Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Mini Review – Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

December 6, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

I’ll come right out and say that I didn’t request this book, didn’t even know it existed, until it showed up on my porch one day. It’s not one I’d even pick up by choice, to be honest, but I thought that I’d give it a go, expand my reading horizons and all that. . . . and I wish I could get that time […]

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Review – Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

August 15, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Mask of Shadows was one of those books that I wanted to like. An assassin competition, a gender fluid protagonist, YA fantasy at it’s finest, sounds like the perfect fit. Unfortunately this book was really nothing more than average for me. Let me start with Sal. Miller’s main character is gender fluid, preferring he/she/they pronouns depending on the situation, which is clearly stated in the story […]

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Mini Review – Wanted by Betsy Schow

April 20, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Wanted by Betsy Schow

Another fairy tale fail. I haven’t read many spins on fairy tales recently that I actually enjoyed which is unfortunate since I love fairy tales so much. Wanted was a bit of a mess. It reminded me a lot of the show Once Upon a Time (which I stopped watching after a few seasons because it was also a mess). There are at least four different tales brought […]

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Mini Review – Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

April 19, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Mini Review – Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

I really need to stop reading books that just aren’t my thing. Girl Out of Water happens to be one of those books. I’ve been hearing so many wonderful things about it that, even though I RARELY like contemporary YA’s, I thought I’d give it a go. For the most part, this is a pretty quick read. I did find myself skimming at times waiting for […]

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Review – The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

March 12, 2017 | Book Review by Tia Jenkins
Review – The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The concept for The Bone Witch was very interesting and I was definitely looking forward to reading this, however, it fell a little flat. There was so much more that could have happened in this book. There could have been more magic! I was looking forward to Tea (pronounced Tey-Uh as I finally found out near the end) raising more dead things or fighting more […]

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Review – Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

August 26, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Magic is running rampant this year and Labyrinth Lost is no exception. Cordova introduces us to brujas (not witches) and there are a bunch in Brooklyn. Go figure. But this is the story of a bruja who isn’t so eager to accept her magical gift and the lengths she will go to avoid it end up causing a whole new string of problems. Starting out, I […]

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