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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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The Godborn
Paul S. Kemp
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Kelly Walker

Keeper of Reign

Keeper of Reign - Emma Right *Received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*I absolutely hate writing these kinds of reviews, but I just couldn't give this book more then a 1 star. I'll try to explain why. First we have the world building. It wouldn't have been so bad if the author had at least giving us more details stretched throughout the entire story, instead of the occassional info dump, that made me re-read it several times before I got all the details. Second there were the characters. I just did not like Jules or his siblings at all. Jules reads like an empty shell, he has no character at all, he shows no signs of character development throughout the story either. And his siblings weren't much better, it was really hard at times to make a distinction between them, because they show very few unique character traits. Third the plot. Now I don't mind a fast-paced story, because I've read some that are extremely good. This was just not one of them. It was confusing and half the time I didn't even know what the real purpose of the story was. To find their mother? To find a way to reverse the curse? And last the author's writing style. The dialogue flow came off as stiff, sometimes childish and even weird at times. I also noticed a few spelling and grammatical mistakes, and being a non-native speaker of the English language that is saying something, if even I noticed that. It's a shame really, because the author's idea and concept for this book, IS a good one. I think the book still has potential, but it does need an editor for it to grow into that potential. Original review on http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/08/review-keeper-of-reign-by-emma-right.html