Review: Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter

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Aug 052015
Review: Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter

Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O’Porter Book #1 in Paper Aeroplanes series Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: May 2nd, 2013 Publisher: Hot Key Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn’t be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo’s jealous ex-best friend and Renée’s growing infatuation with Flo’s brother), fifteen is an age [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

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Jan 272015
January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Apr 082014
Genre Book Showdown: Ghost Seer vs Spirited

We have a haunted installment this time as two new series featuring women that can communicate with ghosts debuted in 2014.  Mary Behre’s Spirted goes head-to-head with Robin D. Owens’ Ghost Seer in this Genre Book Showdown!  Which ghostly tale will take home the trophy?  Read on to find out.   The Contenders: Spirited by Mary Behre Book #1 in Tidewater Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: March 4th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Sensation Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s running from who she is…… All Jules Scott wants is to live a normal, quiet life—preferably one that doesn’t include ghosts. Jules’s talent for communicating with the dead has brought [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 262013
Cowboys! Western Historical Romances by Ellen O'Connell

Cowboys! Western Historical Romances by Ellen O’Connell Today we feature the western historical romance novels written by Ellen O’Connell. She has written several novels that take place in the late 1800s in the western United States. These novels are honest and as a friend of mine has said brutal.  They are brutal in their honest truth about how hard life was in the late 1800s for people living in the West. They are brutal in detail and in struggle .  For those interested in history, her novels are amazingly rich in history and details. Her characters work hard to survive [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 26, 2013 at 8:06 am
Apr 112013
Review: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley Book #1 in the Chequy Files Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 11 January 2012 E-Book Purchased from Synopsis from Goodreads: “The body you are wearing used to be mine.” So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

Quick Review: Krampusnaught by Nicholas Olivo

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Mar 022012
Quick Review: Krampusnaught by Nicholas Olivo

  I received a copy from Nicholas Olivo in exchange for an honest review   An 8,000 word collection of short stories, featuring: Krampusnacht: Santa’s been kidnapped by his demonic ex-partner, Krampus! Can Gearstripper the gremlin and Jake the security guard free St. Nick in time for Christmas? Pause: Time’s been frozen on Christmas Eve and two Chroniclers are dispatched to investigate. Find out what happens when they encounter someone dressed as super-hero Commander Courageous! Fulfillment: A mysterious figure known as Stranger Wolfram prepares to summon a creature from the pits of Hell on Christmas Eve. Will fortune teller Mrs. Rita stop him? [ Read More of this Review ]

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Sep 262011
Review: Prized by Caragh O'Brien

Prized by Caragh O’Brien Expected publication date – November 8, 2011 [box type=”bio”] Synopsis from Goodreads: Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 26, 2011 at 8:06 am
Aug 232011
Review: Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien

  Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien   [box] Blurb from Goodreads: IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future. Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone and her mother faithfully deliver their quota of three infants every month. But when Gaia’s mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.[/box]   AH’s REVIEW Grade: – B+ Caragh O’Brien’s book Birthmarked tells [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 23, 2011 at 9:28 am
Jul 192011
Review: Imperium by Nicholas Olivo

  …4.5/5 Grade A Author Requested Review and Provided Novel Release Date: June 29th, 2011 [box type=”info”] Vincent Corinthos leads a triple life. As a secret agent, he handles paranormal threats; as a god, he protects his followers from evil forces; as a stock clerk, he keeps the back room of an antique store tidy. When one of his fellow agents goes missing, Vincent begins with the usual suspects. His investigation takes him to vampire lairs, golem laboratories, and the realm of the fae. Along the way he squares off against genetically modified gremlins, virus-spawned zombies and a horseman of [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 242011
Review: The Demon Trappers Daughter by Jana Oliver

    [box] Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on… Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, [ Read More of this Review ]

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