Genre: Coming of Age

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Jun 24
Shield and the Shadow (The Horizon Cycle Book 1) by A.M. Yates (review)

Shield and the Shadow (The Horizon Cycle Book 1) by A.M. Yates (review)

I won this ebook at the Spring Fling Giveaway. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   So much happened in this story. Lots of action and adventure, unraveling mysteries. An evil witch, creatures that come out at night, and above all, a girl trying to figure out where she fits in, and why she has the powers she has. I really liked this book, it feels like one I’ll have to read a second time before all the pieces fall into my head right. But even after only one reading, there… Read more »

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Nov 25
The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff (review)

The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff (review)

    This book wasn’t quite what I was expecting. And that’s a good thing. It has shipwrecks, and curses and magic. History and fantasy. Outcasts, bullies, villains and a thirteen-year-old boy who is just starting to come into his own. The father reminds me a bit of the father in Mary Poppins, only colder. The villain was completely unexpected, at least to me. I liked Micah, and Gabby, but for some reason the character I liked the best was Mrs. Parson. She was the perfect crotchety old lady who didn’t like children, and then as the story went on,… Read more »

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Nov 13
Sworn To Raise (Courtlight Book 1) by Terah Edun

Sworn To Raise (Courtlight Book 1) by Terah Edun

    “How hard a life could it be, living as a pampered Companion?” There are a few sentences in this book that have odd wording, places that look like they’re missing a word, and in at least one case, a sentence I had to read 2-3 times before I understood what the author was trying to say. So the proofreading/editing needs work. It was strange to me that Lady Serena had such a strong reaction to Ciardis asking her about the Aether. Even the Prince mentions it is a very dangerous place. And yet, both Ciardis and the Prince… Read more »

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Oct 28
The House Of Grey (Volume 1) by Collin Earl (review)

The House Of Grey (Volume 1) by Collin Earl (review)

  The prologue doesn’t seem connected to the rest of the story, until you get to chapter two. That’s when the connection finally comes to light. It also seems to be written differently, almost as though you are reading a transcription of a play or something. This is a slow-start book, but the characters are well fleshed out and believable. I liked Cassius as well as Brian, Monson was funny as well as intriguing. But I think my favorite character had to be Taris. Her nickname was “My Princess”, and it fit, but not in the stuck-up way. She was… Read more »

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Sep 22
Surviving The Fog – Kathy’s Recollections by Stan Morris (review)

Surviving The Fog – Kathy’s Recollections by Stan Morris (review)

    The story is told from the point of view of a 14 year old girl from Morgan Hill California. But I would not recommend it for younger readers as the story has dark themes, including murder and a hanging early on. At one point, Kathy likens what is happening to “The Lord of the Flies“, and that is a fairly apt comparison for this book. It is a very interesting read, kept my attention and made me want to know how it ended. Mike was my favorite character, even though it was told from Kathy’s point of view,… Read more »

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