by Leigh Bardugo This is the second and last book in the Six of Crows duology and here we follow the team as they seek to get their hands on the money they think they deserve and also to push down the man that betrayed them from his upstanding position. Crooked Kingdom is a well-crafted sequel to a very good book, but I do find that it’s not as great as its prequel. Crooked Kindom has the same great cast as the first book, and Bardugo manages h...

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8.6/10

byLeigh Bardugo It took me quite some time to get to this book, mostly because I never managed to read the original Grisha trilogy, I tried several times to get started with it, but there was something about it that didn’t quite suck me in. Eventually though, I gave up that series and decided to dig into Six of Crows even though I had not read the Grisha trilogy in advance. And I am happy that I did because Six of Crows was an easy read that pu...

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by Scott Reintgen I read the first book in this series as an ARC before it came out, and I was more or less blown away. I loved it, and I couldn’t wait for the release of the sequel. So, I was so happy when I got the opportunity to read the ARC of Nyxia Unleashed too, and I had been waiting for so long to see what happened to Emmet and all the other kids from Genesis 11 and 12. Nyxia Unleashed takes us on a very different journey than what the ...

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by Chris Babu I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. In this book we meet a 16-year-old boy called Drayden. He lives in a dystopian world where Manhattan is called New America. Within it’s walls, the society is divided into groups. When Drayden’t mother gets banished from New America, Drayden is determined to find out why. And the only way to do so is to enter the Initiation, and by doing so also risk his own...

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by Carrie DiRisio I got this as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Before coming in contact with this book, I had seen a few tweets from the popular Brooding YA Hero account, but I wasn’t actively following it. I did, however have a pretty clear idea of what this book would be and the style it would be written in since I “knew” Broody from before. This book is written from the POV of Broody, who is basically the mal...

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by Christian Nadeau Seeds of Hatred is an epic fantasy that doesn’t just scratch the surface of the world he’s build. It’s political, beautiful, tragic. Seemingly separate stories weave in beautifully in this story and it all comes together very nicely. It took me longer than I’d care to admit to finish this book, and it wasn’t only because of the books lengths. Moving to a new house and completely renovating it meant little time to re...

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9.3/10

by Marie Lu A few years ago, I read Marie Lu’s Legend series and hated it. I hated everything about it, the writing, the story, the execution. I did force myself to finish the trilogy, but when I was finished I just had this feeling of wishing I’d done something better with that time. So, when I heard that a new book was coming out, I didn’t pay much attention. I don’t like Marie Lu’s writing, I told myself. Then, that odd colorful cove...

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by Lisa Edmonds Alice Worth is a mage, a rather powerful one too. As a child, her grandfather took advantage of that fact and, after killing her parents, forced her to do his dirty work. It was a work that included so much evil that she eventually faked her own death to escape. Now, her new life as Alice is much more peaceful, and as a PI she now uses her powers to do good. But when a routine case turns sinister, Alice must take care not to expos...

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by Baxter’s Corner Gerome sticks his neck out In this children’s book we meet Gerome, the giraffe. He’s much taller than everyone else and feels quite ashamed of his height. He finds a way to blend it with his friends, but it doesn’t feel right and he struggles with his identity, he’s a giraffe after all and keeping a low profile is very ungiraffable. Then one day when Gerome sees someone being bullied and while helping the victim, ...

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7.8/10

by J.M. Miller Vala is born different from those around her, and every day she has to deal with people’s fear and their stares. Born with charred skin that burns at touch, she is said to be cursed. Vala works as a guard and is appointed the job to protect the Prince, a boy she grew up alongside with and considers to be a friend. When there is an attempt at the prince’s life, Vala gets demoted and while trying to get to the truth about the att...

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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 not e...

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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. Cookie a...

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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 writ...

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 while...

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, b...

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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. ...

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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 a ...

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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 just...

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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 r...

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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 we...