Genre: Dystopian

Book Review: Flashtide by Jenny Moyer

Posted November 13, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Flashtide by Jenny Moyer

Many people are tired and have moved on from the dystopian genre. BUT NOT ME! As long as authors continue to come up with original ideas, I will keep reading them. And man is this duology an original story. Okay, so there’s a bit of a Red Rising vibe, but I DNFed that and I adore this, so it can’t be that similar. I will admit, I didn’t like this installment quite as much as the last one, but I still really enjoyed it. My favorite thing about this duology is how tense it is, and how much I love more »

Book Review: The Salt Line

Posted September 1, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Salt Line

I don’t give 5 stars easily, but this book deserved every one of them. It was memorable, terrifying, and one of the most tense novels I have ever read. Maybe I should give it 4.5 stars because the pacing had a few issues early on with bad placement of flashbacks, but I can’t justify it. This book was really that good. Why? ~Killer world-building. Figuratively and literally. Those ticks will kill you, but the book is about so much more than just killer ticks. It’s a rich world with depth. ~Flawed but lovable characters. I adored Marta and Wes. I more »

Book Review: This Savage Song

Posted July 7, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: This Savage Song

Baa, baa, black sheep have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir three bags full. That is me right now because…I didn’t really enjoy This Savage Song all that much. There’s no denying that Victoria Schwab can write, and I have liked her books in the past. I really enjoyed The Near Witch and Vicious. I read part of The Archived and really liked that too but then I put it down when I realized the series wasn’t finished and might never get a conclusion. But I also didn’t love A Darker Shade of Magic. I DNFed that due to pacing more »

Forgotten Fridays: The House of the Scorpion (April FF)

Posted May 13, 2016 by Pixie in book review, forgotten fridays, Lyn, Pixie / 2 Comments
Forgotten Fridays: The House of the Scorpion (April FF)

In April, I (Pixie) picked The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer to be the Forgotten Friday book. Lyn and I dove into it, but as you can see our post is a couple of weeks late. We really didn’t want to just forget this discussion and thought better late than never!   Pixie: So The House of the Scorpion was actually our April FF and we are soooo behind. LOL. But that’s life. What did you think of it? Lyn: I was surprised how much I liked it  I thought it was one of Farmer’s best! Pixie: I more »

Book Review: City of Savages

Posted May 5, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: City of Savages

I heard A LOT about City of Savages when it first came out. I don’t know why, but it was everywhere on Twitter, on Goodreads, on blogs. I bought it back then and fully intended to read it, but then psyched myself out, because I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, and I didn’t want to be disappointed. I’ve done this with so many books, by the way. I still haven’t read the sequel to The Diviners by Libba Bray. On a whim, and because I had time to read a book I owned and not an ARC, I finally more »

DNF Review: The Prelapsarians

Posted April 25, 2016 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 0 Comments
DNF Review: The Prelapsarians

The Prelapsarians had all the makings to be one epic post-apocalyptic story, one I may have found myself a little over-excited to try and pick up, until I started reading. Unfortunately all interest was lost within the first forty pages when I felt like it’d already become too complicated, and still had well over 600 pages to go. The writing wasn’t bad, that wasn’t the problem for me, it’s just a read that would need a lot of time to process and get through. Time I don’t really have much of nowadays. My biggest qualm with the story itself was more »