Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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August 31, 2020
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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...

May 03, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Review

FEEDBACK I honestly don’t even know where to start. Originally I read this book because I got an advanced copy of The Iron Will of Genie Lo thinking that was book 1. When I realized it wasn’t I obviously didn’t mind going back to this one to read...

May 03, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
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Young Adult Fiction
The Iron Will of Genie Lo Review

FEEDBACK So this book pretty much takes place right after the events of the first novel. The Jade Emperor has given Genie the task of controlling all of the demons in the Bay Area because she refused to kill them. But when she decides to take the weekend...

March 26, 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
The Lost Legends by Cait Marie Review

apologize if this is a long review but I have a lot to say. Going into this book, I went in with an open mind. I knew I was going to support Cait no matter what she wrote and, the biggest thing, I was going to be honest. Just because...

December 03, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Golden Crown Review

I have mixed feelings about this book. It follows the second book immediately and starts off with Etta struggling with her new found powers and Alex being turned away from Etta. The plot for this book was okay but I didn't feel as invested as I did with the first...

November 25, 2019
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
Prophecy of Darkness Review

Yes, this book was amazing. Yes, this book was so engaging. Yes, I could not put this book down. Oh - you need more than that? In all seriousness I loved this book so much. From the beginning up till...

November 25, 2019
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
Fire Falling by Elise Kova Review

I fell in love with Air Awakens. The chemistry between the characters and the plot development had a perfect blend. So, when it came to start Fire Falling I was really eager. This book started out really strong for me. I was absorbed back in the world and this building...

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