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Book Review: Child of the Kaites by Beth Wangler

Book Review: Child of the Kaites by Beth Wangler

Star rating: 3.5 stars.

I’d been super excited to read this story since January, and two weeks ago I was finally able to finish it. It took me longer to read than I’d hoped Continue reading “Book Review: Child of the Kaites by Beth Wangler”

Book Review: The Traveler by E.B. Dawson

Book Review: The Traveler by E.B. Dawson

At the beginning of this year I set a goal to read all of the Phoenix Fiction Writers’ books that I could get in paperback, by the end of the year. If I remember correctly that list was 25 books long, and so far I’ve read three off the list (as well as four PFW books that weren’t on my list, including a reread). I’m looking forward to significantly growing that number over the next few months, but for now I’m happy to focus on the lovely book that is The Traveler.

First off, I was immediately struck by how atmospheric Continue reading “Book Review: The Traveler by E.B. Dawson”

Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch

Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch

I was nervous about this book, going in. A friend of the author asked if I’d read and review it, which I was totally cool with because I love helping out fellow indie authors, but I wasn’t super impressed with the blurb or the cover when I checked out the Amazon page. (A note: I received a free copy to review.) However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this book.

Victory is told in two parts alongside each other. One is the story of an author Continue reading “Book Review: Victory by Naomi Paasch”

Book Review: The Hidden Queen by Janelle Garrett

Book Review: The Hidden Queen by Janelle Garrett

I really, really, really wanted to love this book. I had high hopes, going in, and the book just… didn’t deliver. (I do list positives at the end, I promise. :P)

First, the writing style was bland. There wasn’t enough description or action to balance out the dialogue, and the dialogue was bogged down by repetitive descriptions of itself. Like the spot where it’s mentioned that Gwen laughed because she was amused. Or where she said “Perhaps” and we’re told it was noncommittal. A lot of places just could have benefited from trimming things down in a lot of places and bulking them up in others. Continue reading “Book Review: The Hidden Queen by Janelle Garrett”