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Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Prince in Disguise is a fluffy, light, guilty pleasure kind of read. It felt like a watered down John Hughes movie – 16 Candles but with British royalty instead of high school royalty. You won’t believe any of it but … Continue reading

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The Knowing by Sharon Cameron

It took awhile for me to get into the Knowing – I had a hard time figuring out where it fit into the timeline and I felt like I had forgotten some key point in the ending to The Forgetting. … Continue reading

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The Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Book of Lies feels very much like a concept that was turned into a story; there are many well-worn tropes, random faery/fae influences, and a story that tends to fall apart if you look too close. However, it is decently … Continue reading

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Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

I’ve seen some interesting comparisons for what you find in Zero Repeat Forever – from a “Canadian 5th Wave” to “Alien Warm Bodies.” And certainly, the plot does echo what is found in those stories: an alien invasion, a girl … Continue reading

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Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic

The appeal of Wicked Like a Wildfire will likely depend on your reading preferences – it is a technically solid YA book featuring a strong main protagonist. But it also suffers from the same issues that we find in so … Continue reading

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Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

I’m gong to start by saying that this is one of my favorite books this year. I’ve seen quite a few references to the movie Pacific Rim and I can understand why: what Pacific Rim did for Japanese Godzilla movies, … Continue reading

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Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros

We’ve seen this theme before so it is all in the writing whether the story succeeds or fails. With Project Pandora, the technique is fine and the story flows smoothly. But it is also a book of unrelenting grimness and … Continue reading

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