The Angel Ornament by Steven Poston & Penny Weber – 5 Star Review!

61YUjXqd7QL._SX473_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgStory Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A

This is a sweet children’s book that reads well and teaches a valuable life lesson on the importance of things. Having always been more of a sentimental person myself, I appreciate what the book is trying to teach. The illustrations are beautiful and captured the attention of both my children – ages two and ten. I think this book would make a wonderful Christmas present for families with  younger children, and highly recommend it.

The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find within the book.

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The Devil and Dayna Dalton by Brit Lunden (Bulwark Anthology, #9) – 4 Star Review!

41Era9d4rGL.jpgStory Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A+

This book was short, but thrilling. I read it in approximately three hours (reading almost straight through), and I really don’t think I could have put it down had I wanted to. My only complaint was that the story was a little too fast paced for my personal tastes in a few sections. It was fabulously written, otherwise. In fact, I’ve added the entire Bulwark Anthology to my TBR list because I’m now hooked. Although this is the ninth book, it can easily be read as a standalone, which is how I read it. LOVED the twists in the story – always love it when an author can keep me guessing!

The cover has received my rare A+ rating. Why? It is both eye-catching and gives a good idea of what to expect from the story. The “+” is in the details, and has been given to this book because of the second-glance details in the eye. Look close! Love it!

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The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to Share by Argyro Graphy – 5 Star Review!


Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A

This was a very cute, fun book that not only spoke about children learning to share but also about accepting children who are different or unique. Bentley is a hippo who is different from everyone else, and he has big dreams. He reaches out to another kid, a monkey, who is also a little different – despite a rough start. I think the message is beautiful and the way the message is represented is compelling, entertaining for children, and well thought out.

The cover is eye-catching and offers readers a good depiction of what they should expect to find within the book.

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Fire’s Ice by Brynna Curry (Elemental Magic, #5) – 5 Star Review!


Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A+

This was my favorite. Of all five books in the series, this my favorite – and that is definitely saying a lot, considering how much I loved all of them. I just love Devin so much. Seriously. The twist with Ari and Devin both was wonderful. I love that they were both a little mixed up, not really the “good guys” in every sense of the word, but turned out happy, loved, and awesome in the end. I can’t recommend this series enough, and am so sad to see it end.

The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find within the book.

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Sea’s Sorceress by Brynna Curry (Elemental Magic, #4) – 5 Star Review!


Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A

Okay, this one is my favorite so far (although I said that about the last one, too). But, oh God, I just love Skye! I’m a sucker for the artsy types, though. (Go figure.) The best-friends-to-lovers story is beautiful, and the way that Curry entwined a story of heartache with a story of love was brilliantly done. Now, please tell me that the fifth volume is for Devin? Seriously, love him, too. Curry is such an amazing story teller. She leaves me more captivated with each volume in this series, and I love how we get a peak into the future of each previous story as it continues on.

The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find within the pages.

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Wait For The Wind by Brynna Curry (Elemental Magic, #3) – 4 Star Review!


Story Rating: ****
Cover Rating: A

This was another quick, couple hour read in the Elemental Magic series, and this one just might have been my favorite so far. I love the sense of family and togetherness that Curry has created for the Mulligan family, and I loved the beauty second-chance-at-love bit in this one. Plus, I always loved Ryan. I hope Skye and Devin get stories, too, because I’m totally in love with them, too. I can’t wait to read the next book and find out more! There was a lot of loose ends in this one that I hope the next book takes care of!

The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find within the pages.

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To Take Up the Sword by Brynna Curry (Elemental Magic, #2) – 4 Star Review!

Story Rating: ****
Cover Rating: B

This was a great follow-up and a short, easy read. It took me about two hours to read from start to finish, and even if it had of taken longer, I’m not sure I could have put it down. This second volume in the Elemental Magic series ties up a lot of loose ends while bringing us another beautiful love story that has an incredible swoon-worthy ending.

The cover is eye-catching and offers a moderately accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find in the book.

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