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!
The Cost of Knowing Review
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
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories 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
The Ones We’re Meant to Find Review: beautiful and challenging
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
Firekeeper’s Daughter Review: murder mystery thriller
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
Caraval Review: the magical circus book we deserve
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
The Graveyard Book Review: who would have thought a graveyard could feel like home?
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?
The Language of Thorns Review: fairy tales with a twist
The Language of Thorns was on my TBR for a long time and I finally decided to read it last month, and it was the perfect book to read before bed. They might not be the fairy tale stories you'd normally read before bed as a child, but I quite enjoyed them as an adult. … Continue reading The Language of Thorns Review: fairy tales with a twist
If I’m Being Honest Review: Taming of the Shrew “retelling”
I can't remember how I came across If I'm Being Honest, but I remember reading the summary of it and thinking "this is the kind of romance I am very interested in reading." Cameron was a little rough to enjoy at the beginning of the book, but that was part of her character development. This … Continue reading If I’m Being Honest Review: Taming of the Shrew “retelling”
Monsters of Men Review: one of the most memorable series I’ve ever read
This quickly became one of my favorite series ever. Todd and Viola are such believable, lovable, and flawed characters to follow. Even as I want to shake the book because they aren't completely communicating with each other, I also understand how difficult the decisions they are having to make are. This post has spoilers in … Continue reading Monsters of Men Review: one of the most memorable series I’ve ever read