Review

Shadow and Bone

Those who know me and my reading tastes know that while I enjoy an occasional fantasy novel, it’s definitely not my forte or my go-to genre. Why? Because I have a hard time visualizing fantasy worlds. I’m never quite sure how to picture them – as alternate realities? Dream-like worlds? Something else altogether? – and… Read More Shadow and Bone

Review

Pawn

But if you’re careful—if you protect your pawns and they reach the other side of the board, do you know what happens then? Your pawn becomes a queen. I’ll admit that I was a bit hesitant to read Aimee Carter’s Pawn, mostly because I had a bad experience with her former book The Goddess Test.… Read More Pawn

Review

Among the Hidden

“No,” Luke said. “She wanted to live free. Not die. Not hide. Live.” It’s extremely difficult to write something for people of all ages, and still make it have the same overall emotional impact on everyone reading it – regardless of age. Among the Hidden is one of the few middle grade books to accomplish… Read More Among the Hidden

Review

Fire & Flood

There were some points in Fire & Flood in which I was jumping up and down in excitement, completely engrossed in the story. Then there were others where I almost wanted to throw the book down in frustration – mostly at the main character. Tella Holloway is desperate. Her brother has a terrible illness, and… Read More Fire & Flood

Review

Everneath

Everneath is an intelligent and creative retelling of one of the most popular Greek myths to date: the myth of Hades and Persephone. Brodi Ashton takes the myth and makes it her own, adding her own unique twists to the myth. The result is a story that is both entertaining and unlike anything I’ve ever… Read More Everneath

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