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Mad Man Review!

Mad Man by Onley James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review, and I am so happy that I was given the opportunity.

When I tell you I loved this book, I really wish I had hours to gush about it. As book five in this series, I keep finding myself stunned and delighted by the way Onley James continues to expand and improve on the universe she’s so cleverly crafted with these amazing psychopaths and the men they love.

I can honestly say that between this book and Headcase, the dynamic of the Murder Twins, Felix, and Zane might be my new favorite of the series. I’m floored with the skill it takes to make two dynamics so different and yet so perfectly complementary of one another that you can see how well the puzzle pieces fit together. If there was a book about Asa, Avi, Zane, and Felix, I’d buy it on the spot.

And for this book, giving no spoilers… can I just say that it was everything that we’ve all been waiting for since we first saw Avi and Felix interact with one another back in Moonstruck? Their chemistry is off the charts, their interactions are amazing, and watching their relationship grow was so satisfying. Felix is such a soft little marshmallow, and Avi is so perfect for him. They fit together in a way that is so satisfying! I couldn’t get enough of every sweet (and spicy…) interaction between the two of them and how Avi slowly works his way into Felix’s heart.
I can also say that the whole mystery factor of this book (because Onley James delivers not only a killer romance — ha, get the joke? — but also a satisfying side story) was well written and satisfying to watch play out. As always, I was rooting for our team of psychos to take out the big bad with Callie’s help. It’s amazing to see more of the Mulvaney family interacting together. The more they grow, the better they are!

Overall, the book was amazing. 10/10 for steam, hilarious banter, and giving us just enough that we’re dying for the next story. I’m hitting that pre-order button on Lunatic right away!

I can’t wait until the next installment in this series!



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Red, White & Royal Blue Review

“First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?”

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I can’t believe that I haven’t written a review on this book before. The thing is, I’ve read it twice. I’m probably going to visit it a third time. This book has quickly turned into one of those comfort novels for me that I come back to time and time again when I’m in the mood for a pick me up. There are only a handful of books that wiggle their way into my heart like that, so I’m glad that I found this one.

Honestly, there are so many things to enjoy about the book. First, such a fantastic addition to the LGBTQ+ community is never unappreciated. And the fact that the storyline is so compelling and their relationship is honestly so sweet as it develops is really a requirement for a 5 star rating for me. I like angst as much as the rest of the world, but you have to level it out with development and comfort on the other side of it, and this book did just that.

It isn’t just the relationship that I enjoyed, though. I really, really like the characters in the story. Not just the two male leads, but all of their friends and surrounding cast. Everyone in this book is honestly charming for different reasons, and it’s a breath of fresh air to me. I frequently find myself loving main characters and feeling like the side characters aren’t given enough depth to really enjoy. But honestly, I would read an entire novel about June, Nora and Pez all on its own. (Hint hint, author. Hint hint.)

I also really enjoy the depth of the storyline itself. It touches on something that I know a lot of people hold close to their hearts — if the election in 2016 had gone differently. I know that I personally would have preferred the reality presented in this book.

Overall, it’s honestly just amazing. There are some really poetic and beautifully written moments as well. The two main characters share emails with one another, and I honestly I could have read a book of just that.

I would also like to note that the Audible version for this book is superb ❤ I’m always really iffy on if I enjoy audible narrations, but this one was 10/10.

I’d recommend this book to anyone (I actually recommend it to everyone!) It’s a fantastic plotline, a great romance, and overall just a hit for me.

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Is Blogging Dead?

I wonder, sometimes, if blogging is dead. The internet is an ever-changing platform. People are constantly finding new places to communicate. Where blogs were really popular before, people had it condensed into 280 characters for a tweet that was still meant to convey emotions.

From there, I feel like it changed to a picture on Instragram. And from there, it seems like TikTok and 30 seconds for your story is the new thing to do.

But there are still some of us who are trudging along on their blog. Of course, I’m hitting up the other social media platforms (I just got on the linktree kick <— Go ahead and click it to hit up my other social media sites), and I try to be active everywhere that I can… but I’ve seen so many people just completely drop off of blogging.

I don’t know. There’s something about it that’s so wonderful to me. I’m writing down my thoughts, getting to use as many characters, as much time, as many words as I want to convey them. I can share full stories here, I can link to those other places if I do something cute there (let’s be real, I never managed to make a Youtube channel, so me making a TikTok is questionable, but I’m going to attempt it). But… there’s something about a Blog, about getting to write, which is all that I’ve ever wanted to do to begin with…

Well, it feels right to me. I still see active people here, and I still see people reading the things that I put out via my analytics. People are still around, and people still want too write their thoughts out instead of doing it via a small amount of characters, a video, a picture.

