Posted 5 days ago

Review: Writers Workshop of Horror

Review: Writers Workshop of Horror

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Quick review for a quick read. To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed by this compilation of writing advice in the horror genre, because while it has many great contributors and aspects of writing to consider, it’s still very limited and for a limited audience who can get the fruit of its overarching points. Probably designed more in mind for the beginning writer who is not only looking for genre…

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Posted 5 days ago
Review: Fiction First Aid: Instant Remedies for Novels, Stories and Scripts

Quick review for a fantastic read. “Fiction First Aid” breaks down a lot of problems that can arise from writing narratives.

Review: Fiction First Aid: Instant Remedies for Novels, Stories and Scripts

Quick review for a fantastic read. “Fiction First Aid” breaks down a lot of problems that can arise from writing narratives.

Posted 1 week ago

Review: Push by Claire Wallis

Review: Push by Claire Wallis

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I think this is one of those few reads I don’t need too much time to meditate on what I thought about it in the end, and this will end up being a short-ish review because honestly: I’m tired of this. This book represents one of the reasons why I tend to detest new adult – not so much in totality, because there are awesome writers in the genre writing about awesome things, but for what some choose…

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Posted 1 week ago

Review: Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1) by Jamie McGuire

Review: Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1) by Jamie McGuire

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Pre-read: Screw it…I’m taking one for the team. Again. >.<

Post-read: Review coming. I’m probably going to end up breaking the review limit for this book again, but – there’s a lot to discuss and much I found wrong with this book, probably in some familiar ways as well as some new issues that decided to rear with this particular book.

Also, the “twist” ending? That was a cheap shot man. >.< But…

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Posted 1 week ago

Trying this again, a few updates

Trying this again, a few updates

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Apologies all for the lag in updates.  I’m currently participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and have been busy with some other work, so I haven’t had as much time to read/post reviews/update the blog in some time, but I’ve had the chance to catch up with my backlog, so I’ll be posting reviews again soon, along with some other content.  I’m still doing ongoing maintenance with the blog for tagging and…

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Review: Undeniable by Ashley Simone

Review: Undeniable by Ashley Simone

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Quick review for a quick read. “Undeniable” was pretty easy for me to pick up, admittedly, since it’s the beginning of a serial novel series in the scheme of New Adult. But I have to say it’s just as easy for me to put it down. Why? Nothing about this installment intrigued me to continue. Absolutely nothing about it stood out to define it apart from classic cookie cutter conventions in this…

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Posted 1 month ago

Review: Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto

Review: Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto

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Pre-read: Oh wow, I think…this may be my very first read from the author here.

I’m going in, guys. Seriously, I’m taking the plunge. Let’s hope it turns out well. *crosses fingers*

Post-read:Upon finishing “Ghost House”, I feel a myriad of frustrations along several levels, but the one comment I’ve made that my mind keeps coming back is this: “If this book had been put in the hands of a more…

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Posted 1 month ago

Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

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Initial reaction: Word to the wise: the less you know about this book, the better it’ll probably seem to you. The writing was very good, and I’ll admit I really liked turns of the book where I followed Jamie through his meandering quest to discover his past and navigating the convoluted hints his sister, Cate, drops.

But I have to say that there were things I didn’t like about the narrative and…

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Posted 1 month ago

Review: Crazy Love by Amir Abrams

Review: Crazy Love by Amir Abrams

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Initial reaction: Textbook definition of an abusive relationship and somehow everything in this privileged girl’s life works out? I think not. This was terrible in more ways than one.

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Posted 1 month ago

Review: Second Star by Alyssa B Sheinmel

Review: Second Star by Alyssa B Sheinmel

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Initial reaction: I can’t type all my reaction to this via tablet, but I wish this had been better. It had good ideas, even had moments of compelling writing. But the cliches and ending ruined this for me.

Full review:

Alyssa B. Sheinmel’s “Second Star” is one of those books that have the “great premise, lacking execution” tag fitting it to a tee. I actually thought this book had some great ideas…

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