Reviews

Piercing the Fold (Piercing the Fold #1) by Venessa Kimball (Review By Michele)

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***Review From Michele For The Nerd Girl Page ***

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.**
Jesca has had reoccurring nightmares since childhood but when they start to lapse over into her everyday life she starts to worry. After a conversation with her professor Ezra about wormholes and traversing through time she soon learns that she is a “Dobrian Guardian” and her purpose is to protect Earth.

Unfortunately I did not completely get into this book and it took me longer than I expected to finish. At first it was really interesting learning about Jesca and her life from the time she was adopted till now. Then about 30-35% into the book I really felt like I was back in science class. The book goes into great detail about Einstein’s theories on how to open up wormholes to other worlds. There were a lot of times during this period I kept catching myself wondering. Around 65-70% the book picked back up and took off! I would have loved the book if there was a little less science lesson I think. :( But I am still going to read the second one and give it… Continue reading

Dream Student (Dreams #1) by J.J. DiBenedetto (Review By Shelby)

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**Review By Shelby From The Nerd Girl Page**

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Synopsis:
What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?

Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.

But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.

“Dream Student” is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.

Review:

Honestly I’m not sure how to feel about this book. It was a very slow read for me. It wasn’t one of those books that you pick up and can’t put back down. Still, the story was quite interesting (in theory).

Sara, a pre-med student, finds herself able to enter other peoples dreams. An intriguing concept made all the more intriguing by what she… Continue reading

The Proposal by Crystal Blue (Review By Jessica)

*Review by  Jessica For The Nerd Girl Page**
***See her reviews of the first 3 stories HERE***

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The Proposal (#4)
* I recieved a copy of this short story from the author for free in exchange for an honest review.*
Oh my, poor Gloria. I saw this train wreck coming. I felt surprised how fast the offer with the Downs brothers went bad. I knew they were slimy and that Jon Downs…ohhh, I wanted to punch him in the throat. What a spoiled, self righteous jerk he turned out to be. I’m glad that Gloria took the time to look within herself and try to figure out what was going on with her emotions. I finally grew to like Nathan, even though in the beginning I wasn’t that fond of him. The ending was nice, especially after all the drama that took them up to that point. The author didn’t disappoint. I like that the underlying “love story” was prevalent through the whole series, though it was easy to forget when you are reading all those super steamy scenes. I’m glad Gloria got her happily ever after AND a job she could be proud of. The story flowed… Continue reading

Segolia: Daughter of Prophecy by Brittany Oldroyd (Review By Amy)

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***Review From Amy Conley For The Nerd Girl Page***

Given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

When seventeen-year-old Nissa leaves at her father’s insistence, she believes the trip to Idari will be a short one. But when she meets a young dragon exile, Edgeshifter, her life is thrown into chaos. Along with danger and mystery, Edgeshifter brings word of a legend as old as time itself. Nissa is forced into an adventure she isn’t sure she wants. With only Edgeshifter and her heart to guide her, Nissa must embark on a journey full of destiny, danger, and legend. Her quest will require her to prevail over the shadows covering the land and save both the elves and dragons from ultimate destruction.
Segolia: Daughter of Prophecy is the story of a young princess’s journey to become a true hero and follow her heart.

My Review:

It’s a unique story with lots of adventure as the character’s travel from one magical world to the next on a mission to save their races and live peacefully together and with that comes a little bit of danger because some refuse to believe in what their doing… Continue reading

Review – Finding Jennifer by Dave Folsom V””V

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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork  back  with my review of  Finding Jennifer which was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Finding Jennifer is a thriller that I have to say completely surprised me.  About halfway through the book I couldn’t see how the author was going to spin out the rest of a story without boring me but I was wrong.  The main character Draper and his sidekick DeCollado are very well written and I enjoyed their adventures so much that I actually contacted the author prior to writing this to see if there were any more “Draper” adventures that I could be a part of.

Filled with action I felt that this book for me only left me a little wanting when it came to the dialogue.  For some reason there were times where I felt that the talking actually pulled me out from the story.  All the time the writing was in the third person context I found it much easier to stay engaged.

