Review: Brentwood’s Ward by Michelle Griep

225713323Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

PUBLISHER: Shiloh Run Press

PAGES: 314

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I won this book from a giveaway on Goodreads! Yay!

I’ve read plenty of bad Christian fiction books in my lifetime, and this was not one of them. This novel was pretty much everything I look for in the Christian fiction genre. Continue reading

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Review: Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith

Betwixt

For three teenagers, dark mystery has always lurked at the corner of the eyes and the edge of sleep. Beautiful Morgan D’Amici wakes in her trailerpark home with dirt and blood under her fingernails. Paintings come alive under Ondine Mason’s violet-eyed gaze. Haunted runaway Nix Saint-Michael sees halos of light around people about to die.

At a secret summer rave in the woods, the three teenagers learn of their true, changeling nature and their uncertain, intertwined destinies. Riveting, unflinching, beautiful, Betwixt shows a magic as complex and challenging as any ordinary reality.

PUBLISHER: Poppy

PAGES: 496

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I have to start this review by saying that this book was about as trippy as the cover. I’ve seen this book so many times in bookstores (it was published in 2009) and I’ve always wanted to read it! The cover is freakishly captivating and I was definitely drawn to the premise. When I spotted it in a Half-Price Books, I was ecstatic!

Unfortunately, this book really fell short of my expectations. This novel follows the lives of Continue reading

Book to Screen: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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I’ve never read If I Stay by Gayle Forman (mostly because I’ve heard that it’ll make me cry). I know I shouldn’t rely on the trailer, but it looks like a good one! I’m definitely jumping onto this bandwagon late, though…

Have any of you read it? Would you recommend it? Did you approve of this trailer?

I’d love to hear your opinions!