Review

Ashfall

Reminiscent of Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer and Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne (both of which I really enjoyed), Mike Mullin’s debut novel Ashfall was both a fascinating and frighteningly realistic post-apocalyptic tale. Ashfall follows 15-year-old Alex, whose family decides to go on a weekend away in Illinois. Alex decides to stay… Read More Ashfall

Review

Crown of Midnight

Not bad, not bad at all! I’ve never had such a hard time writing a review as I have with Sarah J. Maas’ Crown of Midnight. My thoughts are conflicting, and the hype is extraordinary, and there are moments when I simply didn’t know what to think. What I will say though is this: Crown… Read More Crown of Midnight

Review

Ignite Me

Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip… Read More Ignite Me

Review

Throne of Glass

This is one of the most hyped-about fantasies in the young adult genre, and, in a sense, it’s not hard to see why. Sarah J. Maas has created a story that is action-packed and appealing. And, despite the flaws, I found myself engrossed in Celaena’s story. Celaena is an assassin who was betrayed and sentenced… Read More Throne of Glass

Review

Eve

With the success of The Hunger Games and the overflow of dystopian novels that followed, it is quite difficult to find a YA dystopian novel that stands out from those already published. Unfortunately, I can’t find anything within Anna Carey’s Eve that makes it stand out from the waterfall of dystopian stories already published. Anna… Read More Eve

Review

Shadow and Bone

Those who know me and my reading tastes know that while I enjoy an occasional fantasy novel, it’s definitely not my forte or my go-to genre. Why? Because I have a hard time visualizing fantasy worlds. I’m never quite sure how to picture them – as alternate realities? Dream-like worlds? Something else altogether? – and… Read More Shadow and Bone