Book Review – Playing Cupid

“Fate caught me off-guard, plunging its silver-tipped sword deep into my heart and twisting before I could parry.” Honestly, the opening prologue broke my heart. Megan lost her mother as a child. When her dad withdrew from her life due to his grief, she learned to cope by not letting anyone get close enough toContinue reading “Book Review – Playing Cupid”

Book Review – Bright Burning Stars

Book Review First, a trigger warning for eating disorders. In this contemporary drama we follow Marine and Kate, two best friends – rats competing to make company at the Wanterre Ballet Company. Each girl has her own reason for wanting to be the best, and the lengths they go to to get the top spotContinue reading “Book Review – Bright Burning Stars”

Book Review – Ghosters

Book Review Following twelve-year-old Theresa after the death of her mother as her dad moves them to her grandparents’ home, she soon learns that they aren’t alone in the house. Along with Kerry, her new ghost-hunting friend, and her brother, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, they start looking for answers. When they learn that the realityContinue reading “Book Review – Ghosters”

Book Review – Star-Crossed Dragons

Book Review Most stories ease you into their worlds, but the first paragraph is an arranged marriage contract. Then you get the dragons and the dual point of view. Just hold on tight, this is one wild ride… This book draws parallel to a lot of difficult topics, like class and financial division, what isContinue reading “Book Review – Star-Crossed Dragons”

Book Review – Mu

Book Review If you like a plot with a cute, somewhat clueless protagonist who doesn’t irritate you (she is not Bella Swan), then you will love Bianca… She lived a sheltered life, and we slowly learn more about her and her history. You do learn early on that she hides trauma, but the extent ofContinue reading “Book Review – Mu”

Book Review – The Iron Raven

Book Review This story follows Robin Goodfellow (or Puck, as he is better known by this name). He is the same jester/prankster from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare. With is dry sense of humor, you will either love or hate him, but he will grow on you… This book can be read asContinue reading “Book Review – The Iron Raven”

Book Review – This Golden Flame

Book Review I don’t know where to start with this review. This story is so much more than just a fun fantasy read. Like a diamond, there’s facets to this story that needs to be uncovered. We follow a dual perspective in Karis and Alix. Karis is stubborn and fierce, with a single-minded goal ofContinue reading “Book Review – This Golden Flame”

Book Review – Snow

Book Review Neva Valkoinen is better known as Snow White. She has no memories before the age of 12, when she got in Ascor. *Trigger warning for sexual assault and substance abuse. “Hair black as night, lips red as blood, skin white as snow. Beautiful. Ethereal. Enchanting.” She is used for profit, to dance forContinue reading “Book Review – Snow”

Book Review – Cinderella is Dead

Book Review Let me start with the obvious, this is a Cinderella fairytale retelling (of sorts), only she’s been dead for 200 years and Kalynn flipped the classic tale on it’s head. So, what if everything you’ve been told about the Cinderella tale was a lie? Sophia doesn’t want to go to the ball, inContinue reading “Book Review – Cinderella is Dead”

Book Review – The Weaver

Book Review This story plays out in alternating perspectives from Laney and Jason. We also get insight into the story Laney is busy writing via journal style entries. Her protagonist is a version of herself and there is more characters than her antagonist that seems to have escaped the pages of her story, who wantsContinue reading “Book Review – The Weaver”