Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland

Deathless Divide was the perfect sequel to Dread Nation. PERFECT. Whereas Dread Nation (which everyone lost their minds for, myself included, because Civil War era zombies and a black female warrior lead? Oh. My. God. Yes.) sold itself on ‘combat school for Negro girls’, it really wove in a plot that expanded beyond the school […]

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

I absolutely adored The Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco. Such incredible world-building. Such well-rounded, dynamic characters. Such complicated motivations. I’m sorry to say that The Never Tilting World pales somewhat in comparison. I loved the world-building. I did find it remarkably similar to Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, in that each generation a […]

The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby

I’m cultivating a new love for YA thrillers, and The Stranger Game is so far a quiet gem for me. It began with the return of Nico’s missing sister, Sarah. Except that Sarah seemed‚Ķ not quite right. Instead of being a total psycho bitch, cruel to both her parents and her younger sister, this Sarah […]

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

I approached this audiobook with trepidation since I have never been interested in reading books from either Rachel Caine or Ann Aguirre, and I’m generally not a massive fan of dual-author books either, for a number of reasons. However, I do like sci-fi and I am willing to take chances because I could always DNF […]

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

So Mary Weber is a very hit-or-miss author for me. Storm Siren = Hit. Siren’s Fury = Miss. Siren’s Song = Hit. To Best The Boys = Hit. Mary Weber is the only author in the history of my whole reading career (that’s 30+ years!) where I DNF’d a sequel then went on to read […]

Angel Mage by Garth Nix

Garth Nix is the Australian master of worldbuilding. I’m not even joking. Y’all should know that I don’t deliberately seek out male authors (because male authors tend to write books for men about men to the detriment of women) but Nix is one of my exceptions, and I’m happy to share that Angel Mage is […]

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 […]

Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray

I’ve been really sick – as in bedbound sick – and I don’t really feel like writing a lengthy review for this audiobook, so I’ll keep it brief: For a sequel, it didn’t feel like filler. I felt like every character moved forward, and the plot was original and engaging. I loved watching the relationships […]

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