Reviews

Tales From Ara: Into the Unknown by Irena de Wardin & Isabella de Wardin (Review by Gladys, #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Tales From Ara: Into the Unknown

Author: Irena de Wardin & Isabella de Wardin

Published Date: March 9th 2017

Genre: Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Single and hopelessly romantic, Harlette is your everyday girl who dreams only of two things: falling in love and finding her place in the world.

Her relatively uneventful life takes an unexpected turn when she is transported into another world, Ara, without so much as an explanation or even a decent pair of trousers.

Wearing nothing but underwear and stilettos, she finds herself in Nimrod’s forest, just to be captured by the elven king Karayan and his guard. Nimrod is Ara’s strongest kingdom, and Karayan is the most powerful of elves.

Despite developing a keen interest in her, humans are a rare sighting in Ara and usually a bad omen; this makes Karayan suspicious of Harlette and even, disagreeable…

Thrown into the middle of a rising interdimensional war, marked as a trespasser and with no way of returning home, Harlette is dragged into a series of adventures and soon finds out that this fairy tale – no matter how cruel… Continue reading

Turbulence by E.M. Whittaker (Review by Cianna, #NerdGirlSunshine)

Title: Turbulence

Author: E.M. Whittaker

Published Date: December 3rd 2016

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

One calculative move changed her life forever.

Aviere Mye thought that she’d left street racing behind after her work as poisoner and apothecary for Charm City’s crime syndicate earned her a place in the Underground.

When she is handed an opportunity to race again, she seizes it, hoping to find answers about her husband’s disappearance. But the Underground had its own plans for her. A string of murders set the authorities on her trail, forcing her to work with Keith Travis, a rogue agent with the FBI, to apprehend the culprit responsible for the crimes.

With only five days to complete the assignment before a bomb explodes, can Aviere survive both Travis and the Renegades?

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***Cianna, #NerdGirlSunshine Review***
Impressive! This book was a combination of so many things I love! Not only is this an urban fantasy book dealing with paranormal creatures, crime lords, car racing and magic! I couldn’t believe how much was packed into this novel, and yet nothing yet out of place! The author took the… Continue reading

In the Snows of Haz (Heart of the World, #1) by Maxine Janerka (Review by Shelley C, #NerdGirlRed)

Title: In the Snows of Haz (Heart of the World, #1)

Author: Maxine Janerka

Published Date: January 10th 2016

Genre: Mystery

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

 

Small towns keep their secrets well, and snowy, isolated Haz Gate is no exception. But when a wealthy stranger from the capital is murdered in the night and one of her students stands accused, schoolteacher Linna Nyx has to dig through deceptions thicker than the snow in midwinter to piece together the truth, and comes face to face with a killer who would destroy not only Linna’s peaceful existence, but the very order of the Empire itself.
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***Shelley C, #NerdGirlRed Review***

This story feels more like a snippet or prequel to a much larger series rather than the first book. There is not as much world building or character development to allow me to get invested in the people and world. The book also ends as if it was a beginning; current problem solved yet room for a future series. I did enjoy the story and with the amazing potential the world and characters have; I will definitely read more… Continue reading

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner (Review by Katie, #NerdGirlKtLBLy)

Title: You’re Welcome, Universe

Author: Whitney Gardner

Published Date: March 7th 2017

Genre: Young Adult

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

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***Katie, #NerdGirlKtLBLy Review***

Julia graffiti’s on school property… Continue reading

Black Widow: Forever Red (Black Widow #1) by Margaret Stohl (Review by Gladys, #NerdGirlOfficial)

Hello Nerd Herd!!!!!

As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are Gladys’s thoughts on Black Widow Forever.

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

Title: Black Widow: Forever Red (Black Widow #1)

Author: Margaret Stohl

Published Date: October 13th 2015

Genre: Young Adult

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Enter the world of the Avengers’ iconic master spy…

Natasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow’s infamous academy for operatives.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments—until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn’t really the big sister type.

Until now.

When… Continue reading

Heart of the Rose (Black Rose #2) by K.L. Bone (Review Jamie, #NerdGirlJay)

Title: Heart of the Rose (Black Rose #2)

Author: K.L. Bone

Published Date: August 12th 2015

Genre: Fantasy / Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

In this sequel to Black Rose, reunite with the captains of the Immortal Guard and witness Mara and Edward at the beginning of their epic love story, which spans more than a millennium of heartache, pain, and undying devotion.

