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ARC Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

ARC Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I did it. I killed the beast – this 600+ page monster of a novel. It took me three weeks to get through it not only because Pokémon Go was released in the same time. And it pains me to say it, but I do feel like it was a waste of those three weeks. When I saw an opportunity to read the much hyped Nevernight early, I LITERALLY jumped at the chance. I did love the first book I read by Kristoff, Stormdancer, and at the time, a bloody book about assassins in a dark fantasy world sounded like a fantastic idea. I feel […]

Posted July 28, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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ARC Book Review: No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

ARC Book Review: No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista

Fake dating, a.k.a. fauxmance – one of my favorite tropes in romance novels. So, yeah, I couldn’t resist No Love Allowed. I like contemporary romances because regardless of quality, they’re breezes to read and I can usually find something entertaining or fun about them. No Love Allowed had that… and it didn’t. It was rather average, though undeniably disappointing in some parts. Caleb and Didi meet and quickly engage in a fake dating arrangement. Caleb is a notorious heartbreaker who needs a “girlfriend” so that he can get away unscathed during all the high society events. (He’s rich as fuck.) Didi is poor, her mother’s […]

Posted April 5, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

ARC Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Time travel. Those are magic words to me. Words to which I perk up and think, “OH YES PLEASE.” Throw in some pirate-y shenanigans and how on earth was I supposed to resist this book? Well, maybe I’ll take more care in the future. The Girl from Everywhere wasn’t exactly what I was hoping it would be. The Girl from Everywhere tells the story of Nix, a sixteen-year-old girl on a ship that travels through time. Her father, the captain, is trying to find his way back to her mother in Hawaii, 1868, but to get there he needs to get the right map… which […]

Posted February 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Book Review: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

WARNING: I am spoiling this entire book for you and I don’t care. *deep sigh* It’s been almost 3 months since I read this book, but I’m just getting around to reviewing it now. It’s so laughably terrible that I needed to have the right energy and enough time to fully explain why. Honestly, before I dove into the book, I’d already seen that the public opinion on it was largely negative – but I still went into it with an open mind. It has such a beautiful cover and awesome premise (YA Da Vinci Code!), that I desperately wanted to like it. However, by […]

Posted July 18, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Book Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Book Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Ugh. *moan* *sigh* Oh boy. The Kiss of Deception came out last year to a generally positive reception – in fact, plenty of my closest blogging friends clamored about it as being one of the best new YA fantasy series out there. I am baffled, because I do not understand at all. This book was boring as hell. Honestly, I should have paid more attention to what this book was about than all of the positive reactions it had gotten. The title conveniently has the word ‘Kiss’ in it, and the premise already introduces the fact that there are two handsome strangers who enter the […]

Posted June 24, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

ARC Book Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

The premise of Tangled Webs instantly caught my attention, as it contains so many things I usually love: London, blackmail, masquerade balls, slight genderbending. For all intents and purposes, I should have fallen hard and fast for this book. But no. And wow, it sure takes skill to make a story about blackmail so boring. Let’s start there, because I feel like more readers will be disappointed by the blackmail aspect of this novel. Arista, or Lady A, is a “notorious blackmailer”, but no – she’s actually only the messenger. She picks up secrets, sealed in envelopes, and trades them for money. She doesn’t actually […]

Posted June 15, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius

ARC Book Review: Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius

When I head about Love Fortunes and Other Disasters, three main things convinced me to pick it up: that adorable illustrated cover, the fun and quirky premise, and the promise of a hate-to-love romance. For all intents and purposes, this should have been the perfect book for me. But somehow, it ended up being something completely different. Love Fortunes and Other Disasters tells the tale of the town called Grimbaud, where love fortunes, charms, and hints of magic are real. These love fortunes are seen as binding, so when a group of high schoolers gets less than optimal fortunes, they decide to fight back and […]

Posted May 6, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

ARC Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes is easily one of the most hyped up 2015 debuts / releases overall. Ever since it was announced, people have been clamoring for the book – excited by this “Gladiator style” high stakes middle eastern-inspired fantasy. So, obviously, this book had a lot to live up to. Fellow bloggers who read this before me have been excitedly shouting about its perfection. Unfortunately, it didn’t really work for me. An Ember in the Ashes tells a fantasy story from two points of view: Laia and Elias. Laia is a Scholar – a native resident of the area which has been conquered […]

Posted April 26, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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