Reviews written by Lillian McCurry, Indie Book Haul Manager & Staff Reviewer

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September 18, 2020
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Griff's Redemption Begins!

This is the book I didn’t know I needed! Fae’s Prisoner by M. Lynn & Melissa A. Craven is the first book in their spin-off series Crimes of the Fae. Taking place roughly ten years after the events in Queens of the Fae, the authors take us into the prison...

September 03, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Unbreakable Bonds

Casey L. Bond has been on my reading list for years, and now I can finally say I have read one of her books and not just read it but loved it! Things That Should Stay Buried is unlike anything I’ve ever read, drawing me into the story with the...

September 01, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Beauty is the Beast of this Twisted Tale

Dark and twisted just like I like them! Of Thorns and Beauty by Elle Madison, Robin D. Mahle is the first book in their new fairytale inspired series Twisted Pages. This story hooked me from the start. I didn’t just devour this book, I consumed it body and soul. I...

August 24, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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5.0
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Hint of Romance with a Dash of Action

Emerge by Melissa A. Craven is the first book in her series Immortals of Indriell and is a fast-paced adventure I couldn’t put down! Allie Carmichael’s life is about to change forever when her parents move across the globe in the middle of the night. Arriving in a small town...

June 12, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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N/A
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5.0
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5.0
One girl's heart changes the fate of a nation

Fantastic conclusion! Dragon Rebellion by M. Lynn is the final book in The Hidden Warrior duology picking up weeks after the events of Dragon Rising. If you haven’t read book one, there may be spoilers to it in the following review. Read at your own risk. Jian Li has...

May 23, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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N/A
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5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
3.0
Young Adult Indie
Adventure and Romance as One Girl Decides Her Fate

The Call of the Rift: Flight by Jae Waller is the first book in an alternate-historical fantasy about Kateiko, a young Rin girl on the cusp of adulthood. This beautiful story is full of lush descriptions and roughly based on lesser-known legends and myths of the indigineous people of Canada....

May 19, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Future and Past Collide in this Unique Dystopian

Future collides with the past in Legacy by Jesikah Sundin, the first book in her series The Biodome Chronicles. Following the story of three young adults, you get a clear picture of what is happening. I became lost in the world Sundin created, and y’all I couldn’t get enough! It’s...

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Emotionally Charged, Action Packed Finale

What a ride! Fae’s Destruction by M. Lynn & Melissa A. Craven is the final book in their series Queens of the Fae and picks up right where the last book left off so buckle up for an emotional rollercoaster from page one. I laughed, I cried, I raged, and...

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Summer Romance

Perfectly Summer by Robin Daniels is the third installment in The Perfect Series, and this time focuses on Levi London and his crush on his best friend Summer. I’m a sucker for best friend romances anyways so it wasn’t a stretch for me to fall in love with Levi and...

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Perfectly Swoon-Worthy

Perfectly You by Robin Daniels is as perfect as the name suggests. I loved the characters, the sweet romance, the clean-ish YA vibe. I loved it all! Ivy is a character I can get behind. I understood her completely because….well she’s me. Andy is as sweet as he is swoon-worthy....

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
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4.0
Young Adult Indie
Best Friend Romance

I first came across Perfectly Oblivious by Robin Daniels on a Facebook fan page for Kelly Oram. At the time I didn’t realize they were sisters, but now it makes perfect sense. Friends if you love and are obsessed with Kelly as I am, then you are in for a...

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Sassy, Fun, and Oh So Sweet

The Perfect Series is coming to a close with Robin Daniels's Perfectly Misunderstood. While I’m sad to see the series end, this book was a perfect conclusion. Featuring two characters who cannot stand each other, Perfectly Misunderstood reminds me of a contemporary Pride and Prejudice. Sassy, fun, and oh so...

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0
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A Lost Soul Returns Home

What a sweet read! Spencer and the Younger Girl by Michelle MacQueen is the third book in her series Gulf City High, and my favorite of the series so far. I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t I say that last book? Well, yes I did, but y’all it’s so good....

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Indie
Heart-Breaking & Action Packed

Beautiful, captivating story! Fae Captive by Sarah K.L. Wilson is the second book in her series Tangled Fae and picks up right where book one left off. This action-packed story picks up speed on page one and doesn’t stop til its heart-rending ending. Y’all I need book three asap! ...

April 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Action-Packed Sequel

What an amazing read! Fae’s Defiance by M. Lynn & Melissa A. Craven is the second book in their series Queens of the Fae and picks up right where the first left off. This book does not suffer second-book syndrome. It is not a bridge to the end. It doesn’t...

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