Geekerella by Ashley Poston

My first Ashley Poston book was Among the Beasts and Briars, so I’m late to the party masquerade ball. Better late than never, right? I figured out pretty quickly that Poston can write, baby. So when I came across Geekerella at my local library, I knew it was highly likely I would enjoy it, especially […]

Love, Heather by Laurie Petrou

This book is about a young girl discovering her power when she breaks the rules to ‘get back’ at bullies. The story is about a 14 year old Canadian girl Stevie from a ‘broken’ home – her dad left when she was 12, although sometimes the timelines and flashbacks will have you guessing about the […]

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

Don’t you just hate it when you read a book that objectively wasn’t bad, it wasn’t particularly riveting, either? I think I am possibly the wrong audience for this book. Sure, it’s a YA fantasy with a strong female lead, and although I enjoyed it to a point, overall I was not as engaged as […]

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

I generally don’t enjoy books that dump the reader with an already super-powered, super-confident arrogant and entitled lead character with minimal room to grow. However, Alosa is remarkably different to this brand of heroine, and I couldn’t help but love her. Is she super-powered? Yes. Is she super confident? Yes. Is she arrogant? Sometimes, but […]

Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction edited by Carrie Ryan

A great collection of interesting and diverse stories all (mostly) revolving around a theme of prophecy, or foretelling, or otherwise predicting the future. I was completely gobsmacked to find two stories in particular had prophecies of their own: Michael Grant’s This is a Mortal Wound mentioned how interesting Hamilton was in 2012, three years before […]

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

So. This book. I can see the similarities to The Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge! which were the selling points that drew me to this book. The elements are there. But it’s just so… Boring. I’m not going to do a ‘real’ review since I didn’t finish the book. I got about three-quarters […]

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

I read and loved the Spellcaster series by this same author last year, and although a lot of people have said they love the cover for this book, I never really looked at it that closely when it was available to borrow from my library. I guess I thought maybe it was too busy? Maybe […]

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