Tag: 2018 Debut Authors Challenge

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews

Posted July 16, 2018 in Reviews // 9 Comments

This story is made of heartbreak. I wasn’t sure what to think of A Thousand Perfect Notes at first.  If you look through all the Goodreads reviews, 85% of them all start the same “AHH THE AMAZING CAIT WROTE THIS BOOK.” It’s really difficult to separate the author and the novel.  Cait has a great sense of humor and her blog posts are a delight.  When you have an author with much love and influence in the blogosphere, it’s difficult to know whether the reviews are coming from fans of A Thousand Perfect Notes or fans of Cait Drews. I can’t speak […]

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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Posted July 9, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Remember that post I did a few weeks about about beachside reads and I’m not a beachside person, but here are some books? I wish I had read this book back then because The Wicked Deep is such a perfect summer read. Seriously, this book has everything: Love story? Check. Secluded island? Definitely. Witches? Of course. Ghosts? The best! And it’s predictable as anything, but in a good way, you know?  When you want something to happen, then it does, and you’re all like HAH.  IN YOUR FACE UNIVERSE I WAS RIGHT.  And then you keep reading fervently until you are done with […]

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Posted May 16, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments

The Hazel Wood has quickly built itself a reputation as one of those books you either ADORE or are really disappointed in.  I’ve heard some folks call it an Alice in Wonderland retelling (disagree) while other complain that too much of the book is set in the real world. I really liked it, and I’d like to break down for you why I did. First of all, I’m not going to go out and say that Alice, or Finch, or Ella, or any of them were great characters.  I’m usually a character reader, but when a world has been built as […]

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Wonderblood by Julia Whicker

Wonderblood by Julia Whicker

Posted March 22, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Wonderblood has one of the darkest and most fascinating world building structures I’ve ever seen in a dystopia.  It’s dark and bloody and creepy.  A religion has sprouted over the idea of the space shuttles and that they will come back to Earth and rescue everyone, and there will be a new day dawning, one of Hope and Mercy.  The setting and the Carnivals and […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Posted March 18, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I finished this book Friday morning, and I am still struggling to find the words for it.  I want to babble about how good it is – how I loved the rich descriptions of the temple and how that beautiful scene with Zélie and Anari on the ship was everything and… okay guys, this is going to be another list of brilliant things. 1. Each and every character in this story was well-written, well-motivated, and I loved them all.  Zélie with her rash decisions and temper.  Anari with her sweetness and courage.  Zane with his fierce protectiveness and big […]

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