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December 03, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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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...

July 08, 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
Young Adult Indie
Golden Chains by M. Lynn

Feedback I just… wow. What a different pace than the first novel! Right off the bat we are thrown into the dungeons with Etta as she believes Alex is the one responsible with the treatment she is receiving. Alex believes that Etta betrayed him and is refusing his requests....

July 02, 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
The F Word Review

Feedback I have so much to say about this book so please bare with me. A little bit ago I declared I was done with Contemporary YA because I felt I was getting too old for it. This book is definitely something I would typically not gravitate towards either...

June 19, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
This Cruel Design Review

Feedback This book…. What do I have to say about this book…. I have such a love/hate relationship with it. I love it so much because it was so good and continually had me turning the pages. Each set up was perfect for me to keep going. Each secret...

June 07, 2019
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
Young Adult Indie
Catching Ivy by Eliza Tilton Review

Feedback There are certain things I don’t like in books. Insta-love and perfect plans out of nowhere - just to name a couple of them. Insta-love is almost a turn off for me because there isn’t a lot of buildup and I love all the tension. Perfect plans that...

May 28, 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
Young Adult Indie
Spinner by Michael J Bowler Review

Feedback This book. Wow. I was blown away with how good Spinner is. The story is so original and kept me wanting more the whole way through. Bowler starts with action and keeps it coming. I have read a couple of horror novels, but none have affected me this...

May 21, 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
Young Adult Indie
Air Awakens Review

Feedback I absolutely loved this book and looking back I’m honestly a little surprised. Hear me out! This book is pretty much about Vhalla finding out she has magic, a very rare magic, and can’t decide whether she wants to keep it or have it removed. And...

April 12, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Emerge: The Heir Review

Feedback Man, oh man what a story! This takes 4 years after the events in books 2 and 3. I liked the jump in time because of the non existing events that happened to Allie in the past 4 years. Her grandparents are back in her life,...

April 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Vanishing Stair Review

Feedback As soon as I finished the first book I was so eager to continue. I absolutely loved Truly Devious and after the way the book ends - I needed more information. This books picks up pretty closely following the events of the first book. Stevie is...

April 10, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Truly Devious Review

Feedback I absolutely loved this book. It was a buddy read for me and it sounded interesting so I just went with it and fell in love. This book was so well written and just flowed. I found myself not wanting to stop because it was so...

March 29, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Conspiracy of Stars review

Feedback First thing first - what a world! This is a brand new planet that Cole had created and holy moly did she do such a successful job on it. She described it in such a way that was never dull but always had enough detail to...

January 23, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Mercury Rises Review

Feedback This was a great, unique dystopian novel. This book followed Mercury the whole time while she is looking for a way out of her polished life. It starts off with her on the run then forced back into her family home. That is when she meets the mysterious...

January 08, 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
Golden Curse Review

Feedback This went above and beyond all my expectations. I am the first to admit that I love retellings, but oh my goodness. I would not even consider this as a simple retelling because there is just so much more to the story. What a rich and...

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