Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Book Review: The Shade of t..

Book Review: The Shade of the Moon

One of my favorite series of all times, I was anticipating the latest installment of The Shade of the Moon. Taking place after the third book, Jon is the main character, the youngest of three siblings. Jon is seventeen and lucky enough to be a claver, privileged in his enclave and living with his stepmother and half brothers. The kids at school call him a "slip", meaning he slipped into the enclave on passes and live a great life, with purified air, playing soccer to keep up morale of the community. Jon is not happy though, constantly haunting by his past […]

Posted August 30, 2013
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Book Review: The Testing

Book Review: The Testing

The Testing was one of my more anticipated dystopian reads for 2013. And while the book has promise, most of the read felt like it was holding back. One of the big taglines for The Testing was 'for The Hunger Games fans,' or something along those lines. If you liked The Hunger Games, then I am sure that The Testing will be a pleasing read for you. But bottom line, The Testing is no The Hunger Games. The Testing starts off innocently enough. Readers are introduced to Cia and her town. A town that has students with plenty of potential […]

Posted June 20, 2013
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Book View: The Rumpelstilts..

Book View: The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

Short & Sweet: I loved the variety of tales in this novel, featuring Rumpelstiltskin anywhere from the villian, a heart-filled love interest, and even an old woman who only wants a child of her own. These stories are well written and definitely vary widely as to the way the tale is told. My favorite had to be the last one in which the king has to cleverly get out of marrying the overbearing miller's daughter who has imposed herself on him. I love the clever way he ends up not having to marry her. Definitely a fun way to end […]

Posted July 18, 2012
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Book Review: Grave Mercy

Book Review: Grave Mercy

Nun assassins!?! That idea, right there, was enough to get me excited about this book. And if that wasn't enough, this one promised to deliver strong female characters. Woot!   Grave Mercy had more than enough promises to try to keep. Assassins nuns. Strong female character(s). Historical setting with some twists. While starting those first few pages, I will admit that I had quite a few doubts about this one early one.   The story starts off in a small town. Our MC, Ismae, has been promised in marriage to a boorish man many years her senior. Like many strong […]

Posted June 22, 2012
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Book Review: Illuminate

Book Review: Illuminate

Another good vs evil… I want your soul type read. Despite Illuminate's gorgeous cover, I was really on the fence with this one. Had the potential to be super amazing or super disappointing.   Angel books and I do not have the greatest history. Find one that I like, then the next thing I know, five other books are coming out with a similar premise. To a certain point, the angel aspect has been beaten to death. But something about this blurb gave me a ray of hope.   Illuminate begins with Haven Terra and a group of classmates all […]

Posted March 6, 2012
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Book Review: Awaken

Book Review: Awaken

First Impression: Dystopian, baby! Do I really need to say more? While Reading: Awaken takes place about fifty years in the future, in the year 2060. This society has given up on social, person to person, interaction in favor of technology. Every aspect of one's daily life involves using a computer for something. Need to go to school? There is a computer for that. Want to go hang out or go on a date? There is a virtual world for that. While this world is not over the top shocking or gives us a horrible scenario to fear, I will […]

Posted September 8, 2011
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Book Review: Always A Witch

Book Review: Always A Witch

Always a Witch is the sequel to Once a Witch. Having loved the previous novel, I knew that the sequel was going to be read one way or the other. Always a Witch picks up right where Once a Witch stopped. Rowena is still getting ready for her wedding. Tamsin trying to find her place in her Talented family. Business as usual. Or is it? Honestly, I had really high hopes for Always a Witch. I fell in love with Tamsin and her family in the previous novel. And I expected to fall deep still in the sequel. But it didn't exactly […]

Posted September 5, 2011
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Book View: Rapture of the D..

Short & Sweet: Jacky is once again snagged from the arms of her lover, this time to embark on a diving adventure to help the British fund their ongoing war with the French. I was really actually quite relieved to see Jacky back on adventure. I'm starting to think maybe marrying Jaimy would actually do her some injustice. I love the new characters in this one.. especially Aunt Jemima with her tales of Brother Rabbit. And of course the reappearance of a few roguish beaus from Jacky's past is always fun. Beware, this one ends on a huge cliffhanger, so make […]

Posted August 24, 2011
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