Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh

I have many feelings about this book. First of all, I think it did an absolutely wonderful job of telling a tale inspired by Gaston Leroux’s beloved gothic classic, The Phantom of the Opera, better known to many people worldwide by the phenomenal West End musical and lesser known from the gorgeous but not quite […]

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys is an #ownvoices book about a gay trans Latinx boy trying to prove his place in his community: he believes that if he can prove he is a brujo, a kind of Latino witchdoctor who can summon, guide, and banish the spirits of the departed, instead of one of the traditionally feminine healing […]

Love You To Death/Shadowland by Meg Cabot

This has been published a bunch of times since it first debuted in 2000 under the pen name Jenny Carroll, but the author is actually MEG CABOT from The Princess Diaries fame. Because it was originally published so long ago, back before what I consider to be YA’s explosion years (2005-ish), when it became incredibly […]

Midnight Sun (Twilight #5) by Stephenie Meyer

Yes, I’m going to review this! 15 years after Twilight was released, Meyer finally released her much-awaited retelling of book 1 from Edward’s point of view. And although it was a mammoth tome, topping in at over 750 pages, I did enjoy it. I think this book’s strength comes from having already read the previous […]

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 King of Crows (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray

This series is absolutely outstanding. There is everything to love about it: it’s got an amazing diverse cast of characters I just can’t help but love, the worldbuilding is immersive and influential (I seriously start talking like the characters while I’m listening to the audiobook), the plots are slow and steady enough to draw you […]

Useless Bay by M.J Beaufrand

I was drawn to Useless Bay because I really liked the idea of a group of almost super-human quintuplets that acted as the local search and rescue on their small, isolated island. What I found was most disappointing. To start with, the quintuplets (all named after Rat Pack members, plus Marilyn ‘Pixie’, because their single […]

I Quit 2 Books In A Row

I Quit 2 Books In A Row

I’m not writing a review for these books. I’m not. I’m just… making notes.   I quit Reign of Shadows at 29% when it became obvious to me that it was just another instalove paranormal romance, with the female main character unable to think about anything other than the boy who popped into her life […]

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

I totally missed the hype train on this (courtesy of being a fringe blogger and not active on social media). Sawkill Girls was a creepy, atmospheric YA horror (didn’t realise that for a while, my bad!) about a literal bogeyman that hunts and devours teenage girls on a lonely island called Sawkill Rock (I think […]

Sorceress (Spellcaster #3) by Claudia Gray

I was lucky enough that this entire series was available on audiobook at my local library (except the novella, which was available as an ebook), and that’s the primary reason I wanted to listen to it. To be able to get through an entire series on audio, well that’s one of my bookworm dreams. So […]

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