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Stephanie Beerden

Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke, she really was) in a small city called Genk and has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books. Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading lots and lots of books and imagining what life would be like as a real Vampire. Until one day she decided that she wanted to try her hand at writing her own books and that was the beginning of her writing adventure. Her first book is a YA Fantasy called De Elementen – Het Verloren Koninkrijk and after many, many trials and tribulations, one small Dutch publisher decided “Hey, let’s give this girl a shot”. Her second book De Elementen – Archandir has recently been published by same publisher and she couldn’t be happier about that. Stephanie hopes to keep writing as long as she can and already has several writing projects in the works for the future.

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Along Came a Spider (Transplanted Tales)

Along Came a Spider - Kate SeRine *Received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Let me start of with saying that this was a good book. It was, really! But there were just some things that didn't connect with me and therefore I gave it no more then 3 stars. So let's start with the story. It's good, there is lots of action, mystery, crime solving and also romance that kept me really comfy throughout the book. I liked the fact that the story used all kinds of persons and things from fairy tales and made them into something new. Like for example: Snow White owning a whorehouse, that was kinda shocking but nice. It appealed to my love for the more gory and violent side of fairy tales that are so often forgotten.What I didn't like where the main characters. Oh don't get me wrong, I liked Trish just fine, I even liked Red, Nicky, Nate and Lavender, but I just could not truly connect to any of the characters or their story, this could also be a result of me not having read the first and second book, but I believe the characters just lacked something. I just can't put my fingers on what it is. That said I don't think there's much else that I can say about this book. I liked it but it wasn't great. Original review on http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/08/review-along-came-spider-by-kate-serine.html