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Oct 01
{Review} Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons @CuriosityQuills

{Review} Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons @CuriosityQuills

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David Hammons is a young adult fairy tale mash up, that will remind fans of a younger version of Once Upon a Time. I have a love for all things Wonderlandian, so it is no wonder that I was immediately drawn to Alice Takes Back Wonderland. The book starts out when Alice is about 7 and is somehow in Wonderland. But she is not the Alice from the story, she is an American Alice from the Midwest. Her first trip in Wonderland is short, but it left a lasting impression on her. Fast forward 10 years, and she Alice has almost convinced herself that it was just a dream. But then the Rabbit shows up at her door and takes her back to a very different wonderland. Although I found the start of the story a bit slow, I really did love the set up. I loved that this was not the Alice from the story, and I loved the idea that the Villain in… Read more »

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Jul 15
{Review} Undercover Empath: Kindred Demon by @RaShelleWorkman  @CuriosityQuills

{Review} Undercover Empath: Kindred Demon by @RaShelleWorkman @CuriosityQuills

Undercover Empath: Kindred Demon is the first book in the New Adult paranormal series, Undercover Empath. I really like how well the covers of the series go together. They are almost identical but in different colors. And they are each really pretty. It follows detective Rose Hansen who can determine anyone’s intentions with the slightest brush of her hand. It is a gift that Rose shies away from, but it is really useful in her chosen profession. I really enjoyed Kindred Demon. It is a super quick read, but I thought Rashelle Workman did a really good job with the paranormal elements in the story. They were very upfront and in your face. I also really liked the mystery surrounding Rose’s parents and the bio facility that I am sure is going to play a much larger role in future books. Romance was not really in the forefront of this book. It was focused more on introducing the world and characters, and surprisingly, I was ok with that. because I… Read more »

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Dec 18
{Review+Giveaway} The Undead: Playing for Keeps by Elsie Elmore @ElsieWriter

{Review+Giveaway} The Undead: Playing for Keeps by Elsie Elmore @ElsieWriter

The Undead: Playing for Keeps is the story of a girl that can raise the dead with a touch. And as an added twist, her family is the owner of the town funeral home. I thought that was a hilarious twist to the story. Because the daughter has no idea that she is the one bringing the dead to life, and the funeral home is getting into all sorts of trouble because the corpses keep going missing! And in a small town word gets around pretty fast. Lyla was an easy girl to like. I have no idea why she was such a social outcast. She really only had one friend and the other kids at school either avoided her or made fun of her. I thought it was BS. She is a sweetheart, but I guess high school kids don’t need a reason to be mean. I felt bad for her, and I totally understood why she was so skittish about everything,. It took her a long time to… Read more »

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May 21
{Review} Darkness Watching by Emma Adams

{Review} Darkness Watching by Emma Adams

Darkness Watching is the first book in the Darkworld series. I found Darkness Watching to be well developed and a very intriguing plot line. The book is told from Ashlyn’s point of view, and she didn’t know anything about this new world where demons and shadow creatures existed, so for a lot of the novel we felt all of her confusion and paranoia with everything and everyone. I didn’t even know who to trust. We only knew what Ashlyn knew. It was a very effective technique to help me feel connected to Ash. Ash is a strong girl. I felt awful that she didn’t get into Oxford at the start of the book, but then when she started at Blackstone university things were looking up for her. I loved how her flat was described and I liked that she had five other roommates for us to get to know. I liked both of the girls and I liked David but I went back and forth with my feelings for him… Read more »

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