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Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

February 4, 2013

from author’s site Kasie West’s debut novel, Pivot Point, is a piece of art. A beautiful, heart-breaking, thoughtful piece of art. With a clever and perfectly executed plot, tangible tension, and swoon-worthy romance, this book is absolutely stunning.  Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate…

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Review: What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis

February 4, 2013

Brittany Geragotelis’ What the Spell? is a light, dramatic, and entertaining read that will please fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars with its pop culture references and teenage drama. All sixteen-year-old Brooklyn wants is to be somebody, to have what somebodies have: popularity, beauty, and power. When Brooklyn’s parents unbind her powers, she soon finds herself using magic to become part of her school’s “in-crowd”, the…

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Waiting on Wednesday: INK by Amanda Sun

January 30, 2013

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, and is a feature that helps spread the word about upcoming releases. *** This week my pick is Amanda Sun’s Ink! Now, I’ve already read it, but I loved it so much that I simply cannot wait to see it on the shelves and to pick up a finished copy! It’s such a fantastically…

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Trailer Thursday: What the Spell?

January 24, 2013

Today I’d like to share the trailer for Brittany Geragotelis’ What the Spell?, the prequel to her smash hit, Life’s a Witch. Check it out! A teenage witch juggles popularity and romance while keeping her powers a secret in this spellbinding debut. Almost-sixteen-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, to be adored by a cute guy. Luckily for her, she’s a witch…

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Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

January 9, 2013

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Luxseries is one that everybody talks about. I’ve read numerous glowing reviews and declarations of love for Daemon. Now that I’ve finally read Obsidian, I understand the craze. Ms. Armentrout’s writing is clear, descriptive, and fluid, which are all qualities of a seasoned writer. The world she has created presents aliens in a refreshing and exciting light. She has also given her colorful cast of characters…

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Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

October 24, 2012

The Lost Prince is the first installment in Julie Kagawa’s new Iron Fey series, Call of the Forgotten, and it is yet another fine example of her talent. She has written a whirlwind of a story, one that is full of non-stop action, family secrets, and unexpected romances. Fans of the original Iron Fey books will undoubtedly love this new addition and will be rooting for Ethan from page…

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Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

October 20, 2012

image from author’s blog Julie Kagawa is a master storyteller, one who is in a league of her own. She blew me away with the original three Iron Fey books, and she has once again left me in awe with The Iron Knight. As a proud and loyal member of Team Ash, I had been looking forward to this book ever since it was announced and am so…

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Review: Point of Origin (The Survivors Book Two) by Amanda Havard

September 25, 2012

If you’re looking for a refreshing take on witches, vampires, and shape-shifters, then look no further than Amanda Havard’s The Survivors series. The first book, The Survivors, is currently available and I thoroughly enjoyed it when I read it last year. Ms. Havard has taken the Salem Witch Trials to a new level and given the tragic events new life with this series. And as much as I liked…

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Review: Trajectories by Tess Grant

July 16, 2012

Kitty Irish has heard all the rumors swirling around Daniel Phinney. Most of them involve a gun, a flask, and a temper. One chance encounter with the WWII veteran over a grisly find in the woods pulls the cover off the dark secrets of their small town, and Kitty is drawn into an unlikely partnership. Armed with an antique rifle and a handful of homemade silver bullets, the…

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Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

July 2, 2012
Dark Kiss

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen is an intriguing addition to the angel genre. I had never read any of Ms. Rowen’s other work, so I was anxious to see what I thought of her writing. While there were a few things I didn’t care for, overall I found the writing to be rather strong. The dialogue is smooth, the descriptions vivid, and the characters interesting. Sam is a…

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

May 18, 2012

This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure and honor of meeting Laini Taylor and hearing her speak about writing stories that keep readers engaged and enthralled. She is such a unique and amazingly creative person and just listening to her inspired me. Her book Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my shelf for quite some time now–it’s been one of those books I really wanted to…