Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Tramp by Sarah Wathen
April 1, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: The Tramp Author: Sarah Wathen Genre: Mystery, YA Amazon rating: 4.8 stars At first glance, Candy was a pretty little seven-year-old girl like any other in Shirley County. She was prone to singing and dancing and splashing in the rain, in her yellow polka dot bikini and her favorite red galoshes. John was a normal little boy

Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
March 25, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Calamity Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Superheroes Amazon rating: 4.6 stars When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof’s secret,

Book Review: The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd
March 18, 2017 Book Reviews Stacy Overby

Title: The Lady Astronomer Author: Katy O’Dowd Genre: Steampunk Amazon rating: 4.0 stars Lucretia’s quiet life as an astronomer and hat-maker is quickly turned on its head by her brother. He is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Unfortunately for Lucretia, she is introduced to his majesty as her brother’s

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
March 11, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian Amazon rating: 4.4 stars If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone

Book Review: Hot & Heavy by Sandra Hill
March 4, 2017 Book Reviews A.L. Mabry

Title: Hot & Heavy Author: Sandra Hill Genre: Romance Amazon rating: 4.3 stars Madrene Olgadottir, an 11th-century granddaughter of a once-powerful Norseman, finds herself transported to the 21st century in Hill’s playful follow-up to Wet & Wild. Lt. Ian MacLean and his team of navy SEALs are hot on the trail of Jamal ben Hassan and his nest

Book Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
February 25, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: I Am Princess X Author: Cherie Priest Genre: Mystery, YA Amazon rating: 4.4 stars Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later,

Book Review: The Butterfly Crest by Eva Vanrell
February 18, 2017 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: The Butterfly Crest (The Protogenoi Series #1) Author: Eva Vanrell Genre: Fantasy & Magic Amazon rating: 4.3 stars Between the shadows of the human world, a war as old as time is being fought. Ageless pantheons scheme to obtain or keep control, provoked by the weight of human belief which has altered the realm of the divine. An

Book Review: Maidens & Magic Anthology
February 11, 2017 Book Reviews Marissa Sladek

Title: Maidens & Magic Publisher: Crimson Edge Press Genre: Fantasy & Magic Amazon rating: n/a Crimson Edge Press celebrates the fortitude of heroines in fantasy with their first anthology, Maidens & Magic. An assembly of five original stories, this selection promises to satisfy young adult and adult readers who love dark and dangerous tales. From magical slippers

Book Review: The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
February 4, 2017 Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: The Secret of Platform 13 Author: Eva Ibbotson Genre: Fantasy & Magic Amazon rating: 4.3 stars A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom–an island where humans live happily with feys, mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible when the door

Book Review: Service Goat by Piers Anthony
January 28, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Service Goat Author: Piers Anthony Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.7 stars Orphaned and blind seven-year-old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary powers. Ben Hemoth is a down-on-his luck news reporter facing prison. Needing to save his job and his reputation, he teams up with Venus, a young seductress caught up with a

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