Review

The Hate U Give

Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right. The Hate U Give is an extremely powerful and important novel that is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Now more than ever, we need books like this so we can make sure that Khalil, and… Read More The Hate U Give

Review

Dreamfall

Dreamfall is an original and unique story that is relatively difficult to get into in terms of keeping track of the cast of characters, but once you begin reading it’s captivating and impossible to put down. Dreamfall follows seven teenagers who have signed up for an experimental procedure to help cure their insomnia. But when… Read More Dreamfall

Discussion

YA Character Doppelgängers

When it comes to characters in books, the more books you read, the more similarities you begin to notice between characters in different books. Here are some characters that I’ve noticed that share a lot in common: Annabeth Chase + Kestrel Trajan The first noticeable similarity between Annabeth and Kestrel is undeniably their intellect. Neither… Read More YA Character Doppelgängers

Review

Wintersong

Beware the goblin men, and the wares they sell. Wintersong is a beautifully written fantasy with an imaginative and captivating world, but it lacks the substance and depth it truly needs to be memorable. When 19-year-old Liesl’s sister Käthe is kidnapped by goblins, Liesel is forced to make a treacherous journey into the goblins’ underground… Read More Wintersong

Review

Blood Rose Rebellion

I was highly anticipating Blood Rose Rebellion ever since I heard it pitched as “Red Queen meets Les Misérables.” Unfortunately, the end result ended up being rather underwhelming and unsatisfactory, and I was just hoping for a bit more. Despite being born to a powerful, magical family, 16-year-old Anna is a Barren – someone without… Read More Blood Rose Rebellion

Review

Long May She Reign

Long May She Reign is an engaging and well-written fantasy, but, plotwise, there isn’t anything about it to differentiate it from all the other YA fantasies that have been published. 17-year-old Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she has always been content staying in her laboratory and conducting… Read More Long May She Reign