Review – Insurgent by Veronica Roth

January 2, 2014 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Boy am I glad I read Insurgent right after Divergent, or I’d have been lost. The second installment in the dystopian series, focused around future Chicago, picks up immediately after Divergent with no reflection on the first book. If you don’t have book one fresh in your mind, you may be a little lost. There is a definite disconnect without reading these books back to […]

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Review – Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

December 25, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Two months have passed since Throne of Glass and Celaena is the King’s Champion, going about to do his dirty week and eliminate enemies to the crown. But there is more at work than she can possibly imagine and it will change everything. It certainly changed everything for me because damn. This book. If this book did anything for me, it solidified Celaena’s motives and background, which […]

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Review – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

November 23, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Prior to heading to the theater to see Catching Fire this past Thursday, we stopped at Barnes & Noble per my request to waste a little time. While there, I perused the dozens of books I wish I had money for, two of which I ended up purchasing. Something to read during the hour-long wait before the movie premiere. I chose to start with Throne […]

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Review – Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

November 15, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Usually when a series hits around books 4-5, it’s hard to really talk about anything new without giving away spoilers so if you haven’t read the first four books of the Mercy Thompson series, stop reading now. Silver Borne has, so far, been my least favorite book of this series. I liked Moon Called and Blood Bound but when the Fae began playing a major […]

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Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

November 8, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

I’m not sure why I liked this book. I know, not the best way to start out a review but it’s something to think about. Divergent has several negative aspects, most (if not all) that would turn many readers off of the whole series, yet I flew through it. This book isn’t a terribly difficult read and flows fairly well if you don’t pay too […]

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Review – Entwined by Heather Dixon

October 16, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Entwined by Heather Dixon

Entwined is a take on the classic tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Azalea, the eldest princess, narrates the story as the queen passes and she and her sisters are left to the care of their father. The king comes off as a cold and couldn’t care less for the girls while he grieves for his wife then heads off to war. All the princesses […]

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Review – The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

September 28, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

If this book has proven anything to me, it’s that having faith in an established author can pay off. Sure, Bloodlines wasn’t my favorite Mead book but thankfully The Golden Lily reminded me why I love her books so much. This book took a step back from the standard action and adventure to focus more on the lives of Sydney and her little group of friends. […]

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Review – Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

September 21, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

My initial reaction to Bound by Night was similar to that of any (paranormal) romance: predictable. That’s why we read them, right? We know how it goes. Girl meets guy. Girl and guy have some unexplained attraction to each other despite *insert reason to keep them apart.* Girl and guy go against the odds and come to some understanding that allows them to be together […]

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Review – Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

August 31, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

I’m honestly surprised it took me this long to write a review for one of Richelle Mead’s books. I’ve read–and own–all but her newest series, but never actually got around to reviewing any of them. Though if owning most of her books is any indication, I’m definitely a fan. Bloodlines took time to get used to after reading the Vampire Academy series. As this book […]

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