Review

Winter

My name is Princess Selene Blackburn. I have returned and I am here to take back what is mine. Winter is a fabulous conclusion to a fabulous series. Marissa Meyer has clearly grown so much as a writer since the beginning of Cinder, and Winter just proves how far she has come and how much… Read More Winter

Review

Walk on Earth a Stranger

Walk on Earth a Stranger is an entertaining and action-packed story, but I can’t say it brings anything especially unique or new to the collection of YA westerns already published. When Lee Westfall’s parents are murdered, she is forced to disguise herself as a boy and travel from her small Alabaman hometown all the way… Read More Walk on Earth a Stranger

Review

The Rose Society

The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces. This book is so much darker, so much grittier, than it’s predecessor The Young Elites. Marie Lu takes things to an entirely new level here, and it is simultaneously incredible and frightening. Once upon a… Read More The Rose Society

Review

Ice Like Fire

With its wonderful characters & fabulous romance, Snow Like Ashes became one of my favorite reads of 2014. Unfortunately, I was disappointed to find that its sequel, Ice Like Fire, didn’t quite live up to its wonderfulness. The book starts off where Snow Like Ashes ends: with the revelation that Meira is the true Queen… Read More Ice Like Fire

Review

The Game of Love + Death

Combine the well-researched historical settings of Elizabeth Wein, the stunning and unique narration of The Book Thief and the exquisite writing of Nova Ren Suma and you’ll be somewhere in the ballpark of what to expect of Martha Brockenbrough’s second novel. The Game of Love and Death is a whimsical love story with extremely clever… Read More The Game of Love + Death

Review

The Kiss of Deception

Kiss of Deception is yet another example of a book being ruined by a superficial and underdeveloped love triangle. It really is a shame because, in all regards except for the romance, The Kiss of Deception is a relatively decent and enjoyable read otherwise. Princess Lea is to be betrothed to a complete stranger, so… Read More The Kiss of Deception