Review

Salt to the Sea

While I didn’t quite enjoy this as much as Ruta Sepetys’ debut novel Between Shades of Gray, I still found Salt to the Sea to be an informative and emotional story about one of history’s biggest maritime tragedies. Torpedo strike: Approximately 9:15 pm Passengers on Board: 10,573. Lifeboats: 22. But then I remembered: 10 of… Read More Salt to the Sea

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Passenger

Passenger has an amazing premise, but, unfortunately the execution – the writing specifically – just isn’t up to par with the creative concept. Etta Spencer is about to make her debut as a professional violinist when suddenly she is transported back in time. She learns that a secret time travel organization is holding her mother… Read More Passenger

Review

Glass Sword

While I was ambivalent about Red Queen, I was curious to see if Victoria Aveyard was able to redeem herself with this sequel. Unfortunately, Glass Sword does nothing except solidify my confusion about why this series is so popular. Glass Sword begins right where Red Queen left off: Mare and Cal have been saved from… Read More Glass Sword

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The Great Hunt

I’m not much of a fantasy reader. I like books rooted in realism and plausibility, and fantasy in general simply doesn’t do that. Yet, I found myself hooked by the premise of The Great Hunt and was curious enough to give it a try. And I am so glad I did because this is a… Read More The Great Hunt

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Starflight

Starflight is every bit the quintessential YA sci-fi novel: it’s action-packed, has a well-imagined world, features a strong protagonist and tops that all off with a satisfying dash of romance. Solara Brooks wants to move to the outer realm so she can get a fresh start in a place where no one judges her for… Read More Starflight

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Everything, Everything

It’s easy to understand why so many people love this, but it simply didn’t leave any lasting impact or completely click with me. 17-year-old Madeline has a rare condition named SCID, meaning she is basically allergic to everything. She’s never gone to school, never left the house, never had a friend. But when a boy… Read More Everything, Everything

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