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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: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare

WRITERS.. YOU DON’T DO THIS!!! Hello my dear kids bloggers friends. PLEASE VOUCH FOR ME!!! You ALL know how nice Daniela is with writers right? You all know that I don’t write bad reviews right? 🙂 I’m sure I made you frowned more than once because of that! [here comes Daniela with another 4-star review! Doesn’t she EVER read a BAD book??] [I DO!!! I DO!! I JUST DON’T REVIEW THEM!] I’m a Professional DNFer and a Book Recommender. That’s … Keep reading

Book Review: Red Rising, by Pierce Brown

Meet THE VOICE people! An absolute master piece of writing (OMG the voice!) and world-building! Red Rising of course, gets all my check marks: ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 5.0 SUPERNOVAS! Red Rising (Red Rising #1), by Pierce Brown Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable … Keep reading

Book Release and Review: The Demonists (Demonist #1), by Thomas E. Sniegoski

I’m so excited to promote the release of The Demonists today! DARK URBAN FANTASY AT ITS FINEST FABULOUSLY DARK AND CREEPY The Demonists gets all my check marks! ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 4.7 stars Wow factor: Seriously gory and creepy [Thanks BFF NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for this ARC] About the Book From the New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series and the Remy Chandler series, a new dark fantasy series filled with demons, exorcisms, … Keep reading

Book review: Awakening and Amidst the Shadows, by Laura Greenwood

Darkly and Steamy These two surprisingly dark retellings get my check marks for ✓ Writing and ✓ Plot 3.7 stars About the Books/Short Stories   Amidst the Shadows: Tales From Here, After And Beyond BETRAYED A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. All Cienna and Henry want is a child and Cienna can only see one way of getting what she wants; a deal with the notorious Xavier. But every deal requires payment and sometimes the cost is too steep. Awakening (The Alventia Series I) … 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

What a Week [35] – Book Review: The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2), by Rick Yancey

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened this week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Reading Bookshelf Book Review:  The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2), by Rick Yancey   I didn’t think it was possible, but I liked this book more than the first one, The 5th Wave! The ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building all are 5 stars PLUS! About the … 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

New Release: Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1), by Rebecca Zanetti

Oh well… this may be too much for me! I already loved Rebecca’s books when she was writing paranormal romance. Now she is writing my favorite genre dystopian/apocalyptic??? I’m so thrilled that the hero actually has his shirt on! So, I don’t even have to think I’m reading romance [I know, I know… it is romance! 🙂 ] I have way more e-books that I would never be able to read so I don’t buy books and I pre-ordered this one 🙂 Today … 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 Review: The Witches of BlackBrook, by Tish Thawer

I enjoyed reading this book but I had many mixed feelings about it. My page-turner check marks go ✓writing and ✓premise. 3.3 stars About the Book   The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound. Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day. One the … Keep reading

Book Review Tour: In the Demon’s Company (Demon’s Assistant book 2), by Tori Centanni

Tori has become one of my favorite YA storytellers. My page-turner check marks  go to ✓writing and ✓premise. 3.9 stars About the Book   In the Demon’s Company, by Tori Centanni There’s a new demon in town… …and my boss, Azmos, isn’t happy about it. I guess he doesn’t like competition in the soul-binding business. I want to help. People I know are getting hurt because of the other demon’s deals. Now that Az has promoted me from errand girl to … Keep reading