Review

The Secrets We Keep

So often you are excited beyond belief for a certain book to release, only to finally get your hands on a copy and find yourself beyond disappointed. The Secrets We Keep was not like that. This is a book that doesn’t just meet expectations, it surpasses them by miles. From start to finish, you will… Read More The Secrets We Keep

Review

Under a Painted Sky

It’s truly impressive how many thought-provoking topics Stacey Lee is able to cover in a mere 384 pages. Everything from racial prejudices to gender stereotypes to class differences is discussed here, and in a way and level that I haven’t ever seen before in young adult literature. It’s an eye-opening and unique story, and while… Read More Under a Painted Sky

Review

The Winner’s Crime

“You can’t see both sides of one coin at once, can you, child? The god of money always keeps a secret.” That’s when Kestrel remembered: The god of money was also the god of spies. The Winner’s Crime is just as eloquently written and devastatingly romantic as it’s predecessor The Winner’s Curse – maybe even… Read More The Winner’s Crime

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Love Letters to the Dead

Author Ava Dellaira’s debut novel Love Letters to the Dead is a poignant and beautiful contemporary novel. While I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as I would have hoped and as much as the hype led me to believe, it was certainly a work of art in itself. When Laurel’s English teacher assigns the… Read More Love Letters to the Dead

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The Winner’s Curse

Almost reading a bit more like a historical fiction novel with a hint of fantasy elements than a straightforward fantasy novel, The Winner’s Curse is a fine addition to the YA fantasy genre; and excels where some novels – Shadow and Bone and Throne of Glass respectively – have – in my opinion – failed.… Read More The Winner’s Curse

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Unremembered

Unremembered by Jessica Brody was definitely an enjoyable and overall solid addition to the YA sci-fi genre, and – while certainly not perfect – it definitely seems to have a strong potential as a series, and provided me with an entertaining read nonetheless. Forgetting who you are is so much more complicated than simply forgetting… Read More Unremembered