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Book Review: ‘Tides of..

Book Review: ‘Tides of Winter’ by R.T. Lowe

At this point, it’s no secret that I’m totally in love with R.T. Lowe’s ‘The Felix Chronicles’ series, and his newest novel, Tides of Winter, just reaffirms that dedication. There are some novels that it’s just really, really hard to explain what makes them great. Tides of Winter is one of those. And at the risk of sounding repetitive, what I loved about this novel is a continuation of what I loved about Freshman and […]

February 26, 2017
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Book Review: ‘Starr Fa..

Book Review: ‘Starr Fall’ by Kim Briggs

Starr Fall by Kim Briggs is the kind of novel that I’m not sure how to feel about. The series as a whole has a massive amount of potential, especially in the young adult genre, but as an opening novel Starr Fall has some issues to work through. First, the positive; Starr Fall is an interesting concept. From the cover design and novel title, you’d think Briggs’ debut novel would be about aliens, but in […]

February 26, 2017
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Book Review: ‘The Poss..

Book Review: ‘The Possibility of Somewhere’ by Julia Day

Oh, where to even begin with Julia Day’s The Possibility of Somewhere? I wanted to like it, I really did. The cover is gorgeous, the summary sounded like every contemporary YA love story that I’ve fallen for repeatedly…it should have been instalove. Instead, I found myself giving The Possibility of Somewhere the stank eye more than once as I was reading, and it left me with a sour taste in my mouth when all was […]

September 6, 2016
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Book Review: ‘The Ones’ by Daniel Sweren-Becker

Who knew that The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker could make genetic engineering and today’s social issues could go hand-in-hand? Not me, and yet that’s exactly what this science fiction read managed to do. And I loved it and loathed it all at once. Let’s take a step back. Sweren-Becker has created a world where the genetic modification of humans, by combining the best DNA of two parents to create a higher-than-average child, is no longer […]

September 6, 2016
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Book Review: ‘The Assassin Game’ by Kirsty McKay

Reading The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay was like experiencing a flashback into my childhood, minus all of the crazy, and I absolutely, without a doubt, loved it. The Assassin Game is set on a remote island in the Irish Sea that houses a private school called Umfraville. And 90 percent if its students are those people everyone always kind of hated as a kid. They’re super smart, super rich, super athletic, or just seemingly […]

August 31, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Countera..

Book Review: ‘Counteract’ by Tracy Lawson

Counteract by Tracy Lawson was a book that caught my eye the moment it was presented to me, with a dystopian plotline different from any other I’ve read in recent times, and I couldn’t wait to dig in. But in the end, the novel as a whole fell kind of flat and left me with a “meh” taste in my mouth. In Counteract, Lawson creates a future America that isn’t very hard to imagine. The […]

August 30, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Five Days in January’ by R.T. Lowe

Five Days in January by R.T. Lowe is just as thrilling and gripping as its predecessor, The Felix Chronicles: Freshman, and it only takes about half the pages to accomplish this. With a much smaller book, Lowe comes back to this second installment with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail that made Freshman so great, a feat that many sequels can’t achieve. It remains fast-paced but detailed fully, never leaving you in the dark, […]

August 1, 2016
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Book Review: ‘Twisted&..

Book Review: ‘Twisted’ by Hannah Jayne

Twisted by Hannah Jayne is one of the most frustrating books I have read this summer, and that makes me really mad. Honestly, this mystery had the potential to be incredibly superb, but instead it fell victim to the infamous serial killer known as The Rushed Ending. On a serious note, Twisted, the story of a girl plagued by her father’s past as an accused serial killer known as the Wife Collector, sounded seriously creepy. […]

July 18, 2016
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Book Review: ‘We Own the Night’ by Ashley Poston

We Own the Night by Ashley Poston is the kind of feel-good YA novel that most young-at-heart readers can get behind. It’s witty, youthful, and chock full of fresh-from-high school drama. But Poston included a lot of heart in her second novel in the Radio Hearts series, and that’s what makes We Own the Night so good. The novel follows Iggy, aka Ingrid North, aka Niteowl, a girl embarking on her summer after high school […]

July 11, 2016
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Book Review: ‘The Memo..

Book Review: ‘The Memory Book’ by Lara Avery

The Memory Book by Lara Avery was a delightful and heartbreaking surprise of a novel. Going into it, I wasn’t really sure just where I was going to fall on the love-it-or-hate-it scale, especially after my experience with Avery’s other novel A Million Miles Away, but I am totally team LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS now. Avery crafted a real gem with this novel, and I think there are a lot of people who will fall in […]

July 8, 2016
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