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Review – The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

July 13, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

I should have paid closer attention to the comparison titles for this novel. I wasn’t big on The Star-Touched Queen (though loved the sequel, A Crown of Wishes) and unfortunately The Library of Fates fell in the same category of the former. This book reads like an extended story you would see in a book of folklore and that’s not necessarily a bad thing but it left me underwhelmed for a novel. […]

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Review – Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond

July 12, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond

I have mixed feelings about Bond’s work. My previous experiences with it had me loving one book (Girl on a Wire) and disliking the next (Girl in the Shadows) so I wasn’t sure what to expect from Strange Alchemy, especially as it’s listed as a revised version of her first book. I’ll say this for it: this book is certainly different from the usual YAs I’ve […]

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Review – The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski

July 11, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski

I feel like I’m in that in-between place with this book where I feel like I should have loved it more than I actually did. The Wood is one of those books that blends reality with fantasy, a bit more than what I’d consider magical realism but not enough to really fit in urban fantasy. We begin with Winter, one of the Guardians of the Wood, […]

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Mini Review – Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor

July 7, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor

Why, oh why, did I think it was a good idea to read the sequel? I didn’t have a great experience with the first in the series, Into the Dim, but I had this hope that MAYBE the sequel would be better. It happens. Sometimes. This, however, wasn’t one of those times unfortunately. It’s been a while since I left a book unfinished. After the previous […]

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Review – A Fading Sun by Stephen Leigh

July 4, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Fading Sun by Stephen Leigh

So. From my understanding, A Fading Sun, is a play on history and mythology, combining the likes of Boudica, a Celtic queen, and her battles mixed with the paranormal. Which is pretty awesome because Boudica is seriously cool as a historical figure and one I don’t see represented, even loosely, in fiction very often. But… that’s where my excitement started to fade. First off, this book […]

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Review – Lost Boy by Christina Henry

June 30, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Lost Boy by Christina Henry

I’ve never liked Peter Pan. It’s one of those stories that just didn’t capture my attention and no matter how it’s spun, Peter strikes me as an awful little boy. So I was very excited to read of Captain Hook’s origins, fully expecting Peter to be the villain and I wasn’t disappointed. I was hesitant to read Lost Boy at first as I wasn’t a huge fan of Henry’s Alice or Red […]

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Mini Review – The Legend by Donna Grant

June 24, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – The Legend by Donna Grant

I really struggled to get through this book. Part of this I attribute to trying to read the third in a series where the three are closely connected. Many of the characters were unfamiliar to me and I could definitely tell I was missing something. So if you’re thinking about picking The Legend up, definitely read the previous books. Now, I’m a HUGE fan of Grant’s […]

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