5 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Mystery · Mythology · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Muse of Nightmares

When you read a book so good that it leaves you speechless? This is definitely one of them. The plot here isn't clear cut. But even then the story moves, there is direction. It isn't easy to follow and it is something subtle. Most books from the get go are explosive in their plot points,… Continue reading Muse of Nightmares

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5 stars · Books · Contemporary · Reviews · Young Adult

A Thousand Perfect Notes

This was entirely beautiful. There is something about this work, even as it is all about a pianist. As much as it is to not have your children live out your dreams. Something that resonates with me far more than anything else. I have grown up with expectations placed on me even as they waned… Continue reading A Thousand Perfect Notes

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Young Adult

The Fall of Innocence

Her story to an extent was right. She had been through a difficult and tremendously hard experience. The author had been able to show it, and show it well. It highlights the fragility. And also the fact that victim blaming is common. The main character is blaming herself for her own actions. As though it… Continue reading The Fall of Innocence

1 star · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Young Adult

The Spiritglass Charade

I guess I should have known better than I really didn't feel like wanting to read any more Victorian mystery novels. And even way back in 2016, my expectations had been pretty low. And this just proved me right in the scale that I should have stayed away from it. Mostly because within the 100… Continue reading The Spiritglass Charade

1 star · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

Batman: Nightwalker

The one thing that bothered me the most about the story here had been how unbelievable it was. It turns out Bruce Wayne had to do community service in an asylum. I'm pretty sure that majority of all teenagers do not get assigned that. As most of them will be helping at orphanages or hospices… Continue reading Batman: Nightwalker

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Escape From Houdini

I was expecting something more exciting. The story had managed to entertain me, and it still does but I feel that the middle was just too bloated. One thing that kept this series from feeling the drag had been that each book presented a different a mystery. Something fresh. Stalking Jack the Ripper in my… Continue reading Escape From Houdini

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

Carols And Chaos

If there is something that I know I dislike about a regency romp, this will be it. Kate and Matt ate entirely bland and boring. They are proper as people are in those times. But unlike the one time it actually worked, because there were actually consequences. There isn't anything that really mattered to Kate.… Continue reading Carols And Chaos

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Speculative Fiction · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Wildcard

This was okay. It wasn't anything that really surprised. It entertained all right but it never managed to really get me to keep on reading. The best part about the story had been the subplot of Sasuke. That was incredibly interesting and the ending surprising. I liked that completion because it managed to surprise me… Continue reading Wildcard

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Grace And Fury

For once I'm really really bored at the story. The only interesting point had been how the story turned from Serina to Nomi. I did like the idea. But eventually it was just so filled in drudgery. There wasn't much of anything else that really caught my attention apart from that. And that it wasn't… Continue reading Grace And Fury

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Dance of Thieves

This was readable. Any more than that. Not really. The writing was the best part. The story, not really. The POVs were virtually indistinguishable. At this point third person will have been a much much better choice. Giving the world a bigger worldview without feeling that it is too narrow. Although it had the benefit… Continue reading Dance of Thieves

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Comedy · Fiction · Historical · Reviews · Young Adult

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

If anything this was a far more entertaining piece of work than her first book. Perhaps it was the lack of connection but this just worked. The main thing was how the story divided between three females. Each of them being different. Felicity was as intelligent as she was stubborn and fierce. Johanna revealed herself… Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Nyxia Unleashed

I guess YA isn't just for me anymore. Or reading books in my favorite genres here. Emmett has lost all of what made him interesting. For lack of better word. He is just focused on the small things and little else. He doesn't suggest or even say anything. He doesn't want anything. And the moment… Continue reading Nyxia Unleashed

1 star · 2 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Romance · Young Adult

Heart Of Thorns

If this was a book which wanted to be both dark and full of classic YA. It failed. Mia has absolutely zero reasons to be here. For lack of better word. She is one of the most uninteresting characters. What does she do? Absolutely nothing. Does she gain any sort of agency? Barely. And what… Continue reading Heart Of Thorns

2 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

Suitors And Sabotage

Disappointed. I was expecting a fun regency romp and this is isn't anything that has really fascinated me at all. I was hoping for a fun ride which her previous work was. And I didn't care about any of the characters. They seem rather paper thin and I feel as though nothing was really developed.… Continue reading Suitors And Sabotage

2 stars · Books · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

Catwoman: Soul Stealer

If anything, this was just as uninspiring. Selina was incredibly difficult for me to like as character. She didn't have many many ties in the story and didn't have anything that made her stand out. And although I should be expected to know about the story. The character was not even compelling me to read… Continue reading Catwoman: Soul Stealer

2 stars · Books · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Unearthed

Wholly difficult to read, and uninspiring. I felt that this sort of science fiction simply doesn't appeal to me anymore. There is a lot more than just spaceships, futures which don't make any sense. If anything, right now the future is wrought with plenty of grim futures, with a change in humanity. And well this… Continue reading Unearthed

2 stars · Alternate History · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Smoke And Iron

This was difficult to buy into. The story starts to branch out but I feel that it is not well thought out. None of the perspectives adds anything to resolve the issue, or even getting them anywhere in the rebellion against the Great Library. Most of it is just then being in captivity and their… Continue reading Smoke And Iron

3 stars · Books · Literary · Magical Realism · Reviews · Young Adult

Literally

For a book which breaks the fourth wall it has no idea how to really do it well and give more depth to their character. Even when the author is inside the book, it was incredibly difficult to understand what was the point of the story and where it was trying to go. For most… Continue reading Literally

2 stars · Books · Reviews · Romance · Young Adult

Shadowsong

This was a disappointing book. The previous had managed to catch my attention because of the back and forth with the Goblin King. Here it is about Vienna and the story loses all its charm as well the idea of where it really wants to head in the first place. The story loses all its… Continue reading Shadowsong

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Literary · Magical Realism · Reviews · Young Adult

The Weight Of Feathers

This just didn't catch me at the very least. The story felt as though it had no weight even as the title suggested that. The characters were just really really empty. The writing was incredibly nice even if all else seemed to have headed nowhere. The plot could have been better to be more prominent… Continue reading The Weight Of Feathers