The Rogue Queen by Emily R. King

The Rogue Queen by Emily R. King

This is book three in a series, and unfortunately, I have not reviewed the first two books. But here is a quick summary of the first two. If you don’t care about this, skip down to the section titled “Great Characters, Great Plot!” The Hundredth Queen (#1): As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, […]

February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Ridiculously, Hilariously Awesome! I am not familiar with the Marvel universe, but if Squirrel Girl isn’t a recognized superhero, she should be! Doreen is 14 years old, and was born with a tail. She and her parents have recently moved, and Doreen just wants to make some friends. There are three cliques in her school and none of them really want her to join them: the Skunk Club (juvenile delinquents), Somebodies (the popular girls), and LARPers (Live action role players). Fortunately, Doreen makes friends with […]

January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Cover Reveal: Veins of Gold by Charlie N. Holmberg

Cover Reveal: Veins of Gold by Charlie N. Holmberg

I love this cover! I don’t usually do cover reveals, but I make exceptions for my favorite authors. I have read everything Charlie N. Holmberg has published. Of course there are some books I liked more than others, but I’ve liked all of them enough that she’s one of my pre-order authors. I see a new book by her… one-click. I don’t even read the description. She wrote it, I want it. Boom! This one isn’t coming out until July of this year, but I’ve […]

January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Potion Masters: The Eternity Elixir by Frank L. Cole

Potion Masters: The Eternity Elixir by Frank L. Cole

Good Enough to Fight Over! I won a copy of THE ETERNITY ELIXIR in a Facebook Giveaway. Which is awesome because I follow a lot of authors and I try to win books all the time, but I rarely do. The book just happened to arrive in the mail on a day I was tending two grandsons—one is 10 and the exact target audience. Here’s a photo of the two of them fighting over who gets to read it first. When the 6 year old […]

January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Mind Games by Stephanie Black

Mind Games by Stephanie Black

A Twisty-Turner Psychological Thriller MIND GAMES is book 2 in a new series featuring psychologist Natalie Marsh. The first book is NOT A WORD, which I haven’t reviewed here, but which was great. We’re introduced to Natalie and her personal story in that book. You don’t have to read that one to enjoy MIND GAMES, but it helps you to understand some of Natalie’s motivations and reactions. In MIND GAMES, Natalie is once again swept up in a mystery, where it soon becomes apparent that […]

October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Wrong Side of Magic by Janette Rallison

The Wrong Side of Magic by Janette Rallison

I am a HUGE fan of Janette Rallison! I love Janette Rallison as an author. I have loved every book that she’s written. So when I was contacted about doing a review for the release of The Wrong Side of Magic, of course I said YES! But. Then my day job went nuts and I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, which makes me sad. So instead of a review, I’m going to post a short excerpt from the book. And also tell […]

November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Reading Challenge: Summer Book Trek 2016

Reading Challenge: Summer Book Trek 2016

The Summer Book Trek is a fun reading challenge. I participate every year. It’s so fun. I love reading the reviews by other readers. It helps me find good books to read throughout the rest of the year. This reading challenge is really easy. You pick as many or as few books as you like—then enter to win lots of prizes. The only caveat is—the books must be novels by LDS authors. Just hop on over and enter at NewLDSFiction.com. Even though I can’t win […]

June 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Between the Lines by Annette Lyon

Between the Lines by Annette Lyon

Sweet 1920s Romance Novella Set in 1926, extremely shy Jane Martin is a member of the local Aid and Cultural Society. As part of a cultural exchange, the group decides to write to members of a similar society in Canada, becoming “letter friends” (or as we would call it, pen pals). When they are short a few names, Thomas (a member of Jane’s group) agrees to secretly become Jane’s letter friend—creating a new identity to spare her feelings. As the weeks go by, Jane shares […]

June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp

Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp

A Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance Mystery Story! I loved every bit of this story about this ghost-hunting foursome. Parrish, Sadie, Brighton, and Deacon are awesome in their quirky uniqueness. Seriously, these are characters that I loved hanging out with, even if they weren’t doing anything but sitting around shooting the breeze. (Although, they do plenty.) There’s quite a bit of genre-mixing in this story, which for me just added to the enjoyment. First, this is a supernatural story because GHOSTS! And there are plenty […]

April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Girl Who Heard Demons by Janette Rallison

The Girl Who Heard Demons by Janette Rallison

A YA Suspense with Paranormal Elements Based on the title, I was expecting horror; based on the author (I’ve read her before), I was expecting it to be mild. While there are mild horror elements (because, demons), for me, this read more like a suspense story that just happens to have paranormal abilities thrown in. Yes, Adelle hears demons, and yes, they are slimy and a little freaky. Through the course of the story, she eventually sees and hears angels, as well. But the meat […]

April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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