Finding Monsters by Liss Thomas (Review By Emily – YA Reviewer)

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** Review By Emily from The Nerd Girl Page**

Emily here, the YA reviewer from Nerd Girl.  I give YA reviews from a real YA reader.  Here is  my review of  Finding Monsters by Liss Thomas which I was given in exchange for an honest review.

The monsters in this novel were different in a really good way. The author mixed love, adventure, and a little sadness creating the perfect storyline for just about everybody.

            The first half of the book was hard for me to keep reading without stopping. It required a lot of concentration and left me with some questions – which were luckily answered later in the book so I am really glad I stuck with it.

            The second half was a much faster, easier read, which made me want to do nothing but keep the book in my hand so I could  see what happened . At one point the book had me in tears and yet I had to keep reading!

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Lexia (The Deadwood Hunter, #1) by Rachel M. Raithby (Review By Amy)

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

*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review*

Lexia thought she was normal little does she know she’s anything but and her world is about to change forever..

Lincoln has spent his entire life moving place to place on the run seeking revenge…

After sneaking out to attend a party Lexia never expected to be attacked by vampires much less to be able to kill them by herself with her own hands now she finds herself not being able to escape the events that happened on that night and having to pretend everything is fine around her friends and family.. And then she meets Lincoln “Linc” and she is drawn to him so badly and everything comes crashing down around them and secrets come spilling out.. Their lives are about to be forever changed…

My Review:
The book had an exciting start but about halfway through it lost it’s direction a little bit we go from reading how Lexia isn’t what she appears to be and all these non explainable things start happening to her she has super human strength and rapid healing which leaves you wondering just what… Continue reading

By the Fates, Freed (By the Fates, #1) by Patricia D. Eddy (Review By Laura)

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

*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review*

Ealasaid has never known what it feels like to be free, on her sixteenth birthday she tries to run. The devil how has held her captive for years has been waiting for her sixteenth birthday, the day her magic and her aura come into full power. Ealasaid not only doesn’t escape her captivity is worse than anything she has ever endured, she has no voice, no magic, no name and now control over her own body. Years pass as she endures extreme physical, emotional and sexual abuse when one day the devil who owns her brings the wrong customer.

Raven is disgusted that the devil would try to pay him in such a way, when he tries to free the witch there is a connection so strong Raven will do anything to free her.

I enjoyed this story, the magic and the language wasn’t too confusing and the fight scenes were exciting and pulled you in. I sometimes have problems with this sort of story where the girl has been held captive and then she is just fine, within a week… Continue reading

Embracing Hamilton (JackRabbit7 Series) by Sarah Jayne Carr (Review By Amy)

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

Amelia Hamilton’s life is more complicated and confusing than it’s ever been and it’s about to become much more complicated…
She’s still grieving for people she lost and struggles with ex-friends who can’t take no for an answer and still wants to be a part of her life as friends like it use to be. But she has to put all that on hold to deal with her present situation because Amelia has been offered a position within the IA. The time has come for her to make a difficult decision does she take the position or try to ignore everything going on around her and try to have a normal life like nothing ever happened???

My Review:
Every one of these books took me to a whole new level than the last that I never thought possible and blows me away everytime they just get better and better with every book! Just when I think I may have the story figured out or the direction it’s headed *BAM* the author throws in more shocking surprises that I never seen coming or even expected sometimes I’m left balling my eyes out… Continue reading

Hell’s Gift by K.S Haigwood (Review By Jaime C)

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***Review From Jaime C For The Nerd Girl Page ***

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

This is the second book to K.S. Haigwood’s Save My Soul series. It can be read as a stand alone. Not having read the first one, I got stuck in a few places, but otherwise it was a great book.

This story follows Rhyan, a guardian angel who has been thrown into Hell after a hate filled rant over loosing his human charge to her soulmate.

It is very well written and told from different POV’s, which confused me at first, but after getting into the story it really helped that it was told in this way. Rhyan was kind of whiney, but he grew on me. Getting into the book, you find out he was actually sent to Hell to help his own soulmate get out of Hell and back into Heaven.

K.S. Haigwood has a great imagination and is a natural storyteller. She gives great attention to detail and to her characters, which made this book really enjoyable to read.

