Reviews written by Melissa A. Craven, Indie Manager

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August 25, 2015 (Updated: August 26, 2015)
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
Young Adult Indie
An exciting follow up to Joshua's Island

In Patrick Hodge's second book, Ethan's Secret we get to go back to the world of Joshua's Island for an entirely new story. Within the first few chapters, I really enjoyed the way Kelsey and Ethan's stories began to unfold, but my initial thoughts were, I liked Joshua's Island...

August 25, 2015 (Updated: August 25, 2015)
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
Young Adult Indie
A dynamic and character driven page turner!

I’m not sure what I expected of Joshua’s Island, but I know I did not anticipate absolutely adoring this book! Nor did I expect it to hit so close to home. I never experienced the kind of bullying Joshua endured, but I can relate to his feelings of extreme isolation...

July 14, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot/Story
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
4.0
Characters (if applicable)
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
4.0
Editorial review By Jamie Georgianson for Readers’ Favorite

Emerge – The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven is a novel that follows the life of Alexis Carmichael, a girl who perhaps seems normal on the outside, yet is anything but on the inside. Allie has always known she was different, but she also thought she was the only one....

May 22, 2015
A note from the author

I'm not going to rate my own book because I'm biased and that wouldn't be fair to potential readers looking for genuine reviews. But I will take this opportunity to share my inspiration for writing Emerge: The Awakening. I am an avid reader of all things fantasy and I have...

April 17, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Almost a new favorite

I say almost because I liked so much about this book, but I didn't love, love it. I still gave it mostly four stars because I enjoyed the read. I was just very underwhelmed by the female lead. Evie is great in so many ways, but there is something about...

April 16, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
High Fantasy for those new to the genre

The Inheritance Cycle certainly has a lot of pros and cons. But I think the pros definitely outweigh the cons. This is High Fantasy al la "The Wheel of Time" and of course, LOTR (in some cases quite literally so.) BUT, it is also a four book YOUNG ADULT series,...

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