Review – Gambit by C.L. Denault

August 18, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Gambit by C.L. Denault

I finally found a dystopian novel I liked. Which, with my track record in the genre, is basically a miracle. Gambit is X-Men with a lost “princess” all set in the future. Outside the Core, civilization has reverted to a more primitive, medieval-esque state, while the Core functions on the most up-and-coming technology. Some humans have been born with extra abilities, locked into their genetic […]

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#42 Waiting on… Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

August 17, 2016 | Weekly by Austine
#42 Waiting on… Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

This is a super late WOW since I’ve been without internet access all day (the struggle is real) but I first read Jackaby earlier this month and am currently in the middle of Beastly Bones. I loved book 1 and am loving book 2, so obviously book 3 is bound to be good, right? I think it’s Jackaby, to be perfectly honest. I’m a sucker […]

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Review – Highland Deception by Lori Ann Bailey

August 17, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Highland Deception by Lori Ann Bailey

I think the universe is telling me Scotland is the place to be. Having just finished Outlander, I needed to curb my new obsession with another Scottish tale and I happened to have Highland Deception awaiting on my Kindle. It’s safe to say that fans of the aforementioned book will love this historical romance set in seventeenth-century Scotland. Maggie is the daughter of a duke […]

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Ten Books in London

August 16, 2016 | Weekly by Austine
Ten Books in London

Reading a lot of fantasy is great for exploring other worlds but not so much when picking a singular setting (or even type of setting). But as I’ve read 2 books this summer set in London, I set my eyes on that and found…well, I really haven’t read as many books set in the city as I thought.   Granted, I’ve purposely excluded basically every […]

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Review – Beastly Bones by William Ritter

August 16, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Jackaby and Abigail are back for another mystery, this time involving shapeshifters, a hunter of extraordinary creatures, and a dinosaur. I was eager to dive into the next installment of the series after reading Jackaby but what I found was a bit… disappointing. What pulled me into the first book was the combination of Sherlockian mystery and the supernatural without falling into the realm of […]

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Cover ❤️ The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

August 15, 2016 | Weekly by Austine
Cover ❤️ The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

I wanted to do something a bit different this week. So far all of my Cover ❤️ posts have focused on books I’m anticipating for more than just their descriptions. This week I want to mention a series that I adore the covers for…but I don’t like the books. Has this ever happened to you? You pick up a book based on the cover because it looks good, […]

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Review – The Clandestine Betrothal by Alice Chetwynd Ley

August 15, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Clandestine Betrothal by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Not too long ago, I read the third book in this series (as they work as standalones) and was met with a clean romance — the kind not typically found in the genre anymore. It wasn’t a standout but sweet enough and a quick read. The Clandestine Betrothal followed a similar suit but I found it less enjoyable. The first of the Eversley books, we […]

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Gotta #ReadThemAllThon // Kick-Off!

August 14, 2016 | Reading Challenge by Austine
Gotta #ReadThemAllThon // Kick-Off!

It’s a minute past midnight and though I’m not from Pallet Town, I have dreams of becoming a Pokemon trainer. Luckily, Aentee @ Read At Midnight has offered the perfect solution! You may recall my post a little while back about this reading challenge but I wanted to also have a kick-off post for the start! And as part of the challenge, I get a […]

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