Tag: paranormal

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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Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

It’s important to note that I’m sitting down to write my review of The Mime Order roughly three weeks after finishing the book. The reason for this is quite simply that I was stunned, speechless, and didn’t know how I could possibly convey in words just how amazing this book (and this series) is. How do you do epic perfection justice?? HOWW???? HELP ME, BENNYKINS. OKAY THANK YOU. In the interest of full disclosure, I have met Samantha Shannon and we are Twitter friends. Seriously, she’s a super awesome, amazing, generous person, but I don’t feel like that should invalidate my opinion that I think […]

Posted January 25, 2015 by Debby in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews / 11 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

ARC Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

I don’t typically read a lot of paranormal books, so I had never yet experienced Holly Black – a pretty big name author in YA. The opportunity to read The Darkest Part of the Forest came about thanks to BEA, and faeries are probably the paranormal creatures I’m most likely to like, so I was really excited to try it out. The result? Well it’s a creative story and world for sure, but it lacked a kind of emotional resonance with me. Hazel and Ben live in a town bordering a forest inhabited by faeries. Faeries are just as pesky and terrifying as all the […]

Posted December 29, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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Book Review: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Book Review: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

I loved The Archived when I first read it back in May, but then I put off buying The Unbound for forever – for some reason. LUCKILY, Gillian is a very very lovely bookish friend, and her giving this to me finally gave me the push I needed to read this most excellent sequel. All I can say is, “DEBBY, WHY THE HELL DID YOU WAIT SO LONG, YOU DOOFUS?!?!??!” From page 1, I was instantly smitten with how lovely every aspect of this series is. But let’s be honest, at the top of the list has to be THAT FREAKING SHIP. Wesley and Mac […]

Posted December 22, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

In spite of this somewhat happy achievement of finishing a series, Last Sacrifice was one of the most painful things for me to read. Nay, listen to. Listen to. And check out the book info – yeah SEVENTEEN HOURS LONG. Painfully long, horrendously boring, and leading to the most clichéd and sickening ending. I should have stopped after book 3. I honestly do not know why I did this to myself. It’s one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. I don’t even really want to talk about this anymore because for the majority of listening to this audiobook, I was yelling, “FUCK YOU ROSE!” […]

Posted November 14, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 4 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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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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