Reviews written by Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer

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January 23, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Spark of Ash Review

The final conclusion to this tale is here. I definitely think this book had a great procession along with a great twist on the Anti-Christ story. Typically the Anti-Christ is this omen for a horrible downfall, which in this book it could have been but this story gave our Anti-Christ...

December 08, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Cruel and Fated Light - Book Review

Let's talk about this book. For Book 1, I loved the plot but wasn't a big fan of the characters. The way I like to do my reviews is talk about how I felt about the story then talk about the characters. However, this book was a little different for...

November 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
The Liar's Crown Book Review

I honestly didn't know what to think going into this book besides, oh pretty cover. But as the plot unfolded and I realized what was happening, this book was exactly what I expected it to be - and that's a good thing. The pacing of the book was fast and...

November 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Prince of Song & Sea Book Review

EXCUSE ME WHILE I GUSH EVERYWHERE ABOUT THIS BOOK. Okay, so I love retellings. One of my favorite things about them is the uniqueness the author brings to the story. When I saw this cover I was honestly a little hesitant going in because it...

November 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
The Restless Dark by Erica Waters Book Review

The Restless Dark is definitely a plot driven books. A podcast hosting an event on finding the Cloudkiss Killer's bones for a prize, what better PR for them? It brings in a slew of contestants including the "final girl" Lucy. The pacing of the book is fantastic and I flew...

October 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
A Dark and Hollow Star Review

I'm so conflicted about this book. First, I loved the story and the mystery. This is what really drove me to finish the book. If I didn't have the second book already and wasn't invested in the actual plot, I probably would have set this book aside. One of my...

September 29, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Pocket Full of Posies Review

As an adult who reads Young Adult, I do try to go in with an open mind. This is one of those books. This is absolutely a book meant for Young Adults. With that in mind, I think this book is a great horror story for the intended audience. It's...

September 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Rise of the Vicious Princess Review

Well, CJ has done it again. I fell in love with CJ's writing when I stumbled upon The Shadow Queen and this book just proves it more. From the description of the book, I honestly thought this was going to be something completely different. Personally, I thought this was going...

September 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Ballad of Never After Review

This review is under the assumption that a third book is coming -- if it is not, then this might really change. First, what an adventure. I tore through this book so fast. While the first book gave us the story of the Valory Arches...

August 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Over My Dead Body Review

Okay. Wow. First, I did not know this was a graphic novel, my fault. But I'm so glad it was. Kami Garcia called this "Magical, mysterious, and addictive" and honestly, I don't know if I could find better words. From the first page, I was...

August 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Thousand Steps Into Night

I had so much fun with this book. The beginning to the very end I was hooked and couldn't get enough. At the beginning, we are introduced to Miuko who doesn't quite fit into the hold. She's too loud and too opinionated for her time and that's what makes her...

August 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
The Burning Swift Review

Friends, this was an adventure. A unique and incredible adventure. I am so happy that this book fell into my lap and I was able to discover it. And yes, the third book is what brought me in. And yes, I started from the beginning and loved every moment of...

August 23, 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 Curse and the Prince Book Review

One of my favorite things that sequels do is pick up right where book 1 left off. And that's what happens here. Zora and Griffin have escaped and are now on their way back to Zora's homeland. Larzen is trying to figure out what is going on. Riadne is trying...

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...

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