Reviews written by Caitlin Haines, Indie Assistant Blogger, Staff Reviewer

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December 16, 2021 (Updated: December 16, 2021)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Recommended for You Review

I feel like I should start this off by telling everyone that I love Christmas more than any grown adult should. It’s my favorite day of the year, and people often call me Buddy the Elf. It’s a whole thing… That being said, I also...

November 30, 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
Spring's Rising Review

This book picks up right after the end of book one. Its quick-paced, intense beginning sucks the reader right back into the story. There were so many emotions going on in this part, but let’s be honest, throughout the whole book. I loved seeing Charlie’s...

November 30, 2021 (Updated: November 30, 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
Young Adult Indie
The Promised Prince Review

After reading The Rejected King, I was really excited for this sequel. Especially when the author said this one expanded on the world a lot more. And it did! I love this world Keisel has created. It's a dystopian world, set after a monumental disaster...

May 15, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Rent a Boyfriend Review

I'm not even sure where to begin with this review, to be honest, because I loved this book so much. It had just the right amount of drama to counter the adorable fluffiness. To convince her parents to stop insisting she marry an intolerable jerk,...

May 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Review

This was... one of the best books I've read in a long time. It was one of my absolute favorite books of 2020. In order to save his sister, Malik must kill the princess. To resurrect her assassinated mother, the princess must use the heart...

May 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Yes No Maybe So Review

I should start by saying I don't normally read books involving politics because I read to escape real life. That being said, I absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated honestly. Jamie and Maya's friendship was so heartwarming, and it...

April 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Choices Review

It's no secret that I adore Michelle's books, so it was fun reading one of her earlier books. When Michaela rejects her long-time boyfriend's proposal, her entire life changes. She moves to New York City with her brother, drops out of law school, and begins...

January 15, 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
The Forgotten World Review

I don't know how this series keeps getting better, but it does. This third book is just... so much happens I don't even know where to begin. We've now traveled from Central Island, through the Tempest Seas, and are now on the mystical, floating island Levelia. The characters have grown...

January 15, 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 Tempest Sea Review

This book... oof. It hurt. But if you know me at all, you know my favorite books are the kind where I can say, "This book destroyed my life. You should read it." And this one definitely fits. This world Robin has created just blows my mind. It's so original,...

January 15, 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 Fractured Empire Review

This book grabbed me from the very beginning, throwing me into this beautifully-crafted, intriguing new world. The plot is fast-paced and intense, making it hard to stop reading. And the characters... they're all so unique and well written. I instantly connected to them and needed more. I cannot recommend this...

September 17, 2020
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Library of Lost Things Review

I wasn't sure what to expect with The Library of Lost Things, but I know I didn't anticipate a book to hit home so much. It's a beautiful, emotional story with very real characters dealing with grief and mental health. The more I read, the more I felt connected to...

September 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
Fae's Prisoner Review

After reading Queens of the Fae, I had such mixed feelings about Griffin... but now I love him! This book caught my attention early, and I could not stop reading. For those who've read the other series, it builds off the world we already know and love, but you can...

May 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 Review

I have read many Cinderella retellings in my life. It's a story I have always loved and been drawn to. So when I say this is now my favorite version, you know I'm serious. Glass Kingdom takes place in the same world as the Golden...

May 14, 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
Golden Crown Review

This series has blown me away. For those who don't know me, I am low key obsessed with Tangled. And by "low key" I mean completely. This third book picks up right after Golden Chains. The curse has been broken, La Dame has retreated to...

May 13, 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
Golden Chains Review

All right, so I loved Golden Curse, but I LOVED this second book. The story picks up with Etta imprisoned for having magic. Tyson and Edmund have fled Gaule for the same reason. Alexandre feels betrayed by Etta for lying about who she is,...

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