Review – Steel by Carrie Vaughn
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March 9, 2014

Review – Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Steel is “a swashbuckling tale of magic, romance, and pirates,” or so the front cover tagline claims. There were pirates, sure, and a little magic. The romance might have happened at some point but it was so slight I must have missed it. As a whole, the “swashbuckling” adventure promised by the back cover blurb failed to make an appearance. […]

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Review – Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
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February 6, 2014

Review – Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

Oh the days I regret not reading the reviews first. Tumble & Fall looks like a fantastic read, right? The cover captivates you and keeps your attention long enough to read the back cover blurb, which draws you in further. The world has a week before total destruction and three teens are telling the stories of their final days. It […]

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Review – Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
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January 28, 2014

Review – Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

Cassie Palmer has been running for half her life. She has a lower-level master vampire on her tail and ghosts popping up around her current city. The ghosts are fine; it’s when a team of vamp assassins show up that things get a little messy. Cue her roommate revealing a big secret and a trip to MAGIC, the center of […]

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Review – Allegiant by Veronica Roth
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January 8, 2014

Review – Allegiant by Veronica Roth

When I reviewed Insurgent, I said, “It left me completely unsatisfied with the book and while I wasn’t eager to read Allegiant (book 3) after this novel, I felt the need to finish the series out. It can’t get much worse, right?” Well, I was wrong–oh so terribly wrong. Allegiant took a turn down the road of no return, and ended […]

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Review – Insurgent by Veronica Roth
In Book Review
January 2, 2014

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Review – Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
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November 15, 2013

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 […]

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