Category Archives: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Knights of the Borrowed Dark (Knights of the Borrowed Dark Trilogy #1) by Dave Rudden

TJ Burns — May 17, 2017 Knights of the Borrowed Dark is exciting, suspenseful, and entertaining! Full of mystery and intrigue. The story is both thrilling and entertaining. Particularly amusing is the contrast between Denizen’s thoughts and his words/actions. Denizen’s … Continue reading

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Bug Girl (Bug Girl, #1) by Benjamin Harper & Sarah Hines Stephens, Anoosha Syed (Illustrations)

TJ Burns — June 15, 2017 A girl who loves bugs? That was enough to captivate me. Amanda is a likable character, who despite being mobbed and bullied because of her tastes and interests is still able to rise above … Continue reading

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The Best Kind of Magic (Windy City Magic #1) by Crystal Cestari

TJ Burns — May 1, 2017 I liked the voice. Amber’s matter-of-fact, sarcastic, joke-dropping, sassy, and a little self-depreciating style resonated with me, as did the setting — my parents are from Chicago. I thoroughly enjoyed Amber’s snide remarks and … Continue reading

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Tricked (Fairy Tale Reform School #3) by Jen Calonita

TJ Burns — April 23, 2017 Another exciting adventure to Gilly and friends! This time they go on a quest, during the course of which they all stretch their preconceived notions of what they (and their friends) are capable of … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

TJ Burns — April 4, 2017 I loved this book right from the start — the quick foreshadowing of the events to come pulled me right in and didn’t let me go, as questions upon questions accumulated, straight through until … Continue reading

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Charmed (Fairy Tale Reform School, #2) by Jen Calonita

TJ Burns — March 30, 2017 Yet another exciting adventure for Gillian Cobbler and her fairy tale friends! Gilly finds that living up to a hero’s reputation is not as easy as it might seem. She has trouble balancing fame … Continue reading

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Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

TJ Burns — March 2017 Perfect was a fantastic read! Everything I hope for in a book and more! Suspense, mystery, unexpected twists and turns, thought-provoking content, intelligent (and at time witty) dialogue, interesting/intriguing characters who experience character growth, and … Continue reading

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

TJ Burns — February 27, 2017 I love well-written dystopian novels and I love solving mysteries, so Station Eleven is right down my ally. The biggest mystery throughout was figuring out how all the players fit together. One-third through, I … Continue reading

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Freeks by Amanda Hocking

TJ Burns — February 20, 2017 Freeks was exciting and enjoyable! It starts out colorful and mysterious, and then takes a dark turn. The story moved along so fast — the action pulled me in and wouldn’t let me get … Continue reading

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Unblemished by Sara Ella

  TJ Burns — October 25, 2016 I found Unblemished gripping right from the start! Exciting and mysterious. I loved the writing style! I was very impressed with all the music metaphors… colorful! I also liked the switchbacks between memories … Continue reading

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