Posts By: Alise

Review: A Fractured Light

Review: A Fractured Light

October 28, 2012 Review 0

Okay, this is going to be quick because I don’t have much to say that I didn’t already say in my review of A BEAUTIFUL DARK, the novel before this one. One could really talk for hours about this novel but it wouldn’t be something you haven’t heard before. Neither is this plot-line. The only reason I read this is […]

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Feature and Follow #2

October 26, 2012 Meme 29

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.    A:  I don’t know if this counts but I absolutely can not stand novels written in  verse. […]

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Review: Tempest Rising

Review: Tempest Rising

October 25, 2012 Review 0

Let me start by saying that when I was younger I used to love mermaid novels. I swam as if the water, not air, was my oxygen. Therefore I know quite well what it sounds like, and how objects and people move under there. Basically my point is that the main thing TEMPEST RISING is missing is realism. Objects “clatter” […]

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Feature and Follow #1

October 19, 2012 Meme 44

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?    A: Well my usual genre is young adult fiction, I’ll read almost anything and everything. I tend not to stray away and try new things […]

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Review: Obsidian

Review: Obsidian

October 17, 2012 Review 12 ★★★½

 For awhile on Goodreads, this was one of the few books that I kept seeing more and more often. People seemed to love it but I never gave it more than a, “Eh, I’ll get to it someday.” Then finally I saw it at the library and picked it up on a whim. I’m glad I did because this was […]

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Review: For Always

Review: For Always

October 13, 2012 Review 9 ★★★★

This is somewhat of a hard review to write because my feelings about the novel changed throughout the storyline, the end being very strong and emotional. The book begins with Stephanie Barrano in her freshman year. She meets Jordan, a senior, and she falls hard quickly. The problem I had with this is the age difference. In my experience, a […]

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Review: Angelfire

Review: Angelfire

September 30, 2012 Review 0 ★★

This was not a good book to read directly after Grave Mercy. Why? Because even trying to compare this shallow, weak heroine with the heroine in Grave Mercy is blasphemy. Sorry everyone, this is going to be a somewhat rant-y review. This novel is just… bad. After about the third time a “reaper” demon is compared to some expensive car […]

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