A lot of people would probably describe this as a “guy’s book”.  There is a lot of violence, not that it… Continue reading

Marjory’s Child By Melissa Newberry (Review By Cassie)

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**Review by Cassie aka NerdGirlLola For The Nerd Girl Page**

I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: As Asa begins classes at her new school, her life goes from normal to crazy. After learning that her mother hadn’t disappeared on a business trip and of her abilities, Asa is in a race against time with her friends to warn the three sisters of the upcoming war and avoid being taken by their enemies, the vampires. Standing in Asa and her friends’ way are vampires seeking to have the three chosen daughters on their side. Through romance, adventure, and constant surprise, follow Asa and her friends as they learn of their abilities and discover the sisters.

I’ll be honest when I read the synopsis for this book I thought it would be right up my alley. Romance, adventure and Vampires what’s not to like, right? I could not have been more wrong.

I have many issues with this book but I will only go over the major ones as this review would be extremely long if I covered EVERYTHING.

First of all the book feels rushed. Like the author was under a deadline and waited… Continue reading

Coming Home by Savanna Grey ARC (2 Reveiws – Sami and Tara)

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COMING September 2013 To Amazon!!

**Review Of ARC By Sami and Tara For The Nerd Girl Page**
***ARCs received in exchange for honest reviews***

Synopsis:

Victoria Winslow has been at odds with Drue Morgan since she was 5-years-old. Oil and water mixed better than they did. She had been in love with Drue in some form or fashion since she had been in pigtails. That was until the fateful night six years ago when he rejected her affections.

Mortified she buried her feelings and moved on with her life, or so she thought.

Coming home to settle her grandparent’s estate, she is getting under more than his skin.

She is his little brother’s best friend and off limits. He’d always expected the two of them to end up together. How would he be able to avoid her for the next month? Tempers and flesh collide. Will the grown up Tori and Drue give in to their feelings and find out where it leads or will old fears build walls that prevent them from finding true love?

SAMI’s REVIEW

I was lucky enough to receive an arc of Coming Home for a honest review.

I honestly loved Coming Home! It was… Continue reading

Review – Cobweb Bride (Cobweb Bride Trilogy #1) by Vera Nazarian V””V

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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork  back  with my review of  Cobweb Bride which was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cobweb Bride has to be one of the most beautifully written books I have come across if you just take into account the way the language flows.  This author really knows how to describe a situation, a person, even death personified, in a way that makes you feel that you can reach out and touch the world and the people in it.

The first half of the story moves rather slowly but the writing style more than compensated (in my eyes) for the lack of progression and once things get going the book for me was almost impossible to put down.

I am thrilled that this is listed as part of a trilogy because as worlds go it is definitely one that I want to learn more about.  This author has a style so unique, so breathtaking, that if her stories could just move a shade faster than she would have edged her way up to the five star mark.

Fantasy lovers everywhere will appreciate this tale.

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Find The… Continue reading

Fairylicious by Tiffany Smith (Review By Shelby)

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**Review By Shelby From The Nerd Girl Page**

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Synopsis: Bex Carter meant well. She always means well. Somehow she keeps getting her best friends into trouble. Bex wants to find a way to make it up to them. When she wishes for fairies on her twelfth birthday, Bex has no idea what she’s in for. The good news: Her wish is granted. The bad news: These are not your ordinary fairies. These fairies have major issues and every wish they grant for Bex and her friends ends up being a disaster. Aside from that, life is no picnic for Bex. Ms. Warbler and Aunt Jeanie (also known as Aunt Meanie) seem to hate her. Her father is in prison for embezzlement and her mother has taken off without a trace. Also, Aunt Jeanie is forcing Bex to become friends with Ava G., the meanest girl in school. Bex is the biggest kid in the sixth grade and the other kids won’t let her forget it. With all these problems, the last thing Bex needs is fairies causing more trouble. Unfortunately, these fairies have a… Continue reading

Doing Bizness: A Nuclear Thriller by Mary Mycio (Review By Tina)

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**Review By Tina From The Nerd Girl Page**

*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Doing Bizness:   A Nuclear Thriller is a real page turner about the collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament Era and the aftermath.  I have a basic knowledge of this time in history as I grew up in 80’s & 90’s, but not well informed.  This novel is intense in so many ways and the Authors firsthand account and vast knowledge that come from living in the Ukraine as a journalist and reporting on this history in the making, gives to the vivid detail in the story that allow the reader to paint a picture and feel that you are right there.

This book is fiction, based on historical facts, and written so well that these intertwine and you get pulled into the story and sometimes it is impossible to separate the two.  This story is very plausible and each chapter starts you with new bulletins and then leads you into the story behind those reports.  The story starts off in the U.S. and takes you to the Ukraine where… Continue reading

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