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Book blogger, avid reader, writer. If I love a book, my gushing review can take about 10 min to read. I love working with authors and hosting them at my little place on the Internet.

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Reviews

What Happened on Box Hill by Elizabeth Gilliland

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

This was a fun read with so many Austen characters in real life. Drama and murder indeed.

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At the Trough by Adam Knight

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: Profanity, Suicide, Abuse, Violence, and Death

Such a thought-provoking read about the future of education.

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City Kitties by Rizwan Asad

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

The illustrations are beautifully done and compliment the dialogue. This was an easy read and I can see children enjoying it!

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Dio in the Dark by Rizwan Asad

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

Good read! I really enjoyed seeing the gods in modern day Toronto!

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The Thirteenth Hour by Trudie Skies

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: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: See Trudie's website for full list

Haven't been able to get this out of my head since I finished it. One of my longest review on the blog. :)

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The Living Waters by Dan Fitzgerald

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

The Living Waters is a wonderful book I hope to revisit again. The ethereal and grounding feel of the world is like none other I have experienced. The relationships that the characters form are beautifully written.

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Goodbye to the Sun by Jonathan Nevair

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

Beautifully written, I enjoyed this space opera!

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Miss Percy's Pocket Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: Very mild profanity

It is fun, fast-paced and adorable. A mix of Fantasy and Regency that I was missing out on!

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Let Loose the Fallen: Book Two of Children of the Nexus by S. Kaeth

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: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

This was an amazing 2nd book! Review link is now added :)

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Moon Rising by Daniel Weisbeck

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: Mild references to sexual abuse, violence, and graphic language

I could not put it down and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a short (this is under 250 pages!) adventure that will lead to an epic adventure in the next book. Can’t wait to read it!

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Parasites by Matthew Samuels

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Minimalistic
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

I enjoyed this book, the world descriptions and more! Lots of potential there. Review link coming soon.


Between Starfalls by S. Kaeth

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: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

One of my favourite books of 2020!

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The Eye of Ra by Ben Gartner

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Matches the story well

The Eye of Ra was a trip down memory lane in its unique manner – it added experience to the place I had only visited in textbooks and non-fiction books.

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