Book Review: Lost Girl by J.C. Grey

Emerald has it all. She’s got the gorgeous, successful husband and she graces the fashion pages as the current “it” girl. But things in her life aren’t perfect. Running away from her problems, Em finds herself in a small town to try and find herself again. After finding a beautiful yet abandoned house in ruins, …

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(Book Review): Heartless by Marissa Meyer

All Catherine wanted was to open a bakery and share her talent for baking with the Kingdom of Hearts. When she catches the eye of the King, Cath knows her dream of creating desserts for a living is in danger. Things get more complicated when the mysterious court jester comes into her life and she …

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My Lady Jane (the not entire true story) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

You may have heard of Lady Jane Gray, Britain’s Nine Day Queen. But you have never heard her story quite like this before. My Lady Jane (the not entirely true story) is a take on how the authors think Jane’s story should have gone. A few facts combined with A LOT of artistic license makes this humorous and …

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Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Thor’s legendary hammer has gone missing and it’s up to Magnus Chase and his group of assorted magical friends to find it before its loss brings about the end of the world. Just another typical week in the afterlife of Magnus Chase, son of Frey. In their quest to find Mjölnir, Magnus and his crew face zombie …

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Helpful + (Un)Helpful Writing Advice (Guest Post by SJ Kincaid, author of The Diabolic)

  The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2016. If you haven’t heard of this new epic YA novel, The Diabolic follows Nemesis, a humanoid created to protect one person no matter the circumstances. As part of a plan to save the life of her charge, Nemesis gets …

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Book Review: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Nemesis is a Diabolic. A creature created for the soul purpose of protecting their person. When Sedonia, the person Nemesis exists for, is in danger Nemesis becomes her in order to save Sedonia’s life. But by becoming Sedonia, Nemesis is trapped in a world of politics and deceit. As she navigates the dangerous world of the …

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(Review): The Complete Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm

I think most people are probably somewhat familiar with the Brothers Grimm. Jacob and Wilhem were German academics who are best known for the fairy tales they published in the early 1800’s. Their works which have base in myth, folklore, and legends and have been adapted by countless people for hundreds of years. But I wonder …

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Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

This new edition of Neil Gaiman’s Odd and the Frost Giants is beautifully illustrated by Chris Riddell. The drawings by Riddell perfectly assist in narrating the story of Odd, a young Viking boy who is taken on an adventure of mythological proportions after meeting a fox, a bear and an one eyed eagle deep in the forest. …

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(The Bachelor in Novel form): Love Elimination by Sarah Gates

When one of the contestants drops out just before shooting begins for Love Elimination, the next hottest dating show, Anna finds herself in an interesting situation. Her producer sister needs the perfect girl next door for the show and is willing to offer Anna the one thing she needs – money to start up her …

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(Glitzy world of High Fashion): Handbags and Gladrags by Maggie Alderson

The novel opens with an email from Emily’s lover in their secret code planning a rendezvous. It’s not until a few chapters later that we find out Emily is in fact married. And from there on the entire novel became extremely predictable. I don’t think there were any events from that point onwards that even …

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