Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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July 22, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Witches of Ash & Ruin - Book Review

This was definitely an interesting book. I really enjoyed all of the witchy aspects of the book! It starts off pretty quickly but it wasn’t until the second half of the book that it really picks up. The first half is definitely a developmental stage of the characters with a...

July 12, 2021 (Updated: July 12, 2021)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Book and Audio Review: The Taking of Jake Livingston

I really enjoyed this story. I’ve been looking forward to this book since last year and was so excited to finally read it. Horror is one of my favorite genres, even if I don’t read it too much. It’s hard to find a book that really scares me or gives...

July 08, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Amari and the Night Brothers Review

This was such a fun story. I’m really glad that it didn’t take long for Amari to get into the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs. Alston did the right amount of background story before Amari ended up there and it worked perfectly. I absolutely loved the flow of this story and...

June 25, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
The Lost Alliance Book Review

Once again, Cait has done it. I love that it is so easy to boost her works when she does an amazing job herself. This was the conclusion to her The Nihryst series and it was a great conclusion. I will admit that the beginning did take me a big...

June 20, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Noble Thief by M Lynn - Book Review

This book took me a bit longer to get into than the other ones. I think I was having a harder time connecting with Amalie than I had with Etta or Len but about halfway through the book really picked up for me. In Glass Princess, the tension between Amalie...

June 10, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Cruelest Mercy by Natalie Mae - Book and Audio Review

To say that this book was one of my most anticipated releases for 2021 is an understatement. After the impact of The Kinder Poison, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this book. And it definitely did not disappoint. The tone was definitely different than the first book, which...

June 10, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
When Villains Rise Review

Oh my goodness what a way to end this series! I honestly took a little longer to finish this book than the first two because I wanted to savor every minute of it. This was probably my favorite book of the trilogy which is perfect since it was the last...

June 10, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Only Ashes Remain Review

I absolutely loved this sequel. The first one was such a good set up for this book. Nita is free from the Black Market but now with INHUP, who is not safe either. And who else is there but Fabricio? The buildup is great and all of the folllow up...

June 10, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

So, this book was not what I was expecting it to be. First, it takes place in the real world. The black market and everything is in South America and it was just really well done. I like that this wasn’t done in a fantastical sort of setting where it...

April 26, 2021
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
The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis - Book Review

I've honestly had my eye on this book for a while, and finally decided to pick it up. As the book started I thought to myself, wait... is this a Tristan & Isolde retelling? When I looked up the summary, I discovered I was. I don't know why I love...

April 05, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur - Book and Audio Review

There were so many things I really liked about this book. The case of the missing girls was obviously the major plot point of the story but there was so much more to it. What I’d like to clear up that the summary doesn’t really is that the incident of...

February 04, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Toll by Neal Shusterman Book Review

I really enjoyed this trilogy. Honestly, I did. The whole world was interesting and the way everything played out - it was brilliant. The one thing I really like the Shusterman does is how he titled every book in the series. The importance of the title was really the importance...

January 26, 2021
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Teen Titans: Beast Boy Review

I am seriously loving this Teen Titans series so much. Watching the show growing up, it means a lot to me seeing them come to print form this way. While I loved all of the characters, I really enjoyed Beast Boy. There was so much to his character and this...

January 04, 2021
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff Book Review

Feedback What a difference between book 1 and book 2. I enjoyed this one so much more, and I have my guesses why. First, the writing - I don't remember the first book being as funny as this one. The dialogue was better between the characters,...

November 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
The Devil's Apprentice by Kenneth B. Anderson Book Review

This was actually a pretty interesting story. At first I really wasn't sure how it was going to go so I was curious from the beginning. The beginning of the book though was a little slow. It took me a little bit to get into the story but once it...

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