Kiersten White has covered some of my favorite topics with Slayer (and upcoming Chosen!) diving deeper into the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the eerie horror of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein taking the question of whether Frankenstein the doctor or the creation was more of a monster to new heights. So […]
Winterwood is a hauntingly beautiful story, about a young girl, her magical heritage, dark woods full of lost things, and the boy she found in said woods on the one night a month the trees don’t see everything. “But tonight I walk without her, chasing that same moon up the same dark, frozen river – […]
“You glare. Like something’s wrong, and you’re the only one who can fix it.” All the Stars and Teeth is a fascinating story about a young girl’s journey to uncover the truth from the sea of lies she’s been told her entire life, while discovering where she fits in this new world. “The world doesn’t […]
So here’s the thing: when I first read the synopsis for this book I was so damn excited to read it. Strong female characters, magic, kilt-wearing warriors, backstabbing, prophecies, and war. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a new high fantasy series, right? And yet, this one didn’t do it for me at all. The […]
“Trust no one, betray everyone.Kill or be killed, always.” This book has been compared to Six of Crows. And while they are both about a group of kids going on a mission, the resemblance stops there. This book isn’t about a group of misfit friends. I would call them a gang of acquaintances at best […]
There are a few key words that, whenever I see them combined to describe a new or new-to-me book, automatically guarantees that that book shall shoot straight to the top of my TBR or Most Anticipated Lists. Witches. France/French/Francophile. Enemies-to-Lovers. There are others of course (dragons come to mind), but needless to say, all I […]
Books and movies inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night are some of my favorite adaptations. Stormrise by Jillian Boehme has strong leanings and similarities to Disney’s Mulan – Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies – and Boehme adds in fantasy elements, so of course the book caught my eye. At the start of the […]
The plot took shape and picked up a great pace, there was so much happening and the story got me more and more invested, so much that I couldn’t have stopped if I tried. It had so much action and mystery, a GREAT political intrigue and some of the BEST plot-twists I’ve read in YA.