Ruined by Amy Tintera has ruined me for other YA fantasy

Ruined by Amy Tintera has ruined me for other YA fantasy

First of all, yes, this is one of those ‘pseudo-fantasy-lite’ novels where the kickass assassin/princess gets to wear pretty dresses and falls in love with the prince BUT Do not dismiss it because it’s more Twilight/Disney Princess (written for girls where girls star as the hero I might add) than Lord of the Rings, or […]

DNF: Tell The Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

DNF: Tell The Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

I’m not usually one to say a character is ever outright stupid, but Lucie must be the stupidest of any heroine I’ve ever read, and that includes Bella ‘my life revolves around a vampire who wants to kill me’ Swan and Nora ‘sexual assault is sexy’ Grey. There’s heat of the moment act-first-think-later bad decisions, […]

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

I have a superpower. Not a very good one, and it’s one I don’t really tell people for fear they simply won’t believe me. I’m an emotional chameleon. I literally feel the emotions of people around me. Like an empath. It was not that long ago that I confessed this useless and uncontrollable superpower to my […]

After The Woods by Kim Savage

After The Woods by Kim Savage

SUMMARY A year ago, Julia Spunk sacrificed herself to save her best friend from a paroled predator in the woods. Now a girl’s body has been found, and Julia’s new therapist is upending memories she’d suppressed of her terrifying 48 hour ordeal. But Julia’s more interested in the downward spiral her BFF Liv has gotten […]

Tour Stop + Giveaway: Night Study by Maria V Snyder

Tour Stop + Giveaway: Night Study by Maria V Snyder

I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting today’s stop for the Night Study blog tour. I’m a huge fan of Maria’s and you can find reviews for the previous books in the Study series here: Poison Study, Poison Study Dream Cast, Assassin Study, Magic Study, Fire Study, Power Study, Ice Study, Shadow Study. I’ve also read […]

White Space by Ilsa J Bick

White Space by Ilsa J Bick

I quit this book at 14%. I’ll be honest: there’s nothing particularly wrong with this book. So it’s getting a DNF rather than the 1 star I usually leave for books I don’t finish. I just don’t think I have the patience to sit through 560 pages of POV jumping when nothing has made me […]

The Leveller by Julia Durango

The Leveller by Julia Durango

SUMMARY The world is obsessed with a virtual simulation called MeaParadisus, or MEEP. It’s strictly a solo game where people can live out their fantasies. Nixy can (illegally) enter other people’s games courtesy of her beta code (courtesy of her parents, who both work with the MEEP) and extract them if they’re illegally staying too […]

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

SUMMARY Natalie and Brooke’s friendship is put to the test when they and those they love keep secrets from each other. WORLDBUILDING For the most part I bought the contemporary setting of Anything to Have You. The dialogue was almost hyperreal and the depiction of the landscape changing throughout the seasons made me yearn for […]

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

SUMMARY While Winter has been freed from Angra’s slavery, Meira must find the balance between queen and soldier, fight to keep her kingdom from the hands of Cordell, and in the mean time find the keys hidden in other kingdoms that will open the door to the magical chasm and hopefully make an alliance or […]

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

When I was five or six years old, my older brother convinced me to go on the Haunted House ride with him at the local show. I was pretty scared, and knew my big brother wouldn’t protect me from anything, and didn’t particularly want to go, but I thought if I didn’t do it now […]