The Shades of Magic series is entrancing and cements VE Schwab as one of the great fantasy writers of this generation.Read More
While King of Scars didn’t land true for me, it is still filled with the beautiful writing and character building that we have come to expect from Bardugo.
Over dramatic, yet enthralling, Falling Kingdoms is a YA mashup of Game of Thrones and mid-day soap operas. And I mean that in both a good and bad way.
Rating: 3 stars
Happy Tuesday, book people! Today I have a review for Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez and it’s sequel, Wild Savage Stars. Spoiler alert: I loved both of these books and am currently dying for the third book to be released!Read More
Darkdawn is a masterful end for this stabby, smutty, snarky, and definitely not YA series. As usual, I’d like to say thank you and fuck you to Jay Kristoff in equal measure.
Rating: 5 stars
It’s that time again! The YA branch of Book of the Month has released their book selections for August and dang are there some good ones this month! We’ve got a dark fantasy, a revenge thriller, a coming of age story that tackles social issues, a historical family drama novel, and mind-bending dystopian. Let’s break them down and help you choose the best one for you!
The Mortal Instruments is where the Shadowhunter world begins, and while the plots can get muddled and weird, readers will remain hooked for the drama, the relateble characters, and most importantly, Magnus “I am the best character in this series” Bane.
Series Rating: 4 Stars
FYI: This is a general review of the series as a whole and is SPOILER FREE!
Mirage is an intriguing YA Sci Fi debut, that has a lot of important themes and a unique setting, but falls into predictability.
Rating: 3 Stars
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 2019
Synopsis: December, 2574. Forty-three days before the BeiTech attack on Kerenza IV.
This is the story of my first friendship.
This is the tale of my first murder?
Some monsters are born.
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I was made.
Rating: Pretty sure that Kaufman and Kristoff have made some gnarly sacrifices to the writing gods to be able to pack such an intense emotional punch into such a tiny little book. Either way, I loved Memento.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Author: Lauren James
Release Date: July 3, 2018
Synopsis: The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth.
Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can’t help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.
Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there’s more to J’s mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone….
While there are no outright spoilers for the story, I do describe certain elements of the plot and though vague, they could be viewed as spoilery. If you want to go into this book pure, then maybe skip this review.
Rating: An absolute delight of a story that expertly builds up the tension until it crescendos into a series of plot twists that leave the reader breathless.