Category Archives: post apocalyptic

Broken Lies by Claire Vale

For those wondering about the difference between post apocalyptic and dystopian, here’s a book that start firmly in one genre but inexplicably jumps into another abruptly at the end. More introduction to a series than first book, Broken Lies was … Continue reading

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Manipulate by Corrie Garrett

Manipulate is a decently written story with enough pathos and engaging characters to keep readers invested to the end. Though a bit too long and with whole sections that could be removed to streamline the story, I found myself interested … Continue reading

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Glory by Maureen McGowan

As much as I enjoyed the previous two books in the series, this last one fell a bit flat.  The writing remained consistent but the plot sort of petered and died – and most of the book felt like filler. … Continue reading

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The First Twenty by Jennifer Lavoie

The First Twenty felt very constructed – everything set up to create a romance with complete disregard to logic or any kind of realistic situations.  There wasn’t an honest bone in the book. Compounding the lack of grounded worldbuilding, the … Continue reading

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Defiant by Karina Sumner-Smith

The first book in the Towers Trilogy, Radiant, topped my best of 2014 list. Intricate storytelling, nuanced characters, distinct magic system, and an exquisitely written story of an unusual friendship made for a very satisfying read. With this second book, … Continue reading

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Ferals by Jacob Grey

Ferals is a very atmospheric and engrossing middle grade read full of mystery and intriguing world building. Yes, a story of a boy with special ability and no parents, link to a big bad guy who wants back into the … Continue reading

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The Bane by Keary Taylor

I really waffled between a 2 and a 3 star rating after listening to the Audible version of this book; it definitely wasn’t a 3 due to a lot of issues (plot, characterization, world building, writing, editing, to name a … Continue reading

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