You know sometimes when a book is so painful and […]
Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
‘Hi my name is Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way and […]
Review: A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
Sometimes, if you are unlucky, you meet books in your […]
Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I’ll be brief. The problem with The Raven Boys was […]
Review: Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by Misc.
‘Slasher Girls & Monster Boys’ comes from April Genevieve Tucholke, who has brought together a roster of fourteen YA scribes (herself included) for the purpose of gathering us around the metaphorical campfire and telling us their best ghost stories. The result is about what you’d expect: an uneven but consistently entertaining trip through the joint imagination.
Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Meg feels there is promise for this new series, but remains unimpressed with Exquisite Captive.
Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
My problem with the Raven Cycle quartet is that it’s […]
Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Its unique storytelling approach and narrative structure is interesting, but “Afterworlds” does not do enough with its eccentricities to make it truly memorable. There is a good story here, but it’s largely buried beneath another, less enjoyable one.
Review: Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
It may not be the most satisfying (or complete) of stories, but its potential is clear, and worth trying given the ease with which it can be read. I only hope that the next installment proves a bit meatier.
Review: The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff
“Breathtaking for its softness and detail,” Nafizaa reviews The Undertaking of Lily Chen by Danica Novgorodoff.
Review: The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain
Christina reviews The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain and explains why she just couldn’t finish it.
Review: Half Bad by Sally Green + Giveaway
Steph reviews Half Bad by Sally Green and is amazed at how brutal is was. Read on and enter to win a finished copy!
Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
What’s left, then, is a sequel that tries to do many things and fails at nearly all of them. It is both too self-contained to feel a proper continuation of a preexisting story and ongoing series, and too listless to work as a memorable piece of fiction in its own right. It is both too open-ended in regards to some plotlines and too conclusive when it comes to others. It presents a façade of evolution by lazily pushing forward uninteresting threads and finalizing ones that should have gone on whilst bringing the most important enigmas to a frustrating stasis.
Review: Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Meg reviews Gorgeous and it’s a hot mess (the review, not the book, although the book’s a bit of a mess too.)
Review: Croak by Gina Damico
Have you read Croak? If not, you should probably do […]
Review: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Meg reviews Kendare Blake’s newest novel, Anitgoddess. Read on to see what she thought!
Review: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
Adrienne Fray reviews Invisibility by Andrea Creamer and David Leviathan. Alas another meh read for her, come find out why!
Review: Outcast by Adrienne Kress
Adrienne Fray reviews Outcast by Adrienne Kress and charitably describes it as “bland”. Come see why!
Review: Nameless by Lili St. Crow + Giveaway
Kat Kennedy reviews Nameless by Lili St Crow, and she may have a fixation on clouds. Find out more about the cloud thing by reading on. Also, more about Nameless!
Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Kat Kennedy reviews The Eternity Cure. Yes, maybe she has a bit of a crush of Allison. Maybe she has a bit of a crush on Kagawa. But at least come read to find out why.
Review: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Adrienne Fray reviews The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. See why she calls it “a solid beginning to the series”.
Review: The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
Adrienne Fray reviews The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. Read on to find out why she recommends it with some reservations.
Review: The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Stephanie Sinclair reviews The Archived by Victoria Schwab and shows what happens when you put off reading a book you knew you’d love: The book surprises you and you find a favorite.
Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This is the story of a quirky girl and her eccentric family, of wealth and obsession, of magic and the need to belong to something bigger. It’s a very eclectic novel, filled with a number of elements that manage to mesh together in a way that feels comfortable and natural.
Review: Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Adrienne Fray reviews Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff and expresses her disappointment with a mystery that seemed to solve itself.
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