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Book Review: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

If you’ve been around for a while, reading my reviews, you’ll probably know that Miranda Kenneally is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. Her books are always perfectly timed, because if anything, they’re the perfect summer reads. But, this being the 7th book, it figures that at some point, she’d resort to tropes that are less my thing. Though I enjoyed Defending Taylor, it wasn’t that special to me. All of the Hundred Oaks books focus on a sport or passion and some shippy romance. This time, the sport is soccer – score, one of the only sports I really like. The main character’s […]

Posted August 13, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

The hype for Nimona started long before it was published as a book. Several of my friends were already raving about it as it was gradually being posted online. That plus Noelle’s STUNNING drawing style made this a graphic novel I definitely could not resist. And I can say with certainty that I feel it deserves the hype. Nimona is made up of everything I love: fantasy, dragons, magic, comedy, anti-heroes, and a morally complicated storyline. It’s all about Nimona, a shapeshifter. She’s fun and bubbly and has a penchant for trouble, which is why she joins up with the country’s leading supervillain. Blackheart is […]

Posted July 23, 2016 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Sometimes you just need something cute. After being sick for a week and falling slowly into a reading slump, I couldn’t help but order, receive, and then immediately read Wanderlost, which Christina was all atwitter about. This book is basically the perfect summer book: cute, sweet, funny, and full of European love. Wanderlost is about Aubree, a recently graduated high school senior, who secretly takes over her sister’s position guiding a senior tour through Europe. Except, she doesn’t know anything about Europe. Actually, she’s just fine staying at home. But throughout her journey she discovers another side to herself, another side of the world, and […]

Posted July 9, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

Book Review: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

Ever since I fell in love with The Falconer almost two years ago, I’ve been anxious to read the sequel. Yeah, it took me a while to get to it, which I’m hitting myself for, but there. I read it. And it was awesome. Arguably, The Vanishing Throne is very much a middle book. There is a fair share of action, and there are a lot of revelations that are driving the series to the next conflicts and battles. But it is kind of an in-between phase that is much more about character building. Aileana comes into this book and is thrust into traumatic events: […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan

Book Review: Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan

Fair is fair, although I wasn’t completely in love with Sheehan’s first book A Long, Long Sleep, I decided to give her another shot with Spinning Thorns. Though it’s ANOTHER Sleeping Beauty retelling, that’s one of my favorite fairy tales. And with this cute of a cover, I could hardly resist. But in this case… I wish I had. Spinning Thorns puts another spin on Sleeping Beauty (see wut I did thur). In this version, our main character is one of the original Sleeping Beauty’s daughters. She’s awoken, but the thorns around the castle remain and the kingdom has come into political and economic turmoil […]

Posted March 12, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

Book Review: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

In case you didn’t get the memo, I adore The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It’s a fabulous modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice in a webseries format, and now it’s spawned TWO books to give even more depth to the story. The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet tells Lydia’s story after the webseries ends… and boy. It’s a doozy. It’s only right that Lydia, arguably the series’ most complex character, gets the chance to shine in her own story. I loved it. This book is all about Lydia, so whether or not you like it will hinge on whether or not you like her voice. […]

Posted December 24, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Bounce by Noelle August

Book Review: Bounce by Noelle August

Ever since Boomerang first came out, I thought I’d found a new NA romance writing duo that would suck me into the genre. Sadly, by Bounce I can officially say that it’s not quite the case. I enjoyed Bounce, sure, but it’s more or less like every other new adult title out there. Nothing special. I was super excited about Bounce when it was announced – we’d seen flashes of Grey in Rebound and he was the super fun, wild little brother to Adam. And he just joined a BAND. HELL FREAKING YEAH. I love stories about actors and/or musicians – the behind-the-scenes kind of […]

Posted December 12, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Every Move by Ellie Marney

Book Review: Every Move by Ellie Marney

On an absolute feels high, it was inevitable that I had to read Every Move immediately after Every Word, finishing my binge of what is now one of my all-time favorite series. Intense action, thrills, and romance make for an addictive and engrossing read. Holy intensity, Batman. Every Move pulls no punches. The stakes are high – like insanely high. After Every Word, I think it was generally understood that Wild is not a friendly guy… But in Every Move, he gets possibly even scarier. Murders start littering the streets of Melbourne, bodies resembling those of Rachel and Mycroft, sending a clear message that they […]

Posted December 5, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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