Call me greedy, but I want it all. So… is blogging dead? I don’t think so. I think that blogging just reaches out to a different demographic of people, and I’m fine with that.

Circling around on this thought, I’m going to try to post here more. I have a ton of book reviews that I need to get up, and I’m going to start one of my challenges again (maybe an A-Z challenge again, or something equally fun!) So stay tuned for that!

Until next time, y'all!
Keep writing and writing, and keep being awesome!
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The Way Of Kings – Spoiler Free Review

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Book thoughts for The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson. Stormlight Archive, book One.

So, I’m trying to figure out how to do a book review on The Way Of Kings… tell you how amazing it is… and not give you any spoilers. It’s actually a more difficult task than you could imagine. The book is over 1,000 pages, and it’s honestly such an amazing ride. Obviously, you have to be a fan of Fantasy (And High Fantasy at that, though this is also Military Fantasy?) if you want to enjoy this (if you wanna try to get into that genre, pick it up!) It’s a really intricately and just extraordinary written bit of literature.

Bit I say… because… again, it’s over 1,000 words.

Chunk?

Honker?

Big honkin’ piece of literature.

There we go, that’s better.

My friend who introduced me to this book was like, “Uh, how would you give a brief description of it?” And… hmm… that’s a good question.

To sum it up, my cheaty little butt is gonna go and get the quote from goodreads:

According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed…

They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won.

Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself – and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne.

On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes that blow through every few day a young spearman forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn’t understand and doesn’t really want to fight.

What happened deep in mankind’s past?

Why did the Radiants turn against mankind, and what happened to the magic they used to wield?

Goodreads description for the novel.

So. You’re following the story of three main characters, really. Shallan, Kaladin (KALADIN <3) and Dalinar. I really adore all of these characters, and I look at this book as two different things. First, it’s an introduction to all three of them, as well as a few side characters that I’m fairly certain are going to be important later on…

And it’s also really Kaladin’s story. It’s an amazing, colorful, just overwhelmingly wonderful story. I laughed, I cried, I felt inspired to write. That’s really all that I can ask for as a reader.

I might actually do a spoiler-y review on my blog as well, because I feel like a lot of the things that I want to talk about in relation to this book are just full of things that would completely ruin the story for anyone who wanted to read it. So… if you want to keep an eye out for that.

Otherwise, know that this was a 5 star book for me; I would have given it more if I could have. The plot is amazing, the magic system is great, the creatures are fantastic, and the overall story that was built up in this book is going to be phenomenal to watch unfold.

I can’t wait to read the next one.

Until next time, y'all!
Keep writing and writing, and keep being awesome!
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The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes Review

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I didn’t want to dislike this book — I want to go into this particular review saying that. There were even parts of it that I really enjoyed. Seeing how the Hunger Games were built up? Amazing.

Seeing it through Snow’s eyes?

Barf.

I guess I should backtrack with my review; I picked up my copy of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on the night that it came out. I’m a huge fan of The Hunger Games, so I was ready and rearing to read this particular novel the second that it was released. I finished it within a few days of getting it… but I was sad that it wasn’t good enough for me to finish in one sitting.

I can’t begin to tell you how disappointing it was that I didn’t want to finish it in one sitting. After I got through about… 30% of it, I didn’t even want to pick it back up. I actually read something else between that initial burst of reading and then picking it back up to finish it off.

The fact is, you can’t spend three books establishing a villain, letting me know how awful he is… and then expect me to really sympathize with him… especially when that sympathy isn’t even… really… earned? I don’t know. I’m trying to keep this review pretty spoiler free, so that people who haven’t read the book can still enjoy it.



I would still pick it up if I were you. It was an okay read, and it was interesting… it just isn’t something that I think I’ll read over and over again like I have The Hunger Game novels.

Overall, the highlights: The background story, the girl from district 12.
The Drawbacks: Snow? Snow. The romance. Uugh.

I gave the book a 3/5 stars on Goodreads, though I might have given it a 2.5 if I could have managed. Basically, it’s worth reading one for the great worldbuilding and for one particular character.

It’s not really worth reading again. Borrow this one from the library, if you can manage.




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What’s To Come?

Life and Writing

Hello, everyone! You haven’t heard from me since the end of NaNo (I won with around 112,000 words!), and that’s because I needed a break after all of that writing. Well, that and the fact that my little one has been majorly fussy for the past week. I wanted to go ahead though and let you guys know what the future of this blog was going to be, what with the baby, the new year, and everything else!

