Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
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4.0
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5.0
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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...

Young Adult Fiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   November 11, 2018
(Updated: November 12, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Unstoppable Moses Review

Feedback I am going to admit that I would have never picked up this book if I wasn’t provided a free copy to review. And that would have been a huge mistake on my end. This book was an amazing coming of age story. I was beyond impressed with...

Young Adult Fiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   November 09, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Timekeeper by Tara Sim Review

Feedback I thought this was an interesting concept. The clocks themselves really control the time. There are days where it feels like that but to be solely reliant on clocks and their spirits, what a twist on time. Any problem with the clocks can result in a...

Young Adult Fiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   November 09, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim Review

Feedback What a change from book one! While I enjoyed Timekeeper, it took me a while to truly engage the story. Chainbreaker quickly diminished any quarries I had with the pacing from the first novel. This story was so successful in drawing me in and truly capturing...

Young Adult Indie
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   November 01, 2018
(Updated: November 02, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0

Areion by Lela Grayce Review

Feedback I don’t even know where to begin. This story was amazing. Lela created an outstanding world and rich story. The beginning took time to divulge into the main plot but it didn’t feel like it dragged. We were able to get the connection to the sisters...

Young Adult Fiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   September 18, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal

Feedback I absolutely loved this story! This book was never boring and always kept me wanting more. The beginning starts off fast with the death and resurrection of Naya. It didn’t take long after that for Naya to begin her training as spy. All of the detail...

Young Adult Fiction
Stephanie Augustine, Staff ReviewerStephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer   September 06, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Afterimage by Naomi Hughes Review

Feedback This book was not what I expected at all. Camryn is the sole survivor of a horrific explosion at a research center. However, she did not come out of the accident alone. She wakes up to find a boy in a white lab coat named Quint...

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

Invictus by Ryan Graudin Review

Feedback While I enjoy sci-fi books I have only read a couple of time traveling books with this one being one of my favorites. I thought this story was truly original and delightful. The concept of time travel can be very complex due to all of the...

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