Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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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...

November 24, 2020 (Updated: November 24, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman - Book Review

If your expecting the same type of books that you’ve been reading in this series, you’d be wrong. This whole book had a darker and more serious tone to it. Lyra and Pantalaimon have been affected by the events they had gone through, which changes the story. Their adventure is...

November 24, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae - Book Review

From start to finish I absolutely adored this story. The opening scene was so much fun to read while Zahru and Hen conned their way onto the boat so Zahru could go to the castle and see the celebration. It was just supposed to be one night of fun, what...

November 19, 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
Mastery of Earth (A War for Love) by Michelle Bryan and M. Lynn Book Review

Oh the feels this book gave me. Davi's officially back but still not really? His memories are all over the place while he tries to remember what is true and what is false. Rissa is still all moody and dark. Trystan is trying to do right by everyone without losing...

November 16, 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
Glass Princess by M. Lynn Book Review

This second entry was good, well technically fifth. I am really glad that the story picked up right after the events of Glass Kingdom. Lynn dives right into the effects of Cole's take over and what that means as Helena, Dell, Edmund, and the others left for safety. The constant...

August 31, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
The Verity: Part One by MJ Lawrie Book Review

FEEDBACK Friends. FRIENDS. This book was so good. I apologize in advanced if it’s just a bunch of rambling because I’m going to try to get my thoughts cohesive. First off, I love this retelling of how the zombie apocalypse started. This really interested me and I thought...

August 26, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Shadow of Kyoshi by FC Yee - Book Review

FEEDBACK It’s hard to say if I liked this book more than the first one. While it still follows Kyoshi, it’s definitely different. The first book was more of a self discovery. This book was more Avatar. One of the best aspects about this books is it really shows...

August 22, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
AtLA: The Rise of Kyoshi by FC Yee - Book Review

FEEDBACK This story was unbelievably fantastic. I really wish I would have read this sooner but I’ve been having harder times getting into books lately and I knew Kyoshi would deserve my whole attention. And I was correct. From the very beginning, this world completely absorbed me. The story...

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
Glass Kingdom by M. Lynn Book Review

I don't even know where to start with this book. I practically finished it in one day (and I would have if I wasn't working while trying to read it). There were so many fantastic things about it. First, I didn't know it was tied so closely to the Rapunzel...

May 24, 2020
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
Legacy of Light Review

FEEDBACK Well, this story has gone in a completely different direction than I expected it to. Davion didn’t die but he is the son to Calis? Loralei has been working for Dreach-Dhoun this whole time. The King IS DEAD. When the end events of the first book happened...

May 20, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles Book Review

FEEDBACK This book was everything I wanted and more. It begins with Kallia and her performance. It quickly descends into her escaping the house and finally going to the city after discovering that there will be a magical competition. After a dazzling, and controversial, audition, Kallia becomes a competitor....

May 17, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor Review

FEEDBACK I actually really enjoyed this story. The beginning was a little confusing because there wasn’t too much explanation of the world but by the time I got a little more half way things became clear. This book kind of felt like two different stories at a bit. There...

May 16, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan

FEEDBACK When I first heard about this book I thought it was interesting. Then I saw all the hype surrounding it. I thought this book was going to be okay, but maybe not worth all the noise surrounding it. Usually, when a book is very hyped I try...

May 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie Revie

FEEDBACK There is honestly so much that happened in this book and I’m not quite sure where to start. First, the concept of this book was absolutely amazing. It took no time at all to be completely swept up in this world of the bone criers. The concept of...

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