Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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January 14, 2022
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
Young Adult Indie
The Cup and the Prince Review

The story itself is pretty simple but there was a rawness to it that I really enjoyed. It starts off with our heroine pretty much saying she was being a petty, revengeful girl and that's how it all stared. I do wish there was a little more background of the...

January 14, 2022
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
Young Adult Indie
Cursed Beauty Review

I can’t believe this series is actually over and the end is truly where it all began. Honestly, this book took me a bit to get into and did have a slower start. But honestly, once I was about 10% in, I was hooked and completely devoured this story. I...

January 14, 2022
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
Missing the Beat Revuew

I’m really glad that Cait chose the order that she did for these book. Out of the three, Maya was my least favorite so I wasn’t sure how I was going to enjoy this story. But I loved it. The first two books really build Maya’s character and I am...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot/Story
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
N/A
Editing/Design Quality
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Meeting the Star Review

So, I absolutely loved Making the Play and as most books that do this, I was really worried going into the second book because it followed other characters. However, after the first chapter – I was sold. I absolutely loved the way this book started off and I’m glad Eliza...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot/Story
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
N/A
Editing/Design Quality
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Making the Play Review

Okay. So how to put how much I loved this book into words? From the very beginning I was so invested into these characters. I loved everything about them and just wanted more and more and more. Good thing there are two more books! But focusing on this one, it...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Endless Water, Starless Sky Review

I don’t know if I liked this book more than the first one. Honestly, I think the first one was better and this one felt a little short. This story and world is still amazing and so unique. I was able to understand it a little bit better but I...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Trinity of Bones Review

It took me way too long to actually read this book. I just kept putting it on the back burner even though I absolutely loved the first one. This book starts off almost immediately after the first book ended. Since I read the first book so long ago, I remembered...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beasts of the Frozen Sun

I will admit this book took me almost 2 months to read. It was a little hard for me to get into but once I did, I finished it in 2 days. I absolutely loved this story and cannot wait to continue! The mythology of this book is so rich...

December 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Book and Audio Review

I am happy to report that I loved this book. To be honest, I was a little worried going in because McManus’ other books haven’t had an impact on me like One of Us Is Next did. However, this book reminded me why I loved McManus’ debut so much. The...

November 11, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Mary, Will I Die? Review

When I started reading the book my initial thought was that it was nothing like the summary. But oh well, I typically don’t pay too much attention to summaries anyways. One of my favorite things about the Bloody Mary legend is the different stories that derive from it. I really...

November 10, 2021
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Set Fire to the Gods Book Review

I was so excited for this book. After reading Sara Raasch’s other books and falling in love with her writing, I couldn’t wait to dive in. This book was enjoyable but it didn’t become so until it was almost over. The beginning was definitely necessary to set up the world...

August 13, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
City of Thieves by Alex London - Book Review

Dragons. Dragons. Dragons. Oh, and more dragons? Listen, if you don’t like dragons then don’t even bother with this books. But. If you are like me and love dragons, then read this book as soon as you can! I honestly loved this book so much and it was for so...

August 13, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wicked Little Deeds (Burden Falls) by Kat Ellis - Book and Audio Review

I really, really enjoyed this story. It definitely stems from a tragedy that Ava has to deal with throughout the whole book, because losing both of your parents in a car accident is never easy. Soon after the accident, she found out that there was practically no money and had...

July 29, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger Book Review

Let me start with the artwork. This was so beautifully done and I loved every single panel. It really pulled together the gothic horror for Ivy’s villain origin story. I think Sara Kipin did an amazing job on this graphic novel and I hope she works on future works! The...

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...

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