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

Book Review: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

I really, really wanted to love this book. You've got no idea how much it pains me to write those words. I loved this book. It's got everything I wanted - mysterious children (reminds me a little bit of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), unsatisfied office drone worker (Stardew Valley), and the "found family" … Continue reading Book Review: “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

Book Review: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

I read this entire book in a day, and I absolutely love it when books are just that fascinating enough to me nowadays. (Well, I guess it didn't help that I borrowed it from the library, forgot about it, and got an email saying my library hold was up in three days -- whoops.) I... … Continue reading Book Review: “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

I basically ignored everything else in my life to finish this book the same day that I started it because it was that good. Project Hail Mary is everything I loved about The Martian, only better. I borrowed it from the library, but the moment it's available in paperback I will be buying it to … Continue reading Book Review: Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

Book Review: “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline

Strap yourselves in and buckle up, kiddos, because you're about to go for a long ride. Wade Watts, also known as Parzival, has become the biggest troll in the universe. After winning Halliday's Easter Egg Hunt (along with his three friends, Samantha, Aech, and Shoto), he's become a multi-multi-billionaire overnight and has access to Halliday's … Continue reading Book Review: “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline

Three DNFs: “A Discovery of Witches,” “The Midnight Library,” and “The Great Circle”

I don't think I've DNF'd three books back to back before (or if I have, it hasn't been in recent memory), but there was just something about A Discovery of Witches, The Midnight Library, and The Great Circle that I couldn't get through. I did a First Impression Friday for A Discovery of Witches, which … Continue reading Three DNFs: “A Discovery of Witches,” “The Midnight Library,” and “The Great Circle”

Book Review: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams

While I was hoping to enjoy this novel, I think it ended up being just a bunch of fluff filled with important-sounding jargon. I work in a law office (well, in real estate, but I still know a lot of legalese), and I was confused. The ending of the book takes place in a court … Continue reading Book Review: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams

Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

In my First Impression Friday post about this book, I said how I was annoyed with the main character's constant clumsiness, and predicted that it actually meant she'd be super strong in whatever the Dragon had taken her for, and I was correct. She's clumsy because (paraphrasing) there's so much magic inside her that she … Continue reading Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik