Reviews

The Pearl and the Carnelian by Annabel Fielding (Review by Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine)

Title: The Pearl and the Carnelian 

Author: Annabel Fielding 

Published Date: September 20th 2016

Genre: Historical Fiction

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

 

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***Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine’s  Review***

I am a historical fiction lover. I have read so much historical fiction, and some have been great, and others have been terrible. It is one of those tough genres because you need to have a few things working in your favor. The setting is critical because without the place and time the story is lost.

I enjoyed this story. It was a solid story, and the relationship that was crafted between Hester and Lady Lucy was very emotional, and I enjoyed that ot wasn’t overly drawn out and detailed in the story. It allowed it to flow naturally. That was the highlight of the book for me.
The whole relationship was crafted to be the focus on the story, but I really enjoyed how the author crafted these two ladies and weaved their stories together really interested me.

The only struggle I really had was the pacing of the story. Parts were fast, but others were very… Continue reading

The Decorator Who Knew Too Much (A Madison Night Mystery Book 4) by Diane Vallere (Review by Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: The Decorator Who Knew Too Much (A Madison Night Mystery Book 4)

Author: Diane Vallere  

Published Date: April 17th 2017

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

When Interior Decorator Madison Night accepts an assignment in Palm Springs with handyman Hudson James, she expects designing days and romantic nights. But after spotting a body in the river by the job site, she causes a rift in the team. Add in the strain of recurring nightmares and a growing dependency on sleeping pills, and Madison seeks professional help to deal with her demons.

She learns more about the crime than she’d like thanks to girl talk with friends, pillow talk with Hudson, and smack talk with the local bad boys. And after the victim is identified as the very doctor she’s been advised to see, she wonders if what she knows can help catch a killer. An unlikely ally helps navigate the murky waters before her knowledge destroys her, and this time, what she doesn’t know might be the one thing that saves her life.

“If you love Doris Day, you’ll love Madison Night, decorator… Continue reading

The Pursuit (The Permutation Archives Book 2) by Kindra Sowder (Review by Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine)

Title: The Pursuit (The Permutation Archives Book 2) 

Author:  Kindra Sowder 

Published Date:December 1st 2016

Genre: Dystopian

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

 

When the rebellion raided the compound, Mila’s mother Horatia and her soldiers saved them from King’s grasp. Now they are on the run. Horatia’s forces are leading the group to the only place where they believe safety awaits, the Fallen Paradigm. An uprising that surfaced when King’s intentions were made clear. Mila’s power grows, and so does her uncertainty as more of the darkness of their world unfolds. Now she knows that there is nowhere left to hide.
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***Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine’s  Review***
What an outstanding sequel! I loved the first book, it kept me on the edge of my seat
for the whole time, and book two does not disappoint. In this book, Mila’s powers are still
growing but she’s now on the run because her MOTHER broke her out of prison. There’s a rebel group opposing the King, and they are Mila’s only hope.

My mind is blown by this book.

The writing is outstanding, and the pacing is breakneck… Continue reading

**Awesome Blog** A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas (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  A Court of Wings and Ruin 

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

 

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Author: Sarah J. Maas 

Published Date: May 2nd 2017

Genre: YA 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

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New… Continue reading

Pieces of Me by Carrigan Richards (Review by Destiny – #NerdGirlDezzy)

Title: Pieces of Me

Author: Carrigan Richards

Published Date: August 13th 2013

Genre: YA

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 second. Seventeen-year-old Corinne has everything. Her life. Family. Friends. Boyfriend. But in that one second, she loses it all. Now she’s left with harrowing nightmares. Hallucinations. And panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere. She tries everything to take the pain away, but there’s only one option she sees as a true way out. When Corinne is sent to live in a psychiatric institution, she doesn’t want to talk. It’s pointless. They can’t help her. But slowly Corinne opens up and wants to remember what it’s like to be happy so she begins reliving her past life to her doctor. She knows she can’t live in the past, but she sees no future and is faced with the hardest decision of her life.
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***Destiny – #NerdGirlDezzy’s  Review***
This was the fist book by Carrigan that I have had the pleasure of reading. Needless to say, I was very satisfied. Pieces of Me is one of those books that tug at your heartstrings and leaves… Continue reading

Convocation (House of Crimson and Clover #3B) by Sarah M. Cradit (Review by Amber – #NerdGirlAmbz)

Title: Convocation (House of Crimson and Clover #3B)

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Published Date: July 2014

Genre: Paranormal

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

The Deschanel Curse, dormant for a decade, has returned with a vengeance.

