The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Although Addie LaRue is not YA, it definitely has some crossover appeal for older YA readers. It’s basically New Adult, similar in tone to For The Wolf (also an adult fantasy with crossover appeal if you consider New Adult isn’t a ‘real’ category, and that I reviewed on this blog), and that’s why I’ve decided […]

Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale

When I first red this book’s blurb, I was pretty excited. A book about going into and experiencing other stories! Pretty cool concept! Then, after I borrowed this audiobook from my library and started listening to it, I saw a couple of reviews that were not so favourable. I honestly do not understand all the […]

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

For the Wolf appears to be a Little Red Riding Hood retelling: the main character is called Red and she wears a red cloak, which is a point of interest on the cover. There’s a scary dark wood and a Big Bad Wolf. But don’t be fooled. This isn’t a cool interpretation of Little Red […]

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 […]

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

I am officially giving up after three months having read nearly 200 pages. There is just so much damn dialogue about the most banal uninteresting things. There is absolutely zero chemistry between anyone. Everyone is so one dimensional and I have no idea how anyone found them interesting enough to pursue a relationship, let alone […]

Assassin’s Gambit by Amy Raby

This isn’t my usual YA, but I did enter Goodreads First Reads competition to win it, and I did really want to read it. Oh my god, I took FOREVER to read this book but I swear it’s not a reflection on the book’s quality, believe me! I had a really good time when I […]

ARC Book Review: Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries #11) by Meg Cabot

ARC Book Review: Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries #11) by Meg Cabot

SUMMARY Her Royal Highness Princess Mia of Genovia details the pressures of being royal, having a self-destructing father/prince of Genovia, a wicked grandmother/queen of Genovia, a wonderful boyfriend/fiancé/future prince of Genovia, and all the hysterics that come when several unexpected issues may change the heirs to the throne forever. WORLDBUILDING So, Genovia’s not a real […]

Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

SUMMARY Sydney and Adrian search for a kidnapped Jill but are sidetracked by various obstacles. Someone’s out to get revenge on Sydney while Adrian tries to limit his magic use. WORLDBUILDING What can I say about Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy world that I haven’t said before? I’m taken with it. Smitten. If a fake world […]

Book Review: Unwanted by Amanda Holohan

Book Review: Unwanted by Amanda Holohan

Once upon a time there was a badass warrior who had been trained her whole life to protect her walled city from outside invaders. She passed her test and was about to graduate when she did something really really stupid that caught the attention of the rebels. Or course, this made her super special, and […]