In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located… Continue reading Review: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and… Continue reading Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
A highly promising and very memorable debut, but one that sadly didn’t live up to my expectations.
The seventh and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! With United as One, this action-packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying conclusion. The Garde didn’t start this war, but they’ll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all. . . .… Continue reading Review: United as One (Lorien Legacies #7) by Pittacus Lore
“I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality.” In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer R.… Continue reading Review: Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter
As a sort of follow up from last week’s post, I thought I’d explain why I love middle grade, but have rarely connected with young adult books. I have no desire to read the majority of (mainstream) young adult for two main reasons: First, my life hasn’t followed the path of the so-called stereotypical “teenage… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: Why I Love Middle Grade
We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no… Continue reading Review: The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey