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ARC Book Review: Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

ARC Book Review: Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

I don’t even think I can recall the last time that I’ve been so utterly freaking delighted about a book – that I loved every minute of it and happily put it on my “everything-i-wanted” shelf on Goodreads. Hook’s Revenge, Heidi Schulz’s amazing middle grade debut, completely swept me off my feet. I’m head over heels for a book… and a middle grade book at that. You know what, don’t even read my review, I can’t do this book justice – just go buy this book right now. …What? You’re still here? *sigh* Guess I’ll write a review after all then. And that, my friends, […]

Posted September 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Book Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab

The Archived is one of those books that has just consistently been raved about since it came out. It was also one of those books that I had oddly written off – I didn’t think it would be something for me because, like, ghosts? Really? WELL DON’T I LOOK STUPID NOW. The ever fabulous Gaby forced me to read this and I’m so glad she did. It’s one of those times that reading out of your comfort zone totally pays off. This has none of the paranormal romance elements/drama that I feared and instead brought an exciting, creative, and entertaining story that I thoroughly loved. […]

Posted August 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Book Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

As a time travel geek, I was intrigued by Time Between Us, but at the same time I knew not to expect too much from it. Instead of a heavy sci-fi adventure, I was more expecting a fluffy romantic book, not unlike The Time Traveler’s Wife, which would hopefully give me a punch in the feels. Sadly… That didn’t happen. I enjoyed this read, but I’m not entirely impressed by it. So basically, Anna meets Bennett and, in the vein of a paranormal series, immediately realizes something’s off about him. She does some snooping, of course, and then eventually finds out that Bennett is a […]

Posted May 5, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Book Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars has all the ingredients that would usually blow me away and name it an all-time favorite. While I still did love it, I’m not quite over the moon because, yes, once again, the hype train is rolling along. This was one of the most hyped books of 2013, and while I suppose the hype was deserved, it’s hard for any book to live up to the high expectations that result. For me, however, it was the reading experience itself that was encumbered.

Posted March 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

At it’s close-to-600 pages (seriously? was all of that necessary?), The House of Hades took me an upsettingly long time to read. Clearly I read the rest of the series when I was not on a semi-strict reading schedule of two books per week, heh. Also I had more free time then. But all in all, Rick Riordan delivers again. I don’t think he could write a seriously disappointing book for me. While this isn’t my favorite in the series, it was truly awesome. Although it had already been roughly 15 months since I read The Mark of Athena I had no trouble picking this […]

Posted January 27, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

Graphic Novel Review: The Lightning Thief

When I saw this listed on the Book Depository, I just knew I had to buy it. It had to happen. I love the Percy Jackson series so much, so I honestly didn’t care that it would be the exact same story. The illustrations would make it a whole new and wonderful experience. In a way, I was correct, but still this could have been better. In terms of the adaptation, this graphic novel is extremely close to the original, so no worries there. If anything, it begs the question why the movie couldn’t be a closer adaptation, but I think we’ve all established what a […]

Posted October 10, 2013 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 9 Comments
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Blog Tour Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Blog Tour Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Every once in a while, a book comes along with a synopsis and a cover which convince you, no matter what, you will love that book. You don’t need to read any reviews or reactions, you just know. It doesn’t happen too often. I believe the last time I had it, it was with Stormdancer. But then, along came All Our Yesterdays. I just knew it. However, with previous reads that I had high hopes for ultimately letting me down, I was still nervous about it. But that was unwarranted for All Our Yesterdays. Make no mistake, I love this book. I’m kind of in […]

Posted September 6, 2013 by Debby in Blog Tours, Reviews / 14 Comments
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Book Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Book Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Poison by Bridget Zinn is a truly enjoyable little fantasy story. It has some great characters (and one AMAZING one) and was easily digestible all around. When push came to shove though, this book never really did anything to stand out and wow me. That’s not to say that it’s bad… but I did wish for more. It had way more potential. But I don’t regret reading it, because what was written was definitely good. So, Poison basically tells the story of one extraordinary pig who gets swept up in an adventure when this girl, Kyra something-or-other, recruits her for a dangerous mission. Along the way she […]

Posted August 6, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 16 Comments
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