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Trying Middle School Fantasy – The Search for Synergy

I was recently going through a bit of a reading slump when I got an email about the chance to review The Search for Synergy by Brett Salter. This book is a middle school fantasy book and so it is not something I would normally be picking up but I found myself really enjoying it!Continue reading “Trying Middle School Fantasy – The Search for Synergy”

Is Pacing a Crucial Issue? – Fayne

I recently received a copy of Fayne by Ann-Marie MacDonald which was a little bit outside of my comfort zone but I found myself really enjoying the experience! The synopsis is: “In the late nineteenth century, Charlotte Bell is growing up at Fayne, a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland,Continue reading “Is Pacing a Crucial Issue? – Fayne”

Can You Have Too Many Sports? – The Prism Affect

I recently got the chance to receive a review copy of The Prism Affect by J. Wint and it was a fascinating read! The synopsis of this book is, “Life had never been easy for young Jet Stroud. He is affected by a rare condition known as ephebus mortem, also called the youthful death, and legend says itContinue reading “Can You Have Too Many Sports? – The Prism Affect”

Are Commonly Used Tropes Bad? – Defy the Night

A couple of years ago I read the Cursebreakers series by Brigid Kemmerer and enjoyed it and so when I found Defy the Night, a newer release of hers, I knew I had to try it out! The synopsis of this book is, “The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts betweenContinue reading “Are Commonly Used Tropes Bad? – Defy the Night”

Looking Back at Childhood Favourites – The Finishing School Series

When I was younger I went through a phase of reading a lot of steampunk books and the Finishing School Series were some of these books. I recently went back and re-read them as an adult and was surprised at how much I still enjoyed them! The synopsis of the first book is, “It’s oneContinue reading “Looking Back at Childhood Favourites – The Finishing School Series”

Trying Paula Hawkins Again – A Slow Fire Burning

I recently read A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins as a part of a read-along and was very excited for the chance to check it out as I have had mixed feelings about some of her other books and so wanted to see what I thought about her newest release. I don’t know whereContinue reading “Trying Paula Hawkins Again – A Slow Fire Burning”

Trying Another Thriller – Girl, Forgotten

This past week, I had the chance to participate in a read-along for Girl, Forgotten by Karen Slaughter (which is a fantastic last name for the author of a thriller)! I had never read any of her other books and so I was very excited to check out her work because I have heard veryContinue reading “Trying Another Thriller – Girl, Forgotten”

Trying Out Trending Books – Malibu Rising

While scrolling through Instagram, there are always a couple of books and/or authors that seem to make a regular appearance on my feed and Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of these books. When I see a book popping up as often as this one did, I often find myself feeling the needContinue reading “Trying Out Trending Books – Malibu Rising”

Politics in Books? – Two Roads to Paradise

I recently read Two Roads to Paradise by Gordon Jensen and Cara Highsmith which is the sequel to The Way Out. While this book is very different from the previous book that I read in the series, it is a very interesting read that brought up some questions for me as to how political IContinue reading “Politics in Books? – Two Roads to Paradise”

How Far Should Sci-Fi Be From Reality? – The Way Out

I recently got the chance to participate in a book tour for the Be Careful What You Wish For series by Gordon Jensen and so had the pleasure of checking out The Way Out, the first book in the series! The synopsis of this first book is, “When the Alpha Centauri crew returns to earthContinue reading “How Far Should Sci-Fi Be From Reality? – The Way Out”