Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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May 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
The Broken Raven by Joseph Elliot - Book and Audio Review

I will admit I did not enjoy this one as much as the first but I still really, really liked it. I think I didn’t enjoy it as much because Jamie and Agatha went separate ways? But the story was still engaging and I ate it all up. While each...

May 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliot - Book and Audio Review

What a story. There was just so much enjoyable about this book. I practically finished the whole thing in a day. The atmosphere was so well described out that I could imagine Agatha and Jaime’s journey. In stories like this, I really appreciate the fantasy factor. It’s so subtle integrated...

May 20, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Writing Style
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Launch by Jason Joyner - Review

This book was definitely unique. While I love reading other books about different mythologies and religions, I can't say I've read too many Christian inspired books. When I first read the synopsis to this book, I didn't realize it was based on the Christian religion. It's very relevant early on...

February 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Dragon Rising Review

Mulan is probably one of my favorite stories and retellings to read. I think one of the reasons I love it so much is because she gives up her identity in order to save those she loves. No matter how the story is spun, this is the typical plot. But...

February 01, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Briarheart Review

If I had to rate this book on the first chapter alone, it would have easily gotten a 5 star. But as the story continued, my interest lessened and lessened. I was really excited about a retelling of Sleeping Beauty where Aurora has a sister to look out for her....

January 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
These Deadly Games Review

What worked: If you have seen the move, I Know What You Did Last Summer, then you have a great description for this book. It is also very heavily game influenced which I love seeing in a novel like this. Video Games are a huge part of kids' lives and...

January 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
All These Bodies Book Review

Let me start off with Kendare has such a way with telling a story. She had me absolutely hooked from the beginning, all the way up to the very end. I don’t know what it is about her and girls covered in blood but she kills it (pun intended). There...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
The Cup and the Prince Review

The story itself is pretty simple but there was a rawness to it that I really enjoyed. It starts off with our heroine pretty much saying she was being a petty, revengeful girl and that's how it all stared. I do wish there was a little more background of the...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Cursed Beauty Review

I can’t believe this series is actually over and the end is truly where it all began. Honestly, this book took me a bit to get into and did have a slower start. But honestly, once I was about 10% in, I was hooked and completely devoured this story. I...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Missing the Beat Revuew

I’m really glad that Cait chose the order that she did for these book. Out of the three, Maya was my least favorite so I wasn’t sure how I was going to enjoy this story. But I loved it. The first two books really build Maya’s character and I am...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Meeting the Star Review

So, I absolutely loved Making the Play and as most books that do this, I was really worried going into the second book because it followed other characters. However, after the first chapter – I was sold. I absolutely loved the way this book started off and I’m glad Eliza...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Making the Play Review

Okay. So how to put how much I loved this book into words? From the very beginning I was so invested into these characters. I loved everything about them and just wanted more and more and more. Good thing there are two more books! But focusing on this one, it...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Endless Water, Starless Sky Review

I don’t know if I liked this book more than the first one. Honestly, I think the first one was better and this one felt a little short. This story and world is still amazing and so unique. I was able to understand it a little bit better but I...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Trinity of Bones Review

It took me way too long to actually read this book. I just kept putting it on the back burner even though I absolutely loved the first one. This book starts off almost immediately after the first book ended. Since I read the first book so long ago, I remembered...

January 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Beasts of the Frozen Sun

I will admit this book took me almost 2 months to read. It was a little hard for me to get into but once I did, I finished it in 2 days. I absolutely loved this story and cannot wait to continue! The mythology of this book is so rich...

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