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

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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

1 star · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

Endless Water, Starless Sky

Well if I did hope for any explanations, this didn't serve it. Although the story does end on a sad note, seeing as there are costs to bringing back Romeo. But I feel that the main thing here was the whole idea of how Romeo and Juliet were retold with necromancers. Which will have done… Continue reading Endless Water, Starless Sky

1 star · Books · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Honor Among Thieves

I was really bored by the story at the middle. And that the main character felt plain and didn't even stand out at the least. Zara did not work as a main character, she didn't make me care for her and she felt like many of the main characters in YA. Having the same sense… Continue reading Honor Among Thieves

4 stars · Books · Fiction · Horror · Novellas · Paranormal · Reviews · Young Adult

Anna Dressed In Blood

It wasn't exactly what I expected, but for once it is pretty good in how it delivers something different and not make me feel disappointed to say the least. It is about Cas who is a ghost hunter looking for Anna, who died in a good dress as much as it became her defining identity.… Continue reading Anna Dressed In Blood

1 star · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Intrigue · Reviews · Young Adult

The Queen’s Rising

Disappointing, I was intending for a story about a woman who was going to rise to be Queen. Which I got nothing of. It begins with a girl who is admitted because of her blood instead of skill. And when she is a teenager, she is hopeless. That makes for the best of stories, am… Continue reading The Queen’s Rising

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

I was really disappointed. For a story that had such a good premise and idea it didn't know where it wanted to go and take the story. The idea of coldtowns as well as vampires were melded in a way that I was genuinely fascinated by them. And how they worked. And how they will… Continue reading The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

1 star · Action · Adventure · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Young Adult

Sky In The Deep

If you're looking for a good Viking story, this isn't it. Not even close. The world is as thin as the piece of paper, the main character is incredibly plain. And most importantly, nothing of importance happens at all. It is just constant mentions of Iri who either betrayed them or not, her constant loyalty… Continue reading Sky In The Deep

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

The Swan Riders

Mostly I'm just unable to really grasp the story as a whole. It just goes by way too slowly, even as the writing is excellent. The whole idea of AI is well explained and understood. But I just felt that nothing was happening. Nothing was really important and everything just went from one page to… Continue reading The Swan Riders

1 star · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

A Reaper At The Gates

This was incredibly disappointing. I did not like this book as the characters had lost the depth from the book one. Or at least whatever that made it interesting in the first place. The world is no bigger than just a couple of characters. Completely focusing on the wrong things, and nonetheless forgetting about developing… Continue reading A Reaper At The Gates

3 stars · Apocalyptic Fantasy · Books · Epic Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Belles

I find the world interesting, but it's mostly the characters which fails to impress me. Even though the beginning was promising, but the ending revealed itself to be rather classic good vs evil. Sophia was a cackling princess, who was too evil and should not be allowed to rule no matter the cost. Without actually… Continue reading The Belles