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Mini Review – A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase

November 16, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase

The first thought that comes to mind after finishing this book is. . . well, frankly it was a bit weird. You know how sometimes series will read as standalones but certain characters appear throughout the series (well, this happens in romance a lot, at least)? That’s kind of how this book felt. Despite being the first in the series, this felt like a continuation […]

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Review – The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

October 28, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

I had to take a few days after finishing The City of Brass before I could write this review, otherwise you would’ve been reading “IT’S SO GOOD BUY THIS BOOK” over and over again. Which, I mean, if that works for you, awesome! I haven’t rated a book this high this year with the exception of A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab and that particular title had a […]

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Review – Renegades by Marissa Meyer

October 27, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Renegades by Marissa Meyer

It was hard not to rate this book as high as possible. I’m a huge fan of the author’s other work and she’s easily a favorite YA author but I wanted something. . . more from this book. I’ll be honest, Renegades is the first book I’ve taken on involving any form of superhero versus villain so I don’t have much to compare to on that front […]

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Review – The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor

October 26, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor

A bit of time has passed since the events of The Bad Luck Bride but a few familiar faces return as the story focuses in on Emma Cavensham. All she wants is independence in a world that doesn’t really offer that option to women. And Nick St. Mauer just wants to never feel something because it only leads to pain. What worked with these two is their early […]

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Review – The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman

October 21, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman

I had a lot of fun reading The Right Kind of Rogue. It was one of those romances that was a bit over the top but highly entertaining and one I would recommend to fans of the genre. Meg has been in love with her best friend’s brother since she was a teenager and now that he’s finally looking for a bride she’s determined to throw […]

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Review – The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

October 17, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

You know when you get SO excited for a book, your expectations are SO high. . . and then reality sets in and crushes everything you expected. The Diabolic was easily one of my top 5 favorite reads of 2016 and when I learned it was getting a sequel I completely freaked out. I needed the next book. I got the next book. Overall, The Empress was disappointing. I think […]

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Mini Review – Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

October 14, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

As soon as I heard about Beasts Made of Night, I just knew I had to read it. And after reading Akata Witch which is both Nigerian-influenced as well as set within the country, I became even more intrigued by the culture within the realm of fiction. Unfortunately, while Akata Witch quickly became a favorite read of the year, Beasts Made of Night almost ended up on my DNF shelf. […]

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Blog Tour Review + #Giveaway – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

October 9, 2017 | Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway by Austine
Blog Tour Review + #Giveaway – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

I am so excited to share my raving review of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns today as part of the blog tour! Keep reading to hear my thoughts and scroll for a fun giveaway! This book is out TOMORROW, October 10th! And I’ll tell you now that you definitely don’t want to miss it! This book is hard not to love. A masterful re-telling of the […]

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Blog Tour Review – Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

October 4, 2017 | Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway by Austine
Blog Tour Review – Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

I wasn’t expecting this book. And by that, I mean I think I went in with more expectations for action, adventure, the standard fantasy elements that I always look for but this book just isn’t that. I loved that this felt like a mysterious treasure hunt and combined with the beautiful writing that reminded me a bit of The Court of Broken Knives, both books featuring a very […]

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