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 Killer in Me

Margot Harrison’s debut The Killer in Me was an atmospheric and well-written mystery, but ultimitely it wasn’t anything especially memorable or life-changing, which is especially disappointing given the creative premise. Every night, 17-year-old Nina Barrows sees through the eyes of a serial killer named “The Thief.” Unwilling to watch any more innocents die, Nina embarks… Read More The Killer in Me

Review

With Malice

Why is they say that you always hurt the ones you love? Because you know exactly how to do it. With Malice is not a bad book by any means – it’s gripping and it keeps you on your toes from start to finish. But I can’t help but compare it to other YA mysteries… Read More With Malice

Review

Wicked Lovely

And he smiled at her, truly smiled- wicked and lovely… Wicked Lovely has its fair share of flaws, but, despite everything, it still manages to be an entertaining read. 17-year-old Aislinn (“Ash”) has a secret: she can see faeries. When the faery find out about her ability, Ash is drawn into a centuries-old battle between… Read More Wicked Lovely

Review

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

Review

This is Not a Test

“This is not a test. Listen closely. This is not a test.” But I think she’s wrong. I think this is a test. It has to be. There is no doubt that This is Not a Test is an intelligently and thoughtfully written book, but for some reason or another I was felt a slight… Read More This is Not a Test