Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton

“But she was a writer, so while she did get this moment of thinking herself somewhat brilliant, it would soon be offset by a crippling doubt that she had a gift of words at all. Such is the way with all writers. Trust us.”

Hand, Meadows and Ashton’s brilliantly written and utterly comical retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre in their novel My Plain Jane is an absolute thrill to read, one that will have you gasping for air due to uncontrollable amounts of laughter. Following Jane’s adventures but with an added supernatural twist and some additional compelling characters, My Plain Jane explores a hidden back story behind the what could’ve been tale of Jane.

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Book Review: The Chronister Cliff by Simone van der Steeg

“What did I do to deserve this?
This cannot be life. This must be death.
This must be hell.”

An incredibly intriguing story with twists at every turn, Simone van der Steeg’s The Chronister Cliff brings readers a tale so unique it feels like an original…and may certainly be one. After Karen’s parents passed away in a tragic accident, she’s tried to live a relatively normal mundane life while living with her four other siblings. But when a new neighbour moves next door, Karen can’t help but feel a strange aura about him, drawing her to pursue what this man is hiding…no matter the cost. The first in a supernatural mystery series, The Chronister Cliff is an exciting new tale full of wonderful surprises and character twists that will intrigue any reader.
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Book Review: Rituals by Kelley Armstrong

“Don’t ever stop doing that. Please. I want to be better. Be stronger.”

In the final installment of this highly regarded paranormal series, Kelley Armstrong’s Rituals is such a thrill and exciting read that readers will find themselves unable to stop until the last page has turned. When a new dark force disturbs the balance of the mundane and supernatural world, Olivia and her friends race against the clock to stop this darkness before they become victims themselves. With new secrets exposed and romantic tensions in the mix, this highly anticipated novel brings new excitement at every turn. What is this new dark presence? Who will Olivia choose: the Tylwyth Teg or the Cwn Annwn?

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Book Review: Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong

“But that’s what dreams are for—to weave reality and fantasy and memory and stitch together something you can’t hope for in waking life. To fulfill that little part of you that wants something so bad.”

Disloyalty and danger around every corner, Kelley Armstrong’s Betrayals will have readers at the edge of their seats with this highly intense and dark addition to the Cainsville series. When Ricky is charged with murder, the trio begin a quest to solve this mistake which ends up tying them to another supernatural mystery. Full of twists and unexpected discoveries, Betrayals will have readers unable to anticipate the outcome of events occurring in this thrilling addition to the series. Who is behind the killings Ricky’s been framed for? Will Olivia and the gang find out before the murderer finds them?

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Book Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

“Demons are a very human creation. You look for ways to explain evil, and instead of seeing it in yourselves, you offload the responsibility onto monsters. The monstrous exists in the mirror, not in the sulfurous depths of some fantasy world.”

In the third installment of the Cainsville series, Kelley Armstrong’s Deceptions brings readers on a roller-coaster of emotions and shocking discoveries. Learning more about her and her family’s connection to Cainsville and the world of the Fae, Olivia seeks the truth through her visions of a long lost past; however, there are more dangers than ever before creeping in her path. With visions endangering Olivia’s state of mind, a love triangle that’s attached to an ancient past life, and an extremely upset ex fiancé in the mix, readers won’t be able to put down this fast paced novel. Will Olivia finally unlock the mysteries of Cainsville? Will she learn the truth about the Larsen’s?

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Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

“She wasn’t interested in telling other people’s futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.”

In the remarkable introduction to a mysterious and suspenseful series, Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys pulls readers into a tale of adventure and dark twists around every corner. Growing up in a household full of psychics, Blue’s rather accustomed to the world of the supernatural. But when she’s introduced to a group of boys on an epic quest to find a long lost Welsh King, Blue and her newly acquainted friends are in for a journey beyond imagine. Will Blue and the Raven boys find the Welsh King before other seekers do? Will Blue’s fate to kill her true love through a kiss come true?

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Book Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong

“We are imprisoned by the truth we dare not see. We are imprisoned by the questions we dare not ask.”

Mysterious and seductive, Kelley Armstrong’s Visions draws readers back into the highly intense adventures that seem to emanate from the peculiar little town of Cainsville. Learning that her parents may not be guilty for their crimes, Olivia continues her pursuit for answers with her rather odd lawyer, Gabriel, and new sweetheart, Ricky…but searching for answers comes at a price. Will Olivia discover the answers she seeks, or will she succumb to a worse fate than her parents? What secrets lie behind the residents of Cainsville?

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Book Review: Omens by Kelley Armstrong

“A friend helps you move; a real friend helps you move a body.”

Dark, eerie and full of mystery, Kelley Armstrong’s Omens is a fantastic urban fantasy horror that will have you craving for more. After discovering that she’s not only adopted but the biological daughter of two notorious serial killers, Olivia Taylor Jones starts on a journey to discover the truth behind these vicious crimes while also hiding from the media’s eye in the peculiar town called Cainsville. Full of secrets and riddles, Armstrong’s page turning novel has readers at the edge of their seat, rooting for Olivia to discover them all before she becomes the next victim. Will Olivia uncover parts of her past? Are the Larsen’s truly guilty? What mysteries lie in Cainsville?

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Book Review: Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong

“As they neared the spot from which the noise had come, Moria saw a hand lying on the pathway. It appeared to be attached to a body, which was a relief. Again, these days, one could not guarantee such a thing.”

In the closing chapter to Kelley Armstrong’s Age of Legends trilogy, Forest of Ruin has readers racing to know the fate of our loveable cast of characters after Empire of Night left us with a dramatic cliff-hanger. Ashyn and Moria race against the clock before the creatures of Alvar Kitsune’s creation continue to plague the lands, while trying to save alive themselves. Will be finally know the fate of the village children? What will happen with Alvar Kitsune? Can the Seeker and Keeper rid the world of the darkness that plagues the lands? Will Moria and Ashyn finally meet again?

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Book Review: Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong

“‘No,’ he said, his lips to her ear as she drifted from consciousness. ‘I wish you to kill him.'”

The second installment of Kelley Armstrong’s Age of Legends trilogy, Empire of Night, throws readers on a roller-coaster of emotions after the jaw-dropping revelation we are left with in Sea of Shadows – one that could change everything Moria and Ashyn know about loyalty and trust. Before, we were introduced to creatures that were only believed to be in the fairy tales Moria told the village children. What will the twins face now? Will this second installment drive readers to want more?

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