Moon’s Flower (Kingdom #6) by Marie Hall – Book Review

Moon’s Flower

(Kingdom #6)

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Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Pages: 115

Genre: Fiction, Fairy Tale, Retelling, Adult Erotica, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal

Review: I read this months ago and had this review sitting here since I finished the book back in August. Law school just became too much of a focus and I had to put reviewing aside temporarily.

This book was not my favorite and probably my least favorite out of all of the one’s she’s written so far. It was boring, felt rushed, and certainly did not hold my interest. It did provide a unique backstory, but I just didn’t care enough about the character to want to know their back story.

This is the story involving “The Man on the Moon,” which wasn’t a character or story I was familiar with. That was unique at least.

I would recommend it if people are reading the series and want to read the books in order. The characters from this story appear in the next book in the series, so for that, reading this was helpful. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to be read as a standalone, like I would for some of the others.

This review can also be found on my Goodreads page! Feel free to add me on there!

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Figment (Insanity #2) by Cameron Jace

Figment

(Insanity #2)

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 262

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairy Tellings, Retellings, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Review: I absolutely loved the first book in this series by Cameron Jace. It was a completely new retelling of Alice in Wonderland and it was beyond unique.

This book constantly kept my guessing and on my toes. I never knew what was going to happen and I never figured it out. The villains are absolutely horrifying and there is a dark element to these books that makes it just scary enough to be entertaining. This books villains are The Muffin Man and Cheshire Cat (the villain from the first book in the series).

I’m not a fan of the character, Jack, so wasn’t really upset by his story arc and how it went down.

One negative for me was that I was confused by some points of the story. Maybe it was because of the amount of craziness and insanity going on. I did find myself trying to figure out what I was getting confused about, which took some time.

I highly recommend this series to any fans of Alice in Wonderland and modern fairy tale retellings. This is an absolutely amazing series and so well written. The third and (I think) fourth book of the series are already out.

This review can also be found on my Goodreads page! Feel free to add me on there!

The Phantom of the Earth by Raeden Zen

The Phantom of the Earth

(The Phantom of the Earth #1-5)

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Pages: 1650 (This edition contains all 5 books)

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Fantasy, Apocalyptic

Review: I read this series as a beta reader back in April. I was not asked to review it, but figured I should since I spent a lot of time reading it.

It absolutely stands out from other apocalyptic novels that I’ve read. The settings and characters were so well written and developed that it was impossible not to like them, dislike them, and even feel for them when necessary. The characters are certainly unique and diverse, even the descriptions of the characters were different, which was very interesting to read. Overall, the dialogue was well written and appropriate. It definitely focused on what each character wanted at that point in the story.

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I’m back!!!

Law school became much more of a challenge this semester than I originally thought. I ended up not having much time to read, review, and even focus on anything other than schoolwork. Since finals just ended yesterday, I have a few weeks to catch up on some reading and reviewing. I will be posting my latest review later today.

Also, I am totally open to any awesome book recommendations that people may have. I’ve been so out of the loop!

Thanks!

Hook’s Pan (Kingdom #5) by Marie Hall – Book Review

Hook’s Pan

(Kingdom #5)

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 202

Genre: Romance, Adult Erotica, Fairy Tales, Retelling, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal

Review: I have to say this has been my favorite book by Marie Hall so far.

What really impressed me about this book was the intricate settings and detail to setting that was unlike any of the other books.

This book takes place in Neverland and also undersea. The story mostly takes place on a pirate ship, but even that was uniquely written. Continue reading

Jinni’s Wish (Kingdom #4) by Marie Hall – Book Review

Jinni’s Wish

(Kingdom #4)

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Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Pages: 120

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Retellings, Adult Erotica, Paranormal, Magic

Review: I finished this book in an hour and I have to say I was not impressed at all. I was bored throughout the entire thing.

This book seemed to be a step back from the previous books and came across as more of a filler than anything else. It is rather short and
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Red and Her Wolf (Kingdom #3) by Marie Hall – Book Review

Red and Her Wolf

(Kingdom #3)

17876853Author: Marie Hall

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Pages: 200

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Fairy Tales, Retellings, Werewolves, Paranormal Romance

Review: I’m continuing with my binge reading of this series and I have not been disappointed!

This is a retelling on the classic Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf tale.

This book went into more detail about the fairy realm that it takes place in and also brings back Alice and the Mad Hatter from the first installment of the series.

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Her Mad Hatter (Kingdom #1) by Marie Hall – Book Review

Her Mad Hatter

(Kingdom #1)

Author:17413115 Marie Hall

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 129

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Magic, Retelling, Fairy Tales

Review: So I found this series through a list on Goodreads and because it involved the Mad Hatter and a version of Alice in Wonderland I could not pass it up.

This is a work of Adult Fiction/Erotica so it is exactly what the genre says it is.

The story line was not my favorite, but I still really enjoyed the book. It is very short and fast paced and I read it in one sitting.

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Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry – Book Review

Church of Marvels

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Author: Leslie Parry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Pages: 308

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Magical Realism, Historical, Fantasy

Review: *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I had a really difficult time getting into this book. I kept having to force myself to sit down and continue reading it. The writing itself was really interesting and very dark.
This story takes place in New York in the late 1800s. It is a very dark and twisting tale that intertwines four different characters perspectives until they finally connect. Parry combined a multitude of concepts: opium dens, circus performers, an insane asylum, and an amateur boxer.

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