Reviews written by Caitlin Haines, Indie Assistant Blogger, Staff Reviewer

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August 01, 2022
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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Young Adult Fiction
Rise of the Vicious Princess Review

I honestly do not know how to review this book because I don't know how to accurately explain how much I love it. I have been a fan of C. J. for years now, and she continues to amaze me. Rise of the Vicious Princess...

July 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks

This is the third book in the Montague Siblings, which I've loved from the beginning. I was very excited to read the gremlin's story, and while I assumed I'd enjoy it, I did not expect to love it as much as I did! Honestly, if I didn't have such a...

June 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Tokyo Dreaming Review

Since reading Tokyo Ever After a few months ago, I've been eager to read this sequel. And it did not disappoint! This is such a cute, sweet story. I loved jumping back into this world and finding out what happened next with Izumi, her family,...

April 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Finding My Voice

I want to start by saying I had no idea this book was previously published and takes place in the 90s. I was about halfway through when I looked it up because there was mention of a payphone. That really goes to show how timeless this book is. Yes, some...

February 07, 2022 (Updated: February 07, 2022)
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Here's to Us Review

Let me just start by saying, I absolutely loved What If It's Us. However, I wasn't super happy with the ending (though, I understand why it had to go that way) and needed more closure. So, when I heard it was getting a sequel, I was beyond excited. ...

January 27, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Indie
My Best Friend Prince Charming Review

This book was really fun and cute. It was light-hearted, but it still had those emotional tugs I love while reading. Ryker and Shannon have been best friends most of their lives, and that comfort and familiarity is very apparent in the story. I loved...

December 16, 2021 (Updated: December 16, 2021)
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5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Recommended for You Review

I feel like I should start this off by telling everyone that I love Christmas more than any grown adult should. It’s my favorite day of the year, and people often call me Buddy the Elf. It’s a whole thing… That being said, I also...

November 30, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Indie
Spring's Rising Review

This book picks up right after the end of book one. Its quick-paced, intense beginning sucks the reader right back into the story. There were so many emotions going on in this part, but let’s be honest, throughout the whole book. I loved seeing Charlie’s...

November 30, 2021 (Updated: November 30, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Indie
The Promised Prince Review

After reading The Rejected King, I was really excited for this sequel. Especially when the author said this one expanded on the world a lot more. And it did! I love this world Keisel has created. It's a dystopian world, set after a monumental disaster...

May 15, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Rent a Boyfriend Review

I'm not even sure where to begin with this review, to be honest, because I loved this book so much. It had just the right amount of drama to counter the adorable fluffiness. To convince her parents to stop insisting she marry an intolerable jerk,...

May 04, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Review

This was... one of the best books I've read in a long time. It was one of my absolute favorite books of 2020. In order to save his sister, Malik must kill the princess. To resurrect her assassinated mother, the princess must use the heart...

May 04, 2021
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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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Young Adult Fiction
Yes No Maybe So Review

I should start by saying I don't normally read books involving politics because I read to escape real life. That being said, I absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated honestly. Jamie and Maya's friendship was so heartwarming, and it...

April 26, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Choices Review

It's no secret that I adore Michelle's books, so it was fun reading one of her earlier books. When Michaela rejects her long-time boyfriend's proposal, her entire life changes. She moves to New York City with her brother, drops out of law school, and begins...

January 15, 2021
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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The Forgotten World Review

I don't know how this series keeps getting better, but it does. This third book is just... so much happens I don't even know where to begin. We've now traveled from Central Island, through the Tempest Seas, and are now on the mystical, floating island Levelia. The characters have grown...

January 15, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Indie
The Tempest Sea Review

This book... oof. It hurt. But if you know me at all, you know my favorite books are the kind where I can say, "This book destroyed my life. You should read it." And this one definitely fits. This world Robin has created just blows my mind. It's so original,...

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