Review: A Desperate Fortune

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars **Thank you so very much to SOURCEBOOKS Landmark and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC copy of this novel.** I can finally award Ms. Kearsley another 5-star rating for a novel! Perhaps you don’t realize how excited I am over this […]

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Review: Clash of Eagles

Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Thank you to Del Rey Spectra, a part of Random House, and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC copy of this book for review** Alright, this book pulled a fast one on me. It took me a couple days of sporadic […]

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Review: Shadow Scale

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Thank you to Random House Children’s and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC of this novel** I won’t lie: SHADOW SCALE was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015. I’ve waited two years for this novel. To have it in my […]

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Review: His Majesty’s Dragon

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book took me longer than usual to finish. It’s a fun premise — hey, what if they had dragons for the purposes of aerial combat during the Napoleonic Wars? — with enjoyable characters, but a wicked slow pace. And I think that’s […]

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Review: The Secret Speech

The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars And suddenly this series got a little, well, ridiculous. I mean, I’m sorry: the entire back third of this novel had me rolling my eyes. I couldn’t believe I was reading the same story! I still rated it at a 4-stars for […]

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Review: Child 44

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars A five-star mystery and characters with three-star writing. The writing’s not bad, it’s just very linear…and very boring. It’s a serious case of “This happened and this happened” and “character A did this and character B did that”, et al. Which is a […]

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Review: Seeker

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton My rating: 3 of 5 stars **Thank you to Random House Childrens and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC of this novel** This book was infuriating. I didn’t want it to be and, perhaps, it’s just me…but I found it absolutely infuriating. Why, you may ask? Well, probably […]

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