Publisher: Razorbill

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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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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It’s a ZODIAC Re-Read Extravaganza + Giveaway!

June 26, 2017 | Book Promo, Giveaway by Austine
It’s a ZODIAC Re-Read Extravaganza + Giveaway!

Okay, that might be a BIT of an exaggeration but the 4th book of the Zodiac series, Thirteen Rising, comes out in August so the lovely folks at Penguin Teen have put together an amazing 2 months of Zodiac awesomeness! If you’ve already read the previous three books in the Zodiac series, then now is the perfect time to start re-reading in anticipation of book #4! And […]

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Review – Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead

June 22, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead

Reading this book made me sigh in relief. The series can be redeemed! I had…issues…with The Glittering Court. And I was honestly worried that the sequel would take a similar turn, especially when I heard that it’s more of a companion, telling the same timeline of the story but from another character’s perspective. But I’m happy to report that not only was Midnight Jewel an improvement on the […]

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The Glittering Court Paperback is Here!

March 28, 2017 | Blog Tour, Book Promo, Giveaway by Austine
The Glittering Court Paperback is Here!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today I’m excited to share with you a little celebration for The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead, out now on paperback! Not going to lie, Richelle Mead is probably one of my favorite authors so this is extra exciting to share for me 🙂 If you aren’t familiar with The Glittering Court, you can read more below. And don’t forget to enter to win a […]

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Review – The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

February 11, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

Bring on the gladiators! I was really excited for The Valiant because I LOVE the TV show Spartacus and seeing the roles reversed by female warriors is like the dream. But while this book as received a lot of praise and had some great elements, ultimately it just wasn’t working for me and threatened a DNF several times over. The beginning of the story moves quick which […]

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Review – Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

December 17, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

I don’t often read the Acknowledgements at the ends of books. It’s just something I’ve never really done. But I read this one and I’m glad Morgan Rhodes apologized to her readers because OH. MY. GOODNESS. THAT ENDING. But maybe I should start back at the beginning. We’re on book 5 of the Falling Kingdoms series and lately with young adult fiction, this series would’ve wrapped up […]

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Review – A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

August 31, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

So that just happened. I’m debating what would be a worse torture. Sitting around waiting until the next book releases or burning my eyes out (fitting, right?). It’s a toss-up. This has become a habit. Reading a book as soon as it releases then living the slow destruction of my mental state waiting for the next book. It’s a cruel, cruel world. Picking up after An Ember […]

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Review – Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

June 26, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

You have to feel bad for the people of Mythica. Their leaders are fighting amongst themselves and making power-alliances, changing the future of the continent, and causing all sorts of chaos. I’d certainly hate to live there. If you’ve kept up with the series so far, you know that things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows on the small continent. Magnus and Cleo are married and […]

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