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[ARC Review] Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

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29 October
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Over the years I have become a big Jennifer Estep fan. I love her Spider Elemental series. I love to read Young Adult novels as well. It seemed like a perfect match when Jennifer Estep’s Cold Burn of Magic the first book in the Black Blade series came out. I liked the first book it did a good of job of setting the story up and still that keeping that urban fantasy feel. If it is possible I liked Dark Heart of Magic even more, the second book in the Black Blade series. I like Jennifer Estep’s urban fantasy books,… Read more »

[ARC Review] Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley

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25 October
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This year I have become a big fan of Kristen Ashley. I love the men and women that make up the world of Chaos MC. That being said, I liked Walk Through Fire but I didn’t love it. It did take me a while to get through this book because while liked Millie and High’s story I just didn’t connect with it the way I did with the story in Ride Steady. I think what kept this book from dropping below four stars is that cast of supporting characters I have come to love so much. I love the antics… Read more »

[ARC Review] Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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22 October
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I read this book as part of the Dewey’s 24hr readathon. Wolf by Wolf is so fascinating that it didn’t feel like I was reading it as part of a challenge. It was easy to read this book in one day. I love the question the author says she asked herself, the afterward, on coming up with this book’s concept, “What if…?” What if, is definitely what Wolf by Wolf is all about. What if Germany and Japan won the WWII? What if Third Reich ruled most of Eastern Hemisphere? Therefore, Hitler would need to die. I think most of… Read more »

[ARC Review] Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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19 October
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I am just going to keep this review short and sweet because I loved this book so much it will just end up being one jumbled mess of fangirl emotions.   When I got approved to read Illuminae I was so excited. I had to read it right it away. I had seen on the all the five star ratings and the big push for the book at San Diego Comic Con. I wanted to see for myself what all the hype was about. Was this book about a girl and a boy that break up the day before and… Read more »

[Review] Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

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15 October
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I really liked the first book in this series, Snow Like Ashes. I liked the tension between Meria and her two potential loves. I liked that love was on a back burner to the real issues that Meria was dealing with, saving her people and restoring her kingdom. Snow Like Ashes was filled with intrigue and so much action that I read the book in one day. I have to say Ice Like Fire just lacked the fire that made me fall in so much like, like I did with Snow Like Ashes. I didn’t hate Ice Like Fire it… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] A Ghost of a Potion by Heather Blake

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12 October
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If you are like me, and you like Nancy Drew novels and colorful characters, then look no further because Ghost of a Potion fulfils those needs. Ghost of a Potion is third book in the Magic Potion series by Heather Blake. This series is a cozy mystery series that I have come to really like. The series is about a woman named Carly Bell Hartwell and she lives in a small town in Alabama. Carly is a witch who own a potion shop. She mixes up potion healing potions for people from all over. In this book we learn that… Read more »

[ARC Review] A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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05 October
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I am in so much like with this book I don’t even know where to begin. A Madness so Discreet disguises it’s story line almost like any other Sherlock re-retelling. An assistant with a past full of demons. A cocky man using science and deduction to solve murder cases. But, this book is so much more than murder cases and solving crimes. It is a book about finding a safe place in a crazy world. It is a book about justice. Most of all it is a book that really questions what it means to be insane.   A Madness… Read more »

[Review] Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

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01 October
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I liked this book well enough. I was so excited to read this book that I think I held it up to something it wasn’t in my head. I liked the story but I was also a little disappointed by it. I was expecting something really spooky. The story was a little spooky and a lot of confusion. There were plot twists left and right in this book. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with it all. Best thing I can compare my reaction to reading Blood and Salt, is when I watched the movie Oculus. I was looking… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

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28 September
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I got an ARC of this book and I was so excited to start reading it. The Scorpion Rules sounded like a book right up my alley. But, I just could not get into the story. So, I thought I would wait and listen to book because sometimes I like the story if I can hear the pronunciations and visual the story through the voice of a narrator. My first thought after I listened to the last word was, thank goodness I finally finished this book. It felt like it took me forever. I kept waiting for this book to… Read more »

[Review] Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

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20 September
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I ended up liking this book a lot. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this new Star Wars tale. It was highly fascinating to see the stories of Episodes 4-6 unfold through the eyes of some of the faceless soldiers that fought on both sides of the war. This is not some tragic Romeo and Juliet story but is a love a story. It is a story about love and honor and how far one will go to protect it. It is a story about doing the right thing and keeping your loyalty to your loved… Read more »