Adrienne Fray reviews The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George. Find out why she calls the story “a jumbled, monotonous and transparent mess”.
Review: Fear by Michael Grant
“Fear,” while not perfect, is a powerful and altogether brilliant sequel that promises an incredible end to an incredible series.
Review: Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Adrienne Frey reviews Out of The Easy by Rupa Sepetys and discusses the benefits of historical fiction in regards to atmosphere.
Review: Plague by Michael Grant
To be honest, I feel that this series may have peaked with “Lies.” While “Plague” is an excellent follow-up, it feels more like a maintainer than an innovator, keeping the quality of the story steady instead of enhancing it. Rather than significantly improving upon the aspects of its predecessors, as the last two books have done, this installment keeps the status quo.
Review: Lies by Michael Grant
A much thinner read than its predecessors, Grant’s third offering packs so much excellence into every page that any possibility of the shorter length being a hindrance to the storytelling is crushed within the first few chapters. It may not be long, but it’s a damn good story.
Review: False Memory by Dan Krokos
This review may contain spoilers. And by may, I mean […]
Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
“Imaginary Girls” is not a book for everyone. Some will love it. Some will hate it. It certainly is unique, however, and that alone makes it worth your time.
Review: Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott
Kat Kennedy reads and fangirls over Zoe Marriott’s Shadows on the Moon. Come check out why.
Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
“The Snow Child” is simply one of those books that really cannot be adequately captured in words that come from someone other than the author, I think, and any attempt to do so too extensively will kill the magic that is imbued within it.
Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
So, yeah: I liked “Shatter Me.” It has plenty of teeth-grinding stupidity, but I certainly don’t dislike it as much as many others seem to. I think that Ms. Mafi shows a great deal of promise, and I’ll be reading the rest of the trilogy to see if she can overcome her issues and smooth out those rough edges.
Review: Hunger by Michael Grant
Lengthier, grander in scope, and significantly darker than the already mature “Gone,” the second installment in Grant’s ambitious series is a marvelous sequel that is much better than its predecessor.
Review: Gone by Michael Grant
Thankfully, however, “Gone” manages to be just about as good as I remember. Sure, there are some things that irk me, and they had enough of a presence in my reading experience that I was forced to give this one a relatively mediocre score, rather than the perfect five stars that I had hoped to bestow. But what Grant does right far outshines the little issues, and that makes this book worthwhile, despite its flaws.
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: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
“The Thirteenth Tale” is not a bad book. Unfortunately, neither is it a great one. It is a novel that contains a great concept and some wonderful ideas, but does little with them.
Review: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Adrienne Fray reviews the dystopian novel, Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Review: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Adrienne Fray reviews Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield.
Review: Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Adrienne Fray reviews Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev. She may or may not have read Shakespeare before, but that didn’t deter her from mildly enjoying the novel.
Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Adrienne Fray reviews Stephanie Perkins’ Lola and the Boy Next Door. She found it charming. Read more to find out why!
Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Cuddlebuggery’s newest reviewer, Anna Swenson, reviews Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. Read more to find out what she thought!
Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray
Cuddlebuggery’s newest reviewer, Adrienne Fray, reviews The Diviners by Libba Bray.
Review: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
That rare book that deserves the titling of “novel,” David Mitchell’s work is an ambitious piece of literature that manages to tell a wide-reaching story without once losing its focus.
Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Stephanie Sinclair reviews Article 5 by Kristen Simmons and talks about how she likes her dystopians. Hint: With world building!
Review: The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
God I wanted to like this book so much. Honestly […]
Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Isabelle from Wake Up at 7 stops by Cuddlebuggery for a fierce gladiator-style battle! Well, not really. But she does review My Life Nest Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
In which Archer gets vocal about teenaged boys (well he did used to be one), voodoo and ghostly love… all while musing about the first appearance of Anna Korlov
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