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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
Janelle Stalder
Erica Ridley
The Companions
Robert Anthony Salvatore
Souls of the Stones Omnibus
Kelly Walker
The Arrival (BirthRight Trilogy, #1) - Nicole MacDonald *Received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*This won't be a long review, because there is very little I have to say about this book. Despite the fact that the story of this book was actually pretty great, I could not get over the many, many, many POV changes that occured during every chapter. It's quite hard to read a book that shifts it's POV from one paragraph to the other. Constantly switching First POV to Third POV. I think personally, the book would have been much better if the author had either stuck to one POV or at least used one POV change per chapter, that would have been nicer to read. Also it was a bit annoying to read the constant lengthy descriptions whenever one of the girls changed clothes. And it wasn't easy remembering their names or the many nicknames, especially when the boys came into play and all the other characters. It just felt a bit too much at times. So, unfortunately for all these reasons I couldn't award this book more then 2 stars. I'm sure however that other people will enjoy it, but this one just wasn't for me. Original review on http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/08/review-arrival-by-nicole-macdonald.html