Rapid Review of It Started with Goodbye

No spoilers in this rapid review of It Started with Goodbye by Christina June. I give it 4 stars. I love fairytale retellings and Christina June’s modern day version of the Cinderella story is refreshing and heartfelt.  It is a fun read about family and friends, and the often strained relationships between.  It shows how taking…

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Rapid Review of The Valiant

No spoilers in this rapid review of The Valiant by Leslie Livingston. I give it 3.5 stars. The Valiant follows the tragedy and triumphs of a Celtic princess, Fallon, who is kidnapped and sold into Roman slavery. She eventually finds herself at a training facility for female gladiators (also known as gladiatrices). I found the premise…

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Rapid Review of Walk on Earth a Stranger

No spoilers in this rapid review of Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. I give it 4 stars. I love history and therefore when an author like Rae Carson weaves a fictional character through real historical events, you get a book that I thoroughly enjoy. But how could one make it even better? Add a…

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Rapid Review of FirstLife by Gena Showalter

No spoilers in this rapid review of FirstLife by Gena Showalter. I give it 3.75 stars. I found the premise around FirstLife to be fascinating!  In it, this life is just a prequel to real life, which only begins after death.  The EverLife realms piqued my interest from the beginning.  They are called Troika and Myriad…

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Rapid Review of This Savage Song

No spoilers in this rapid review of This Savage Song. I give it 4.25 stars. I love Victoria Schwab’s writing!!! I basically knew this as soon as I started A Darker Shade of Magic, the first book of hers I read. But it is 100% confirmed after bingeing that series and reading this book. In…

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Rapid Review of Shadowcaster

No spoilers in this review of Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima. This is a hard one to rate because it started off slow for me, but then I enjoyed the second half. Ultimately, I decided on 4 stars. This rating is partially influenced by my love for this world Chima has created as well as…

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Rapid Review of Gemina

No spoilers in this Review of Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I give it 4 stars. I don’t know how they did it–but they did. Ms. Kaufman and Mr. Kristoff created an intriguing compilation of files–hundreds of them–and made it flow perfectly into an exciting, and even mind-bending narrative. Each character’s personality came through…

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Rapid Review of Heartless

No spoilers in this rapid review of Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I give it 4.5 stars. I LOVED this book! I really enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles, especially the Fairest novella, but Heartless is my favorite Meyer novel to date. The skill with which she mingles fairy tales and her own original material is amazing. She…

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Rapid Review of A Conjuring of Light

Excuse me while I gush for a few minutes. I loved this series and this book and give it 4.5 stars! There will be spoilers at the end of this review of A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. I just couldn’t seem to write a spoiler-free review of this book, but I’ll warn you before…

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