Book Review

Starry Eyes

I got my copy of Starry Eyes through my Uppercase Box subscription, and oh my goodness. The feels. The cute, and the heart-wrenching, and the realness. This is a fabulous book, and you should go pick it up right now. Seriously.If you’re not sold just on the amount of feels I had when I read… Continue reading Starry Eyes

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Book Review

Echoes in the Dark

This final installment in the Summoning series doesn’t disappoint.It’s narrative path is…unusual. There are twists and turns that you don’t see coming, and others that have been foreshadowed since the beginning and throughout the other books. There’s action and suspense and also long weeks of boredom for the characters—definitely lull before the storm type pauses.We… Continue reading Echoes in the Dark

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Keepers of the Flame

I really enjoyed this fourth book in the Summoning series. It’s my favorite of the five, and mostly for the interesting split to the narrative as we follow twin female protagonists as they are summoned into the fantasy world of Lladrana.Bri and Elizabeth are pretty cute, in their relationship with each other, the ways they… Continue reading Keepers of the Flame

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Protector of the Flight

Book one featured a warrior archetype as the female lead, book two the academic. Book three of the Summoning series has a caregiver with a tender heart and a fiercely protective drive. Calli resonates with me less than Alexa, but more than Marian. She also has the awesome quality of being paired with and cherished… Continue reading Protector of the Flight

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Sorceress of Faith

This second book in the Summoning series is probably my least favorite of the set. Which isn’t to say it is not an enjoyable book on its own merits. Marion is an interesting protagonist, and you’d think with her New Age leanings, I would feel the most drawn to her out of all the leads… Continue reading Sorceress of Faith

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Guardian of Honor

Romance reads are a guilty pleasure for me, except I don’t feel that guilty about it anymore. I love the expectations that come with the genre, and I love seeing how writers subvert or meet those expectations. It’s not my first love, when it comes to writing and reading—but a well-crafted romance can drop me… Continue reading Guardian of Honor

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Naamah’s Kiss

I thought I wouldn’t be as interested in Moirin’s trilogy after I heard that it takes place so long after Phedre and Joscelin and Imriel’s time. I was wrong. There’s an entirely different approach to this one. It’s the same in that the story starts with Moirin as a young girl, and we watch her… Continue reading Naamah’s Kiss

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Emmy & Oliver

The premise of this book is different and fascinating. How many kids have one of their closest childhood friends kidnapped? Emmy is sweet and authentic. She feels so much like a real person, with complexities and passions. Robin Benway did a fabulous job writing her (and this story, in general). I don’t visit realism much,… Continue reading Emmy & Oliver

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Morrighan

I haven’t read any Pearson before, but listening to this novella in audiobook format has me wanting to pick up the first of the books in the Remnant Chronicles. Pearson describes the awakening and growing yearning of a boy and girl in a post-apocalyptic world really well in this story. There are clever bits of… Continue reading Morrighan

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Kushiel’s Mercy

Imriel’s great quest in the wilds on his own is over—but Carey’s stories are never that simple. He’s made great sacrifices, and terrible mistakes. And now he has to win the right to be with the woman he loves. You feel sorry for him. No one should have to endure the amount of travesty and… Continue reading Kushiel’s Mercy