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Review: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

Home > Review > The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fantasy Series: The Fearie Ring #1 ParaElement: Fae Order Online: Stalk the Author: Web | Twitter | Facebook Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: One word. Different. I was looking for something fresh and I found it in ‘The Faerie Ring’ by Kiki Hamilton. The story was instantly engrossing and kept me waiting for more throughout the entire sequence of the plot. The characters were “fall in-lovable” and the mystery behind the plot was well executed. ‘The Faerie Ring’ was a pleasure to read and a great debut for author, Kiki Hamilton, I can’t wait for more of Ms. Hamilton’s writing. REVIEW: The setting is Victorian London and our heroine is Tiki, a gutter rat that picks pockets to stay alive and feed the other street kids that she calls family. They live together in an abandoned business, barely staying warm and fed. In an odd series of events Tiki steals something that will change her world, a ring. The ring is the property of Queen Victoria and besides its royal ownership there is much more at stake, because the ring signifies a pact — a pact between the faeries and England. Having lost the ring, it could mean war. Another thief, the mysterious, Rieker suspects immediately it was Tiki that took...

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Review: Wildfire by Karsten Knight

Home > Review > Wildfire by Karston Knight Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Series: Wildfire #1 ParaElement: Myth/Gods/Goddesses Order Online: Stalk the Author: Web | Facebook | Twitter Review copy provided by Amazon Vine PJ’s QUICKIE REVIEW: I was disheartened by not enjoying this book. It had great potential. An original plot, interesting characters, a spitfire of a protagonist and a very entertaining and easy on the eyes author, not to mention a male young adult author, which are a minority. Yet, I literally had to force myself to return to this book to finish it. While the plot was original it was disjointed and jumped from plot point to plot point, which had me completely confused half the time. While the main character was a spitfire and started out strong she quickly deflated and became almost two-dimensional by the middle of the book. Then with the whole paranormal reveal – the group was suddenly thrust into a very odd circumstance which revealed them to be paranormal beings and they were all just like, “Oh okay, cool.” It was so flat by that point that I felt I was reading an outline and not a flushed out book. My overall view is that there was a good start to this book, yet by the middle it was as if the author hurried to finish and didn’t give it the...

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Review: The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

Home > Review > The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Series: The Goddess Test #1 ParaElement: Myth/Gods/Goddesses Order Online: Stalk the Author: Web | Facebook | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: What can I say about THE GODDESS TEST? One of the hardest books to review is the one that gets a medium rating. You like the book, but nothing stands out and says, “Yeah this was great.” And to top it off it has problems, but you feel like you are picking on the book if you go into details of why this book just didn’t add up to be a Good or Great novel. It was okay. Would I run around and suggest to people to buy it, read it or pass on as a gift? No. There are so many great books out there, it’s hard to waste time on so-so literature. Which sounds terrible, but sometimes I would rather read a really bad book than a book that just makes me go “meh.” At least with a bad book I would have something to rant about. REVIEW: A retelling or really a revamping of the Hades and Persephone myth, THE GODDESS TEST is the story of Kate, whose mother is dying and has to move back to her mother’s home town, Eden. When arriving in...

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Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Series: Supposably Stand-alone ParaElement: Bloody Deadly Horses Order Online: Stalk the Author: Web | Blog | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: If you’ve followed this blog for a substantial time you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Maggie Stiefvater. Well, at least most of her books. I think Stiefvater’s words are like music. She paints a picture with her tone and voice and it flows from the pages to take residence inside you. Having broken my heart with FOREVER (read review) THE SCORPIO RACES was a redeemer for me. The book was poetic in the interaction of characters and the way the story played out. I was captivated, horrified and enlightened from one moment to another. I don’t know many authors that can accomplish this. If you haven’t had the honor of reading a Stiefvater piece — go out and buy THE SCORPIO RACES, you will not be disappointed, because while it is just a story about a girl, a boy and two horses – the writing in-between makes it resonate. REVIEW: On an island called Thisby water horses rise from the sea hungry and confused at the onset of winter. While their arrival is cause for terror as the horses feed on flesh, the islanders balance the fear of the horses with a race that they hold...

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Review: Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Genre: Young Adult, Apocalypse Series: Ashes Trilogy #1 ParaElement: Zombies Order Online: Stalk the Author: Web | Facebook | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: ASHES by Ilsa Bick is a unique story of an apocalyptic event that will have your skin slithering and your heart pounding. Written in a militaristic style of attention to detail and precision writing I was instantly in love with the author’s style. I can’t wait to read more from this world and this author. ASHES if you love dystopian is a book you do not want to miss! REVIEW: Alex, our heroine is broken from the onset. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and battling the pain of the recent loss of her parents, she treks into the wilderness in what is a sort of abstract defining herself period. Intent on being alone she is slightly irritated when an older man and his very surly young granddaughter ask to join her camp. They have barely finished breakfast when something disastrous happens. Screaming pain, odd animal behavior and Alex’s world is suddenly much more complex than only five minutes earlier. Alex and the young girl, Ellie, must make their way out of the wilderness to what they believe is the safety of civilization. Yet, as they trek further towards what they believe to be safe territory a reality starts to unveil...

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