recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader


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Review: Factor Man

Review: Factor Man

Factor Man by Matt Ginsberg   As an established book reviewer, I receive a lot of what are known in the industry as ARCS. These are advanced reader copies, essentially novels that are on their way to being produced for the masses and are soft-launching […]

Recommendation: Burning Magic

Recommendation: Burning Magic

Burning Magic by Joshua Khan When last we saw the young and gothic Queen Lilith Shadow and her outlaw best friend Thorn, they were doing their best to protect the country of Gehenna from a lethal army of trolls, all while attempting to control the […]

Review: Jar of Hearts

Review: Jar of Hearts

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier   Georgina Shaw was sixteen years old when her best friend disappeared. Her name was Angela Wong and she was the prettiest and most popular girl in school. Captain of the cheerleaders. Ruler of the Cool Kid’s table in […]

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Review: Be Careful What You Joust For

Be Careful What You Joust For by Ryan Hauge & Ivy Smoak   Pentavia is a medieval world full of calculated espionage, treacherous alliances, and respect for the Old Gods and customs. Ever aware of the precarious beauty of their own slice of the land, the […]

Review: Dreams of Falling

Review: Dreams of Falling

Dreams of Falling by Karen White   Nestled comfortably into the perfectly manicured grounds of the prestigious Carrowmore Estate is a legend of epic proportions. The country estate is home to a tree; a vessel especially made for wishing. The sacred oak is known for […]

Review: Furyborn

Review: Furyborn

Furyborn by Claire Legrand As a girl who has spent her life growing up surrounded by royalty and within the comfortable confines of the castle, Rielle Dardenne is no stranger to privilege and prestige. With best friends like the Crown Prince and his beloved cousin, […]

Review: Better in the Morning

Review: Better in the Morning

Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay   When Veronica’s own personal Mr. Big took her out that night, she was sure it was THE night. She just knew her handsome boyfriend John was going to drop his hunk of an Italian body down onto […]

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling   Do you remember that evil, cranky looking sun in the old-school Mario video games (if you were born any time after the 1900’s, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about) that was […]

Review: The Favorite Sister

Review: The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll   Do you read what you’re told to read, or do you have your own mind and purpose? Before I start a new book, I have to look at reviews. I just cannot help myself. My husband is the […]

Review: Love and Other Words

Review: Love and Other Words

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren   Macy met him in a closet. Standing precariously on the cusp of an adolescence that was already feeling strained and uncomfortable, Macy Sorenson didn’t want to be where she was at that particular moment in time. The […]