Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Indie
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0

Catching Ivy by Eliza Tilton Review

Feedback There are certain things I don’t like in books. Insta-love and perfect plans out of nowhere - just to name a couple of them. Insta-love is almost a turn off for me because there isn’t a lot of buildup and I love all the tension. Perfect plans that...

Young Adult Indie
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

Spinner by Michael J Bowler Review

Feedback This book. Wow. I was blown away with how good Spinner is. The story is so original and kept me wanting more the whole way through. Bowler starts with action and keeps it coming. I have read a couple of horror novels, but none have affected me this...

Young Adult Indie
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

Air Awakens Review

Feedback I absolutely loved this book and looking back I’m honestly a little surprised. Hear me out! This book is pretty much about Vhalla finding out she has magic, a very rare magic, and can’t decide whether she wants to keep it or have it removed. And...

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0

Emerge: The Heir Review

Feedback Man, oh man what a story! This takes 4 years after the events in books 2 and 3. I liked the jump in time because of the non existing events that happened to Allie in the past 4 years. Her grandparents are back in her life,...

Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The Vanishing Stair Review

Feedback As soon as I finished the first book I was so eager to continue. I absolutely loved Truly Devious and after the way the book ends - I needed more information. This books picks up pretty closely following the events of the first book. Stevie is...

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

Truly Devious Review

Feedback I absolutely loved this book. It was a buddy read for me and it sounded interesting so I just went with it and fell in love. This book was so well written and just flowed. I found myself not wanting to stop because it was so...

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

A Conspiracy of Stars review

Feedback First thing first - what a world! This is a brand new planet that Cole had created and holy moly did she do such a successful job on it. She described it in such a way that was never dull but always had enough detail to...

Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Mercury Rises Review

Feedback This was a great, unique dystopian novel. This book followed Mercury the whole time while she is looking for a way out of her polished life. It starts off with her on the run then forced back into her family home. That is when she meets the mysterious...

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

Golden Curse Review

Feedback This went above and beyond all my expectations. I am the first to admit that I love retellings, but oh my goodness. I would not even consider this as a simple retelling because there is just so much more to the story. What a rich and...

Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   December 03, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Ever the Hunted Review

Feedback I adored this book so much! There were so many parts of this book that I just loved. A very well paced book with a rich story. Britta was stuck after her father was murdered, having no right to the land her prestige father owned. With...

Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   December 03, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Ever the Brave Review

Feedback I was so excited to continue this series. There was so much that happened in book one which I needed answers for. It wasn’t just about finding the murderer of Saul, but hiding Britta’s channeler’s ability and saving the Kingdom of Malam. This world has so...

Young Adult Nonfiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   December 03, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Once A King Review

\ Feedback If you’ve read my other reviews on the series thus far then you know how much I love Britta and Cohen. With that being said, I was really upset to find out that they weren’t in this book. I did enjoy Lirra and Aodren from Ever...

Young Adult Fiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   November 27, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The Healer - Book Review

Feedback This was definitely an interesting story. The book starts off with Marlena being known as Marlena the Healer. Due to a gift she received as a baby, she is able to heal any infliction presented to her. She has an audience every Saturday in which she...

Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   November 27, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The Iron Flower - Book Review

Feedback Welcome to the resistance. What a sequel! This book was just as dense as the first book but in a completely different way. Upon finally realizing how wrong the Gardnerian faith is, Elloren has decided that something needs to change. Since she doesn’t have the magic...

Young Adult Fiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   November 27, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

The Black Witch Book Review

Feedback Wow, just wow. What an amazing story this was! This book was a little over 600 pages which made me nervous. I don’t like a lot of unnecessary background information or events that aren’t important in the plot just to fill up pages. Since this is...

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