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

The Female of the Species

“You see it in all animals – the female of the species is more deadly than the male.” “Except humans.” I really enjoyed Mindy McGinnis’ debut Not a Drop to Drink and was ecstatic to hear she was going to write a new contemporary novel. The Female of the Species is an extremely thought-provoking book… Read More The Female of the Species

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

Review

Heartless

“But hoping,” he said, “is how the impossible can be possible after all.” Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles quartet is one of my favorite series, so it’s no surprise that I have been highly anticipating her new standalone Heartless from the moment I first heard about it. And Heartless doesn’t disappoint. All Catherine wants is to… Read More Heartless

Review

Crooked Kingdom

“Sometimes,” said Kaz, “a proper thief doesn’t just take. He leaves something behind.” Crooked Kingdom has been one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 ever since I finished it’s brilliant predecessor Six of Crows. Luckily, I was not disappointed. Leigh Bardugo manages to take all of the stunning characterization, wonderful romance, and intricately plotted… Read More Crooked Kingdom

Review

The Killer in Me

Margot Harrison’s debut The Killer in Me was an atmospheric and well-written mystery, but ultimitely it wasn’t anything especially memorable or life-changing, which is especially disappointing given the creative premise. Every night, 17-year-old Nina Barrows sees through the eyes of a serial killer named “The Thief.” Unwilling to watch any more innocents die, Nina embarks… Read More The Killer in Me