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

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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

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

Review

Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth’s Divergent has always brought up contradictory feelings within me: Roth’s world-building was severely lacking, yet the book itself was action-packed and impossible to put down. Interestingly enough, I feel completely the opposite about Carve the Mark: the world is intriguing (albeit a bit unoriginal), but the pacing is excruciatingly slow. On the planet… Read More Carve the Mark

Review

Blood for Blood

Truths make the best lies. Wolf by Wolf was one of my favorite books of 2015, so I was anxious to see how Yael’s story continued in Blood for Blood. While I didn’t quite enjoy Blood for Blood as much as I did Wolf by Wolf, it was still a thrilling and entertaining story from… Read More Blood for Blood