Seers across the family are coming together, hopeful the Deschanel Magi Collective can solve this malediction that has plagued the family for nearly two centuries.

But how do you combat the blood oath of a grieving mother?

As the body count rises, it becomes apparent that strength, love, and ancient power provide no protection from destiny’s cruel hand.

CONVOCATION: The Curse has claimed its first victim. The Deschanel Magi Collective must bring the whole family together, to fight this as one.

 

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

Get ready for another OMG edge of your seat thriller! As always Sarah Cradit has done it again and went above and beyond with this series! Each book just gets better and better. I feel I must say now that this book is not a stand alone. It is imperative that you… Continue reading

The RN Diaries by Dolyn Keys (Review by Destiny – #NerdGirlDezzy)

Title: The RN Diaries 

Author: Dolyn Keys

Published Date: July 30th 2015

Genre: Erotica

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

Vanity, Nadia, and Kensington—three nurses who have a penchant for high fashion, late nights, and using their feminine power over men—all work the night shift at Ellerton Memorial Hospital. But when they aren’t saving lives, they’re out on the town exploring their wild sides. After numerous random hookups, the three women realize they want more excitement and arousal. When Vanity is fed up with being a nurse, she seeks other career options—hosting adult parties, and Nadia and Kensington are invited. The nights are filled with intrigue, secrets, passion . . . and then some. Nadia’s sexual appetite is satiated, but her relationship is threatened by the shadows of her past. Kensington struggles to balance her work and personal life, while trying to figure out whether she wants to be the teaser or the teased. Searching for a quick sexcapade has now become a bit more complicated, as Vanity, Nadia, and Kensington begin to question their views of life, men, and what they want out of a relationship.

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Scepter (Scepter, #1) by Scott L. Collins (Review by Shelley C – #NerdGirlRed)

Title: Scepter (Scepter, #1)  

Author:  Scott L. Collins 

Published Date: December 21st 2012

Genre: YA 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

Daniel and Aidan have spent their lives apart from the rest of the kingdom of Castiglias and its subjects. For the last three years, they have been left with only each other for company since King Argyle’s men came and took their parents to be slaves. The boys’ survival has been dependent on the lessons learned from their parents, as well as their own unique powers.

When Argyle’s men come to take Daniel, Aidan uses his little-known gift to fight off the gathering party. He does so with only two goals in mind: to save his older brother from a lifetime of serving Argyle, and then escape together. Fleeing the only home they have ever known, they must avoid Argyle’s men, werewolves, and a fire-breathing dragon looking for an easy meal.

What begins as a fight to save one boy and then disappear unexpectedly turns into a battle against the evil forces of Argyle, a war that may affect the lives of not only the… Continue reading

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete (Review by Destiny – #NerdGirlDezzy)

Title: Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 

Author:  C.A. Verstraete

Published Date: September 13th 2016

Genre: Horror / Dark 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

Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?

Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.

 
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***Destiny – #NErdGirlDezzy’s  Review***
Lizzie Borden…. With a twist!

We all know the story of Lizzie taking an ax and whacking her father to death. But in this epic tale, there is a twist. A horrific one. Zombies! When Lizzie finds that her parents have been turned into zombies, she has no choice but to butcher them! The story flows… Continue reading

The Vampire’s Accidental Wife (Nocturne Falls #8) by Kristen Painter (Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: The Vampire’s Accidental Wife (Nocturne Falls #8)

Author: Kristen Painter

Published Date: May 8th 2016

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

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.

The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.
Las Vegas headliner and vampire Desdemona Valentine is one cool, collected diva on the outside. On the inside, she’s petrified of falling in love after her last relationship nearly killed her…literally. Protecting her wounded heart makes for a lonely life, but she has her fame and fortune to keep her company. Who needs anything more?
Julian Ellingham does. One look at Desdemona on stage, and the vampire is smitten. She initially ignores him, but his relentless pursuit pays off when a wild night ends in a Vegas wedding. Finally, Julian has everything he wants while all Desdemona wants is…a divorce.
Julian sweet-talks Desdemona into letting him prove his love, but his time is… Continue reading

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