REVIEW: Mildred’s Resistance (The Network Series #0.5) by Katie Cross

mildred's resistance books keep me saneTitle: Mildred’s Resistance (The Network Series #0.5)

Author: Katie Cross

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: July 15th 2015

Purchase: Amazon (KindlePaperback)

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Absolute Power Corrupts Even the Best of Friends.
Mildred Graeme is a witch that knows what it’s like to fail. She loathes small talk, struggles with magic, and grew up wretchedly poor. What’s easy for her best friend Evelyn, a wealthy, powerful socialite, is difficult for Mildred.

The two lifelong friends reunite at Chatham Castle where they fight together for the dream of a better world. Mildred wants to save the Network from political elitism, while Evelyn encourages it. When Evelyn gains power and threatens to obliterate the Network, Mildred realizes that she must overcome her fear of failure to save the lives of those she loves, even if it means betraying her best friend.

Mildred’s Resistance is the prequel to The Network Series and a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal, and unexpected romance that defies all odds to rise above the ghosts of failure.

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The Network Series never cease to amaze me. The series gets better and better with each book. For a long time I’ve wondered what happened during the Dark Ages of the Central Network when Evelyn became the High Priestess. Not much was revealed in the first two books in the series and I was really intrigued. I’m glad that Cross wrote a prequel and explained all about the history of the Central Network.

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REVIEW: Antebellum Awakening (The Network Series #2) by Katie Cross

antebellum awakening books keep me saneTitle: Antebellum Awakening (The Network Series #2)

Author: Katie Cross

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: October 15th 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Paperback)



Never underestimate the power of a volatile witch.

Still reeling in the wake of her mother’s death, sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe is forced to move to Chatham Castle. Not even the sudden appearance of ancient dragons in haunted Letum Wood nor her two best friends can distract her from the strength of her deep, dark rage.

Her grief puts her magical powers into chaos, endangering any witch around her. She has six months left to destroy the curse that will kill her and fulfill her contract with the most cunning enemy of all: her former teacher Miss Mabel.

Bianca must make a choice: learn to control her restless powers, or let the powers control her.

Antebellum Awakening is the second book in the thrilling new fantasy collection The Network Series. It’s a haunting tale about tragedy, loss, and the power of moving on.


When we last saw Bianca in Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, she was miserable and broken by the death of her mother. Now she’s back in the sequel of the Network series, Antebellum Awakening.

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REVIEW: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls (Network Series #1) by Katie Cross

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Author: Katie Cross

Genre: YA Paranormal

Release Date: March 27th 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Kindle)



Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.

Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic.

Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel.

Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful?

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.


I don’t read that many YA Fantasy books but when I do, I fall for the book, hard. And that’s exactly what happened to me after reading this Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.

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