Category: ARC Reviews

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Review: Boy or girl? Does it matter?

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Review: Boy or girl? Does it matter?

The issue that Symptoms of Being Human tackles is something I’ve never read before. This novel features a gender fluid character and the struggles that come with coming out as a gender fluid individual, especially when nobody understands what it means or what it’s like to continually switch between identifying as a male and a female. I […]

January 27, 2016 | 45 Comments
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas Review: Less of the swoon, more of the mystery

These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas Review: Less of the swoon, more of the mystery

Set in a historical setting, These Vicious Masks features a set of vibrant characters with supernatural powers that have the power to change the world – in both good and bad ways. We start out with Evelyn, who is telling the story from a first person point of view. She dislikes the monotonous patterns of […]

January 25, 2016 | 34 Comments
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Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

This was an enjoyable historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution. Even though I love my historical fiction, this is the first one that I’ve read about 18th century France, and I found it to be highly fascinating. In this book, our protagonist, Celie, is an orphan living on the streets of Paris with […]

January 13, 2016 | 28 Comments
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell Review: Where Neverland is NOT the place you want to be

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell Review: Where Neverland is NOT the place you want to be

I absolutely loved the concept for this book! It’s intriguing, and certainly brings a dark twist to the tale Peter Pan that we all know and love. (Or do we? I’ve never read it myself.) The story starts with Gwen moving yet again because her mother is afraid of some monster that’s chasing them. Fortunately for […]

January 11, 2016 | 53 Comments