Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

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 – How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

April 28, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

Another contemporary, another book I wanted to love but just didn’t quite get there, and not necessarily the fault of the book so much as my own reading tastes. This book was adorable and I’m a sucker for adorable contemporaries (see The Upside of Unrequited and Geekerella) but it didn’t hook me like those did and I’m honestly not sure why. I loved the cast. Grace is so strong […]

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Review – Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

April 27, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Goodness, I had high hopes for this book, especially upon hearing that it was perfect for fans of Outlander, which I loved. What I found was a lot of potential but nothing memorable. So some similarities. It’s hard to not compare this book to Outlander if you’ve either read the book and/or watch the show because Into the Dim is about a girl who travels back in time to Scotland. And there’s […]

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Review – Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

March 31, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

I’m not sure I was the right person to read this book. That sounds awkward, I know, considering I did read it and now I’m writing a review for it. I’ve never read a book that portrayed depression in any way like Definitions of Indefinable Things and so my view on this topic and this book is likely skewed in that regard. I want to be upfront about this […]

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Review – Things I Should Have Known by Claire Lazebnik

March 16, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Things I Should Have Known by Claire Lazebnik

I was expecting more of a romance. Simply based on the synopsis, I thought it would take center stage for this story in terms of the main plot but I found that wasn’t the case and I can’t say the story was necessarily lacking because of it but I couldn’t get into it. Contemporaries are always hit or miss for me. Usually, I don’t mind contemporary romances […]

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Review – Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

November 29, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

I was prepared going into Ever the Hunted to love it. To want to buy ALL the copies because I wouldn’t be able to get enough.  So when I started reading and put it down within a few chapters, I knew that dream was going to be shattered. This YA fantasy is every book I’ve read before. I had the same issues with Shadow Fall in the […]

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