No worries! Of course! I’m actually going to try to get back onto a daily posting schedule, while maybe taking the weekends as a “could post, but might just nap” time. I will be featuring weekly “What I’m Reading/Author/Book spotlights” or Book reviews, if I’ve finished the novel. I’ll be doing weekly writing prompts again. I’ll also have up writing tips/writing with kiddos tips, more about books and reading, and my overall thoughts! I’m really excited to dive back into it! I’d also love to hear from you guys!

Have you written a book and you want to be featured on the blog? Just hit me up here, or send me an email – amandaleannemccormick@gmail.com! If you have any blog suggestions or any tips that you’d like for me to discuss, I’d love to hear about it. Part of what I adore so much with this blog is getting to interact with all of you! I can’t wait to dive back in to posting every day!

Until then!

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Reading Thoughts

Deep Magic: A Contemporary Gothic Fantasy by [St. Kevern, Gillian]So, let’s talk about what I’ve been reading. I haven’t finished the book yet, but I went into my Kindle Market and flipped through the free books… and I found this.

It’s called Deep Magic, and it seems to be part of a 3 book series. I’m a sucker for a good trilogy, so that drew me in right away. As is the tradition for a lot of books that are free on Amazon, the first one was free, and it looks like I need to purchase the other two.

I’m not super far into it, but from what I’ve read as of yet, it seems like it is something that I’m going to end up buying the rest of. I’ll go ahead and grab the description for you guys!

Oliver Evans spent his youth spinning one tall tale after another until it got him over his head in trouble. Returning as an adult to his grandmother’s cottage in Aberdaron, Olly is determined to put his past behind him and settle down. But the misty Llŷn Peninsula hides dangerous secrets. Olly is torn between the Longing, a powerful force driving him away from the only home he has ever known, and the growing conviction that the merman prince of his childhood make-believe is real–and in desperate need of Olly’s help.

There is more truth in Olly’s stories than he realises. If he is to have any chance of righting past wrongs and rescuing his prince, Olly must navigate the truth in his old stories and discover the magic right in front of him. But Olly has a powerful enemy on the Llŷn, an ancient king who would like to end Olly’s story-telling permanently.

So, it’s a pretty nifty M/M fantasy type romance novel, and I have to say that it’s certainly snatched up my attention and is going to do a good job of keeping it from what I can tell. I’ll admit it to you guys and anyone else who wants to know, I am such a sucker for M/M romance – I don’t know why, I can’t tell you exactly why, but it has to be one of my favorite things to read (and to write, for that matter), so the fact that this contains that is enough to really snatch my attention as well, and keep me reading for a while.

I should be getting more of this read tonight or tomorrow. Hopefully, by next Friday I’ll be able to give you an actual book review and let you know my thoughts on it. So far, it’s fairly well written and I’m enjoying the characters. I’m curious about where it’s going to go.


As far as the novel, that is all that I have on it for right now. But I’m going to give you some more of my reading thoughts in general, and what you can expect to see on these Friday Updates.

What I’m really wanting to do is delve into the world of authors that aren’t well known, books that aren’t really talked about, self-published authors. The fact is, I think that they don’t get enough recognition, when in reality they can be some of the best hidden gems that there are in the novel world. I set myself a goal of reading 52 novels for the year, but even if I only find half of that in good self-pub and lesser known authors, I’m going to be pretty happy about it.

With that being said, if you have a novel that you can recommend, if you are a self published author who wants me to review your book, or if you know someone who could use the publicity of being featured in an in depths review, just let me know. You can either comment here, or send me an email at amandaleannemccormick@gmail.com. It’s one of my resolutions for the year – to reach out, to review self pubs, and to do everything that I can to help authors who aren’t getting noticed enough noticed.

I know how hard they work on their books, and I know how much they deserve it, so!

Now, this isn’t to say that I’m not also going to be reviewing traditionally published books, because I certainly am. There are some releases that I’m excited for, and a few other novels that have been out for a while that I’m going to get to… but expect to see a big variety from me.

That being said, this particular blog is just about wrapped up. I hope that you guys enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to tell you more about the novel that I’m currently reading!

Until next time, you guys! Keep reading and writing, and keep being amazing!
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Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes
Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Based on the bestselling horror videogame series, Five Nights at Freddy’s.

It’s been exactly ten years since the murders at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, and Charlotte (Charlie for short) has spent those ten years trying to forget. Her father was the owner of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and the creator of its four adult-sized animatronic animals, and now Charlie is returning to her hometown to reunite with her childhood friends on the anniversary of the tragedy that ripped their town apart.

