Review

Wintersong

Beware the goblin men, and the wares they sell. Wintersong is a beautifully written fantasy with an imaginative and captivating world, but it lacks the substance and depth it truly needs to be memorable. When 19-year-old Liesl’s sister K├Ąthe is kidnapped by goblins, Liesel is forced to make a treacherous journey into the goblins’ underground… Read More Wintersong

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The Star-Touched Queen

The Star-Touched Queen caught my attention from the very beginning when it was pitched as a retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth with Indian mythology. Unfortunately, the end result is something rather underwhelming and disappointing. 16-year-old Maya is shocked when she is rescued from an arranged marriage by a mysterious man named Amar. In… Read More The Star-Touched Queen

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One

I’ve read three of Sarah Crossan’s books so far, and this is, by far, the best book I’ve read of hers. It’s a short and simple story, but it packs a surprising emotional punch and reminds you about the power of sisterhood. One revolves around a set of 16-year-old conjoined twins named Grace and Tippi… Read More One

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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

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The Walls Around Us

I am quite unsure about how I feel about Nova Ren Suma’s The Walls Around Us. On one hand, the writing is exquisite and lyrical, but on the other hand I felt there was very little plotwork actually being done throughout the novel. This is a story about two very different girls. There’s Violet, who… Read More The Walls Around Us

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Fairest

I am a huge fan of Marissa Meyer’s work, and Fairest certainly did not disappoint me. It’s a creepy, twisted and extremely well-written story, and every aspect – dare I say it – is practically perfect in its execution. This is not the typical story where the heroine lives happily ever after, riding into the… Read More Fairest