Review

The Star-Touched Queen

The Star-Touched Queen caught my attention from the very beginning when it was pitched as a retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth with Indian mythology. Unfortunately, the end result is something rather underwhelming and disappointing. 16-year-old Maya is shocked when she is rescued from an arranged marriage by a mysterious man named Amar. In… Read More The Star-Touched Queen

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Ruined

Ruined is a strong start to what is sure to be an amazing trilogy. Tintera manages to have just the right balance of action, romance, and revenge to keep you glued to the pages. For the past year, Em has been planning and preparing for the moment when she can get her revenge against the… Read More Ruined

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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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Vicious

Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human. What makes a person “good?” What makes a person “evil?” Are some people predestined to be “evil?” In Vicious, V.E. Schwab follows the story of two men – one bad, one worse – in an attempt to answer these… Read More Vicious

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Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo has done it again. Admittedly, I may not have been completely swept off my feet with her Shadow and Bone trilogy, but Six of Crows sealed the deal for me. The story brims with action, excitement, and urgency, keeping you glued to the pages until the very end. When Kaz Brekker, Ketterdam’s most… Read More Six of Crows