Mini Review- Restricted Fantasies by Kevin Kneupper

Restricted Fantasies by Kevin Kneupper

  • Resticted Fantasies
    Only on Amazon

    Genre: Sci-fi; Short Stories

  • Length: 191 Pages
  • Pub Date: May 27, 2018
  • Source: I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
  • My Rating: ★★★☆☆

The short version: There are twelve short stories in this collection, and only about half of them were my cup of tea.
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Let’s Talk: Bookish Pet Peeves

Hi there, fellow readers! The other day I went to an antique store with my parents, and there I saw, to my horror, one of my biggest pet peeves. So, I decided this week’s discussion post would be the perfect opportunity to rant about mention some of my biggest bookish pet peeves.

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Let’s Talk: It’s Okay to Write Negative Reviews

Hi there, fellow bookworms! In last week’s discussion post, I wrote out my guidelines for writing a negative review, because, let’s be honest, there are times when we’ve all sounded a little rant-y and could definitely use some help in keeping our negative reviews organized.

But this week, I want to talk about why it’s okay to write a negative review of a book you didn’t like. I’ve seen and talked to several book reviewers who absolutely refuse to write a negative review, and honestly, kudos to them. I WISH I had the will power to stay positive about every book I read, but I can’t. So, for those of us who face the moral dilemma of disliking a book but not wanting to bash it completely, today’s discussion post is about why it’s okay to write a negative review.

***Some of these notes are kind of dependent on the how-to I shared last week. But I like to think they’re still okay even if we have different ways of writing negative reviews.

So let’s get to it!

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Under-Developed Characters Left me Wanting More


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Title: Mask of Shadows
Author: Linsey Miller
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 352
Published By: Sourcebooks
Pub Date: August 29, 2017
Format: e-book
Source: A digital copy of this book was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★⭑☆☆ (I was torn between 2 and 3 stars…)

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The short version: As much as I wanted to love this book, it fell a short of my expectations. But I still plan on finishing the duology.Read More »

ARC Review- The Road Between

The Road Between
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Title: The Road Between
Author: Courtney Peppernell
Type: Poetry
Length: 288 pages (pretty long for a poetry book)
Published by: Andrew McMeel Publishing
Pub date: August 29th, 2017
Format: PDF
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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When I read the synopsis for Courtney Peppernell’s The Road Between, I couldn’t wait to start reading it (plus I love that cover!!). A collection broken into eight parts (the cave, the closet, the sky, the sea, the roads, the mountains, the fields, the home), I expected a book of self-discovery and love through small moments in life. I expected something subtle and nuanced, as self-discovery so often is. I expected to love and connect with this collection of poetry.Read More »

Mixed Feeling About This Historical Gender-Bend

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Title: And I Darken
Author: Kiersten White
Type: Fiction
Genre: Goodreads has it listed as a YA Fantasy, but it seems more like a gender-swapped Historical Fiction
Length: 475 pgs
Published by: Delacorte Press
Pub date: June 28th, 2016
Format: Hard cover
Source: I purchased this book from Amazon.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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The short version: For the most part, I enjoyed Kiersten White’s book. A sort of gender swap historical fiction, And I Darken kept me wanting more from beginning to end.Read More »