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Intentional by MK Harkins – (Review By Jaime C)

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***Review From Jaime C For The Nerd Girl Page ***
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Intentional is a romance story, however it isn’t your typical romance story. I liked that. Once you’ve read one romance, you’ve pretty much read them all. This one has a different start, definitely a different ending and twists along the way.

Mattie is madly in love with Jeremy. In fact, they are engaged to be married. Then she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Mattie leaves everyone behind and tries to make a new start, with new friends, and possibly a new guy. This is where Cade comes in, the tattooed engineer/rock singer. Mattie is very attracted to Cade, then she finds out that everything may not be quite what she thought it was.

A captivating read that had me hooked from page one. I definitely recommend this to any reader who enjoys romance with a few twists!

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***Review has been written in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.  Originally Posted On Kaina’s Book Blog HERE
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Revealing Hamilton (JackRabbit7 Series) by Sarah Jayne Carr (Review By Amy)

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

In the prequel “pRevealing Hamilton” we get a small glimpse of Amelia Hamilton’s life and what she’s been through but get ready because book one “Revealing Hamilton” is going to blow you away.
After losing her job at Ellie’s Diner Amelia goes home early and catches her boyfriend Connor and her best friend Kyra in bed together not waiting around for an explanation Amelia gets in her truck and flies out of there on her way her truck breaks down and she’s stranded in a snowstorm causing her to seek the first shelter she finds which turns out to be a motel while there she comes across a stranger named Max who claims to know about her father with nowhere else to go and no one to turn to Amelia follows Max home. The more time passes the more secrets start to unravel and Amelia learns that everyone and everything she’s ever known isn’t what it appears to and time is running short …

My Review:
Another amazing book from Sarah Jayne Carr she really knows how to draw her readers in and keep them HOOKED until the very end.. and… Continue reading

A First Love Never Dies by Margaret Taylor (Review By Laura)

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A first Love Never Dies- Margaret Taylor

***Review From Laura From The Nerd Girl Page ***

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

I just want to start by saying I loved this book and I love Margaret Taylor’s brain! This story was different and it’s the second book I have read by this author that has given me a new original story or twist.

Janel is returning to her hometown for her high school reunion. It has been twenty years since left and never came back. She takes her second in command Moren with her for support, because not only was Janel bullied horrifically by these people in high school she’s also there for a reason that has nothing to do with her reunion. Moren isn’t even human, Janel now works for Sci-Corp, she hasn’t stepped foot on earth in years. Can Jake, they guy she secretly loved through high school give her what she needs on her short trip back before her time is up?

Janel is strong, independent and a serious heroin. She’s worked her ass off to get where is and she doesn’t take crap from anyone. Moren, every time he… Continue reading

Wolfs Paradox by Margaret Taylor (Review By Laura)

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Wolfs Paradox- Margaret Taylor

***Review From Laura From The Nerd Girl Page ***

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

Kathy is a writer, but her stories aren’t all down to her own imagination. Her characters come to her and tell her their stories. She never knows who or what will turn up and how long they will be staying for. But they always leave, except Ronon, the first stranger to end up in Kathy’s world and who has not yet left. Kathy obviously has a gift, one she has never understood and hasn’t questioned often, because who would she ask without sounding crazy? But with the arrival of a new character with a strange request the truth of who she is comes to light.

I liked the originality of this story, I am reading another book by this author and that story is refreshingly new to me too. The pace never lets up in this book and I found myself finishing it in one sitting. The only part of this story I did not completely like (I did not dislike though) is the main character, the book is written from her point of view… Continue reading

Jesse’s Brother by Wendy Ely (Review By Amy)

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

Samantha is a college student returning home for the summer to try and repair the relationship between her and her mother. She never planned on falling in love but that’s exactly what happens only it’s with two guys who she soon finds out their brothers!! Samantha has to choose between the two and figure out which guy she loves the most and could spend forever with….

My Review:
I enjoyed the book very much there were a few scenes I wish the author could have went into a little more detail on but otherwise it’s a fascinating book to read! There were quite a few shocking scenes (how could there not be when a character finds herself in love with two guys and finds out their brothers) and some very emotional ones too (Better have those tissues handy because your going to need them) that I didn’t see coming at all. I found the book to be fast paced but very enjoyable the author never got off track or made things too confusing. My favorite part of the book is the ending it’s so beautiful and romantic and leaves you… Continue reading

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