Reviews written by Kelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer

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Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   January 08, 2018
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5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Young adult writing at its best

Air & Ash, (Tides: Book One) The Story: When Princess Nile is blamed for a failed sea mission and discovers she’s about to be married off to a foreign prince, she boards a dangerous ship on a quest to find a cure to her brother’s...

Young Adult Indie
Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   November 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
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5.0

A truly riveting read...

Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicales #1) by Heather Scheuerer The Story: Bleak, the town drunk, is hiding a terrible secret; She can read people’s minds, a power that will get her killed if anyone finds out. All Bleak wants is a cure to her ability,...

Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   November 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
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N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
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4.0

An exciting and fun supernatural dystopian read...

Premonition (The Division Series, #1) by Leigh Walker The Story: With a drunk for a mother, Riley can’t wait to begin her summer work-study program at the local college. She shouldn’t be concerned that three people who know each other are part of her team...

Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   October 31, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Highly enjoyable read for 13 years and over...

Blood Magic (Abnormals Underground, #1) The Story: In a world where paranormal species are outcasts, Alyssa is bitten by a vampire and transforms. Now the authorities have her father, an underground organization wants her to join, and an apprentice mage wants to be her fighting...

Young Adult Indie
Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   August 28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Urban Fantasy Lovers - Just Get This Book

Magic Bound: The Hybrid Trilogy by G.K. DeRosa The Story: Forced to take care of herself from a young age, when Aria receives a letter saying she’s been accepted into Oak Bluff College with all tuition and housing paid for, she instinctively distrusts it. Unbeknown to her,...

Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   August 20, 2017
(Updated: August 20, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Blood Dragons totally Pulls Off Different

Blood Dragons (Rebel Vampires, Book 1) by Rosemary A. Johns The Story: As the love of his many lives lays dying and no longer able to recognize him, Light takes us through the story of how he came to be a vampire, and what he and his...

Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Authentic. Insightful (for a straight reader). Heartfelt.

Guyliner by J. Leigh Bailey The Story: When a new guy moves to the small town of Green Vale, Conner—star of the baseball team—has a weird reaction. . .something which feels far too close to attraction for his liking. The Characters: ...

Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   May 20, 2017
(Updated: May 20, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

An interesting shifter concept

Sanctuary (Shifter Chronicles, #1) by Melle Amade The Story: Shae spent the entire summer without hearing a word from her best friends. And now they’re back, her worst fears are realized when they shut her out. Completely. Shae stumbles through a series of mishaps and chance-sightings,...

Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A highly enjoyable mystery thriller...

Priceless by Tamara Hart Heiner The Story: Teenager, Jaci, has remained socially isolated since she and three others were kidnapped. Just as Jaci feels able to move on, strange things begin to happen. Weird notes are left in her books and she receives texts which dredge...

Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   March 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

A fantasy story weaved into a real-life setting

The Lady of the Sea by Heather Zwygart The Story: After her mentor falls gravely ill, Avelessa of the sea people—named, the Aureate—must leave the safety of the boundary in search of a powerful pearl. The Characters: Avelessa’s difference to the...

Young Adult Indie
Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   March 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Vivid characters, vivid setting, and vivid emotions.

I’ve read most books by Michelle Lynn, and enjoyed them, but she has really blown my expectations out of the window with this story. The subplots are what really turns this into a five-star read for me—the way they twisted into the novel’s climax. It had heartbreak, love, and exhilarating...

Young Adult Indie
Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   March 05, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

A modern-day, teenage mystery with all the right ingredients.

Dragonfly Nightmare by Erin Richards The Story: Traumatized after a kidnapping in her childhood, Allie finally convinces her overprotective parents to let her go on summer camp. She is desperate to show her parents she can survive the big, bad world. Even when several suspicious events make...

Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   February 02, 2017
(Updated: February 02, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Friendship and unity...

Elementals Two: The Blood of the Hydra by Michelle Madow The Story: Nicole’s adventure-filled tale carries on in the first sequel to The Prophecy of Shadows. Nicole is now aware of the magical world, but this knowledge brings fresh troubles in its wake; Nicole used black...

Young Adult Indie
Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   January 29, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

Awesomely sarcastic and completely witty

Chemistry by C.L. Lynch The Story: Twilight spoof. Stella Blunt is forced to move to Vancouver with her parents when her mother gets a new job. Aside from the bullying about her weight, Stella’s life is made more uncomfortable by the boy who won’t stop...

Kelly St. Clare, Staff ReviewerKelly St. Clare, Staff Reviewer   December 20, 2016
(Updated: December 20, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Power Rangers Meets Ancient Mythology

Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadow, by Michelle Madow The Story: When Nicole transfers schools, she doesn’t expect to walk into a hidden classroom and discover magic exists, or that she can wield it. One comet-filled night changes Nicole’s fate and those of four of her classmates,...

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