Reviews written by TD Shields

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September 01, 2015
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Grabbed me from the very beginning

This book was fantastic. It has some of the typical elements of a dystopian/post-apocalyptic storyline, but it's not a "typical" story. The unique details of the world Michelle Bryan has created are fascinating and the twists and turns of the plot are gripping. Every time I thought I knew where...

August 27, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.5
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
new take on dystopian genre

I really enjoyed this twist on the dystopian genre... in this series the world has fallen apart and control of the USA has reverted back to the UK, which has turned the remains of the US into a penal colony. As an avid reader of dystopian/post-apocolyptic fiction, I often find...

August 27, 2015 (Updated: August 27, 2015)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Great story!

Kayla Howarth has created an interesting new take on a superhero genre... superhuman powers were created by a bad vaccine and are something to be feared rather than appreciated. The setup was a new approach to the dystopian apocalypse story and I appreciate this new take on it. Howarth does...

August 27, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Great premise and interesting twists

I'm fascinated by the idea of psychic powers, so this book was right up my alley. Readnour drew me into her world immediately with a gripping start to the novel which ended in an interesting twist that set up the rest of the book. The story was very well-crafted with...

August 27, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.8
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Even better than the first book in the series

I really enjoyed this sequel to Visions. Once again, the heroine's psychic abilities are the crux of the story. Even though this book's main storyline dealt with more political intrigue than the child-in-danger theme of the first, it as just as gripping. The characters were well-developed and I started to...

August 27, 2015
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4.5
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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This series is off to a good start

This story reminded me a lot of a superhero origins story... it has that same feel of an ordinary person learning to cope with extraordinary events and abilities. The main character is sympathetic and lovable and the supporting characters are very engaging as well. Craven's world-building is well done and...

August 26, 2015
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Indie
Sweet and Wonderful

I love Patrick Hodges' first book (Joshua's Island) so much that I couldn't wait to read his second novel, and it didn't disappoint! I adored Kelsey in Joshua's Island and I'm so happy that she got her own story. You might think that a story centered around a bunch of...

August 26, 2015
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
I love this book

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review and I'm so glad I did because otherwise I might have known I needed to read it. With four kids who are already having to deal with bullies even in elementary school, this book really hit home. The...

August 26, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.8
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Exciting Read

From the author: As a full-grown adult, I love reading young adult fiction; I especially enjoy dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels. So it only made sense that when I finally decided to start writing down the stories that are always running through my head I would start by writing with the...

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