The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand – Review

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Afterlife of Holly Chase is a cute, funny story that will leave you feeling happy and in the holiday spirit.

“But love doesn’t always have to be about the happy ending. Love can be about beginnings, too.”

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My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren – Review

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: My Favorite Half-Night Stand is a quirky, fun contemporary that will distract you from the real world for a few hours.

“How many mistakes does it take before you’re bad? Does it start with a little white lie, and slowly progress to fraud . . . and worse? Does it matter if you do the wrong thing for the right reason?” 

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Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review in a Nutshell: Dumplin’ is a good book with an important message, but it lacked in the areas that first grabbed my attention. 

“Perfection is nothing more than a phantom shadow we’re all chasing”

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Review – The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Star-Touched Queen is a beautifully written slow-burn novel that will enchant you.

“I know your soul. Everything else is just an ornament.” 

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Review: Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

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Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: Rosemarked is a fantastic YA fantasy for someone looking for political intrigue, a complex and fascinating world, and amazing characters.

“And I can’t help but think how easy it is for a thing of this world to be destroyed, and how quickly something beautiful can disappear.”

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Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Kingdom of Ash is a fantastic conclusion to a series that has taken over the YA community.

“Hers was not a story of darkness. This would not be the story. She would fold it into herself, this place, this fear, but it would not be the whole story. It would not be her story.”

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Review: The Darkest Star (ARC) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Darkest Star is a really fun, enjoyable read. It does have some issues, but I couldn’t help but love this book.

“Sometimes the truth is worse than the lie.”

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Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Empire of Storms is a fantastic entry in the Throne of Glass series. Despite a few notable flaws, this world continues to amaze me.

“A court that wouldn’t just change the world. It would start the world over.” 

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Review: In Another Time by Caroline Leech

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell:  In Another Time is a cute, light read, but isn’t perfect.

 

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Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

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Overall: 4.6/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell:  While not my favorite in the series, Heir of Fire is still an epic read that will have you immediately craving the next book.

“You collect scars because you want proof that you are paying for whatever sins you’ve committed. And I know this because I’ve been doing the same damn thing for two hundred years”

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