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Review: Love Evolution – Michelle Mankin

Review: Love Evolution – Michelle Mankin

Love Evolution is a great start to the Brutal Strength / Black Cat Records series, I loved the characters, the excitement, the reluctant romance and, of course, the music! My Love Evolution review: I love it when stories manage to mix romance and music, and Mankin definitely managed that in Love Evolution. Finding herself all alone, Avery was ready to do anything to catch a break and find a position as guitarist in a group. When her manager told her Brutal Strength didn’t want a female guitarist, she dressed as a boy, cut her hair, and went to the audition. Of course, after she got the job, there were some awkward moments between her and the lead-singer of the group, […]

Posted 2 November, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Review: The Iron Hunt – Marjorie M. Liu

Review: The Iron Hunt – Marjorie M. Liu

Quite different from what I expected based on the summary, The Iron Hunt is a story in which all kinds of secrets are being kept very close to the vest by most characters, and thus, the whole storyline and plot became a little dis-jointed to me. My The Iron Hunt review: I expected a fast-paced kind of crazy story when I picked up The Iron Hunt, because the summary mentions demon-hunting and tattoos coming to life. However, apart from Maxine’s tattoos coming to life, there isn’t really much hunting going on at all. And Maxine has been left without all the information she needed in order to make the right decisions moving forward. Also, I felt that for a full […]

Posted 6 October, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Review: The Diviners – Libba Bray

Review: The Diviners – Libba Bray

The Diviners is a very complex story, with historical aspects from the ’20s in NYC, magic, ghosts, weird powers, and many characters to follow on their creepy adventures. My The Diviners review: I had no idea what to expect when I picked up The Diviners, I hadn’t really heard much about it before I bought my own copy, after received an ARC of Lair of Dreams… What I got was a complex story, following several characters just discovering their new ‘powers’ of divining, seeing the future – or the past by touching an object – healing and others. Following several characters took a while getting used to, because they were all well fleshed out with a distinctive voice, however, through […]

Posted 22 September, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 19 Comments
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Review: Angelfall – Susan Ee

Review: Angelfall – Susan Ee

Angelfall is a dystopian story in which angels aren’t necessarily the good guys, and where Penryn has to use all her wit and cunning to survive. My Angelfall review: This whole story was dark and disturbing – but still delicious if that makes any sense at all. Penryn is a very strong young woman; she has had to be for years before the attack. With her mom conversing with demons and her little sister Paige in a wheel chair, Penryn had to be the responsible party of her family after her dad took off. The angels in this story are so scary and mean it seems like they all hail from hell rather than from heaven – all except Raffe, […]

Posted 4 September, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jennifer Rardin

Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jennifer Rardin

Once Bitten, Twice Shy is one of those fast-paced urban fantasy novels that grabs you from the start and brings you on a wild ride full of action, fights and intrigue. My Once Bitten, Twice Shy review: Jaz has definitely had a complex life so far, her childhood moving around to different army bases, her father being absent more often than not. But the strong ties she had with her twin-brother and little sister made it all bearable. Now, Jaz hasn’t spoken to her brother Dave in over a year, and while she speaks to her sister Evie quite often, she doesn’t have the time to see her often. The grumpy old man she calls dad aggravates her more than […]

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Review: Sideswiped – Kim Harrison

Review: Sideswiped – Kim Harrison

Sideswiped is the prequel novella to Harrison’s new series The Peri Reed Chronicles, and it sets the background for both the overall story and the characters. Mysterious and dealing prominently with time travel or time change, while also showing how agents are being trained in order to be able to work for a very secret government organization. My Sideswiped review: In Sideswiped, we first meet Silas, Allen and Summer, they’re just days away from graduation at the OPTI and Silas is feeling nostalgic about possibly not seeing Summer as much in the future once she starts having assignments as a drafter. It is evident from the start that even the professors teaching the future generation of agents are not always […]

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Review: Magic Breaks – Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Breaks – Ilona Andrews

Magic Breaks brings a lot of loose ends together, while also opening up a few new cans of worms. Fast-paced and action-filled, but also having that special bond Kate has with the characters she cares for, it was an amazing read. My Magic Breaks review: It’s not exactly a secret that I fell in love with Kate Daniels when I finally started reading these books about a year ago. I had been holding out on Magic Breaks, though, so I could read it back to back with Magic Shifts this summer. And I’m very happy I waited a while, because it was well worth the wait! Both Kate and Curran continue to be one of my favorite paranormal couples! They […]

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Review: Hot Head – Damon Suede

Review: Hot Head – Damon Suede

Hot Head is a raw, honest and rough emotional roller-coaster! Suede definitely knows how to bring his characters to life, and share their struggles with those reading about them! My Hot Head review: Griff and Dante have been friends for ages, and Dante’s noisy, Italian family has been a home away from home for Griff since his teen years. After the twin towers were brought down, and Griff was looking for Dante everywhere in the ashes of the fallen buildings, his whole life seems different somehow. Being firefighters is how both Griff and Dante identify themselves on a very deep level, helping those in need, even putting their own lives in jeopardy is just what they do. And they are […]

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Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson started out pretty slow, and is a fairly weird story that is also strangely compelling. As the story unfolded, I found that I really enjoyed these two Will characters, but the real star was Tiny. My Will Grayson, Will Grayson review: I didn’t really know what to think of Will Grayson, Will Grayson before I started reading it – having only read the summary but no reviews, I was ready to be swept away. And after the slow start, I was. I really enjoyed the Will Grayson chapter the most, will grayson was a little more difficult to connect to, mostly because he himself thought he wasn’t someone who was worth getting to know. And while […]

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Review: The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

Review: The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones was not at all what I expected, and while the beginning was quite emotional, I felt detached both from the characters and the storyline as it continued on. My The Lovely Bones review: While the writing in The Lovely Bones was very good, I had a hard time connecting to the story and the characters after Suzie was killed. In the very beginning, I could feel her fear and her disgust, but afterwards, everything that happened was filtered through her, and so I felt detached and separate from everything. What should have been a very emotional read ended up being pretty much meh in my opinion. I don’t know if it was because Suzie was so young […]

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