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Mini Book Review Up: Reindeer Boy, November Fox, and Lingus

30621322Title & Author: Reindeer Boy by Cassandra Jean

Genre: Graphic Novel

Release Date: December 20th 2016

Series: Standalone (?)

Publisher: Yen Press  

Source: Purchased

Description: Quincy has the same dream every year on Christmas Eve – of finding a little boy holding a special gift for her under the tree – and every Christmas morning, she’s awoken to find a gift wrapped in tinfoil with her name on it…

When school resumes after the winter break, Quincy’s class discovers they have an unusual new transfer student named Cupid. Ridiculously cute and friendly, the new boy has everyone both enamored and confused. Those antlers can’t be real…can they?? With Cupid having seemingly set his sights on Quincy, it seems she’ll be having a memorable year indeed!

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I’ll have you know I have never thought in my life I would ever find someone with antlers attractive. That is until I read Reindeer Boy. This book was so cute and I absolutely LOVE the simple and striking art style of Cassandra Jean. My only issue with this is I felt the ending came all too sudden. It makes me think there will be more. PLEASE LET THERE BE MORE!

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Seriously just look at how adorable all of them are!

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32608639Title & Author: November Fox, #1. Following Joy – A Metaphysical Visionary Fable by E.E. Bertram

Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction

Release Date: November 1st 2016

Series: Standalone

Publisher:  Conscious Fiction

Source: eARC via Netgalley

Description: November Fox has never even heard of other dimensions when a teleporting magical cube appears on her doorstep. With a hole in her heart and a cosmic identity yet to be discovered, the orphan rock star accepts an invitation to find the key within herself that will unlock the mysteries of form.

Little does she know, The Architect, from the race of philosophical beings who create our world of form, has been watching over her all her life.

Grieving Erica, a teacher and writer from London, finds The Architect’s fascinating letter in a glass bottle washed ashore on Brighton Beach. Pages continue to magically appear as she, too, is compelled to follow November’s quest.

Realities eclipse as we embark on a metaphysical adventure through time and space. November learns that harnessing the power of her mind and heart is fundamental, if she wishes to unlock the cube and escape the sometimes sinister, sometimes wonderful dimensions into which she is propelled.

Combining elements inspired by the new thought movement, the law of attraction, magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder, November learns that she can use the power of dreaming, imagination and positive thinking to remake herself and her world.

November Fox will be enjoyed by readers who liked wisdom-filled, visionary fiction fables like “The Alchemist,” the escapism of “Alice in Wonderland” or the Mind-bending nature of the movie “The Matrix.”

As an idiosyncratic fantasy/science fiction crossover, it is suitable for teens and adults alike.

It comes with 39 illustrations with an Augmented Reality technology feature, enabling readers to further expand their experience.

“Things aren’t always as they seem, do we wake or do we dream?”

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review

First of all thank you E.E. Bertram for the review copy. This has to be one of the most unusual and yet fascinating books I have ever read. AR is something that I am aware of but don’t think about all too often. In this book it plays a main role in helping the reader immerse themselves into the story. It’s very hard to explain what goes on in the story without giving a lot away (and I’m generally a spoiler free reviewer) so just know that when people say this is similar to The Matrix know they are telling the truth. It’s almost mind altering at times as you think you know whats going on then the whole thing gets turned upside down.

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Title & Author: Lingus by  Mariana Zapata

Genre: Adult/New Adult – Contemporary, Humor, Romance

Release August 7th 2015

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Self Published

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Description: Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

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Not really sure how to review this. On one hand I really really enjoyed this. The characters were funny and likeable. The awkwardness and reality of things brought a whole new level to the story and the character growth was well done. On the other hand I felt like Kat was very hypocritical. She went to a porn convention and admits to enjoying porn but calls other porn liking females at the convention whores and sluts. Shes quick to put other women down for the same thing she does. Besides the overuse of “snort” as a noun/verb I enjoyed the writing and thought it was well done.

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