Reviews written by Cindy Ray Hale, Staff Reviewer

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September 20, 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
I devoured this book!

DON’T CALL ME GRETA is a gripping tale of a young girl trying to understand where she fits into the world. She discovers police on her doorstep out of the blue one day and her entire world is turned upside down. She learns that her mother, who has been wonderful...

September 20, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot/Story
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Powerful Journey through the Fashion World

CATWALK is the story of a young girl who experiences a whirlwind through New York’s elite in the fashion industry when she’s discovered by one of the top designers in the industry. She sheds her good girl image to fit into the mold she thinks she needs to fill. This...

September 10, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Full of Love

LOVELESS is a special book unlike anything I’ve read before, and is now very near and dear to my heart. From page one, we’re taken on a journey with Georgia as she tries to discover where she fits in the world. Georgia wants to be like everyone else she sees...

September 10, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Moving story of self discovery

YOU’D BE HOME NOW is the moving tale of a teen girl who loves her brother who struggles with drug addiction. Emory and Joey have always been close, so she takes it extremely hard when she discovers he’s overdosed on heroin. They’d just gotten in a tragic car accident where...

August 24, 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
Swoony Clean High School Romance

My High School Quarterback Boyfriend is a sweet romance between a brainy track star and a popular quarterback. The characters are endearing and easy to connect with. This story was a light, quick read, and I flew through the pages. Dean’s mom died when...

August 24, 2021
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
The Lost Prince Review

The Lost Prince is the continuation of the Nihryst series. We follow the adventures of Adalina and Lee as they travel to search for a magical flower with healing properties. Lee insists that the flower doesn’t exist, and it causes friction between the two. The flower is supposedly being held...

June 14, 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
Sweet Holiday Romance

My High School Valentine Boyfriend is a swoony, sweet teen romance. Shay and Finn are matched to work together on the school’s Valentine’s Day committee. Finn is a bit of a grinch about Valentine’s Day and makes his opinions heard openly, saying it’s a day of commercialism. His parents are...

June 11, 2021 (Updated: June 11, 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 Lost Legends Review

The Lost Legends is one of those books that has everything in it. A princess, an evil king, pirates, a mysterious plague, and an unforgettable love story. This book never left me bored and kept me turning pages, eager to find out what would happen next. ...

April 14, 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
Fate Calling Review

Fate Calling by Lindsay Grace is a beautifully written fae fantasy about a young human girl named Aislinn and a fae named Kieran who is the rightful king of his land. The two of them become fated to be mates against their will. This...

April 14, 2021
Overall rating
 
3.8
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot/Story
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Magical Adventure

What worked: The magical aspect of this book had me turning pages quickly. It was easy to read and fun to read. I never found myself getting bored or distracted as I read. The story sucked me in from page one until the end. I loved the world...

February 09, 2021 (Updated: February 09, 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
Emmie and the Tudor Queen Review

This sequel resolved a lot of questions I had that weren’t answered in the first book like where did the ring come from and why did Jane Stuart have it. And who was she to begin with. It was highly satisfying to figure out all those pieces of the puzzle....

December 27, 2020 (Updated: December 27, 2020)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Emmie and the Tudor King Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this time travel romance. The setting was lush, dangerous, and exciting. This book had it all: amazing chemistry between the main characters, a compelling mystery, and an entertaining fish out of water element. I’m a huge sucker for historical court settings, and...

December 01, 2020 (Updated: December 01, 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
Golden Curse Review

This beautiful story is highly enjoyable. The writing flows easily, and the characters feel relatable. The main conflict was interesting to read about, and I would highly recommend the book to anyone who loves fantasy or fairy tale retellings. I loved reading about a...

August 28, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Extra points for originality

I was blown away by the originality of the plot. The world was unique, nothing to be overly excited about, but still kept my interest. I think she could've maybe done a bit more with it, by adding a bit more description, but I don't think that was what the...

August 28, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
It was fun. It was silly. It was serious.

What a good book for young girls trying to find themselves. Girls need to understand they don't have to have a boyfriend to discover who they are. I'd recommend Camp Boyfriend to anyone, even if they aren't so young anymore. That being said, this book still had...

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