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Review – An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

September 2, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
Review – An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

I NEED ANOTHER BOOK. It feels like it’s been ages since I read a faerie book, and a good one at that. Though I’m sure I’ve read some since then, the only ones that come to mind are Holly Black’s Tithe/Modern Faerie Tales series and Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series (both of which are some of my favorite books in general). I am absolutely adding An Enchantment of Ravens to that […]

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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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In Which I Read a Book About a Witch? Maybe? Question Mark?

March 14, 2017 | Book Review by Austine
In Which I Read a Book About a Witch? Maybe? Question Mark?

I don’t normally do live updates while reading a book. Honestly, I tend to read so fast that it’s just not worth it to me and most of the time I don’t have so much to say that I feel like it’s necessary. It can wait until the review. But this particular title stirred up a lot of….thoughts….that I felt important to share with y’all, […]

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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 – Heartless by Marissa Meyer

November 2, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Heartless by Marissa Meyer

There’s so much about Heartless that I wanted to love. For starters, Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors with her Lunar Chronicles series so this standalone was at the top of my 20167 anticipated titles list. I also have an obsession with Wonderland and villains — who better to have an origin story than the Queen of Hearts herself? Everything about this book lined […]

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Review – Nemesis by Anna Banks

October 3, 2016 | Book Review by Austine
Review – Nemesis by Anna Banks

It’s Egypt with a magical spin in Nemesis by Anna Banks, the first in a new series by the author of the Syrena trilogy. At the mention of an Egyptian-esque world, I jumped on this book and couldn’t hold back the excitement. Clearly it had to be amazing, and I can’t think of many books in the genre with this setting theme so double the anticipation. […]

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