Genre: Fantasy

A Wicked Thing: A Mini Book Review

A Wicked Thing: A Mini Book Review

If you know me, you know that I love fairy tales. They are just beautiful. So I had high hopes for A Wicked Thing, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Except it has a twist: it’s the story after the story, the story of Aurora from the moment she wakes up 100 years after she fell asleep. She finds herself in a world that’s completely changed, a world without her friends and her family, a world that she no longer belongs to. This story was screaming potential. But it didn’t live up to its possibilities. It was essential a story of a girl who wakes […]

Posted April 16, 2015
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Poison Study: A Book Review

Poison Study: A Book Review

Since I’ve started book reviewing more and creeping on all of your book reviews, this one came up a bunch and it seemed to be one of those you-have-to-read-this, this-is-a-YA-classic type of book. Paired with its high ratings on Goodreads and its convenient availability at my school’s library, this book jumped to the top of my TBR pile (which incidentally has also increased exponentially since I started reviewing/creeping more). Anyways, this book. There’s a girl named Yelena. The story opens to her in a dungeon about to be executed…not very good circumstances, I know (and no, I’m not going to tell you why she’s […]

Posted March 27, 2015
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Firefight: A Book Review

Firefight: A Book Review

Review: I really went back and forth on the rating on this one. It’s not one of my absolute all-time favorites so when I gave it that 5 on Goodreads, it didn’t sit right with me. But then a 4? That seemed way too low.So I decided on a 4.5. GRs should really give us the option of half stars. But I am incredibly happy with this sequel. I think I liked it better than the first one, to be honest. Brandon Sanderson knows how to create worlds, that’s one thing I can tell you for certain. The Good: There is so much […]

Posted March 2, 2015
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Fairest: A Book Review

Fairest: A Book Review

Ah! I am so happy with Fairest. Happy in a “Oh my gosh, I hate Levana so much more now” kind of way. It’s not technically a part of the Cinder canon (aka Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and [I’m so excited!] Winter), but it gives you insights into the past three and most probably into the third…Let me scratch that, it will give you insights into the third. I had so many “Oh, wow so that explains it” moments. Let me tell you what I think about this book. The Good First off, the cover. The cover is amazing in a “I can’t tell if this is creepy […]

Posted February 19, 2015
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The Night Circus: A Book Review

The Night Circus: A Book Review

I was enchanted by this novel – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I finished it exactly a month ago and was planning to review it right away, but I couldn’t find the words. I am here today because I want others to know and read and be enchanted by this book as well. There’s no better introduction for this book than by using a few lines from the real introduction (find the full introduction here): The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when […]

Posted August 22, 2014
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