Review – Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

July 29, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Now that is what I call an urban fantasy. I’ve been on a bit of a paranormal kick lately and decided to give this series a try. First I’ve read of the author but it certainly won’t be my last. The writing reminded me a lot of Richelle Mead, whose books I absolutely adore, so definitely brownie points there. Plus, the world isn’t overly complicated […]

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Review – Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

July 20, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

The only reason I was able to stand the ending of Shadow Kiss was because I had Blood Promise to pick up right after. Rose is off on her own this time around and the world of Vampire Academy is about to get a whole lot bigger. Her drive to seek Dimitri out is relentless as she hunts the creatures that go bump in the night in her […]

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Review – The Syndicate by Jeriel Ng

June 28, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Syndicate by Jeriel Ng

I’ll admit, the back cover blurb for The Syndicate sounded interesting to me, but it wasn’t my genre choice so I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy the novel. I have no complaints about the writing. It’s very good, especially considering the age of the author. However, the story itself was putting me to sleep. I struggled to get through just the prologue. The […]

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Review – Geist by Philippa Ballantine

June 25, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Geist by Philippa Ballantine

I don’t even know what to say about Geist. The first time I read it (yes, I did reread it), I thought there wasn’t enough background–plenty of action and adventure, but not enough supporting details. When I read it again, while yes, I knew what would happen, I realized how seamlessly Ballantine weaves in her world with the story. You don’t need to know everything […]

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Review – The Weight of Night by C.L. Stegall

June 21, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Weight of Night by C.L. Stegall

Took a while: I had trouble getting into the story at first. It wasn’t that the writing was bad, but it took a bit to get used to the author’s style which took away from the actual story. It wasn’t until about halfway through that I finally could read the book for the story itself instead of mentally adjusting to accommodate for the author’s writing […]

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Review – Witch Song by Amber Argyle

June 13, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Witch Song by Amber Argyle

From the beginning: Right off the bat, the story held my attention. Argyle’s world was fresh and intriguing, changing the idea of “witches” in fiction. And yet, the story held to the basic coming-of-age story with the young adult defeating the bad guy (or woman in this case) without wandering into the realm of cliche. A truly refreshing take. Couldn’t put it down: I never […]

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Review – Predators of Darkness by Leonard D. Hilley II

June 12, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Predators of Darkness by Leonard D. Hilley II

A slow beginning: I struggled to get through the first several chapters and questioned if I was going to finish the book. Everything seemed to move… not slowly, but not a lot of action either. That could just be my personal taste though. I enjoy a good bit of action to really get you into the story and it wasn’t really there. Tension was high […]

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Review – Vibrational Passage by Jennifer Dustow and Kimberly Miyasaki Lee

June 3, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Vibrational Passage by Jennifer Dustow and Kimberly Miyasaki Lee

Right from the beginning, I was hesitant about reading Vibrational Passage, a “cross between suspense, sci-fi and conspiracy thriller fiction” according to the authors. I enjoy reading science fiction, however not thrillers or suspense novels but I wanted to give this one a chance to see if my reading tastes had changed. They haven’t. Vibrational Passage started off jumping right into the story, which was […]

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Review – Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

May 31, 2011 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Well, how about those characters?: I liked the characters a lot. But there were a few personality traits that I just didn’t like at all. Patch was very stalkerish and creepy. I didn’t mind it too much but there were occasions that it came through a little too strong. Nora, on the other hand, just annoyed me at times. She acts like she’s a complete […]

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