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┬áreminded 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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Review – Chasing the Shadows by Keri Arthur

August 24, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Chasing the Shadows by Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur kept the pace of Hearts in Darkness going in this third installment of the Nikki & Michael series. The couple has had their ups and downs, especially as Michael is trying to do everything he can to keep Nikki safe, even if it means hiding his work from her. For anyone who read the first two books, you know that Nikki isn’t one […]

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Review – Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

August 20, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

When I read the back of Lover Awakened and realized it was Zsadist’s story, I was hesitant to read it. He wasn’t exactly the most well-loved of the Brothers in Dark Lover andLover Eternal but I couldn’t stand not knowing his story (especially since I wanted to keep reading the series and knew I’d miss a chunk of the story by not reading this book). […]

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Review – Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight

August 19, 2013 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight

In the beginning, Rise from Darkness intrigued me. We meed Gaby, a girl plagued with the memory of her mother’s death and lost in her own reality. She hides behind her art, which even then reveals this troubled past of hers. All she wants is to have a normal life (cue cliche). But that’s not how life works, especially when you have a fallen angel […]

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