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Review: Sword and Sorcery: Frostfire by Ethan Avery

Review: Sword and Sorcery: Frostfire by Ethan Avery My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve been itching to get back into children’s/YA literature for a while. I don’t think I’ve actually read a young adult novel since 2017. It’s been too long, and my critical reading skills when it comes to these demographics are rusty. […]

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Review: Children of the Black by W.J. Long III

Review: Children of the Black by W.J. Long III My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I’m on something of a science fiction kick right now. There’s something about the genre that is intriguing to me. I love the imaginings of where our world may be one day. Long’s offering is no exception to this, […]

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Review: Pulse: Book One by B.A. Bellec

Pulse: Book One by B.A. Bellec My rating: 2 of 5 stars Well, this wasn’t what I expected… and I wish that was a good thing, but unfortunately, I’m just too bothered by what I deem to be problems with the story. Now, look, I didn’t arrive at this conclusion after just finishing the story. […]

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Review: Jisedai by Daniel P. Riley

Jisedai by Daniel P. Riley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I expect a lot from the books I read. I have become the type of reader who reads critically as well as for enjoyment and reading critically has led me to often find issues with whatever I consume. Even if I enjoy a story, […]

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Review: Prey by Imogene Ashton

Prey by Imogene Ashton My rating: 4 of 5 stars So… a bit of a slow start, yes, but once this story got going, it got going! Admittedly, I think it’s been quite a while since I read a straight, pure fantasy story. Growing up, one of my favorite series was The Children of the […]

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Review: Of Madness and Misadventure

Review: Of Madness and Misadventure by Marjorie Townsend My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars I wish I didn’t feel as conflicted as I did. On the one hand, this is a pretty solid story with a beginning, middle, and end. On the other hand, it feels like it took forever to get there. I wish […]

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Review: “The One Behind the Psychologist” by Courtland O.K. Smith

Review: The One Behind the Psychologist by Courtland O.K. Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars “‘When we first met, Julie asked her family what they thought of me, a second opinion. When you’re asked to give a second opinion, you automatically look for the negatives to validate being asked in the first place; highlight […]

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Review: Unbalanced by Courtney Shepard

Unbalanced by Courtney Shepard My rating: 4 of 5 stars. “He’d had enough. He found the same weak, pathetic people in every town and village, and he would not abide their silence a second longer. His men had erected the pyre during the night. Now, displayed before every set of eyes, the mob’s reaction rewarded […]

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Review: It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington

It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. “‘Don’t throw your life away, Mila. We have one life to live, one life to give in the service of the Lightbringer. Use yours to make a difference.’‘Very poetic Bilgi, but–’ The old man gently touches my […]

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Review: The Omega’s Rebellion by Sierra Christenson

The Omega’s Rebellion by Sierra Christenson. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. “Vanessa may be weak, but her purity gives me an opportunity to corrupt her. She may be on the Alphas’ side, but that will not last for very long. I will give her a taste of true power and watch it destroy her. […]