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Recent Reviews:

Worth The Effort by Kai Strand

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: Depression

I found this story very enjoyable. I liked learning about Ayden and watching Ella grow.

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A Town Called Potato by Gary Blaine Randolph

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

Set on several other planets, this book required a lot of worldbuilding. And the author did not disappoint.

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Publishable By Death by A.C.F. Bookens

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

I found this book to be extremely entertaining.

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(Not) In This Lifetime by Rebecca Ouellette

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Although I enjoyed this story very much, I don't really have much to say about it. The story was so engaging, I was able to look past its flaws to read the book in one night.

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Second Chance Option by Elizabeth Spaur

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Unrelated to the story

While I found the story engaging, I was unable to connect to the characters.

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Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

While I liked watching Fortune bumbling in an identity that goes against her very nature, I fell in love with Gertie. The Banana Pudding War (which, according to Gertie, was worse than the Civil War) had me laughing out loud.

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A History Of Murder by Brook Peterson

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

Let me begin this review by saying that it is NOT a good idea to start this book at midnight. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked. Before the body was even found, I wanted to know why the main character was avoiding Jericho Falls.

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The Tribulations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

The fact that this book was divided into parts instead of chapters was a little off-putting and it took me a while to really get into the story. But, I was intrigued by Augie and wanted to know what happened to him. And I absolutely loved Grandma Gertie.

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Pursuing Liam by Lisa Lanay

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

This is one of the first books in a while that I have read where the author has done a great job with the internals. It took me a little while to get into the story, but eventually I reached that point where I was invested and couldn't wait to read more.

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Around Midnight by Zarina Macha

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

While it was difficult to read about this young lady trying to get out of an unhealthy relationship, I feel the story is worth telling. However, this book would have made a deeper impact if it were written in Megan's own voice.

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Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire by G.M. Nair ✓ author

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

This book was very funny and creative, even though I did want to smack Stephanie upside the head a few times. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

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The Frights of Fiji by Sunayna Prasad

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Minimalistic
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Didn’t feel much
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

While I liked the concept of this story, I was not impressed in its execution. While some of the storyline and worldbuilding felt ripped from Harry Potter, other parts made little sense to me, despite the fact that everything felt over-explained.

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Kingdom of Embers by Tricia Copeland

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Adequately represents the story

I enjoyed this story so much immediately had to go read the entire series. I found the the prose light and very appropriate for a young adult audience and I could really relate to the main character.

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Reverend of Silence by Pamela Sparkman

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

As a life-long resident of Southern Connecticut, and someone who has been studying Deaf culture for thirty years, this story spoke to me on a level I cannot fully explain.

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