Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: The Natural Order

The Natural Order The Natural Order by R.J. Vickers
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I had to put this book in my DNF pile. This story started strong, but ended up losing my interest very quickly. Maybe I'll try this book again down the road.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: Chased by Fire

Chased by Fire Chased by Fire by D.K. Holmberg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Chased by Fire by D.K. Holmberg is the first book in The Cloud Warrior Saga. When Tan meets a stranger on the road, his mother sends Tan on a mission to assist the stranger in finding an artifact.

There is a lot of potential with this story. There is magic, creatures, fighting, and romance. The creatures and characters are vivid, but the descriptions involving certain aspects of the magic are rather detailed causing the story to be slow paced for most of the book. I feel this story is for middle grade children and adults alike. Overall, I'm curious to see where the story takes Tan.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: A Tale of Two Kitties

A Tale of Two Kitties A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly is the ninth book in the A Magical Cats Mystery series. When Kathleen finds Mia's grandfather dead, she and her magical cats, Owen and Hercules, have to find out who the killer is before Simon, her good friend and father to Mia, is arrested for the crime.

I had a hard time getting through this book. It was very slow paced, and the writing was choppy. There was far too much description. How someone holds their arms, or tilts their head does not add any value or depth to the story. It became very mundane. The story was very predictable from the start.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Friday, August 11, 2017


My Reading Problem #1

I received A Tale of Two Kitties from NetGalley in exchange 
for an honest review, but the problem I'm having is getting 
through the book.


I'm wondering if I should struggle through this book or 
start another one. What do you guys do when in this 
predicament? I'd love to hear what you think.

From the Shadows: E.J.'s Birthday Bash

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review: Forge: Dawn of Trials

Forge: Dawn of Trials Forge: Dawn of Trials by C S Cobb
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Forge: Dawn of Trials by C S Cobb is a coming of age story of Forge and his rite of passage ritual in the Cave of Trials.

This story has potential, but the execution left a lot to be desired. I felt as though the author was writing to middle grade children for several chapters, then suddenly writing to very young children, then back to middle grade kids. The tone of the writing was very inconsistent. The characters could have been better fleshed out. There were several grammatical errors, which interfered with my reading flow. There is a bit of a cliff-hanger, which wasn't too bad since the author gave clues that there would be such an ending. Overall, I feel this book is geared towards children 9-12.

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Review: CREEPZ

CREEPZ CREEPZ by Ruth Bainbridge
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

CREEPZ by Ruth Bainbridge is a story of sex trafficking, and murders happening all over New York.

I felt a lot of the sex scenes in this book were for shock value more than anything. The characters are one dimensional, and the huge cliff-hanger was a big let down.



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Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: A Coronation of Kings

A Coronation of Kings A Coronation of Kings by Samuel Stokes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Coronation of Kings by Samuel Stokes is the first installment of the Chronicles of Meldinar. Tristan is son and heir to Marcus, Lord of the Listarii. Never knowing his mother, Tristan was raised by his father. After losing everything he loved, Tristan vows revenge on those who destroyed his world.

This book has so much potential; it has all the elements for an excellent epic fantasy, but the execution and the lack of editing had me pulling my hair out! It is truly a shame. Hopefully the next installment will be better executed, and better edited. Also, the characters could use a bit more fleshing out. I'm willing to give the next installment a try because of Stokes' potential.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Betwixters: Once Upon a Time

Betwixters: Once Upon a Time Betwixters: Once Upon a Time by Laura C. Cantu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Betwixters by Laura C. Cantu is the first book in the new Betwixters series. We follow three friends, Noah, Ethan, and Skye, on a fantastical journey where they face creatures of the dark while trying to help a new fairy friend.

This is a well written story about friendship, and what it means to truly be a friend. The three friends work together to solve a problem, and they never give up. This is such a delightful story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: Redwall

Redwall Redwall by Brian Jacques
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Redwall by Brian Jacques is the first installment of the series Redwall. Redwall Abbey is home to peaceful mice, and other woodland creatures. When their abbey is threatened by Cluny the Scourge, the peaceful residents of Redwall Abbey have to defend, and fight for what they hold dear.

I absolutely adored this story! The creatures came to life on the pages, and the world building is quite beautiful. This story grabbed me, and wouldn't let go. There were moments when I laughed out loud, and there were moments when my heart was broken. There were a few grammatical errors, but did not hinder my flow of reading at all. This is a wonderful middle grade fantasy story; I highly recommend it.

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