Review – Stitch by Samantha Durante

August 18, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Stitch by Samantha Durante

Stitch is one of those books that takes you all over the place. Right when I thought it was going one way, suddenly a new twist appears taking me in a completely different direction. Some might think that’s confusing but in this case, it was masterfully written. The story itself was shocking at times (like shivers down your spine…in a good way). This world is […]

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Review – Transition by Megan S. Johnston

August 17, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Transition by Megan S. Johnston

Alright, for starters, I was bored. Don’t get me wrong, I finished the book, but it didn’t captivate me like so many others have in this genre. I was looking for something new, something I’d never read before, and the prospect of this world with Chimeras sounded like it would fit the bill. Instead, I felt like there wasn’t enough about the world and what […]

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Review – Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones

August 11, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones

Any book with a mythology basis is usually a must-read for me. This book had plenty of action and adventure to keep me reading from start to finish. I’ve studied Greek mythology here and there for fun and found that this book, while sticking to the characters from the myths, also added a new edge that made the story unique. My only major complaint was […]

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Review – Jabin and the Space Pirates by Bev Allen

August 7, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Jabin and the Space Pirates by Bev Allen

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. From the cover alone, I didn’t expect much (it’s not something I would pick up in a bookstore). The title suggested more middle-grade but I found the novel to be well suited for YA readers, even adult. There’s plenty of action, and the world-building is well done, enough that I fell into the story. While […]

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Review – Blood of the Revenant by N.R. Allen

August 5, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Blood of the Revenant by N.R. Allen

Blood of the Revenant is an interesting take on vampires. I wish that the idea would have made up for the various issues I found within it. For starters, I was confused more than not as to what everything was. The world Allen creates is captivating but the lack of explanation for the parts of the world made it hard to really get into the […]

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Review – The Unforgiven: The Crave by D.J. Kile

August 4, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Unforgiven: The Crave by D.J. Kile

With the spike in vampire stories lately, I’ve become leery of what I read. When I started reading this book, it didn’t hook me. I just couldn’t get into the prologue. The changes between past and present tense, while not hard to follow, didn’t keep my attention. Present tense is hard to pull off and I’ve read a few good novels written in it. For […]

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Review – Don’t Ask by Natalie Bell

July 30, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Don’t Ask by Natalie Bell

This book doesn’t exactly fall in my usual genres. I took a chance on Don’t Ask, and after reading it my biggest question was “why did I read this?” If someone had told me exactly what the book was about, I probably wouldn’t have read it because it isn’t something that truly interests me. But I read it and despite the present tense and my […]

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Review – Enslaved in Shadows by Tigris Eden

July 29, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Enslaved in Shadows by Tigris Eden

I was lucky enough to win an eCopy of Enslaved in Shadows during a Twitter party to promote the book. I love a good paranormal romance and this was no exception. The characters were solid and made me laugh more times than not, and they interacted well with each other. I wasn’t a huge fan of Draven and Jes’s relationship arc. I felt like it […]

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Review – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

July 26, 2012 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

When Cinder came out, I couldn’t wait to read it. I finally managed to snag a copy from the library and couldn’t put it down. Cinder is a twist on the classic Cinderella tale and I have to say, I absolutely loved it–way more than the original story. This novel is unique in that it sets the story in New Beijing in a futuristic world. […]

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