Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd
July 21, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: The Lady Astronomer Author: Katy O’Dowd Genre: Steampunk Amazon rating: 4 stars Lucretia’s quiet life as an astronomer and hat-maker is quickly turned on its head by her brother. He is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Unfortunately for Lucretia, she is introduced to his majesty as her

Book Review: Awaken Your Confidence by Rachel Smets
July 14, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Awaken Your Confidence: 15 People Share Their Journey to Success Author: Rachel Smets Genre: Self-help Amazon rating: 5 Do you: feel stuck? Feel like your life will never change? Ask yourself the same questions over and over again, without getting answers? Do you feel trapped, confused, stressed and frustrated? You’re not alone. Often, the root

Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter
July 7, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Jackaby Author: William Ritter Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Mystery Amazon rating: 4.4 “Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat

Book Review: Forbidden: Brethren of Erebus
June 30, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Forbidden: The Brethren of Erebus Genre: Fantasy Author: L.M. David Rating: 4.6 The European vampire brood is in decline and the Vampiric council’s rule is shaken amid rumors of an uprising. Their only hope comes from an Oracles’ verse and a name “Julianna.” Moros, as a member of a warrior clan, the Brethren of

Book Review: Crimson Bayou by Alizabeth Lynn
June 23, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Crimson Bayou Author: Alizabeth Lynn Genre: Paranormal Romance Amazon Rating: 4.4 stars For Carissa Blaine, going home is both the easiest and the hardest decision she’s ever had to make. She is a young widow looking to move on with her life, and she soon meets Aden McTarver, her handsome neighbor with a deep

Book Review: An Ogre’s Tale by Lilian Oake
June 16, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: An Ogre’s Tale Author: Lilian Oake Genre: Fantasy Amazon Rating: 4.7 Stars Lyla and Father think they are a happy family, living in their cozy cottage near the woods. But when Mother starts over-eating, neither can stop worrying—and then, Mother disappears. Upset and confused, Lyla is led by an elf to find answers in the

Book Review: Fools Rush In by Donna S. Frelick
June 9, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Fools Rush In (The Intersttellar Rescue Series Book 3) Author: Donna S. Frelick Genre: Science fiction/Space Opera/Romance Amazon rating: 5 stars She thought she had the toughest job in Rescue— until the day she had to convert a pirate into a hero. Interstellar Rescue “conductor” Rayna Carver is deep undercover on a slave ship

Book Review: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
June 2, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Calamity Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Superheroes Amazon rating: 4.6 stars When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David

Book Review: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
May 26, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3) Genre: Fantasy Author: Kristin Cashore Rating: 4.2 Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible

Book Review: A Merchant in Oria by David Wiley
May 19, 2018 Book Reviews Kat Avila

Title: A Merchant in Oria Author: David Wiley Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult Amazon rating: 5 stars Firion is a young merchant descended from generations of merchants. His first big break comes along when he sets out to trade with the wealthy Dwarven kingdom of Oria. He has always dreamed of visiting this grand kingdom, having heard