Why I did not enjoy Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

It had all the things I love in high fantasy” bad boy love interest, oppressive regime, dangerous magic and morally grey protagonists. Except… Where does all that come into play, exactly? Because I have to say, I couldn’t find any of it. First of all, it was boring as hell. I’m not really sure where the plot was … More Why I did not enjoy Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Review: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross

This book was truly, wickedly fun, and very quick. A bit of Frankenstein, a bit of Jekyll and Hyde, and the all the best parts of the Steampunk genre combined, it was utterly amazing. There’s a popular YA series that it faintly reminds me of, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what it it! … More Review: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross

Review: Making a Play by Abbi Glines

First, I absolutely adore this series. This is the fifth book in the Field Party series and I’ve enjoyed the ride all the way through. The series focuses on the quintessential high school experience, where football is God but the field parties after the game reign supreme. They’re very cliche books, but enjoyably so, and usually feature a very sweet romance that also manages to touch on some pretty deep issues along the way … More Review: Making a Play by Abbi Glines

Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

I read The Scorpio Races in one sitting. It was absolutely stunning. It wasn’t action-packed, but I was glued to my seat because of the underlying level of suspense that was killing me!! The writing style was pure Stiefvater – simple, practical, fearless, yet restrained, and utterly lyrical. She writes like she daring me to continue, and I’m helpless but to follow. … More Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

ARC Review: Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins

I have really mixed feelings about this book. I read this one in one sitting, more out of spare time than any rush to get to the end, unfortunately. It’s a really great coming-of-age YA book, really. I loved the realizations, the growing pains, and Edie’s personal attitudes and style were lots of fun.  … More ARC Review: Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins

ARC Review: Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer

That description sounds really great doesn’t it? This read should check a lot of boxes for me: rags-to-riches, mythology, lush high fantasy setting, and a villainous lead! Not to mention a promising romance… *waggles eyebrows* Unfortunately… it fell a bit short of expectations. I’m going to address each of those in turn … More ARC Review: Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I really cannot believe I put reading this off for so long! IT WAS SO GOOD. AHHHHH. All my friends knew that I was finally read this one, because I carried it with me for five days, highlighter hooked on the back. I read the majority of the book one night (stayed up until 3:30 a.m. and I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer!), and then held off on finishing it for four days because I didn’t want it to end. Turns out … More Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

I loved how taut Ms. Cross’s writing was through this, and how she weaved witty banter with a seamless world-building that really had me fascinated. Finley, too, I adored as the strong, self-sufficient, and self-assured heroine she was. She is not a normal girl, and has some “gifts” that we got bare glimpses of, but I already know her life will be interesting, and I can’t wait to see how! Onto the next book… … More Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

Review: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage–in the politest possible ways, of course … More Review: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger