by Johan Twiss I AM SLEEPLESS: Sim 299 is a very unique and interesting book about a young boy named Aidan. He is what they call a Prime, a person with enhanced abilities and powers given to them through injections when they are infants. With the powers comes a cost, a defect. Most defects are pretty severe and affect the life of the Prime in question, but Aidan is a bit special since he has multiple powers and a defect that might not even be ...

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by Tom Hoefner The first two books in this series introduced us to the McCloud family and in a very fun way they author told the story of young Cookie and uncle Race. They have been on the search for missing members of the McCloud family and this third installment picks up right where the second one left us (with yet another cliffhanger). This time the team is focusing on finding the reason behind the mysterious disappearances. Cookie and Race...

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by Ian Blackport Those Who Remain is a post-apocalyptic young adult novel where we get to meet the two sisters Mallory and McKayla. They are trying to survive in a world where most of humanity has been wiped out by what they call the Stricken. The story is about these two young girls trying to find a safe home. During their travels they have to make hard decisions and grow up fast if they want to survive. Those Who Remain is a well written boo...

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7/10

by Summer Wier When I got a copy of Link through NetGalley I didn’t know much about this novel at all. I liked the cover and had seen a few people promote the novel on Twitter, but I had not read what it was about. When I started out I didn’t have much expectation and it was a long time since I read a book that I felt like I didn’t want to put away, so when this book hooked me from the start I have to say I was happily surprised. The novel is ...

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by Tegan Wren Inconceivable! tells the story of Hatty, an American journalist student currently working in a small nation in Europe. Here she meets John, who turns out to be the prince of Toulene and also the future heir. From this moment we follow Hatty in what can only be described as a quite interesting love story. I think the story quickly develops the main characters and they are easy to follow and they feel real. Hatty also has a lot of ...

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by Frank Westworth This is a short story, yet the author manages to bring so much into the few pages here that it still somehow feels like a much longer novel. This is a fast paced story where things keep happening and I didn’t find myself getting bored a single moment. The main character is very interesting and I think that the author has manages to use every page of this short story to develop his character very well. There are just enough t...

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6.3/10

by Stjepan Šejić Death Vigil volume 1 was a nicely put together graphic novel with an intriguing plot and interesting characters. It was fast paced and there was always something happening, which also made it hard to stop reading. It’s dark and humorous and the characters are well developed. I read this as an e-comic, and at time I found some of the dialogue to be a bit hard to read, but I have a feeling it might be because of the resolution o...

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by Tom Hoefner The Unlikely Adventures of Race & Cookie McCloud: Curses and Tacos is the second book in a series and I’ve also done a review on the first if you want to check that one out too. After really enjoying the first book in this series, I hoped this one would be just as fun as the first, and I was not disappointed at all. This second novel picks up right where the first one left us with a huge cliffhanger and now we’re tosse...

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7.2/10

by Jimmie Robinson The Empty volume 1 was a really interesting graphic novel with beautiful art and a unique and very intriguing world with many strange creatures. The characters felt well developed and despite this being a rather short novel, I got a sense of who the main characters were and what their motivation was. The plot was in a sense to save the world, but it was done in a very unique way and the way the story developed made me unable...

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4.6/10

by Jess Smart Smiley When I picked this up I was in the mood for something fast and easy that didn’t require much thought and concentration. And this graphic novel really delivered. It was fun light read filled with humor and with a fun plot. It’s the second novel in a series and I think it’s recommended to read the first one before taking on this, even if it’s definitely not a must. This novel stands well on its own to...

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8.6/10
I AM SLEEPLESS: Sim 299
Reviews / August 26, 2016

by Johan Twiss I AM SLEEPLESS: Sim 299 is a very unique and interesting book about a young boy named Aidan. He is what they call a Prime, a person with enhanced abilities and powers given to them through injections when they are infants. With the powers comes a cost, a defect. Most defects are pretty severe and affect the life of the Prime in question, but Aidan is a bit special since he has multiple powers and a defect that might no...

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6.3/10
Perfectly Imperfect
Reviews / June 19, 2016

by Tom Hoefner The first two books in this series introduced us to the McCloud family and in a very fun way they author told the story of young Cookie and uncle Race. They have been on the search for missing members of the McCloud family and this third installment picks up right where the second one left us (with yet another cliffhanger). This time the team is focusing on finding the reason behind the mysterious disappearances. Cooki...

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5.3/10
Those Who Remain
Reviews / June 10, 2016

by Ian Blackport Those Who Remain is a post-apocalyptic young adult novel where we get to meet the two sisters Mallory and McKayla. They are trying to survive in a world where most of humanity has been wiped out by what they call the Stricken. The story is about these two young girls trying to find a safe home. During their travels they have to make hard decisions and grow up fast if they want to survive. Those Who Remain is a well w...

An explanation
Blog / June 10, 2016

I just wanted to make a short post and explain and apologize to everyone for being completely MIA for a while now. Short version is that I’m pregnant and is expecting my first child within a months time. I sort of thought this time would have enabled me to read a lot and do lots of reviews, but unfortunately it rather made me extremely tired and exhausted and without any inspiration for reading. I tried reading a few books a wh...

Shades of Sydney release
Blog / January 12, 2016

My friend and critique partner Brittney Coon is celebrating the release of her first novel today. The book is called Shades of Sydney and it’s a New Adult Romance. Below you’ll find some more detail about the book and some information about the author. I’ll also be posting a review of the book in a few days. ————– Shades of Sydney by Brittney Coon Sydney West enjoys sampling summer boys...

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7/10
Link
Reviews / December 13, 2015

by Summer Wier When I got a copy of Link through NetGalley I didn’t know much about this novel at all. I liked the cover and had seen a few people promote the novel on Twitter, but I had not read what it was about. When I started out I didn’t have much expectation and it was a long time since I read a book that I felt like I didn’t want to put away, so when this book hooked me from the start I have to say I was happily surprised. The...

inconceivable
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6.2/10
Inconceivable!
Reviews / December 8, 2015

by Tegan Wren Inconceivable! tells the story of Hatty, an American journalist student currently working in a small nation in Europe. Here she meets John, who turns out to be the prince of Toulene and also the future heir. From this moment we follow Hatty in what can only be described as a quite interesting love story. I think the story quickly develops the main characters and they are easy to follow and they feel real. Hatty also has...

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6.2/10
First Contract
Reviews / October 27, 2015

by Frank Westworth This is a short story, yet the author manages to bring so much into the few pages here that it still somehow feels like a much longer novel. This is a fast paced story where things keep happening and I didn’t find myself getting bored a single moment. The main character is very interesting and I think that the author has manages to use every page of this short story to develop his character very well. There are jus...

deathvigil
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6.3/10
Death Vigil
Reviews / October 11, 2015

by Stjepan Šejić Death Vigil volume 1 was a nicely put together graphic novel with an intriguing plot and interesting characters. It was fast paced and there was always something happening, which also made it hard to stop reading. It’s dark and humorous and the characters are well developed. I read this as an e-comic, and at time I found some of the dialogue to be a bit hard to read, but I have a feeling it might be because of the re...

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6.5/10
Curses and Tacos
Reviews / October 11, 2015

by Tom Hoefner The Unlikely Adventures of Race & Cookie McCloud: Curses and Tacos is the second book in a series and I’ve also done a review on the first if you want to check that one out too. After really enjoying the first book in this series, I hoped this one would be just as fun as the first, and I was not disappointed at all. This second novel picks up right where the first one left us with a huge cliffhanger and now w...