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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Ten Things I Want to Learn/Do After Reading Books

July 26, 2016 | Weekly by Austine
Ten Things I Want to Learn/Do After Reading Books

This week I’m talking about all those things I wanted to do or learn after reading a book. Since I read a LOT of fantasy, you’re probably going to see a theme here and they’re all going to be totally outlandish. It’s really a shame that our world doesn’t offer many of the things I’ve mentioned below. Perhaps they could make the world a better […]

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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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Gotta #ReadThemAllThon! Pre-League TBR

July 25, 2016 | Reading Challenge by Austine
Gotta #ReadThemAllThon! Pre-League TBR

Oh my gosh, guys. I just signed up for what promises to be an amazing reading challenge. Like, it literally combines the two main components of my childhood: Pokemon and books. Hell yeah! So, right, the challenge… The fabulous Aentee @ Read At Midnight has created a reading challenge of epic proportions based on (you guessed it) POKEMON! Pulling from the first season of the show, […]

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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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Regrets from the Early Blogging Days

July 21, 2016 | Discussion by Austine
Regrets from the Early Blogging Days

Over 5 years ago, I stumbled into the book blogiverse and was immediately swept away. I’d never imagined anything like this could exist which is funny to me now because I have a blog, I have followers, I follow other blogs, keep up with authors, all of it. But I think back to those first few years and there are definitely things I wished I’d […]

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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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Ten Books Set Outside of the United States

July 19, 2016 | Weekly by Austine
Ten Books Set Outside of the United States

I really had to think about this one. Considering how much fantasy I read, this should’ve been pretty easy since a lot of those books aren’t even set on this earth (that counts, right?) but I tried to pick titles that are alternate worlds to our own set around the world. Some of these are a stretch, with only part of the book set outside […]

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