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Review: The Truth is a Cave ..

Review: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

I like to break up my reading list with a graphic novel here and there. I love looking at the art while I read, and I feel that it is an underappreciated category of books. This one was amazing. I love Neil Gaiman’s work, so I knew that I would probably enjoy it, but I […]

May 14, 2018

Book Review: Carve the Mark ..

Book Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Overall, this book gets five nuts! I picked up Carve the Mark when I saw it in the store half because I loved Veronica Roth’s other writing and half because people were saying not to. I don’t like to be told what to do, so naturally I decided I had to read it. Wow. I have no […]

May 28, 2017

The Intelligent MC: A Review..

The Intelligent MC: A Review of Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

5 Stars I went back and forth about how I wanted to rate this book. Is it a 4 1/2 or a 5 star book for me? Certainly its my favorite book I’ve read this year. Surely that makes it a 5 star book? But me loving a book and it being a nearly perfect […]

March 30, 2017

Review: You

Review: You

This is not a book that I would ever have chosen for myself. I picked it up at a library sale after meeting the author at last year’s Rochester Teen Book Fest. It was an interesting premise, and I had to ask myself: is it really possible to write a convincing and intriguing book entirely in […]

May 19, 2016

Review: Invasion of the Tear..

Review: Invasion of the Tearling

So here’s the thing: I really do like this book. BUT, and yeah that’s a big BUT, this one took a weird turn. But let’s start at the beginning. Queen Kelsea is dealing with the backlash of all her decisions in Queen of the Tearling. And I’m sure that kind of thing would change a […]

April 1, 2016
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YA Review: The Orphan Queen ..

YA Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

4 Nuts   I was a little wary of this book. I was not worried about the subject matter, this kind of book is right up my alley, but I had started Jodi Meadows’ Incarnate series and DNFed the first book less than halfway through. I didn’t like the writing and I thought the story […]

March 15, 2016

YA Review: Glass Sword by Vi..

YA Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

May contain spoilers for RED QUEEN 4 Nuts Just like when I was writing my Red Queen review, I am writing this Glass Sword review after having marathoned the book in less than 24 hours. When it comes to Victoria Aveyard, the only thing that can stop my binge is a need to get up […]

February 16, 2016

YA Review: I Was Here by Gay..

YA Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

  Trigger Warnings! Suicide. Ok where do I start? Once again we have a book from my dark side of the contemporary collection. Once again the topic of suicide is on the table, therefore trigger warnings to apply. So I read this one right after My Heart and Other Black Holes and I couldn’t help […]

February 8, 2016
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YA Review: My Heart and Othe..

YA Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Trigger Warning: This book features talk about suicide. When you’ve got yourself on a reading binge, why change what’s working? This is one of many contemporaries that has sat on my shelves forever, and now I decided to give it a go. Apparently the theme of the month is going to be suicide, since this […]

February 8, 2016
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YA Review: What’s Left..

YA Review: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

I own a lot of dystopian. A LOT of dystopian. There was a time a while back when nearly all I read was dystopian. As the popularity of the genre dwindled, I think so did my love of it. I red so much of it and so much was just…not good. So I stopped reading […]

February 1, 2016