Starlight Book Reviews

Book reviews from my main blog @ Mostly YA with lots of high fantasy for good measure.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books People Have Been Pushing

TTT-SBRTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Top 10 Tuesday: Books People Have Been Pushing

1. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell: I’ll admit – I’m REALLY nervous about this one. It’s a favorite among many, including my good friend Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bakebut I’m afraid that I won’t be able to relate to the heroine and that I’ll get frustrated. I mean, she’s too shy to go to the…

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Review: “The House of the Four Winds” by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory


My Review of “The House of the Four Winds”:

“The House of the Four Winds” had a lot going for it. I mean for starters, oogle that cover for a minute. Look at that fierce lady pirate! She’s got a sword and a pirate hat and she’s smirking/scowling like she means business.

The book had a lot going for it, but it never managed to get past “pretty okay” to “great, amazing, WOW!”

What worked:

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Meh. Review: “Capstone” (Cornerstone #3) by Misty Provencher


My Review of Capstone:

I hate saying this, but whereas Cornerstone, book 1 in the series, started off so strongly, the rest of the series has declined.

One of the things I hated the most was how Provencher handled the relationship between Nalena and Garrett. When they infiltrated the Fury’s headquarters in Jamb, Garrett had to act like he was dating another girl because she thought he…

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book chat

Last year, one of the biggest challenges I completed was TBR Madness – a self-inflicted combination of book ban, TBR whittling, and an appraisal of my bookish spending.

Keeping a Tidy TBR

Since then, one of my goals has been to keep my TBR pile under 20. That’s gone pretty well, and it’s really changed my reading experience. I don’t have the TBR guiltbecause I’m not accepting review copies that…

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I definitely did tear up, okay? Re-Read Round Up: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Re-Read Round Up is an original feature wherein I talk about books I’m rereading and may have already reviewed, or that I just want to talk about in a non-review format.

For some reason, while Goblet-of-Fire-the-book never stood out to me in the series overall, Goblet-the-movie has always been my favorite. Goblet-the-movie (heretofore referred to as “the movie”) was the first of the longer books…

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Review: “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet” by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick



Did you watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? Because they’re totally and completely amazing and YOU SHOULD. Like every LBD fan, I was super excited about the book, but not sure exactly how it would be different from the web series.

The Book as a Multimedia Experience

As always, I got the Kindle version, and I have to say I was so…

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Different shades of evil never read so well! 4 stars - Review: “Vicious” by @veschwab


My Review of “Vicious”:

“Life – the way it really is – is a battle not between Bad and Good, but between Bad and Worse. – Joseph Brodsky”

College roommates Victor and Eli are brilliant – the kind of brilliant that paired with an ambitious, cutting personality means they’re one lab accident away from super villain status. Both must come up with a suitable senior thesis, and Eli’s…

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MIR small

Whew! July was another busy month, and I didn’t have a lot of time for reading. Work was really busy and in the evenings, all I wanted to do was sit on the couch and binge watch Netflix! I started watching the show “Nikita” and it’s good, but I’ve gotten stalled and am now in the midst of a Saved by the Bell marathon.

Highlighted Posts:

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I LOVE THIS BOOK. Review: “The Rosie Project” (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion


My Review of “The Rosie Project”:

Do you like the Big Bang Theory? Because I do, and The Rosie Project’s Don Tillman is the non-comedic version of Sheldon. Don Tillman is a geneticist and a single guy who has decided to conduct a scientific experiment to search for a wife. He meets a woman named Rosie, whose habits quickly eliminate her from The Wife Project, but with whom Don is…

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I’m mostly kidding but … ANXIETY THY NAME IS ME. Book Chat: I love my ebooks but…

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Y’all know I love my e-books. I like carrying my entire library around with me all day, every day. But I have one huge concern.

If the power ever went out, my books are toast.

You see, a few years ago I started watching this show called Falling Skies. The premise is that aliens have invaded the earth, killed a lot of the population, and killed the power. Humanity has reverted to life before…

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