Archive for the ‘Book Reviews’ Category

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Book review: Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)


Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter My rating: 2 of 5 stars If asked to describe this book in one word, I would have to go with: frustrating. I enjoyed the story, despite the ending which to be honest didn’t really come as a shock. I’m not exactly happy about...
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Book review: This Is Not A Test


This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is not a pretty book. It’s dark and it’s depressing. And on top of that, it’s an amazing read. Summers doesn’t dwell long to plunge into the action. We get a brief glimpse of...
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Book review: A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5)


A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin My rating: 3 of 5 stars Martin wrote in the acknowledgments that “The last one was a bitch” and it shows. I don’t know what to make of this book. I’m sad about only giving 3 stars but at the same...
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A year in review


This comes a little late due to time constraints at the end of last year, but I wanted to share my favorite things of 2011 with you. Cross-posted to my Tumblr. Favorite Retuning TV Shows Downton Abbey The Walking Dead honorary mentions: Sons of Anarchy Nikita The Vampire Diaries...
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Book review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor My rating: 1 of 5 stars Based on the reviews at Goodreads I was expecting this book to be nothing short of perfect. Imagine my surprise when I was 20% into this and still not liking it. Usually I tend to...
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Book review: The Goddess Test (Goddess Test #1)


The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Spoilerish Review I’m a sucker when it comes to Greek mythology, so when I read the summary for “The Goddess Test”, it immediately piqued my interest. Aimee Carter draws bits and pieces from Greek mythology and intertwines...
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Book review: The Betrayal of Maggie Blair


The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was going into this thinking it would be a paranormal story because the synopsis alluded to it, but The Betrayal of Maggie Blair is actually a story about a girl trying to find happiness...
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Book review: The Near Witch


The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was fortunate to read this book prior to its release date thanks to NetGalley. The Near Witch is a beautiful tale which thrives on its gorgeous writing and prose. Victoria Schwab creates this wonderful, yet haunting...
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Book review: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)


City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare My rating: 5 of 5 stars Spoilerish Review I love this series and was really happy to hear that we would get 3 additional titles. But I wasn’t really sure what to expect story-wise since Valentine had been defeated and who would...
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Book review: The Body Finder (Body Finder, #1)


The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting My rating: 5 of 5 stars In the world of young adult novels you always look for something that you’ve haven’t read before since so much is focused on paranormal beings like vampires, werewolves, etc. “The Body Finder” felt like a nice change....