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

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

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

Review

Something Real

Whether it’s Facebook photos, blogs, or reality TV, it’s like nobody is content to just live life. The worth of our existence seems to be measured in pixels and megabytes and “likes.” Those of use whose lives can be downloaded seem to have the most value. How is it possible for a book to make… Read More Something Real

Review

Nil

Nil had an extremely entertaining and promising premise – almost reminiscent of the TV series Lost – but, unfortunately, it’s potential was a bit wasted by an annoying heroine and a complete absence of world-building. Seventeen-year-old Charley is in a Target parking lot when everything turns black. When she awakes, she finds herself naked on… Read More Nil