Review

The Loose Ends List

I was really looking forward to The Loose Ends List because I absolutely adore books set on cruises, but, unfortunately, it failed to live up to my expectations. 17-year-old Maddie’s fantasy of a perfect summer break is shattered when her grandmother suddenly announces she has cancer. And, instead of getting treatment, her grandmother has decided… Read More The Loose Ends List

Review

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

Review

The Cage

The Cage is a good read. But it had the potential to have been a great one – if only it wasn’t struck by a severe case of ridiculous instalove. People fall into the same routines of thinking day after day: toss an apple and it falls to the ground. Pick a flower and it… Read More The Cage

Review

An Ember in the Ashes

There are two kinds of guilt. The kind that’s a burden and the kind that gives you purpose. Let your guilt be your fuel. Let it remind you of who you want to be. An Ember in the Ashes may be flawed; but there’s no denying that it is an utterly entertaining and captivating read… Read More An Ember in the Ashes

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The Sky is Everywhere

After reading Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun, I was hooked by her exquisite writing and realistic characterization. Unfortunately, however, The Sky is Everywhere doesn’t quite have that same magical touch, and I was disappointed by how it turned out. My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life.… Read More The Sky is Everywhere

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The Infinite Sea

That’s the cost. That’s the price. Get ready, because when you crush the humanity out of humans, you’re left with humans with no humanity. In other words, you get what you pay for. The sequel to the much-hyped about The Fifth Wave leaves me with feelings similar to those I had at the end of… Read More The Infinite Sea