Blossom and the Beast by R.S. McCoy

Blossom and the Beast by R.S. McCoy
Posted on May 31, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points  I enjoyed this book. It was a good retelling. There were some clear parallels to Beauty and the Beast, but it was still very different. At times I had to think about which parts were like the original. It still felt like its own story, though. It was really cool to read. I liked the dual POV, as usual. I always prefer that. I did find that I liked Kaide’s POV better though. I’m not sure why. Blossom’s POV unsettled me a little bit, I think. Maybe I just couldn’t relate to her […]

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Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Talking to Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Posted on May 10, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points  Okay, I guess this was about as good an ending as I could have expected. It was better than the previous one, even if not quite as good as the first two. Interestingly, it was the only one written in first person, which does add to the idea that this is the main book and the others are really just prequels. Hmm. I liked Daystar, though his politeness verged on boring. He was just as proper about etiquette as the princesses and knights were, even if they were sticklers to the point of […]

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Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Posted on May 9, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Eh. I’m somewhat disappointed with this one. It felt like a whole lot of nothing. It was very meh. It didn’t feel as fun and magical as the first two—Oh, there was definitely tons of magic involved, but there was so much technical discussion that it kind of ruined it. The plot was sort of simple, until the very end when it got confusing. Compared to the first two, this book was just boring. The first two could very well have been taken as a duology, and a continuation could have been cool […]

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Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Posted on May 8, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Another lovely installment! This one was almost as good as the first one. It was really quite close. I finally got the ship I wanted. I was a bit miffed at first because it was told from the POV of the King of the Enchanted Forest, but I liked him almost immediately. I miss Cimorene, but she was still there, and I could guess her thoughts well enough. We meet a few more fun characters in this one. Every single one is likable and unique. It’s very easy to make friends. And it […]

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Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Posted on May 7, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points OMG I love this book. I love this series. It’s among my top middle-grade books and it’s been so long since I’ve read it but man am I glad I did. It’s perfect. This book is me. I am the personification of this book. It’s my exact writing style. The characters are me. The plot is me. Ok, I’ll be specific. The way this book starts out is almost exactly like a short story I wrote when I was in fourth grade. The writing style is the same—very matter-of-fact, little explanation. “This is […]

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Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo

Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo
Posted on May 2, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was so super good! It had a fantastic plot and great characters. A really nice mix. The romance—what little of it there was (so far)—was also done well. I liked Trinity a lot. It’s not often that I read about girls who are very hot-headed and have quick tempers. And disobey rules. It’s refreshing. It’s also pretty neat to watch someone turn into a cat—basically. I’ve always considered myself part-cat, so it’s fun to see it for real. Man, I do love cats though. And it was pretty clear that some […]

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The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy

The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy
Posted on April 26, 2016 in Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I REALLY loved this book! It’s been a while since I’ve read something this good. I’d love to have it in hardcover. I ended up enjoying the alternating POVs. At first it was a little bit much to handle, but since we kept returning to the same characters more than others I knew where the main storyline was. (And I had a hunch.) It all came together quickly enough. It was quite an engaging read. I couldn’t put it down. The writing was excellent—and only a few mistakes. The plot was really cool. […]

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When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain

When Lucifer Met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain
Posted on April 26, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points This book was good. I really liked the plot. The characters were frustrating at times, but the story was pretty good. It made sense. It was believable. Even the character’s actions were believable (if annoying). It was unpredictable at times. It was pretty intriguing and a page-turner. The writing was good enough. Some editing issues. It was third person omniscient so occasionally you had to think a minute about who was thinking what but it wasn’t too distracting. I kinda liked the POVs. When there’s any kind of romance, I prefer knowing what […]

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Alicia Craft Updates, Giveaways, and New Products

Alicia Craft Updates, Giveaways, and New Products
Posted on April 23, 2016 in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I just wrote a HUGE post on my craft blog because I’ve been working on my shop like crazy recently. I’ve been kinda silent on here aside from the reviews because of it. There are huge things planned for the shop and I think you should really check out this post if you wanna be kept up-to-date. In this post, I discuss: All the recent changes to my craft shop. (There are 11. It’s a long list. I’ve been busy.) A couple upcoming changes. All four current options to participate in giveaways. The […]

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Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke

Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke
Posted on April 19, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 3 Comments

Main points This book was very, very good! The storyline is definitely not unique, but this is a very good telling. I really liked the writing. It stood out among many of the ARCs I receive. It had an emotional quality to it. There were memories and sweet, meaningful moments in all the right places. There were moments that seemed normal or even strange but were actually very emotional and poignant. I just love that. It’s like, you don’t need words to explain the feeling. You see the actions and you just know what’s going […]

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