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

Passenger

Passenger has an amazing premise, but, unfortunately the execution – the writing specifically – just isn’t up to par with the creative concept. Etta Spencer is about to make her debut as a professional violinist when suddenly she is transported back in time. She learns that a secret time travel organization is holding her mother… Read More Passenger

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

Everything, Everything

It’s easy to understand why so many people love this, but it simply didn’t leave any lasting impact or completely click with me. 17-year-old Madeline has a rare condition named SCID, meaning she is basically allergic to everything. She’s never gone to school, never left the house, never had a friend. But when a boy… Read More Everything, Everything

Review

Ice Like Fire

With its wonderful characters & fabulous romance, Snow Like Ashes became one of my favorite reads of 2014. Unfortunately, I was disappointed to find that its sequel, Ice Like Fire, didn’t quite live up to its wonderfulness. The book starts off where Snow Like Ashes ends: with the revelation that Meira is the true Queen… Read More Ice Like Fire

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