When Edward is sent on a mysterious quest by the ruthless queen, nineteen-year-old Mara—the youngest sub-captain to ever serve the Royal Guard—vowed to await his return, never anticipating decades would pass without word of his fate. The noble captain is taken prisoner by a rival court where he is forced to endure years of brutal torment at the hands of his captors. His life clings to but a single thought—Mara.

Refusing to accept that her love will never return, Mara clutches to a hope which defies the bounds of reason. However as years pass, memories fade from comfort to unbearable grief. As Mara prepares to accept the unimaginable loss, a sinister creature of roses and shadow haunts her dreams. Dreams of blood. Dreams… Continue reading

Heir to the Defendants by K.L. Bone (Review by Gladys, #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Heir to the Defendants

Author: K.L. Bone

Published Date: October 10th 2016

Genre: Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

“Fear to the fearless. Hope to the hopeless. Mercy to those who hate you. Death to those who love you. That is your destiny, Princess of Kale, Princess of Koloso, heir to both.” – Prophecy of the Kalian Twins Two heirs. One throne. Return to the land of Kale for the third installment in the Rise of the Temple Gods series and follow twin princesses Mariana and Ameria as their struggle for the crown divides not only their hearts, but the kingdom they strive to rule. Named by her grandfather as the future Lady of Serenitas, Princess Ameria distinguishes herself as a ruler while, in secret, delving further into her family’s shadowed past. What is the meaning behind the wraith’s prophecy and how does it connect to the identity of her father’s killer? Seated on the throne as acting queen, Mariana struggles to navigate royal court politics while grappling with the possibility the man she considered a second father, Master Leo, may not have been the hero she… Continue reading

Outfoxed: Gemini (Zodiac Shifters, #11) by Melissa Snark (Review by Christine, #NerdGirlPixie)

Title: Outfoxed: Gemini (Zodiac Shifters, #11)

Author: Melissa Snark

Published Date: May 23rd 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance, #11: Outfoxed: Gemini

Music is his magic.
Silver is a coyote-shifter with criminal tendencies and a golden voice. As the lead singer and guitarist for an indie rock band, he is devoted to his craft, however his disreputable past is about to catch up with him. He owes a god a debt, and gods always collect.

She’s a real fox.
When Hannah Kelly’s despicable ex-lover takes her grandmother hostage, she must turn her expertise as a security professional to burglary. With her twin sister’s help, Hannah sets out to steal a priceless Norse artifact from a notorious Russian oligarch.

Two thieves. One prize. A chase so wild, the pursuer becomes the pursued.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Christine, #NerdGirlPixie Review***
Outfoxed: Gemini (Zodiac Shifters #11) by Melissa Snark is a story in the Zodiac Shifters World, as well as a nod to Ms. Snark’s Loki’s Wolves Series.

Hanna, aka Vixen (a wonderful… Continue reading

** Awesome Blog ** After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes (Review by Gladys, #NerdGirlOfficial)

Hello Nerd Herd!!!!!

As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are Gladys’s thoughts on After You

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

Title: After You (Me Before You #2)

Author: Jojo Moyes

Published Date: September 29th 2015

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a… Continue reading

Beautiful Agony by Elizabeth Cash (Review by Amber, #NerdGirlAmbz)

Title: Beautiful Agony

Author: Elizabeth Cash

Published Date: January 30th 2017

Genre: Dark Adult Fiction

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Monte:
My life has always been mediocre.
School, soccer, Netflix, sleep.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing extraordinary.
Until she came along.
One night of fun turned into three days of hell!
Three days of pain.
Three days of confusion.
Three days of beautiful Agony.

Agony:
She’s my other half, literally.
Sometimes my only solace.
I thought I could live a normal life with her always by my side
Until he came along.
One night of fun for me turned into three days if sickening pleasure for her.
Three days of pain.
Three days of confusion.
Three days of brutal Agony.

 

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Amber, #NerdGirlAmbz Review***

Intrigue, suspense, mystery, thrills, chills and mind blowing writing…

That is what you get when reading this book. Actually that’s what you get when reading anything by this author. That and so much more!! Let me start off by saying, “BRAVO Cash BRAVO!”

Monte was your average guy… Continue reading

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