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Paper Princess

Paper Princess is the YA brainchild of authors Jen Frederick and Elle Kennedy (both of whom write terrific and sexy NA sports romances), writing under the pen name Erin Watt – and I couldn’t put it down. The pace is fast, the characters are complex and the ending… well, I don’t want to give ...

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The Widow and the Sheikh

I love stories about Arabia. The historical Middle East is, to me, a land of fairy tale and passion. Given the sheer volume of romances containing the word “Sheikh” in the title I think I can safely say I am not alone. Julia Trevelyan awakens from a drugged sleep to find herself in quite the ...

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Glass Sword

Glass Sword is the second installment in Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen series. Picking up right where book one leaves off, this is a book that will not stand well on its own. It is essential to read Red Queen in order to gain a full understanding of the story. Mare Barrow grew up as ...

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Royal Wedding

Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo (or Mia, for short) has returned to keeping a diary the way she did as a girl, and it’s just in time to document some new crazy episodes in her life. Her dad, the Crown Prince, is in jail; her stalker is threatening her, a family secret is co ...

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The Immortal Heights

The Immortal Heights is the final book in Sherry Thomas’ YA fantasy Elemental Trilogy, and brings to a very satisfying conclusion the story of Prince Titus of the House of Elberon and Iolanthe Seabourne begun in The Burning Sky and continued in The Perilous Sea. I don’t normally read Young Adult ...

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Radiance

This is easily my favorite book of 2015. What makes it absolutely perfect to me are the likable, intelligent characters, the superb handling of the subject matter and the excellent writing.Most people I have recommended it to have loved it as well, which sort of doubles my pleasure. I hope this revi ...

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Seize the Fire

I felt emotionally exhausted by the time I’d finished reading this book. There’s no way to do it justice in couple of paragraphs, but there’s no question that in Sheridan Drake, Ms Kinsale has created one of the most complex, compelling heroes – should that be anti-heroes? – I’ve ever re ...

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Reluctantly Royal

I really need to start checking my expectations at the door when it comes to books I read for review. I expected Reluctantly Royal to be a cute, fish-out-of-water story about a commoner thrust into the royal spotlight. Instead, I received a story about a funeral, an alcoholic, and a tepid romance. ...

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Princess

Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley Originally published in 1999, Gaelen Foley’s Princess is the second book in her Ascension trilogy and contains enough cheese to keep several branches of McDonald’s going for the next decade. It’s very much a romance in the Old-Skool vein, set in ...

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The Winter King

Narrated by Heather Wilds Long books can be both a blessing and a curse. There's nothing better than losing myself in a really long novel, but there's nothing worse than suffering through until the end if it turns out to be horrible. At just over twenty-one hours in length, The Winter King defini ...