Curiosity leads Charlie and her friends back to the old pizza place, and they find it hidden and sealed, but still standing. They discover a way inside, but things are not as they once were: the four mascots that delighted and entertained them as children have changed. The animatronic animals have a dark secret, and a murderous agenda.

So, I suppose that I should start this review by saying that I’m a really big fan of the FNAF franchise. It’s not that I love jumpscare games (I do love jumpscare games, who am I kidding?). The fact is, Scott Cawthon does a fantastic job of storytelling, and the lore involved within the games is just fantastic. When I realized that a book had come out, and it was only 2.99? Of course I had to swoop up on the opportunity. I looked into it to see how canonical the novel is to the rest of the series, and Scott basically said that it’s as cannon as anything else, but you can tell that this story runs a different timeline. That said, I took the background and framework – basically all of the lore that we learn – in this story to be true. The fact that it’s a bunch of teenagers in the restaurant is the part that you have to take with a grain of AU.

That being said, let me get into my actual review. I honestly found this to be a really fantastic book. People have complained, due to the fact that it’s not exactly edited properly… and they’ve said that the writing is a bit amateurish… but honestly? I found that to be extremely entertaining, and part of the charm of the book. It’s not pristine, and it’s not perfect. Scott clearly didn’t sit and worry about what big word he could use in order to tell the story. He simply told a story – and that’s what Scott does best.

The main character is a treat for me – she’s got some real inner conflicts going on, and it’s only as the story develops that you get to delve into what happened to her, and why she behaves the way that she does.

For the cons, I would say that some of the characters seem superfluous. We could have done with about 3 less friends, and the novel still would have been done just as well. I can see how it would be a bit slow to get into, if you weren’t on the FNAF hype, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t know the story of these games…

The only other critic? No… hm… warning? I guess the only other thing that I can say in negative light to this is that, if you’re expecting the animatronics to move around immediately, you’ve got another thing coming. It takes a while. I, personally, wasn’t expecting it. I loved the pacing, so that wasn’t an issue for me – but it has been for other people, I’ve noticed.

I do think that the pacing of this novel was great, and I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t just lore, and it wasn’t just horror. There was also an element of watching people and how they deal with grief, how they deal with terrible events that happen in their lives. I really did enjoy the overall atmosphere of the story, and it left me wanting more. I think that Scott did a fantastic job, and if he wants to release a dozen other AU novels, I’m going to pick up each and every one.

4/5 stars. It was fantastic. I’m certainly going to end up reading it again – after all, I devoured this book in one night.

 

Until next time, guys! Keep reading and writing, and keep being awesome!~

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Going Back to Hogwarts Announcement

Going Back to Hogwarts

I’ve decided that I have a particular blog segment that I want to do – it’s something that I’ve actually been wanting to do for a while. I’m not sure which day I’m going to do it on, but I’m going to start re-reading the Harry Potter novels. In doing so, what I really want to do is blog about my thoughts and feelings as I go through them. I’m sure that a lot of you already understand the feelings that I have for these books, because you have the same feeling.

I’m one of those kids who grew up with Harry Potter. I came into the books when book three had just been released, and I was at every single Midnight release after that. I grew up with the group, I grew up with the novels… and they were certainly one of my major influences on becoming a writer today.

More than that, J.K. Rowling was a huge inspiration to me, because she came from practically nothing, and managed to become this amazing writer who did what I want to do more than anything as a writer… she changed people’s lives. When I was sad and depressed, or upset when I was younger, I could always turn to the Harry Potter novels to make me feel better, to give me strength, to make me want to keep on fighting. She brought joy into my heart, and into the heart of so many children… and that’s one of the things that I want as a writer – I want to be able to inspire people, to make people feel better when they’re sad… to give them a world to escape into, because that’s what books did for me, more than anything else in this world.

So, I’m going to be doing a weekly or twice weekly blog series entitled “Going Back To Hogwarts”, where I talk about my thoughts and feelings for each chapter as I read them, and I really hope that you guys can join me for the ride! I think that it will be great. I’ll probably start this segment sometime this week or next week, depending!

Until then! Keep reading and writing, and keep being awesome!

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Review: Eve: The Awakening

Eve: The Awakening
Eve: The Awakening by Jenna Moreci

My rating: 3 of 5 stars (No ❤ 3.9/5 stars!)

Eve is an outcast. A chimera.
After years of abuse and rejection, 19-year-old Evelyn Kingston is ready for a fresh start in a new city, where no one knows her name. The esteemed Billington University in sunny Southern California seems like the perfect place to reinvent herself—to live the life of an ordinary human.

