Book Review: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Is this the time to admit that I've never read The Secret Garden? I think I once watched one of the movies, a long time ago, but I couldn't tell you anything about it. I assume there's a hidden garden, and so I picked up Gallant on a whim because it sounded like a better … Continue reading Book Review: “Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Book Review: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

We'll get this out of the way first: I really, really love the Grishaverse books. I think the magic system is pretty cool (although it sometimes gets a little muddy as to who can do what and why), and the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom duology have become some of my favorite books. However, sometimes Bardugo … Continue reading Book Review: “Rule of Wolves” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

For some reason, I decided not to write this review the moment I finished with the book, but almost six weeks after I've finished with the book, so I guess we'll see if anything about the book stuck with me! King of Scars takes place a few months after the events of the Six of … Continue reading Book Review: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo

I'm really trying to come to terms with the ending of this series. [This Review Contains Spoilers] I really wanted to like this series, and I do, but with some caveats. Alina is an interesting main character, but the fact that she ends up with Mal overall is so...frustrating. She can do so much better. … Continue reading Book Review: “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: “Siege and Storm” by Leigh Bardugo

If I were to sum up this book in one word, it would be COMMUNICATION. If I were to sum up this book in one sentence, it would be: MAL AND ALINA NEED TO LEARN HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER BECAUSE IT'S ALL THEIR FAULTS. Keeping up with our "generic YA Fantasy" genre, … Continue reading Book Review: “Siege and Storm” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo

It took me far too long to get around to reading these books - I can't believe this book was published in 2012 and I just...never found out about them? I was working at the bookstore in 2014 when the last book in the series came out! How did I not really hear anything about … Continue reading Book Review: “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: “Dead Dead Girls” by Nekesa Afia

We're playing catch-up here, so you're not going to find a First Impression Friday post by me regarding this book. Truth be told, I read the book on the plane ride to and from New York City, so I wasn't exactly in a position to write a FIF post for this book anyway. From GoodReads: … Continue reading Book Review: “Dead Dead Girls” by Nekesa Afia

Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

It's been almost a week since I finished this book and I've been trying to figure out the best way to write this review, because I really loved the storyline, but I didn't like how it all played out. Also, please note that this book is billed as the "Dead Djinn Universe Book #1," which … Continue reading Book Review: “A Master of Djinn” by P. Djèlí Clark

Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

I'm still waiting on The Last Graduate to come out, so in the meantime I'm finding every book by Novak in my local library and reading them to pass the time. This book is a Rumpelstiltskin retelling in a Russia-inspired setting, where winter elves take the place of our creepy little goblin man that we … Continue reading Book Review: “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novak

Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow

It took me a little longer to read this book than I would have liked, but it's finally done and I've got a few things to say about it. First, this book is written in present tense. If you're like me, and you're not a super huge fan of present-tense narration, this book is not … Continue reading Book Review: “The Once and Future Witches” by Alix Harrow