Review – Gifted by Liz Long

June 8, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Gifted by Liz Long

When I started Gifted, I struggled to get hooked. There wasn’t that attention grabber in the first few pages that I usually look for–but I kept reading. Some of the dialogue was a tad stiff and seemed awkward and I wondered if I would leave the book unfinished. I was about a third of the way through the book when it all came together for me. […]

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Review – The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers

June 6, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers

The Testament of Jessie Lamb came as a shock to me. When I first received the review request, I didn’t expect a book filled with tough choices and harsh realities. I didn’t expect a book filled with a possible world future. I didn’t expect to feel so insignificant yet so important as an individual. This novel examines life in a dystopian future where bio-terroristic attacks have […]

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Review – Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

June 3, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

I heard about this book while searching for debut authors and thought I should try the series out. It wasn’t until after I received an ARC of book 2, Tiger’s Quest, that I went to the library and checked out Tiger’s Curse. My initial impression was that it seemed kind of slow but I don’t know how I could have possible thought that after halfway […]

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Review – Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

May 18, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

Finally. FINALLY. Methan is alive and moving ahead. Okay, no, I’m definitely not reading these just for the romance but after three books of struggles between Ethan and Merit, it was definitely a highlight to see it move forward even marginally so. Hard Bitten brings the arc of Celina to a close. Though with that ending I know there are many books to come, this particular […]

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Review – Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

April 23, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

After having just finished books 1-4 of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments Series, I was excited to read Clockwork Prince (following a reread of Clockwork Angel, of course). In this sequel, Tessa and her friends are still under the threat of Mortmain and his clockwork army and have to prepare for whatever their enemies will throw at them. First off, I absolutely love the characters. Tessa […]

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Review – Poseidon’s Children by Michael West

April 20, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Poseidon’s Children by Michael West

When I first read about Poseidon’s Children, I didn’t think it was within my usual range of reading. It didn’t appear to be an urban fantasy as it was being named as but thankfully not everything was “under the sea.” Despite being out of my usual reading selection, I found I enjoyed Poseidon’s Children, though maybe not to the fullest extent. While reading the novel, […]

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Review – Vaempires: Revolution by Thomas Winship

March 9, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Vaempires: Revolution by Thomas Winship

From the very start, Vaempires was an action-packed adventure. Winship puts a new twist on the idea of vampires and the characters were strong enough to carry the story. It made it very easy to read the entire book in one sitting. Out of all the vampire books I’ve read in the past couple years, this book was the first to take a new look […]

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Review – Fireseed One by Catherine Stine

March 2, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Fireseed One by Catherine Stine

When I first received the review request for Fireseed One, I was hesitant about taking it on. It sounded interesting enough and although that logic has led me astray before, I’m glad I took the chance. I always enjoy a good adventure and this book provided just that. Now I’ll try not to give away much so you’ll have to read it yourself. It took […]

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Review – Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

February 16, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

Well I was right about the last book, Friday Night Bites. Where the second book in the series fell a bit flat compared to the first, Some Girls Bite, this third installment kicked it back up into gear and was endless action in all the best ways. And that ending… I knew. I KNEW it was going to be a cliffhanger and really hoped to be disappointed […]

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