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Book Review: ‘A Thousa..

Book Review: ‘A Thousand Nights’ by E.K. Johnston

The premise of E.K. Johnston’s A Thousand Nights looked so promising that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. But alas, I seem to have gotten my hopes up just to have them come crashing back to Earth. A Thousand Nights was a tough read, and it felt like it took me just as long to finish. The main story behind A Thousand Nights is a good one, don’t get me wrong. I […]

October 1, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Burn Girl’ by Mandy Mikulencak

Burn Girl by Mandy Mikulencak should, by all intents and purposes, be a powerful read. It should be an emotional read, and one that forces you to see just how deeply addiction, abuse, and neglect can scar a person, both mentally and physically. And for the most part, Burn Girl captures that. When we meet Arlie, we are immediately thrown into the story of her mother dying from an overdose. There’s no cutesy introduction or […]

September 13, 2015
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Book Review: ‘To Hear The Ocean Sigh’ by Bryant A. Loney

To Hear The Ocean Sigh by Bryant A. Loney was a novel that surprised me. And its surprise was definitely on the good end of things, because much like its subject matter, Loney has filled the pages of this novel with friendship, love, serendipity, exploration, and the unfortunate inevitability of the injustice of life. Our main character, Jay, is someone that most teenagers can relate to. He’s pretty average, nondescript, and suffers the pang of […]

August 24, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Alchemy’ by Jade Kennedy

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know much about poetry, and am much more inclined to pick up a novel versus a book like Alchemy by Jade Kennedy. But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading each individual poem and piece of flash fiction held within Alchemy‘s pages, and Kennedy’s dive into the world of magical realism was both collected and graceful. Even though I was drawn more towards […]

August 16, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between’ by Jennifer E. Smith

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between was short, sweet, cutesy, and tried too hard to be something amazing. In the end, Jennifer E. Smith’s newest novel just winds up being a book that you’ll finish, put down, and never pick up again. So we have Aidan and Clare, high school sweethearts, facing their last night together in their hometown before heading off to colleges on opposite sides of the country. And the big question is […]

August 16, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Whippoorwill’ by Joseph Monninger

Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger is unlike any other young adult book I’ve read so far this year, not only in its creativity and charm, but also in its delivery and outcome. I’ll be honest with you. When I read the summary of Whippoorwill, I was expecting it to be just like any other YA novel, where the girl meets the boy over a common interest, and they fall madly in instalove together, and ride off […]

August 10, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Alive’ by Scott Sigler

First things first, forget what you just read in the synopsis of Alive by Scott Sigler above. The comparisons to Divergent and The Hunger Games don’t do this novel justice, in the slightest. In fact, you’re going to love this story so much more if you go in blind with no expectations on how things should play out. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’ll tell you what you do need to […]

July 8, 2015
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Book Review: ‘A Million Miles Away’ by Lara Avery

This book. This book. I don’t really know how I feel about A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery, but I also can’t say that I wouldn’t recommend it to someone. Because, in a way, this was one of the best written novels I’ve read so far this year. Avery has a way of totally sucking you in to a story and making you believe in everything that she’s written, forcing you to root for […]

June 20, 2015
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Book Review: ‘The Felix Chronicles: Freshman’ by R.T. Lowe

And I thought my freshman year of college was tough. R.T. Lowe’s new novel, The Felix Chronicles: Freshman, takes growing up to a whole new level with an urban fantasy theme and lots of brutality. And I loved every second of it. Seriously. Where’s the next book, because I’m dying to see what happens next. But I’m getting ahead of myself. When I started reading the prologue and it began with a seemingly unfortunate old […]

June 14, 2015
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Book Review: Paradise City by C.J. Duggan

Something’s very wrong with my taste in novels lately. Either that, or something’s very wrong with the novels themselves. In another sad twist of events, I had to stop reading Paradise City by C.J. Duggan, as much as it pains me to do so. It’s another book to add to my did not finish list with way too many reasons to name. My first, and biggest complaint, was that Lexie is such an unlikeable character. […]

April 21, 2015
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