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Book Review: The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise #1), by Rachel Vincent

 HELLO DREAMY PREMISE!!! It gets my check marks for writing: ✓ Writing, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 4.4 stars About the Book The Stars Never Rise  (The Stars Never Rise #1), by Rachel Vincent Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that … Keep reading

Book Review: Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands #1), by Sarah Fine

I know what I want to be when I grow up… I want to be a writer like Sarah! 🙂 Sarah Fine never disappoints! [check out her interview!]! Sanctum gets my check marks for ✓ Writing, ✓ Premise, and ✓World-building. 4.3 stars I would probably read ANY book Sarah writes. 🙂 Her stories are just ME 🙂  Urban, dark, gothic…  and about the afterlife!! Sara is the Queen of the afterlife! No one mingles the afterlife with the real life more seamlessly!   About the … Keep reading

What a Week [37]: Book Review – Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1), by Rebecca Zanetti

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened this week in my Reading Bookshelf, <a< span=””> href=”http://www.danielaark.com/writing-desk-2/” target=”_blank”>Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Reading Bookshelf Book Review – Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1), by Rebecca Zanetti Reading this book was like being the mom of a spoiled brat! You love him but you still want to spanking him! WTH??? 😀 Here I am, soooo freaking loyal to you and your writing Rebecca and … Keep reading

Book Review: Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers #1), by Rebecca Zanetti

When at the end of last year I fell into a really bad reading slump I knew it was time for desperate measures! Time to call the experts [shhhh don’t say anything but the “expert” is usually a romance writer 🙂 ]. I knew I could count on my girl Rebecca to get me reading again! 🙂 So despite the fact that THIS IN NOT a romance book blog [is not, is not, IS NOT!], I knew I owned Rebecca a public thank you … Keep reading

What a Week [32]: Book Review – The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey

I absolutely LOVED this gripping, addictive, well-written, action-packed page-turner! 5 starts all the way! It gets all my check marks: ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building. I can’t wait to watch the movie, which will be release next Friday the 22nd! 🙂 About the Book The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1), by Rick Yancey After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the … Keep reading

Book Review: The Dogs, by Allan Stratton

Sleeping with the enemy meets The Sixth Sense. This book is brilliant, so well written! It could be an awesome movie! My page-turner check marks go to✓writing, ✓premise, ✓characterization and ✓plot. 4.3 stars About the Book   The Dogs, by Allan Stratton Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that’s what Cameron’s been told. When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things … Keep reading

Book Blog Tour: Descendants of the Rose, by Juliette Harper

Welcome to my stop in the Book Blog Tour for Descendants of the Rose, by Juliette Harper. I really liked this book! it is a surprising read, full of pleasant unexpected elements and twists! My page-turner checkmarks go to ✓writing, ✓ premise, ✓ characterization and ✓plot 4.4 stars About the Book Descendants of the Rose, by Juliette Harper Selby Jensen’s business card reads “Private Investigator,” but to say the least, that downplays her real occupation. Let’s hear it in her own words: “You want to … Keep reading

Book Review: Forbidden, by Tabitha Suzuma

I thoroughly enjoyed Forbidden. It is a beautifully written book with a heartbreaking story arc. Warning: this book goes in my Disturbia page because of its controversial premise. I would only recommend this book to adults. My page-turner check marks go to ✓Writing, ✓Theme ✓Characterization and ✓plot. 4.0 stars A shocking, heartbreaking story of taboo romance that’s as compelling as it is controversial. Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their … Keep reading

Book Review Tour: Compendium, by Alia Luria

I thoroughly enjoyed Compendium! The perfect mix of fantasy, sci-fi and apocalyptic/dystopian elements, enchanting imagery, and an epic story arc. My page-turner check marks go to ✓writing, ✓premise, ✓plot and ✓world-building. 4.4 stars. About the Book On the heavily forested planet of Lumin, the Network has slept, dormant, for over six hundred cycles. Only a select few remember that it resides beneath the crust of the planet, waiting, and for them, the battle for Lumin’s future has raged in the … Keep reading

Book Review: Living Dead Girl, by Elizabeth Scott

Add the book to Goodreads Buy the book from Amazon I created my Disturbia page when I wrote this review. Disturbia is the place for books with warnings, for books that deal with very dark aspects of the human nature and that can be deeply disturbing. So, A HUGE WARNING for this book! It is very graphic, sexually explicit, deeply disturbing, chilling, unnerving, devastating and filled with physiological and physical abuse and terror. What the book description says is true… You will never, ever … Keep reading

Book Review: Too Many White Men, by J.G. Alt

Since I usually read YA urban fantasy/Sci-fi, sometimes I forget how gratifying Adult fiction can be! TMWM touches on almost every controversial subject that there is: racism, sexism, religion… and I either completely agreed or completely disagreed with every part of it. So I was smiling, frowning, shaking my head, rolling my eyes, smirking and “tsk-ing” the whole time! And I loved it! There was, though,  one thought that remained unchanged throughout the entire book: “I wish I could write like this!” My page-turner check marks go to: ✓Writing/Craftsmanship, ✓Premise/Theme and ✓Characterization 4.2 stars … Keep reading

Book Review: The Siren (The Original Sinners, Book 1), by Tiffany Reisz

W.O.W. It took me a while to start writing this review. I was sitting there staring at the white screen; and then it clicked: I was in shock. Then I knew I had to start by saying this: Tiffany is the perfect example of why authors were put in this world: to shock us, raise our eyebrows, steal our smiles and draw our tears. To make us happy, angry, disgusted, to make us laugh and cry. To awaken our emotions. Tiffany does all that, … Keep reading