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July 25, 2020
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Weird but entertaining

A different take on Academy books with the main character as an alien from another planet, sent to observe humans. Things go well until she falls for one. A slightly weird but entertaining tale. I would recommend it

June 16, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
An entertaining read

An enjoyable tale of a young woman who loses her sister and her sight to the Fae, but that is just the start of her troubles. Well written with a great main character. Highly recommended

May 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
A Mystery to be Solved

Children are disappearing at a camp and coming back confused, with no memory of what happened. Abe, one of the counselors, sets out to discover the truth. This was an enjoyable story, it jumped straight into the mystery and kept me reading. I would recommend it.

April 23, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
Travel Back in Time

Sophia goes back in time, taking her little brother along for the ride. Trapped in Victorian England, they find themselves in danger. Can they find their way back home? A well written tale with a strong lead. I enjoyed the story and it was refreshing to read a new take...

March 02, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
Ghosts of Lock Tower

Abby finds herself investigating when a girl is found dead on campus. She has been having strange dreams and the murder appears to be connected. Can she figure it out? An interesting story with a lot going on. Abby is a great character and I enjoyed reading...

February 29, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
Myths Come To Life

Emily goes to work at Myth Management HQ where it is her job to help control mythical creatures. When she gets a mysterious message from an Oracle, it will turn her world upside down. The book was well written, entertaining and bizarre at times but in a good way. I...

January 27, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
A Futuristic Action Adventure

Milla steals an armband and an identity which could put her to death if she is found out. She takes part in a competition with future tech that enables her to transfer her consciousness into an avatar. I really like the ideas in this story. Milla is desperate and only...

December 21, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
An exciting read

Brennan just wants to celebrate her birthday, but instead she is pulled into a fantastical world she never knew existed. The story was interesting as she got to grips with her powers and learned about her family legacy. I would recommend it.

July 09, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A lot going on

Ivy and Ember are thrown together when their parents marry. One a popular girl, the other a bookworm, they start to become friends, but that is threatened when two mysterious guys vie for their attention. I feel that there was a lot going on in this book, at times it...

July 08, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
An Interesting Read

Harper is sent to a magical Academy when she breaks the rules. She doesn't expect to end up with two shifters as her familiars. I thought that the main character was great and the story moved at a good pace. I would recommend it.

June 19, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
An entertaining read

Elidi is a Goddess, or she will be when she ascends but to do that she must survive an attack from an enemy. I enjoyed the story, I think Elidi was an interesting character and the idea of Gods and Goddesses needing protectors in the form of wolf shifters was...

May 27, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
An Interesting Story

Sonara is haunted by her dead best friend Magnolia, a victim of a local serial killer. Sonara doesn't know how to get her to leave her alone, but finding the killer seems to be a good place to start. Her search leads her to Lachlan, the local bad boy and...

May 02, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
An engaging story

Cassie, Marley, Tyler and Eve were great characters with well developed backstories. I enjoyed the story, it did play out like episodes of a TV show. There was the occasional cheesy line and I didn't quite understand Christian's 'feelings' for Marley, but I liked the idea of...

April 19, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
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N/A
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Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
It Left Me Wanting More

The world the author has created was very varied and offered a fresh look at magical creatures. Rina was a great character, she is part of the magical community, but a lot of things are new to her, so we are seeing it for the first time through her eyes....

October 21, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Last Seeker

An enjoyable teen read

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