Reviews written by Sarah Wathen

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September 28, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
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5.0
Soulful Vampires and Monstrous Humans

Beware of spoilers in this review, as A Castle of Sand is the third book in Bella Forest’s series, A Shade of Vampire. More than the first two books in this series, the third feels like a love story. Derek Novak, once the gorgeous, aloof prince of...

September 28, 2016 (Updated: September 28, 2016)
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
Darkness Has Arrived

Beware of spoilers in this review, as A Shade of Blood is the second book in Bella Forest’s series, A Shade of Vampire. Warning aside, I liked this book a lot more than I did the first and I believe it could actually be read first. If...

September 28, 2016 (Updated: September 28, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
A Shade More Dangerous

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first sat down to read Bella Forest’s A Shade of Vampire. I was certainly a Twilight fan, at least for the short few weeks that it took me to rip through all four books. Edward Cullen had me under his spell just...

August 10, 2016
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
Classic Horror and True Romance

Anyone who has read my reviews for a while knows that I’m a huge Daniel Barnett fan. I was thrilled to hear that his latest book, Poor Things, might fall into the YA spectrum. Barnett’s writing is pure poetry, and this one is his goriest, grittiest yet. I’d say it...

July 11, 2016
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
Young Adult Indie
Realism in the Afterlife

Michael Andrews has everything going for him—basketball scholarship, loving family, beautiful girlfriend, vintage Mustang—on the verge of his high school graduation. And then that Mustang collides with a tractor-trailer. Michael isn’t drinking, isn’t speeding, isn’t messing with his cell phone. But that’s it. Life is over just as life is...

June 28, 2016 (Updated: June 28, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
If Only We All Had Shields in High School!

Lily Morgan is an empath, born with a supernatural ability to feel the emotions of others around her. A surrogate child, she has no idea why or how she has this ability, but she is extremely grateful for her developed skill of “shielding” all those emotions at will. Except…her shields...

June 17, 2016 (Updated: June 18, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beauty and Hope Delivered by Disaster and Monsters

Mountaintop. Humanity’s last stand, after near obliteration from the Threat Below, by which Jason Latshaw’s epic book is titled. The humbled hundred or so inhabitants of Mountaintop, called the Kith, rely on legend mixed with history of the Apriori, their ancestors who once ruled the earth. The Kith are walled...

June 02, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Unique Tale of Feminine Courage and Bravery

Are you looking for a fast-paced coming of age fantasy, which starts off in an ordinary town and ends up in a land you never imagined? One that follows a young woman, barely sure of who she really is, who finds out the power she read about in fairytales is...

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