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ARC Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

ARC Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

I start this review with a very heavy heart. No one is more upset than I am about this dismal rating. Though I would never say this book is bad or the worst, I had fully expected to absolutely adore it and be head over heels for it. I’m immensely disappointed, because this book was just average at best and a cheap knockoff at worst. To be fair: Jackaby is upfront about what it is – Sherlock meets Doctor Who. That blurb is what caught my attention and the reason why I picked it up, because as my friends probably know, I am a HUGE […]

Posted September 8, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

ARC Book Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Jewel was one of those typical cases for me where I can scream, “THE COVER MADE ME DO IT!” Seriously, much shiny, very want. But I knew before I got into this that it most likely would not end up going very well for me – for one thing, the book is blurbed in comparison to The Selection, and we generally know about the quality of that series. In the end, though, The Jewel had both moments where it surprisingly impressed me and moments where it was worse than I expected. First of all, I gotta hand it to the author, because for a […]

Posted August 25, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 21 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

ARC Book Review: Exile by Kevin Emerson

I absolutely adore music and books involving music (i.e. This Song Will Save Your Life) – so when I heard of Exile, all about music, band management, and a promising romance, it went on my must read list. Sadly, this book is just a blend of meh for me. Summer is an aspiring band manager who just got dumped from her previous band after they got picked up by a record label. Even worse, she was involved with the band’s front man, and he ended up cheating on her. Her life revolves around music, and with a new school year, she now has to pick […]

Posted April 23, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

ARC Book Review: Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

Death Sworn, oh Death Sworn, with your awesome blurb, I thought this was bound to go well. You reminded me of The Burning Sky, which was one of my favorite reads from last year. But sadly, it just didn’t work out, at all. The prevailing emotion felt during our time together was, sadly, boredom. I ended up surprise buddy reading this one together with Christina, so it’s going to be no surprise that our reviews are rather similar. We were, unfortunately for Death Sworn, in full agreement. The plot kicks off with Ileni becoming the magic teacher to the Assassins “guild”. Right from the start, […]

Posted February 26, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

Book Review: Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

As a full disclosure, I picked up this tiny little book at Boekenfestijn, for around €2 or so. It’s not exactly like I had high hopes or something. I thought it would be a light, fluffy contemporary, probably of the guilty pleasure variety. I mean, teen celebrities who have an on-screen and off-screen romance but secretly hate each other? Sign me up! In the end though, it really wasn’t all that. What was I hoping for from this book? Banter, obviously. Barely contained resentment as the two main characters try to pull off their fauxmance. Some romantic kisses that make them doubt themselves. A gradual […]

Posted February 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: V for Vendetta

Graphic Novel Review: V for Vendetta

I think most people are familiar with the story of V for Vendetta. I, like many others, have watched the movie, and I really really liked it. So when Gaby insisted on buying this for me as a late birthday gift, I was super excited. It’s one of those books that I’ve been meaning to read for a while — and I really wanted to start reading more graphic novels. Sadly, it didn’t go that well. The story is split up into three “books”. I really liked Book 1. It established the society that I was familiar with through the movie, and the art was […]

Posted December 13, 2013 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Kiss and Make Up by Sarra Manning

Book Review: Kiss and Make Up by Sarra Manning

Aww man. I genuinely liked French Kiss, though I had a few issues with it, primarily stemming from the lack of character and relationship development and the heavy reliance on the undeniably electrifying chemistry. And while I still enjoyed reading Kiss and Make Up, we have definitely hit guilty pleasure territory now, because this was a hot damn mess. As the title and blurb indicate, while things ended rather rosily for Edie and Dylan at the end of book 1, all is not well in this book. Soon after they get together, they hit a major speed bump. But that undeniable chemistry is still there. […]

Posted October 18, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

ARC Book Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

How do I even start this review? I was ecstatic when Judith told me she would send me her ARC of Just One Year, because it was honestly one of my most anticipated books of this year, after I read Just One Day. I honestly thought there’d be no way in hell that I wouldn’t like this book. When Judith didn’t give it 5 stars, I thought she must be crazy. I take back my unspoken thought, Judith. You’re not crazy. WHAT was this book? WHY did it go like this? HOW did Gayle Forman think this was a good idea, that this was the book we wanted?First […]

Posted October 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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