Category: Book Reviews


Review: The Lost Girl

Review: The Lost Girl
27 August, 2012 / 3 Comments

I would like to thank Epic Reads for randomly choosing me as a winner in their contest and for giving me an ARC copy of this book!   The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna Date Pub: August 28, 2012 Preorder: Amazon | B&N My Copy: ARC Paperback, 419 pages Goodreads Synopsis: Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination–an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other,” if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her […]


Review: A Handful of Blossoms

Review: A Handful of Blossoms
24 August, 2012 / 5 Comments

I would like to thank Lara Biyuts for giving me the opportunity to read and review her book. While I appreciate the copy, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences.   A Handful of Blossoms by Lara Biyuts Date Pub: June 1, 2012 Purchase: B&N | Kobo My Copy: eBook, 213 pages Goodreads Synopsis: Time: 1764, a year after the Seven Years War (this first global military conflict took place much earlier than WWI, and it may be called the First World War, in fact). Set in Europe, the story is historical […]


Vow to the Older Book: August 2012

Vow to the Older Book: August 2012
17 August, 2012 / 4 Comments

Vow to the Older Book is a meme hosted by me (Sam @SIK Book Reviews). I vow to read one “older” book per month in an attempt to break away from the book reviewer’s tendency to only read/review new releases. To participate and/or to see full rules, please visit my Vow to the Older Book page.   Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Pub Date: February 8, 2005 Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo My Copy: eBook, 276 pages Goodreads Synopsis: Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into […]


Crashing Eden: Author Guest Post, Review, and GIVEAWAY!!

Crashing Eden: Author Guest Post, Review, and GIVEAWAY!!
15 August, 2012 / 8 Comments

I would like to thank Leah of Novel Publicity and Michael Sussman for giving me the opportunity to read and review this novel.  I would also like to thank Michael for writing the guest post about how he came to write the novel and for the chance to host a giveaway of this book!  While I appreciate the copy, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences. Guest Post by Michael Sussman Author Bio:  Michael Sussman is the author of Crashing Eden, a YA fantasy/paranormal novel, and Otto Grows Down, a […]


Abandoned Review: Dragon Fate

Abandoned Review: Dragon Fate
3 August, 2012 / 8 Comments

I would like to thank J.D. Hallowell for giving me the opportunity to  read and review his book.  While I appreciate the copy, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences.   Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell Date Pub: December 20, 2011 Goodreads Synopsis: Dragon Fate, the debut novel by J.D. Hallowell, is a heroic fantasy adventure in the finest tradition of the genre. Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricable entwined in […]


Review: Shadow Rising

Review: Shadow Rising
30 July, 2012 / 2 Comments

I would like to thank NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for giving me the chance to read and review this novel before its publication date. While I appreciate the ARC, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it  appeals to me/my preferences. Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties #3) by Kendra Leigh Castle Date Pub: July 31, 2012 Purchase: Amazon | B&N Goodreads Synopsis: Ancient Secret, Dark Passions… As one of the Grigori, a noble vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery, Ariane has spent her life hidden away in the desert. Like all of her kind, she is a watcher, fated […]


Review: Midnight Reckoning

Review: Midnight Reckoning
25 July, 2012 / 3 Comments

Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle Date Pub: January 1, 2012 Purchase: Amazon (paperback)Kindle EditionB&N      Kobo Goodreads Synopsis: Two separate worlds … One passion that binds them. Wild and passionate by nature, Lyra Black is not just any werewolf. She’s the future leader of the powerful pack of the Thorn – if she can stay alive long enough to inherit the title. One of the Cait Sith bloodline of vampire cat-shifters, Jaden Harrison has no interest in the wars plaguing the world of night. But when he rescues Lyra from a violent attack, they’re both captured by an insatiable desire […]


Review: Pleng’s Song

Review: Pleng’s Song
20 July, 2012 / 1 Comment

I would like to thank Patrick Maher for giving me the chance to read and review this novel.  Although I appreciate the free copy, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences. Pleng’s Song by Patrick Maher  Date Pub: April, 2012 Purchase: Kindle EditionKobo Edition Kobo Synopsis: Living a life of privilege and attending Union of Hearts International School might be every girls dream, but for Pleng, nothing comes easy. Faced with a family crisis, a poor self-image, and approaching floodwater, she can’t imagine the adventure that awaits her. With parents […]


Vow to the Older Book: Dark Awakening

Vow to the Older Book: Dark Awakening
9 July, 2012 / 1 Comment

Vow to the Older Book is a meme hosted by me (Sam @ SIK Book Reviews). I vow to read one “older” book per month in an attempt to break away from the book reviewer’s tendency to only read/review new releases. To participate and/or to see full rules, please visit my Vow to the Older Book page. Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle Date Pub: July 1, 2011 Purchase: PaperbackKindle Edition Goodreads Synopsis: Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties… For centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a […]


Review: Enchanted

Review: Enchanted
28 June, 2012 / 15 Comments

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis Date pub: May 8, 2012 Purchase: HardcoverKindle Edition Goodreads Synopsis: It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland – […]