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Apr
13

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) Laini Taylor Published: March 28, 2017 (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Lazlo, a boy raised in an orphanage who dreams of another world—until one day, the name of that world is erased and becomes,...
Apr
10

Review: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #2)

Review: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #2) Phantom Pains (Arcadia Project #2) Mishell Baker Published: March 21, 2017 (Saga Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will spoiler free, it may reference the previous book. Still trying to recover from the events of four months ago, Millie has left the Arcadia Project and found a job on the same television...
Mar
23

Review: Griffen by A.J. Blakemont (Mirror Souls Chronicles #1)

Review: Griffen by A.J. Blakemont (Mirror Souls Chronicles #1) Griffen (Mirror Souls Chronicles #1) A.J. Blakemont Published: Feb. 4, 2017 (Dark Romantic Worlds) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars Doppelgangers. Everyone is rumored to have a twin somewhere out there, and stories abound about the mysterious relationship a doppelganger might have with its copy. But...
Feb
16

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2)

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2) The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2) Alison Goodman Published: Jan. 31, 2017 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lady Helen is back, just four weeks after the events of her presentation ball, events which culminated in her losing her mother’s only gift to her, saving a man’s life, and needing to find refuge outside of London. As...
Feb
13

Early Review: Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan

Early Review: Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan Portal of a Thousand Worlds Dave Duncan Published: Feb. 14, 2017 (Open Road) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars An aging Empress, a group of monks who make murder their main mission, and a ragtag army—led by a crazy man—who are high on drugs and convinced they are invincible. All of...
Jan
26

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1)

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1) Caraval (Caraval #1) Stephanie Garber Published: January 31, 2017 (Flatiron Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Scarlett and her sister Tella live with their father, a brutal man ever since their mother disappeared years ago. He has killed when people did not do just as he...
Jan
9

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons Metaltown Kristen Simmons Published: September 20, 2016 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In Metaltown war—and the factories that feed it—is a constant. So is disease, starvation, and brutal rule by a cadre of “officials” who are all in the back pocket of the wealthiest family in the area. This world is...
Nov
17

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1)

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1) Of the Abyss (Mancer #1) Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Published: Sept. 27, 2016 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Mancers, those who can work with different forms of magic, are outlawed. Death awaits those who break those laws, so while magic still exists, it is...
Nov
8

Review: Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis

Review: Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis Congress of Secrets Stephanie Burgis Published: Nov. 1, 2016 (Pyr) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Alchemy—understood for years as the transmutation of metals, the obvious goal being to eventually create gold. But what if there was another way to practice Alchemy? A way that would...
Oct
25

Review: Chasing Embers by James Bennett (Ben Garston #1)

Review: Chasing Embers by James Bennett (Ben Garston #1) Chasing Embers (Ben Garston #1) James Bennett Published: Sept. 06, 2016 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Ben Garston drinks to forget—his life, his past, he romantic messes. All of which he has a lot to forget, since Ben is a dragon. One of the last remaining dragons, in...

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