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ARC Book Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

ARC Book Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

When I heard that there would be a genuine hardcore science fiction space opera coming in the Young Adult genre, I immediately had to jump on it. I had to have that shit. And in many ways it really lived up to my expectations. Certain parts were a bit lackluster, but overall it was an exciting thrill ride. Avalon tells the story of a group of teenagers who work for a crime boss, Hammer. Jeth, the leader of the group, heads the latest mission to a Bermuda Triangle-like region of space, the Belgrave, where they are assigned to pick up a stranded ship. Quickly, shenanigans […]

Posted January 16, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

ARC Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Almost a full year I have been suffering the desperate longing for this book, after Everbound tore out my heart and smashed it into pieces with its killer cliffhanger. I managed to get my hands on an ARC and had to read it right away. There was no other option. Then, save for the first 60 pages, I read it in one sitting. It was a pageturner, so at first thought I really liked it. However, the more I thought about it, the more things I thought of that just didn’t really work for me. In the end, I’m settling at 3 oranges, though I […]

Posted January 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Book Review: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

By the title alone, I knew that Smart Girls Get What They Want, hereafter referred to as Smart Girls, because I can’t be bothered, would be a great book for me. I was the uber nerdy girl in high school, and I’m proud of that, to an extent. But I do wish that us smart girls would get some more credit. Studying isn’t all we do. Right away, what I love about Smart Girls, is the main character, Gigi. Obviously, I could relate to her in a big way. But I really loved her narrations and the sarcastic humor and snark that shines through. Honestly, […]

Posted January 2, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 18 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

ARC Book Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

The Promise of Amazing promised amazing things. ZING. I had to get that out of the way. I just had to. Now that we’ve gotten the title pun in here, let’s see… did it deliver on its promise? Tragically, no. But I won’t say that this book was completely terrible either. I mean, it has a pretty cover. Look at that! Ain’t it purty? If one enters this book in the right mood, it can be quite enjoyable. Let me clarify what I mean. When I started reading The Promise of Amazing, I was desperately in need of some winter-themed fluff. And this book takes […]

Posted December 27, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 23 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

ARC Book Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky is one of those books with a premise and a cover that pretty much had me salivating. It sounded perfect for me. It hit all the right notes. And while I recognized many points on which the book could have been better, this was such an engaging and absorbing read that I loved it all the same. Let’s get the elephant out of the room: the romance. It is… amazing. Irresistible. Addicting. Iolanthe and Titus have a chemistry that drips off the page. It didn’t take long at all for me to be head over heels for them. It was just the right […]

Posted September 15, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 21 Comments
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Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Despite a slow, very slow start and characters that were not the most engaging in the world, toward the end, Dan Wells did manage to convince me. This is a good story. But perhaps the best thing I can say about it is that it is a great set up for a series. It should be said that Partials is perhaps one of the more original dystopias out there. It’s a truly frightening post-apocalyptic world and has the necessary world building to make it semi-realistic. Perhaps the thing most hard to believe is how the people did still let themselves be controlled by the Senate. […]

Posted February 24, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Book Review: Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Let me take you through my immediate reactions during the last 10 pages and after finishing this book. “NOOOOOOOOOO!!!” “You just… I don’t…” “I can’t even…” “I don’t know… I just don’t know…” I’m pretty much still in that state. I am literally fighting the urge to just pull my knees up to my chest and slowly rock back and forth, because that is what this book has done to me, and to have to wait another year for the series’s conclusion is unthinkable. Considering the trend I’ve recently gone through with sequels (particularly middle books) not living up to their predecessors I’m so glad […]

Posted January 24, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Wow. That’s the best way to start this review. Brodi Ashton delivers on this beautifully original paranormal romance. The story, shrouded in mystery that unravels at just the right pace, will keep you reading until deep in the night. The story is rooted in Greek mythology. I’ve always been a fan of the Persephone myth. It’s my favorite of all the Greek myths. Persephone is my favorite goddess. I think that helped a lot with being sucked into this story. But it worked so well. The execution was amazing. The concept was really original, creative, and well constructed. So the story tells the tale of […]

Posted November 18, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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