REVIEW | Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

REVIEW | Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Review “She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.” – Sarah J. Maas Oh my gosh! I keep thinking that this series can’t get any better than it already is, but Sarah J. Maas continues to prove me wrong. I seriously have no idea why it took me so long to start (and continue) this series. Luckily, I finished this novel just in time to give myself some breathing room before Empire of Storms releases […]

Posted August 25, 2016
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Review | Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Review | Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Review “She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.” – Sarah J. Maas In preparation for Empire of Storms, I’ve been doing my best to sprint through the Throne of Glass series this month since I’ve been unintentionally putting it off for a while. Heir of Fire really captured my attention. After the death of Nehemia, Chaol has the bright idea to send Celaena on a mission to Wendlyn for the King of Adarlan that will get her not only out of the castle, but out of Rifthold as well. Readers now know […]

Posted August 21, 2016
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REVIEW | Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

REVIEW | Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Review “But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.” – Sarah J. Maas I finally got around to reading Crown of Midnight 8 months after reading the first novel in the Throne of Glass series. I want to say first off that I am so glad I read The Assassin’s Blade before starting the series. I highly recommend starting off that way. It really helped me to understand who Celaena is and where she comes from. (Plus I got to know who Sam Cortland was. Bonus!) After Throne of […]

Posted August 11, 2016
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REVIEW | Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

REVIEW | Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Review “There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.” – Cassandra Clare It took me a long time to start this novel, partly because I had ARCs that had priority and partly because the size of the novel scared me. 698 pages! I’ve only read one other book close to that size. Once I started reading it, though, I was kicking myself for waiting so long. Cassandra Clare continues to amaze me every time she releases a novel, Lady Midnight being her 9th novel, not including her novellas. […]

Posted August 10, 2016
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ARC REVIEW | The Haunting Lessons by Robert Chazz Chute and Holly Pop

ARC REVIEW | The Haunting Lessons by Robert Chazz Chute and Holly Pop

Review Alright, here it is: my first ever DNF review. I never thought I would actually DNF a book. I really tried so hard to get through this novel. The concept of the novel was intriguing and so were the characters, but I just couldn’t get through it. I got about 19% of the way through it before I wanted to pull my hair out. Apparently I’m the only one who feels this way because all of the Goodreads reviews seem to be positive. I don’t know why this book didn’t grab my attention. I kept thinking I was close […]

Posted July 21, 2016
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ARC REVIEW | The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

ARC REVIEW | The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

Review Thank you to NetGalley and Clean Teen Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely love anything that has to do with Peter Pan so of course when I saw this title on NetGalley I had to request it. This re-telling of Peter Pan was an interesting one. Audrey Greathouse wrote a very unique take on J.M. Barrie’s original story. There is a section of the government that knows about Peter Pan and magic and does everything they can to stop him from taking children back to Neverland with him. When Gwen’s […]

Posted July 17, 2016
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REVIEW | Onyx Webb: Book One by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz

REVIEW | Onyx Webb: Book One by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz

Review “Should you one day discover that you have both light and darkness inside you, do not despair… we all do.” –Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz Thank you to Andrea Waltz for reaching out to me and for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review. I am floored. This book was absolutely amazing. If you’ve been here for a while you know how much I love paranormal/mystery/horror stories. I had a hard time putting this novel down. I could have finished it in one night if I hadn’t had to get up super early the […]

Posted July 6, 2016
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SST JULY: AUTHOR INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY | Emily France

SST JULY: AUTHOR INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY | Emily France

About the Author: Emily France graduated from Brown University before going on to law school, where she was the editor-in-chief of the law review. She finds creative inspiration in all things spiritual, from sitting with Benedictine monks for 4 a.m. vigils in a Rocky Mountain monastery to trekking to Buddhist and Hindu temples in India. Now she writes full-time and lives with her husband and their fearless Tibetan Spaniel in sunny Colorado—the closest place to Nirvana she’s found. Signs of You is her debut novel. Visit Emily online at www.emilyfrancebooks.com and follow her on Twitter @EmilyFranceBook. Interview Questions: Q: What […]

Posted July 3, 2016
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REVIEW | Exodus in Confluence by Bryant A. Loney

REVIEW | Exodus in Confluence by Bryant A. Loney

Review “Monsters aren’t real. This is real. I’m scared of what could happen when the lights go out.” – Bryant A. Loney Thank you to Wes Florentine of Verona Booksellers for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review. This was a very quick read for me. I was able to finish it in about an hour to an hour and a half. I knew very little going into this short story other than that it was about zombies. The main character was a very interesting narrator. This story is told in both flashbacks and present […]

Posted July 1, 2016
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REVIEW | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

REVIEW | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Review “No mourners. No funerals.” – Leigh Bardugo I finally was able to start this book after months of reading ARCs and review copies. I’m going to let you all know now that this book took me a little over a month to finish. I really enjoyed the story and the characters, but for some reason, I felt disconnected. I kept wanting to pick up other books while reading it. I loved Leigh Bardugo’s first series. I have no idea why I had such a hard time with this novel. I loved the characters, the world building, and the story. […]

Posted June 29, 2016
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