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

Front Lines

Hate. The word alone made Rio queasy. How do you hate someone you’ve never met? Weren’t the Germans just soldiers doing what they were supposed to do? How could she kill someone like that? Front Lines takes a unique and eye-opening perspective on World War Two – the likes of which I haven’t ever before… Read More Front Lines

Review

Not a Drop to Drink

“There’s a famous line from a poem about the ocean,” Mother had finally said to end the discussion. “‘Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.’” Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis was just the kind of book I needed to read right now. It’s definitely one of those types of books… Read More Not a Drop to Drink

Review

Allegiant

She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love… That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own. Even though I wasn’t much of a fan of… Read More Allegiant