pronouns depending on the situation, which is clearly stated in the story […]

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Review – The Dire King by William Ritter

August 14, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Dire King by William Ritter

The end is here. No, really, the end of the world is just around the corner and Jackaby has a house full of supernatural creatures while Abigail attempts to create order amidst the chaos. Much like how these novels seem to go. All the players are here as well as a few new ones in the conclusion of the Jackaby series. Though I can’t say the third […]

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Review – A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

August 12, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

I do this thing where, even if I wasn’t a fan of the first book in a series, my curiosity about the sequel gets the better of me so I read it, hoping that it’s better than the first. Rarely is that actually the case. This was not one of those times. A Conspiracy in Belgravia starts the reader off by throwing you in the […]

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