Category: Book Review

Review – A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

July 27, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Have you ever read a book that you questioned the genre? Because A Promise of Fire had me wondering exactly what is the focus of this book. After reading the description, I expected a romance (fine by me) yet when I started reading, the fantasy world took over. That’s right, folks, I found a fantasy-romance that succeeds in both building a strong world perfect for diving into […]

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Review – Angelfall by Susan Ee

July 26, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall has been on my radar for a while now but it didn’t occur to me to sit down and read it until more recently. Although I think the book is over-hyped, I’ll definitely pick up the sequel. The first thing I noticed was the writing style. Some authors have a distinct voice. Some use lots of flowery language. Some are attempting to create the next great […]

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Review – A Season at Brighton by Alice Chetwynd Ley

July 25, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Season at Brighton by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Get ready for a simple romance in this reprint of Alice Chetwynd Ley’s A Season of Brighton. Though the third in a series, this book can be read alone as many romances can. Following the tale of three sisters with a mother intent on marrying them off to one of the most eligible bachelors around, it’s a mark of what a romance novel can be without the […]

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Review – Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner

July 24, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Castner

Four queens, a pact holding them together (loosely), and blossoming hatred between them? Intriguing doesn’t begin to cover it. Sadly, the exciting story I anticipated wasn’t quite the same in practice as on the back of the book. Daughters of Ruin wasn’t one of the 2016 releases I’d heard about until I saw it was available to read on Riveted Lit for free. Looked good, sounded good, so […]

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Review – Parthena’s Promise by Valerie Holmes

July 21, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Parthena’s Promise by Valerie Holmes

I’m not much of a beach-goer but if I were to go and take a book, this one would be ideal. Parthena’s Promise is the perfect example of short and sweet. A historical romance set in the early 1800’s, Holmes introduces us to Miss Parthena Munro and Mr. Jerome Fender. The lady has had her troubles and in a surge of desperation, brings Mr. Fender into […]

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Review – Alice by Christina Henry

July 20, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Alice by Christina Henry

Oh Alice, dear, where have you been? You don’t seem to know yourself. A shame. For your thoughts are jumbled and you are positively mad. Truly. Just ask your Hatcher there on the other side of the wall of your cell. Yes, this twisted re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland begins with the insane, locked away where no one need ever look on them again. […]

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Review – The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

July 18, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

I’m genuinely conflicted about this book. As seems to be the case for several of the books I’ve read recently, the books keep me hooked while reading but afterwards I’m just left with a feeling of… disconnection, for lack of better words. And that’s how I would describe reading The Scorpion Rules. Just as there is a disconnect between the AIs and humans in this world, […]

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Review – Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

July 17, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

What in all the name of book gods did I just read? We open to a woman out in a less-than-respectable neighborhood following a quest to retrieve an orphaned infant. Because surely nothing can get in the way of a woman with such a large heart and a children’s home to run. Along the way she unknowingly catches the attention of a noble, Lord Caire, who’s […]

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Review – The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

July 16, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

I wanted to like this book. I really did. Everything up until reading was beautiful: the cover, the description, the promise of a Peter Pan re-telling. Yet, when it came to the actual reading, I almost put it down for good. Peter Pan isn’t my all-time favorite childhood story by any means but the last time I read a re-telling, it was Peter and the Starcatchers which […]

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