2017 releases · thrillers

Unlikable Characters, Rural Settings and No Plot: The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

Color me disappointed.  I was really excited to read this book. The premise is something that entirely blew me away and I was so intrigued by it. The Innocent Wife is about a woman who starts writing to a prisoner who is on Death Row, convicted for the deaths of numerous young women. They fall… Continue reading Unlikable Characters, Rural Settings and No Plot: The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

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2018 releases · The Minis

The Minis: Feminist Poetry, Ethics and a Heartbreaking Memoir

Welcome back to The Minis - a series of short reviews. In this post we'll be talking about a feminist poetry collection, about a manga series that grapples with some pretty meta stuff and lastly, we'll talk about a heartbreaking memoir about a brother and a sister. And we'll do it briefly. 1. The Witch… Continue reading The Minis: Feminist Poetry, Ethics and a Heartbreaking Memoir

YA

Slavery, Forbidden Romance and a Great Heroine: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Ah, YA Fantasy.  It's been known that I struggle with YA Fantasy. I keep comparing it to Adult Fantasy and in comparison, YA stands no chance. But still, I keep picking up YA Fantasies left, right and center, in search for one that will blow me away and come close to some of my beloved… Continue reading Slavery, Forbidden Romance and a Great Heroine: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

2017 releases · YA

Fandom, Online Communities and a Bit of Awkwardness: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Another book that left me feeling confused. I am sure all of you have heard of Eliza and Her Monsters. It was one of the biggest YA releases of last year and everyone and their mother absolutely loved it. It was compared to Fangirl (one of my faves) and a lot of people related to… Continue reading Fandom, Online Communities and a Bit of Awkwardness: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The Minis

The Minis: Introduction and Art & Steampunky Fantasy

Welcome to The Minis! I've been contemplating starting doing mini reviews for a while. There are a ton of books I don't review because I don't feel like I have a lot to say about them. I can't fill a full review for those books, so I just give a line or two on Goodreads… Continue reading The Minis: Introduction and Art & Steampunky Fantasy

YA

Coming Out, Oreos and a Whole Lot of Love: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

It's been a while since a book made me feel this good.  I haven't read a YA Contemporary in so long, so I was a tad hesitant to pick up Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. However, all my blogging friends were so excited for the movie and kept saying I should read it. Plus, I… Continue reading Coming Out, Oreos and a Whole Lot of Love: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

2017 releases · YA

Flat Characters, Clunky World Building and a Somewhat Fulfilled Promise of Dragons: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

This book checks all the reasons I hate YA Fantasy.  I wrote about this one in one of my Judging Books By Their Covers post (pretty sure it was October) and when I heard it was about dragons, I immediately wanted to read it. We don't see a lot of dragons, which is confusing, because… Continue reading Flat Characters, Clunky World Building and a Somewhat Fulfilled Promise of Dragons: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli