Forest of Souls by Lori M Lee

I really liked Lori M Lee’s short story Steel Skin in A Thousand Beginning and Endings, so I was really looking forward to Forest of Souls I think Sirscha’s name is supposed to be Saoirse, as in Saoirse Ronan (Saoirse is pronounced “Sur-sha”), the Irish actress. It’s like the author heard the name and went, […]

Pivot Point by Kasie West

I have a problem with the fundamental plot of this book. In this book, Addie can take a peek into two futures based on decisions she might make at any one point. It’s called Searching and is a rare paranormal gift in her paranormal community. It literally benefits and affects no one but her. She […]

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Please note that this review spoils both the book and the 2020 Disney film adaptation. I have always loved this book. I first read it in high school after I discovered it was written by the same author who wrote White Fang. Now, keep in mind I was at school over the millennium, so this […]

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas

This was not a good book… But I kind of liked parts of it. The first half was super boring, and I had to borrow it from my library 4 times, which is part of the reason why it took so long to read. (Six months! So why bother? Because I wanted to see three […]

Matilda by Roald Dahl

It feels right that my last review for the year is about a little girl whose superpower was reading. Recently I had a social gathering at my house that contained small children. I wanted a child-friendly film to play in the background, so I chose Matilda from Netflix. It was supposed to be a low-key […]

Starglass by Phoebe North

Despite the fact that the plot didn’t even kick in until well after the halfway mark, the book… wasn’t bad? Like, I enjoyed Terra’s everyday life in the spaceship. What I didn’t like was the blurb promising me: “In this futuristic, outer space thriller, Terra has to decide between supporting the rebellion she believes in–and […]

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

How We Roll was a sweet, short little book I read in a few hours in the early hours of the morning one night when I couldn’t sleep. It tells a story of self-acceptance from the point of view of a teen girl with alopecia, and her unlikely but endearing and bumpy friendship with a […]

The First Midnight Spell by Claudia Gray

This is a companion novella from the Spellcaster series told from Elizabeth’s point of view. It’s not essential reading to understand the rest of the series, but my library had a copy, and I really like reading ‘downfall’ or ‘villain’s comeuppance’ type novels. I like reading about terrible people and the terrible things that happen […]

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

I’ve listened to 10% of the audiobook, and while that’s not enough to fully critique a book on all of its merits, I can tell it’s not worth my time to continue. What I like: – The worldbuilding. It’s stark and drops you right in, because of course you don’t need any info dumping. – […]

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