Publisher: Flux Books

Book Review: I am (not) the..

Book Review: I am (not) the Walrus

It's obvious from the cover that this book is about music and was excited to see the Beatles connection, as I'm a fan (I mean.. who isn't?).   I have to say, I fell in love with Toby right off. The fact that he has no idea what he is doing when it comes to sports and girls just made him completely endearing. The girl of interest in this book, Michelle, starts off being standoffish with Toby, calling him quite a few laughable names, but cannot resist liking him even though she's not supposed to be dating at all. I […]

Posted July 5, 2012
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Book Review: Katana

Book Review: Katana

A young girl who mysteriously turns kick-ass and has no idea where these powers come from. Some Japanese culture interwoven. Sign me up!   Katana was one of those books that you want to read SO BADLY, but when you get into the first pages, you are so afraid that some random element is going cause this book to be a letdown.   Rileigh is your, I guess, stereotypical girl. Girly… loves shopping… you get the point. Gibsen, in the first pages of Katana, goes a little overboard (in my opinion) trying to make Rileigh a girl's girl. So much […]

Posted May 19, 2012
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Book Review: The Pearl Wars

Book Review: The Pearl Wars

I had seen this book around and when I got a copy, I decided to read it as soon as I could because I had heard so much buzz about it. Part of the reason is because it seems like such a different read. The plot was intriguing and that cover definitely pulls you in. Two boys meet while each tries to retrieve a Pearl, these objects that fall from the sky and provide energy for ships and cities. Jesse is from Skyship, while Cassius is from the Surface. When they meet, a spark changes them dangerously. Cassius goes back […]

Posted October 30, 2011
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Book Review: Shadow Walkers

Book Review: Shadow Walkers

I love the paranormal novels Flux has been putting out lately, so I jumped on this one when I heard about it. For how short this book is, I felt like there was a pretty good plot line that involved almost a dual plotline. The main story is that Zach is looking for his brother Gilbert by using astral projection, a new talent he has found with the help of some interesting incense. In the astral realm he finds another boy who he connects with instantly, but also a creepy octopus like substance that seems to want to harm him. […]

Posted May 9, 2011
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Book Review: Chasing Alliec..

Book Review: Chasing Alliecat

  I love the mystery behind Allie when you meet her in the book, how tough she is and how unwilling to reveal any type of contact information to Sadie. It becomes apparent that something is going on pretty much from the start when it comes to Allie. She won't share a lot about herself with Sadie except for her love of riding. When Joe comes along and steals Sadie's attention just a bit, you can feel the tension between the characters. There were some graphic moments and definitely scary moments in this book that really will shock you. I […]

Posted March 7, 2011
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Book Review: The Sorcerer o..

Book Review: The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice

When Michael is saved from being burned at the stake, he must decide whether or not he wishes to join in the service of God. Abbot Francis and the brothers are part of an abnormal abbey – where sorcery is taught and used with good intention to help the people. Michael must make a choice on whether he wishes to use sorcery for the glory of God, or for the glory of his own want. A fantastic tale of magic and spirituality in a time period not often explored. Michael is a great male character, he has some growing to […]

Posted July 26, 2010
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Book Review: Other

Book Review: Other

  Other is a remarkable debut novel featuring an amazing mystery who-done-it style. Add in a wide variety of paranormal creatures, and I was hooked. Gwen is an Other, but not what you might expect. She is half human / half pooka. Living in a society that does not understand or accept Others, Gwen is forced to find support where she can. So when Others begin to mysteriously show up dead, Gwen is hot on the case. One aspect of the book that completely took me by surprise was the usage of other paranormal creatures. Within Other, vampires and werewolves are […]

Posted July 8, 2010
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Book Review: The Secret of ..

Book Review: The Secret of the Dread Forest

Previous books: The Tree Shepherd's Daughter and Into the Wildewood The last book of the trilogy, The Secret of the Dread Forest does not disappoint. Keelie now has to face her formidable grandmother, who loathes her deceased mother as well as seems to dislike her because she is only half elf. Not only does she have to face her grandmother, but a vampire. Vampires are different in this world – they are fey that no longer are true to their nature. Also, the Dread that keeps humans out of the forest is in danger, and, in turn, so are the […]

Posted June 30, 2010
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