I’m pretty upset I hadn’t heard about this book until October. It only came out in September, but I do enjoy Kemmerer’s books, so I’m sad I couldn’t get started reading it SOONER! I powered through this book in a good way. It was super interesting, especially since I saw so much of what happened … Continue reading Defy the Night Review: Robin Hood with a twist!
This book understood teenagers in a way that I felt other books have fallen short. Alex as a character and in his thoughts, felt like a real person in his strengths, flaws, and dialogue. He didn't feel contrived or like a tool for a story. He felt real in how he walked through the world … Continue reading The Cost of Knowing Review
This book was better than I thought it would be. It was more fairy tale-like than I had expected, and I quite enjoyed that. It also gave a lot of insight into Cardan as a character. I know there has been some debate about whether or not Cardan is toxic or a bad example for … Continue reading How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Review
This book was great and I'm still wrapping my mind around it in the way that a good book leaves you engaged long after you finish it. Cee and Kasey are both compelling characters living in a world that feels inevitable but also impossible. Inevitable and impossible are actually great words to describe this story. … Continue reading The Ones We’re Meant to Find Review: beautiful and challenging
This book's cover has been on my radar and I say that because I have seen the cover around but I hadn't read the description. When I did, I immediately checked it out at my library. I've recently been really into stand alone books and new/recreating fairy tales--so this book seemed perfect. It's been a … Continue reading House of Hollow Review: eerie and unexpected–a great spooky season read
This has been a long-anticipated book for me. My librarian friends have been speaking very highly of it. At first it was a little hard for me to get into it. However, it instantaneously hooked me at one point and I was all in. Boulley does a great job creating the setting and making the … Continue reading Firekeeper’s Daughter Review: murder mystery thriller
If you've read my review of the Night Circus, you'd know that I found it lackluster considering all the hype it had. It's not that I thought Caraval wouldn't live up to its hype. There are just some books where I wait for the hype to die down so I can get ahold of the … Continue reading Caraval Review: the magical circus book we deserve
Reading this book has been quite the feat. Not because it was difficult at all, but because I kept getting distracted from it. I've read it a little, listened to the audiobook a little, and taken way too many breaks. But FINALLY I finished it and it was totally worth it. Bod is a very … Continue reading The Graveyard Book Review: who would have thought a graveyard could feel like home?
Hello friends! The Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards is looking for bloggers who review children's and/or young adult literature! I've been a panelist for two years for young adult fiction and speculative fiction and it's been a great experience! I get to read so many more books that I wouldn't naturally come across. … Continue reading The CYBILS Awards is looking for bloggers!
Now that July is almost over I think I'll post my June wrap up, lol. This is very late and overdue, but it's been that kind of month. In good news, I got a job. In bad news I have not been reading much at all. This is probably one of the lowest reading periods … Continue reading June 2021 Monthly Wrap Up