Book Review: Midsummer Moon

Book Title: Midsummer Moon
Author: Megan Derr

“And it was all stupid daydreaming, because even assuming for one minute there was a cure and the doctor would give it to a nobody werewolf like him, he still would have a long way to go before he was anything but a homeless, worthless nobody.”
Midsummer Moon by Megan Derr

Final Verdict: A very different werewolf story that is hard to put down, and introduces you to the wonder that is the town of Midsummer and the crazy characters that live there!

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Book Review: Risk It All

Book Title: Risk It All
Author: Megan Derr
“If it was a trap…He’d already killed one Alpha, three Candidates, and more than a dozen of the wolves that had been trying to hunt him down. That didn’t count all the death matches in the pits that he’d been forced into. Alpha or not, Kipling could best him, and it wasn’t like he’d let the man take him somewhere he and a bunch of friends could jump on Kipling. Lunch and a f*** were a risk he could afford to take.”
Risk It All by Megan Derr

Final Verdict: While not as polished as some of Derr’s stories, it is a fun, guilty read.

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Book Review: A Touch of Mistletoe

Book Title: A Touch of Mistletoe
Editor: Megan Derr

“It turned out M.C. didn’t really do Christmas the way An-An’s family did, with presents and cookies. Instead, there was a lot more mayhem and death.”
From Ad Meliora in A Touch of Mistletoe edited by Megan Derr
Final Verdict: A great collection of winter holiday themed stories that make for a fun way to take a break no matter the time of year.

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Book Review: Rabbit Season

Book Title: Rabbit Season
Author: Megan Derr

“He squeaked in dismay when he saw he was not wrong, not even a little. The Hot Twins were sitting at the breakfast nook with his dad. Oh, god, what the hell were they doing there? At nine in the morning? While his hair was standing on end and he was wearing Spiderman pyjama pants?”
Sidney from Rabbit Season by Megan Derr

Final Verdict: A fun novella that packs a lot in such a short space.

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Book review: We Will Hunt Together

Book Title: We Will Hunt Together
Author: J. Hepburn

“It occurred to Helgaer then, with perfect clarity, that they would be finding ways to argue until they fell asleep or one of them kissed the other.”
We Will Hunt Together by J. Hepburn

Final Verdict: A decent book, with some good sword fights and a believable relationship, but only for adult readers.

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Book Review: Swords, Sorcery, & Sundry

Book Title: Swords, Sorcery, & Sundry
Author: Mina MacLeod

“Sylvain watches Niklas reveal the pastries, watches how Ashe leans back and doesn’t mind in the least. They’ve met such a short time ago, and yet here they are: the very best and closest of friends. Walls are dropped, boundaries are gone…Sylvain doesn’t want this to end. The prospect of leaving these two makes his heart twist painfully.”
Swords, Sorcery, & Sundry by Mina MacLeod

Final Verdict: A fun read for summer travels, which breaks many of the overused conventions in YA novels, and reminds you what good friends are! An added bonus is that it is just the start of a series.

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Book Review: With Pride

Book Title: With Pride
Author: Megan Derr

“Always he was second or third choice. Just once he wanted to be someone’s first choice. He wanted to be offered, accepted, with pride. Not from obligation or with resignation. He wanted to be a preference, not simply the least disappointing of limited options.”
Kristof from With Pride by Megan Derr

Final Verdict: A great quick read, with an amazing new world, characters that will engage you, and a romance you can root for.

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Book Review: Circus Escape

Book Title: Circus Escape
Author: Lilliana Rose

“Nessie could not believe she hadn’t heard anything about the mecha fight tonight. She loved a good battle performance, especially when it came to mechas. A circus of metal, mayhem and fights stirred the blood in her veins and made her feel alive.”
Circus Escape by Lilliana Rose

Final Verdict: Unless you receive a free copy, just skip Circus Escape and read some fanfics from your favorite fandom instead.

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Book review: The Only Way

Book Title: The Only Way
Author: Jamie Sullivan

“People were cheering for you back there, every time you landed a punch on that guy. And do you know why? Because he was so much bigger than you. People love an underdog. Especially if that underdog can win.”
The Only Way by Jamie Sullivan

Final Verdict: A fast and good read, with a tough girl dressed as a male who gets the girl at the end, and there is excellent fist fighting!

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