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  • The Diviners

  • Written by: Libba Bray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Something dark and evil has awakened.... Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great character driven story

  • By Catherine Kemp on 2019-01-19

Delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-04

Very creepy and compelling. Great set of characters and for a YA novel, great representation.

  • Wintersong

  • Written by: S. Jae-Jones
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

All her life, 19-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family's inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. But when her sister Kathe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Problematic

  • By T33N on 2018-09-03

Problematic

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-03

Narrator made some interesting choices and consistently pronounced some things wrong which completely pulled me out of the story. Female lead was a typical Mary Sue and agonizing in the third act. Male lead was very superficially developed. Book showed promise initially but just completely fell apart in the third act.

  • The Cruel Prince

  • Written by: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him - and face the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-18

Interesting characters

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-03

I really like the narration and the moral ambiguity of all the characters. It was refreshing to read about a deeply flawed and resilient female lead. She is kind of a steamroller which differentiates her from most other YA female leads.

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

  • Written by: Emily Croy Barker
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Emily Croy Barker’s riveting debut novel is a must-read for fans of Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic follows grad student Nora Fischer as she stumbles through a portal into a magical world. Having been transformed from drab to beautiful, Nora finds herself surrounded by glamorous friends. Life seems perfect. But then things take a terrible turn, and Nora must learn magic from a reclusive ally if she is to have any hope of survival...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun fantasy story if you don't want much from it

  • By Cecile on 2018-10-01

Fun and worth a listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-30

I am a fan of Austen, Harkness and Grossmen so this was a no brainer. It was a fun listen and I'll probably listen to it again.

  • The Witch's Daughter

  • Written by: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn’t know she had and making her immortal. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal story

  • By Sarah B on 2018-09-19

Definitely not a love story!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-25

Narrator did great work. Not really sure how the synopsis is so far off of the reality of the story. Definitely not a love story, unless you like your romantic leads to be actual serial killers and rapists.
It's kind of a weird story where you don't really end up caring about any of the characters and hope the antagonist just kills everyone in he end.

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  • A Darker Shade of Magic

  • A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1
  • Written by: V. E. Schwab
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes. As such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. There's White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm In LOVE

  • By Jamie @ Books and Ladders on 2018-07-27

Fantastic female protagonist.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-01-19

Characters Written like real complex people. So refreshing and delightful. I wish I had a female character like this to read about as a kid.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful