Meg reviews Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, a completely original take on a tale as old as time. Plus, a giveaway!
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: 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: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Meg reviews Ruby Red and revolts at the idea of calling it sci fi.
Review: Shadows by Robin McKinley
Meg reviews Shadows by Robin McKinley. Find out why she calls it “fantastic all over the place!”
Review: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Meg reviews Kendare Blake’s newest novel, Anitgoddess. Read on to see what she thought!
Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May + Giveaway
Kat Kennedy reviews The Falconer by Elizabeth May and throws all the things. Come and check out why.
Review: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
Kat Kennedy struggles to contain her rabid fangirl squealing in her review to the sequel of Stormdancer, Kinslayer.
Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Steph Sinclair decides to write letters to Darkling, Mal, Sturmhond and Leigh. Come and see what she thought!
Review: The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Adrienne Fray reviews The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George. Find out why she calls the story “a jumbled, monotonous and transparent mess”.
Review: Ink by Amanda Sun
Adrienne Fray reviews Ink by Amanda Sun and expresses extreme disappointment in the main character. Find out why!
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: 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: Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
Adrienne reviews Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox. Find out why she considers it “Definitely worth it”.
Review: Exiled by M.R. Merrick
Kat Kennedy reviews M.R. Merrick’s debut novel, Exiled. A story about someone who reminds her almost too eerily of her little brother. Aladdin references ensue. You have been warned.
Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Kat Kennedy plans to track Leigh Bardugo down and simultaneously chide her and huge her for her latest installment in the Grisha series. Find out why.
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: Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder
Kat Kennedy reviews the second book in the Healer series. She fangirls over Avry, hates on Kerrick, and grumbles incessantly. Come check it out!
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: Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
Kat Kennedy fairly gushes over Touch of Power, Maria V. Snyder’s first book in her Healer series. Come check out what all the fuss was about.
Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard
Looking for a deliciously creepy Alice in Wonderland retelling? Come see why Stephanie Sinclair thinks Splintered by A.G. Howard might just be what you’ve been searching for.
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: Moonset by Scott Tracey
Adrienne Fray reviews Moonset by Scott Tracey. She didn’t enjoy it. Read more to find out why!
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