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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First Light by Michele Paige Holmes

First Light by Michele Paige Holmes

A Unique & Enchanting Mixed-Up Fairy Tale! I went into this blind. Other than knowing First Light was a Young Adult fairy tale romance by Michele Paige Holmes, an author I’ve previously enjoyed, I didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly entertained and enthralled throughout! First Light is not a straightforward retelling of a traditional fairy tale. There were some common elements—good and evil fairies, three wishes, a heroine who doesn’t know her true identity—but the way they were woven together made it fresh […]

April 13, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Solstice by Jane Redd

Solstice by Jane Redd

An Awesome YA Dystopian/Romance! I love this type of story—young adult characters trying to survive post-disaster. In Solstice, the disaster is climate change—nearly constant rain and flooding. I would DIE in this world! The political/community setting is typical dystopian, a society where the adults are controlling (and ruining) everything. The basic conceptis emotion control via implanted chips. Although the chip thing has been done before, I still really liked it. I had high hopes for this story line, and guess what? It met all of […]

March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If We Were A Movie by Kelly Oram

If We Were A Movie by Kelly Oram

A Clean(ish) New Adult Contemporary Romance Let’s address the whole New Adult/Clean-ish thing first because this is going to be a make or break for some readers. The “New Adult” designation is sort of code for 18-25 year old characters and steamy love scenes. When a New Adult book is marked “clean” it doesn’t always mean no sex or swearing, what you’d typically expect from a “clean” romance. It usually means that relationships are implied, but not descriptive. And that is the case with this […]

March 10, 2016 | 1 Comment
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The Rules in Rome by A.L. Sowards

The Rules in Rome by A.L. Sowards

A Thrilling World War 2 Historical, with a Dash of Romance I admit, historicals aren’t my favorite reads. But when they’re really, really good, I like them. This one is really good. This is a gripping and deadly story of valiant men and women, battling against the enemy in Nazi-occupied Italy. From sending coded messages back to the allies, to impersonating a German officer, the courage of these characters is amazing and inspiring. What did I think? First, the setting and the history was amazing. […]

February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Eleanor and the Iron King by Julie Daines

Eleanor and the Iron King by Julie Daines

A Medieval Romance that Feels like a fairy tale! From the description on Amazon, I thought this was going to be a fantasy. While there are some mysterious things happening, this is really a medieval romance. It reads a bit like a fairy tale, and I have no idea if its historically accurate. I’m assuming it is, but if it’s not I don’t really care. It feels very medieval and historic, and I loved it. What did I think? I loved pretty much everything about […]

February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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