Genre: Fantasy & Magic

Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

If you want to THINK while you are entertained, Rachel Vincent’s MENAGERIE is the book for you. Filled with rich imagery and deep topics, MENAGERIE will keep you guessing, will give you chills, and will scare you senseless.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir #Audiobook #Review

PJV QUICKIE: This is a hard book to review, but I do have to say, if you are looking for your next YOUNG ADULT AUDIOBOOK purchase, go no further. It was a wonderfully crafted audiobook with great narrators that reflected the characters nicely. Fiona Hardingham (Narrator), Steve West (Narrator) did a phenomenal job and I could listen to West’s voice all day long. As far as the story, let’s just say, I’m glad I got it in audiobook form. This is one of those hyped novels that wasn’t as exciting as they wanted me to believe, but I did enjoy...

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Poison Study Read Along!

In anticipation of the 10th anniversary of POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder, we’re hosting a read-along! The read-along will take place from October 1st-31st and we will be reading a few chapters a week – see the schedule below. This is a great opportunity for those of us that are hardcore fans of the series to re-read the book and for those of you that have been wanting to read the book to finally do it! We have some amazing bloggers helping host the read-along. You can participate and follow along on any of their blogs! Two Chicks...

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Talon by Julie Kagawa #Audiobook Review

PJV QUICKIE: I’m always excited over a new Julie Kagawa release and TALON was a great Young Adult read but it didn’t blow me away. I prefer her darker, grittier type of novels and this one was a little more typical Young Adult fantasy for my taste. It was a good read, but it was very similar to other YA books in it’s genre that I was rather disappointed. I got a good read when I wanted a GREAT read. Dragons exist in Julie Kagawa’s latest series, TALON. They were hunted to extinction hundreds of years ago and now...

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The Boys of Fire and Ash by Meaghan McIsaac

PJV Quickie: I was excited about The Boys of Fire and Ash by Meaghan McIsaac and then I began to read it. I put the book down, tried to pick it up again and just got lost in the strange world, dialect, and silly characters. I wanted the next MAZE RUNNER or the next LOST BOYS, what I got was a slow-going MAZE RUNNER wannabe. Review: Boys are being raised in a volcano. They just appear and then are assigned to older boys to be raised as little brothers. At the age of 16 the boys have to leave....

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