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: A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Meg reviews A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller, a delightful mashup of art school, feminism and Edwardian London.
Review: Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
Kat Kennedy reviews Taste of Darkness and explains why she couldn’t finish. Ie. Too many feels.
Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
For all of that, though, “The Book Thief” is at its core a story, and it is a good one. It touched me despite its unsettling context and emotional puppetry. Zusak is an adept writer who uses words to great effect, and I love what he has done here.
Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett
Meg reviews Avalon, it’s kind of like a robot: technically interesting, no human emotion.
Review: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa
Steph Sinclair reviews The Iron Traitor and ponders how this series can ever end well.
Review: Split Second by Kasie West
Steph Sinclair reviews Split Second by Kasie West and concludes that West writes book exclusively for her entertainment alone.
Review: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Meg reviews Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, struggling to see through all the tears of unfathomable sadness.
Review: Ashes to Ashes by Melissa C. Walker
Meg Morley reviews the jazz out of Ashes to Ashes by Melissa C. Walker. Come check out why this book was DOA.
Review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Meg reviews Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, gawdy satire at its finest.
Review: The Last Girl by Michael Adams
Adams has written a total psychopath, and sometimes I’m kind […]
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: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Tumble & Fall Otherwise known as Tumble & BORE (sorry, […]
Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Kat Kennedy reviews These Broken Stars – come check out what everyone is talking about!
Review: Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf
Steph Sinclair reviews Unbreathable by Hasfah Laziaf and expresses her disappointment.
Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Steph Sinclair reviews Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and admits to completely disliking it.
Review: Croak by Gina Damico
Have you read Croak? If not, you should probably do […]
Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller
Meg reviews Parallel by Lauren Miller. It’s way more of a love story than advertised to be.
Review: Horde by Ann Aguirre
Meg reviews Horde by Ann Aguirre, why can’t all the trilogies end as epically as Razorland?
Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
So, this book happened. (Nathan Fillion sums up my feelings […]
Review: While You’re Away Part I by Jessa Holbrook
Steph reviews the first part in Jessa Holbrook’s While You’re Away novel.
Review: How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Meg reviews How to Love, it was amazing and heartfelt and full of feels.
Review: The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Pop culture is my native language, so let me break […]
Review: Proxy by Alex London
Meg reviews Proxy, which came out of nowhere and blew her away. Read on to find out why.
Review: Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Kat Kennedy reviewed Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark and she has lots of feels to share about it!
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