Review: “Incendiary” by Zoraida Cordova

Alright after a couple of soft-ball, considerably “meh” books, I was on the hunt for something interesting.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what I ran into with Incendiary. It is dark and it is brooding and is actually much more involved than you might think for the vague description of “girl steals memories andContinue reading “Review: “Incendiary” by Zoraida Cordova”

Review: “The Companion” by Katie Alender

As it turns out, I’m kind of a fiend for horror/thriller stories. I learned that with Mexican Gothic, a book this is undoubtedly going to be compared to due to its creepy nature and time of publication, but aside from the horror aspects, these two stories are quite different. Let’s review:  Margot has had aContinue reading “Review: “The Companion” by Katie Alender”

Review: “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern

“Some enjoyed them and others did not and that is the nature of a story.” It’s certainly no secret that I absolutely loved Erin Morgenstern’s first work, The Night Circus. I think everyone did; it was magical and mysterious and exuded such a distinct feel to it, that it was highly disappointing to finish andContinue reading “Review: “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern”

Review: The Hearts We Sold” by Emily Lloyd-Jones

“She became her own knight; she collected those broken promises and whispered apologies and fashioned them into armor.” You know that feeling, where your book ends, but it ends in such a way that it’s all a blur of action and emotion and you have to… take a step back and think ”whoa whoa whoaContinue reading “Review: The Hearts We Sold” by Emily Lloyd-Jones”

Review: “The Extraordinaries” by T.J. Klune

I’d like to start this review off by acknowledging the fact that I was 100% hungover while reading The Extraordinaries. Head pounding, stomach churning, life-hating hungover. And this book still made me so happy. Nick Bell is our beloved hero in The Extraordinaries. Well, “hero” is a strong word considering in a town where superherosContinue reading “Review: “The Extraordinaries” by T.J. Klune”

Review: “Dustlands” by Erin Bowman

Well this book was certainly a little how-do-you-do of vengeful post-apocalyptic YA Novels. I was promised Mad Max and I was fed exactly that and more. This is a book that is most certainly going to sweep across the young adult world and take them by storm.  Dustborn follows Delta of Dead River; dead beingContinue reading “Review: “Dustlands” by Erin Bowman”

Review: “Hunted by the Sky” by Tanaz Bhathena

“When you’re poor, secrets can very well be the difference between life and death.” What a little gem this book turned out to be! The cover is absolutely gorgeous– I made jokes on my Instagram that the cover model’s eyes were so piercing that I had no idea how the story was even going toContinue reading “Review: “Hunted by the Sky” by Tanaz Bhathena”

Review: “Idle Hands” by Cassondra Windwalker

Idle Hands is undoubtedly going to take the Woman’s Literature genre by storm.  Not only is the cover a subtle mix of color and spook (the nails on that shadowed hand certainly provide a curiosity that belays the cheerful colors!) but there is certainly enough story contained in the pages to make anyone sit upContinue reading “Review: “Idle Hands” by Cassondra Windwalker”

Review: “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

“Mythmaking. It’s greater than you or I, this tale.” Oh man. Where to begin with this one. This book has taken me three days to read– and not through fault of its own, but because I am at the beach and between the sun and waves and general merriment of vacation, I stuck to readingContinue reading “Review: “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

Review: “Only Mostly Devastated” by Sophie Gonzales

“Life was too short to play chicken with something as important as the person you loved.” Alright y’all so imagine this. You’re browsing through Bookstagram, bored off your ass, and you see a cute little book with a pretty teal cover surrounded by little cartoon teenagers hanging out on bleachers.  “Aww,” You say, “this isContinue reading “Review: “Only Mostly Devastated” by Sophie Gonzales”