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Book Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina) by Robert Beatty

Book Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina) by Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Twisted Staff is the second book in author Robert Beatty’s Serafina series, about a mysterious young girl who secretly lived at the Biltmore Estate. The series is set back in time in 1899 in North Carolina, but this story has a timeless feel to it. In fact, I often forget that it’s a historical fiction […]

Book Review: Outpost & Horde (The Razorland Series) by Ann Aguirre

Book Review: Outpost & Horde (The Razorland Series) by Ann Aguirre

It’s been awhile since I read the first novel in Ann Aguirre’s Razorland trilogy, Enclave. However, it didn’t take long for me to get back into this series. The second novel, Outpost, reveals how life has changed for Deuce, Fade, and Stalker since they were taken into the town Salvation. A town at peace, most of the women cater to […]

Book Review: Execution (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Posted June 21, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Execution (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

“You don’t have to be perfect to be good. You can do bad things and still be a good person.” The final book in Alexander Gordon Smith’s Escape From Furnace series, Execution, finally brings Alex Sawyer and his friends face-to-face with Alfred Furnace. It’s taken five books for Alex to have this confrontation, and though enjoyable I found it […]

Book Review: Solitary (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Posted June 5, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Solitary (Escape from Furnace) by Alexander Gordon Smith

“There was only Furnace. It was our world, our grave, our hell.” Book two in Alexander Gordon Smith’s Escape From Furnace series, Solitary, picks up immediately following the events of the first book. Alex and his friends have made their escape from Furnace Penitentiary, only to discover they’ve traveled deeper underground with no idea how to get to […]

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

“It is pointless to believe what you see, if you only see what you believe.” The Young Elites has been on my TBR list for a long time, and is actually what prompted me to read Legend. While both of Marie Lu’s series are set in a dystopian society, The Young Elites is a darker story. It takes place after […]

Book Review: Glass Sword (The Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard (Spoilery)

Book Review: Glass Sword (The Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard (Spoilery)

“It isn’t hard to let people die when their deaths give life to something else.” And with that you have in a nutshell Mare Barrow’s philosophy on warfare in Glass Sword. The story picks up after the events of The Red Queen, with Mare and Cal taken in by the Scarlet Guard. Making their escape from Maven, the group […]

Blog Tour: Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

Blog Tour: Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

Review Metropolis is the first book in author Joel Ohman’s Metropolis series. In the novel, readers enter the walls of Meritropolis, a city ruled by a brutal system that assigns each citizen a score that dictates whether they live or die. For seventeen-year-old Charley, this system is unfair. It pits those with high scores at the top against […]