Category: Book Review

Review – Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

March 13, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Stormchaser was all simmer with no substance. This particular romance centered around Dr. Calista West who’s hired on by Jonah Cutter as part of his salvage team because he thinks he’s found Atlantis, and the good doctor has debunked its existence in previous works. The set-up was good. And a large portion of the book was spent with each character detailing how attractive they found […]

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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 – Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder

March 10, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder

I don’t think I should have read this book before the first two in the series. Generally, I can with romances but the whole time I felt like I was missing something that would have tied this story together. But in terms of the story itself, I’m not sure I really liked it to be honest. Ginger, a librarian, is in New Orleans for a […]

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Review – Home at Last by Lily Everett

March 9, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Home at Last by Lily Everett

After an extensive amount of set-up for Marcus and Quinn’s story in the previous book, Close to Home, I was expecting this book to be an amazing romance. You don’t just spend a third of a book that’s marketed as a story about completely separate characters without giving these people a great story. And unfortunately, Home at Last didn’t live up to that. Marcus has a lot of […]

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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 – Someone to Love by Donna Alward

March 7, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Someone to Love by Donna Alward

Ack, these romances are killing me, they’re so fluffy and fun. Alward has really turned me around when it comes to contemporary romances. I can’t get enough of the small town life of Darling, VT! Someone to Love is the second installment in this new series, following Somebody Like You and picking up not long after. For those wondering, I do recommend reading these books in order. While you can […]

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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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