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February 05, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Romance Coated in Tragedy

VICTOR AND NORA is a romance graphic novel that will make you both smile and cry. The death of Victor's brother looms over his head and causes him to withdraw from society. He throws himself into science in hopes of saving lives one day. Nora is shadowed by death. She...

February 04, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Mindful Bedtime Story

Arlo tries so hard to fall asleep, but he just can't get comfortable. The ground is too hard, the nights are too cold, and the days are too hot. Then, he meets an owl who has the perfect song to help him sleep. It's her secret way of sleeping through...

January 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A metaphor about rain and crying

CRYING IS LIKE THE RAIN teaches children that it's okay to cry rather than bottle everything up inside. The author compares crying to rain and thunderstorms and the metaphor is on point. She also addresses the different reasons people cry because it isn't only when we're sad. To do this,...

January 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Whirlwind Romances

With her father gone, Beatrice must step into her role as queen. To do this, she has to let her first love go and make the decisions her father would have wanted. For that reason, she takes on the challenge of marrying Teddy. Sam is distraught by this bit of...

January 06, 2021
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Full of action and nightmares!

As a girl, Vi suffered various forms of torture from her mom and she was the equivalent to a lab rat being poked and prodded. When the rebels break her out, it's too had to believe. After being tortured for how long Vi was, it sticks to you like a...

December 23, 2020
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
A book where fairytales are more than a story!

THE LOST PRINCE opens up where the first one left off. Ada is with Lee searching for a cure to the Kald and trying to determine what part she plays in breaking the curse of the Nihryst. Their journey will take her back to her the man she thought she...

December 18, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Didn't want it to end!

Now that the Dark Queen has risen, Guinevere and Arthur must do everything they can to keep Camelot safe. However, since Mordred's betrayal, Guinevere is paranoid of everyone. She has a handful of people she can trust, like Lancelot and Arthur, but when Guinevere's sister Guinevach shows up, everything they've...

December 15, 2020
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 Steal Your Heart Romance

Annie lives in a small town where everyone knows everything about each other. She is usually the subject of the town's whispers due to an incident with her mother and feels trapped with her abusive stepfather. She dreams of getting out one day, but has to make sure she has...

November 19, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Adorable Romance and Hot British Boys

When Ellie is completely humiliated by her best friend an crush, she decides the best way to escape her jeering classmates is by going to a boarding school across the pond. Here, she's going to school with the best of the best. Her classmates that are also doing the study...

September 08, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
I absolutely love all of the characters!

This is going to be a hard review to write because I have so many words that want to come out! This was my most anticipated release of 2020 and I wasn't disappointed. The only thing I wish was different was that the author had stuck to a duology and...

September 08, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Written Like A Dark Fairytale in Gold Ink

Ren is the queen of the forest, a lynx shifter, and the protector of the forest's creatures. When a dragon attacks, Ren finds herself face to face with one of the legendary Wolf-lords. She saves him from being drowned and strikes a deal with him. Even though humans are the...

July 06, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Full of Action and a Slow Burning Romance

Tamara is the daughter of the Vampire Queen and the Zombie King. She is extremely powerful and is wanted by several people so they can use her as a tool. One of the people chasing after her is Death himself. He needs her for something, but Tamara is tired of...

June 17, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Hard Being Different

Kanzi has trouble fitting in at school because of her Arabic heritage. The other children make fun of for her differences, but the quilt her grandmother made gives her strength. Another thing that helps her cope is poems and when she's down, she writes one about the quilt. The teacher...

June 17, 2020 (Updated: June 17, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Halloween Humor

This Halloween season, it is very cold, but Frankenstein still wants to participate in the Halloween festivities. However, his parents keep adding layer after layer of clothing to try to keep him warm. Frankenstein is a monster though and doesn't want to look less scary. So, as he's handed garment...

June 17, 2020
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
Following Your Heart

Growing up with the stories of the Nihryst, Adalina wants nothing more than to find them and break their curse. Her brother, Shane, thinks they are just fairytales and pushes them aside to focus on being a good prince for their country. However, since their mother died, their father has...

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