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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
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Sensation: A Superhero Novel (Kid Sensation, #1) - Kevin Hardman *Received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*Alright this will be a short review, because honestly I read it in less then 2 hours and don't have much to say about it.So first of all this book is actually just about Jim, who is a teen with super powers and he moonlights as a Super Bounty Hunter known as Mohawk, he's also known under the name Kid Sensation. When he was fourteen he got into the trials of the Academy - a place where all super teens go to see if they're cut out to become a superhero - but because one of his fellow super teens was an ass, he just didn't get the chance to enter the Academy even though he was qualified. Basically this story is just one big comic book in letter form. It's nice and easy to read but nothing special, really. I enjoyed, I won't lie, but I didn't get those good-chill-goosebumps I get when I read a really, really good book. But I also have to admit that I love superheroes (I'm an Avengers fan in my free time, my guilty pleasure) so that part of the book appeased my inner-superhero-fangirl. But of course it had its flaws as well. It was filled with a lot of clichés - a bit too much at times for my liking - and also I noticed a few spelling errors here and there that disturbed me in my reading. I also got confused in the middle of it because one chapter ended with Jim being accepted into the Academy and then - without warning - the next chapter could be considered just a huge flashback. I wouldn't have minded that, if only the chapter began a bit more clearly, just to show that it was a flashback chapter, I actually had to read a few pages before I understood that the chapter was a flashback. So that part was quite confusing. Other then that there's not much I can say about this book. I liked it but didn't love it. It's the kind of book I would read when I'm lazy and not feeling like reading anything to complicated. So for these reasons I gave it 3 stars. Original review on http://booknutstephanie.blogspot.be/2013/06/review-sensation-superhero-novel-by.html