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 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?
It's been awhile since I read this book. I got carried away reading the books really fast and then moving on to other books. You know how it is right? Well, without further ado, I will finally write my review of this book. There are spoilers in this review so read at your own discretion! … Continue reading The Raven King Review: What. An. Ending.
These books just keep getting more and more interesting as the magical system shows that there are very few rules. Every time I think I know all the rules and all the players, BAM new people and new rules. I'm all for it though. There are spoilers in this post, so please read at your … Continue reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue Review: even farther down the Glendower rabbit hole and I’m here for it
I am a huge fan of Romeo and Juliet. I am completely aware of all of its issues, but I still find it dramatic in a great way and it has some iconic lines. "Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?" Such a classic. Having said that, I am an even bigger fan of … Continue reading These Violent Delights Review: a stylized, dark, and reimagined story that holds true to many aspects of the original story