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ARC Book Review: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

ARC Book Review: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

I’ve been super excited about this mini-genie trend that’s popped up in YA the last couple of years, having loved The Art of Wishing and liked Exquisite Captive, but I suppose it was only fitting that at some point I’d come across one that I really didn’t care for. Becoming Jinn is – unfortunately – a boring flat mess. I think the biggest issue Becoming Jinn has is that the plot is so weak, it’s near non-existent. Azra turns sixteen and inherits her jinn powers, and then it just kind of plods along. She has to grant her first wishes and finds out some more […]

Posted April 15, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Inspire by Cora Carmack

Book Review: Inspire by Cora Carmack

I start this review with pretty much a broken heart. Anyone who knows me has probably heard me yelling about my love for Cora Carmack. She could do no wrong in my eyes. Then… Inspire happened. Inspire was an attempt to bring us something new: new adult paranormal romance. Until now, the only new adult books have pretty much been contemporary romances, so it was exciting to hear that this would be something different. This would hopefully combine some awesome paranormal/fantasy aspects (because I am alllllll about the Greek mythology, seriously) with the hotness we’ve come to expect from new adult books and more specifically […]

Posted February 20, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth

Book Review: The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth

When I was offered The Resurrectionist for review, I’d never heard of it before. However, the concept sounded endlessly intriguing: an anatomist who theorizes that mythical creatures did in fact exist and that human deformities occur because it’s the species trying to get back to its original form. Sounds super cool, right? Add in a ton of beautiful illustrations, and I was sold. Quirk Books even made this awesome book trailer for it that basically made me reply straight away that YES I wanted this book in my life. How did it pan out? Well, as you can probably tell by my rating, it wasn’t […]

Posted December 26, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

ARC Book Review: The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

Two things I love? Figure skating and best friend romances. So, obviously, when I heard about The Boy Next Door, it immediately went on my, “OH MY GOSH CAN I HAVE THIS NOW PLZ I AM READY FOR THE CUTE” list. *cough* Yeah, that’s a list that may or may not really exist. ANYWAY. Cute and romantic, sure, but this book ended up having a bit too much drama for my taste. This story is told from the alternating perspectives of Maddy and Gabe, two figure skating partners and next door neighbors who have been close all their lives. From just the first couple chapters, […]

Posted December 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Urgh. Series. Why do you anger me so yet still keep me going. (Adrian.) On the bright side, Spirit Bound was an improvement over Blood Promise, but then again that wasn’t too hard. The RAGE this book filled me with though. Sadly, you do not read Vampire Academy for plot. You read it for swoons. And well. I’m no longer swooning. To be fair, compared to many of the books in the series, Spirit Bound is probably the most action-packed book so far. A lot does happen in this installment. Rose finally graduates from St. Vladimir’s, and she goes around kicking ass. She goes after […]

Posted October 27, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

ARC Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

I don’t think there will ever come a day when I’m NOT interested in a teenage celebrity romance story. Seriously. The instant I heard about Famous in Love, I knew I’d be reading it. And I knew that, like most of these stories, it probably wouldn’t end well. This really is guilty pleasure territory (though I somewhat hate that term) because it’s so entertaining while at the same time it’s so horribly bad. To be fair, the first half of Famous in Love is really strong, and I was enjoying myself immensely. Paige is a nobody who somehow lands the lead role in the movie […]

Posted October 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

* Contains spoilers for Shadow Kiss, proceed with caution! * Aww, man. Just when I thought this series was kind of getting on the right track to work with me… it does this. *sigh* Unlike Frostbite and Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise has left me feeling meh and confused and I don’t know what even. Okay, basically my problem is that it feels like nothing freaking happened in this book – in spite of the audio being over 13 hours long and the print over 500 pages. At the beginning, I thought this was going to be pretty good. Rose is on a mission, ending up […]

Posted October 3, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Stray by Elissa Sussman

ARC Book Review: Stray by Elissa Sussman

*sigh* Stray is yet another example of a first book in a series that barely scratches the surface and is way underdeveloped in hopes of getting people on the hook for the next installments. When I wasn’t confused about the messy plot and world building, I was mostly just… bored. Stray follows the story of Aislynn, a princess growing up in a world where she is pressured, above all else, to be pure. Women are born with magic (and seen as almost instinctively evil), but are forbidden to use it because it would cause them to “stray” from their Path – basically their goal in […]

Posted September 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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