But things at Billington aren’t as they seem. In a school filled with prodigies, socialites, and the leaders of tomorrow, Eve finds that the complex social hierarchy makes passing as a human much harder than she had anticipated. Even worse, Billington is harboring a secret of its own: Interlopers have infiltrated the university, and their sinister plans are targeted at chimeras—like Eve.

Instantly, Eve’s new life takes a drastic turn. In a time filled with chaos, is the world focusing on the wrong enemy? And when the situation at Billington shifts from hostile to dangerous, will Eve remain in the shadows, or rise up and fight?

Before I begin, let me say – my rating does not reflect the fact that I completely 100% recommend this book to anyone who likes scifi, romance, and some awesome ass-kicking adventure! Now, please, resume your regular review!

Above is the description for Eve the Awakening, and I have to say that it’s a really interesting description. I want to start off by saying that I actually wanted to give this book a 3.5. Hell, if I could have, I would have given it a 3.9 – I wished that I could have given it a 4. I really do. Honestly, I wish that I could have given it a glowing five-star review, with no problems whatsoever. I adore Jenna Moreci’s youtube channel. I think that it’s both insightful and a near invaluable tool for both new and veteran writers. She speaks like she could write a masterpiece without any issues… and I went into this book thinking that she was an expert at what she was doing. Honestly, it’s a bit unfair of me, because this is her debut novel, and for a debut novel, it is stunning.

Welcome to the biggest compliment sandwich you will ever see, where the bread is thick and we have one teeny piece of criticism in between. First, I will say that the story was completely compelling and imaginative. The concept of chimeras, the fact that she didn’t just call them mutants, and throwing in the fact that there is also an alien race that is vying for attention as ‘strange thing’ for the novel? It’s an extremely lovely concept that had me very interested from the get go. More than that, the character of Eve (who is a chimera), is actually really well done. She’s easy to relate to, she’s snarky and sarcastic, and she’s a tough female character. I honestly think that having novels with strong female leads is a very important thing… and Eve more than delivers on that front. In fact, she’d probably elbow her way up to that front and then blow away anyone who tried to say that strong female leads shouldn’t exist by melting.

Speaking of melting (which is what it is called when a Chimera summons up their powers), I thought that the way that Jenna described the Chimera ability was extremely well done. There was quite a bit of focus on that, and I really appreciated it. It helped to develop a sense of knowledge, and a base so that we could understand how all of these powers were being used, and how exactly it functioned.

Now… for my few complaints, and I’ll make them quick. There were quite a few cliches in this novel – honestly, I don’t mind that much? I’m actually pretty okay with cliches (checking yourself in the mirror for description, waking up from a dream.) My three main complaints are the fact that some of the fight scenes really dragged on much longer than they should have (in my opinion), and there was never any real sense of danger. We were given clues through the novel that nothing bad was really going to happen to the main characters… and it didn’t. (I won’t go into why, because spoilers).

My second main complaint actually has to do with the writing style itself. We are in third person, so I know that the focus doesn’t have to stay on Eve – it gives the author the freedom to bounce around… but, 90% of the novel is focused on Eve. It’s a narration of her life. And then, there’s the 10% where we randomly jump to someone else. I found that jarring, and it actually put me off of my reading stride. I had to sit back for a moment and readjust to the fact that we were in someone else’s head space, basically… and by the time I did that, we’d jumped back to Eve.

The last complaint that I really have is the language? Not the cursing, because lord knows I’m a sailor… but some of her word usage. The setting is a college setting, but I feel more like the students were in High School. It was a bit daunting, but easy to overcome, because the writing itself was fantastic.

The only other issue that I had with the book was the fact that the hatred that people have for Chimera needed to be explained a little more, I think. It was almost used as a device to further the plot without really explaining it. Honestly though, Jenna can easily explain that in her next novel, so I’m not nit picking about it too much.

/End the complaints. Resume the praise.

All in all, I really do think that for a debut novel, this is extremely fantastic. It’s well written, it’s funny, it’s got a lovely romance and the setup for more. It has absolutely amazing characters (I’m all for the gay boy, I won’t lie), and it was an extremely fast read for being over 500 pages. By extremely fast, I mean that I devoured it in under two days. All and all, the pros of the book outweigh the cons by so much that it’s more than worth picking up. Even the things that I mentioned above, the cliches and small issues? They don’t impact the overall story telling of the novel, which is the most important. All books have issues – it’s if the author has the capability to overcome those issues and still manage to tell an amazing story that we truly see someone who is going to continue to write amazing things.

Jenna Moreci managed to do that.

All and all, even though I gave the story a 3.9 (you can’t stop me, Good reads), I would recommend it 5/5 times. It’s fantastic, it’s worth reading, and I will certainly be purchasing everything that Jenna releases in the future!

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