Genre: fantasy

Book Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Posted August 9, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

I’ve been seeing a lot of this book in my Twitter feed lately. People are raving about it, so I was really excited to read it as well. But…it didn’t live up to the hype. I found it rather disappointing, actually. It definitely read like the Chinese mythology version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an ass-kicking female heroine and a male sidekick that was weaker than she was, and lots of Chinese demon slaying. Plus it was set in California–okay, a different part of California than Buffy, but still. There were some similarities. That was the GOOD stuff. What more »

Book Review: The Hush

Posted July 17, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Hush

It’s always an exciting thing when a book catches you by surprise in a totally unexpected way. I didn’t expect a thing from The Hush; in fact, I’m trying to make my way through the books I am behind on quickly, and I was prepared to DNF this one. Instead, I found myself enraptured by like page ten. It really is that good. The Hush started was published first in Australia, and I do believe this is the author’s first published work in America. I’m really thankful, and I hope they publish more because she has a GREAT imagination, and more »

Book Review: Akata Witch

Posted July 14, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Akata Witch

I was lucky enough to get a copy of Akata Witch through the Penguin First To Read program. It honestly wasn’t my first pick. I wanted Library of Fates, but all the copies were gone by the time I got there, so I took this one instead. I’m thankful that it worked out this way, because this book was unique and contained a memorable cast of characters. Sunny Nwazue is just a twelve-year-old girl struggling to live a normal life with her albino skin, until she discovers she is a Leopard Person able to do unusual magic and juju. Her more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Posted June 30, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review these books (even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore) because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Book Review: The Traitor’s Kiss

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 6 Comments
Book Review: The Traitor’s Kiss

I don’t know how to start this review properly. I have so many thoughts and I don’t know how to organize them into a coherent format. I liked this book and I didn’t like it. There were parts of it that were really great, but most of it just fell really flat to me. Then I have to ask myself, why did I keep reading if I didn’t like it all that much? I usually DNF. I know some reviewers have no issue writing negative reviews and I used to too, but I don’t like to push myself through something more »

Book Review: Edgeland

Posted May 3, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Edgeland

I am so addicted to this series. It’s incredibly fucking weird and weird doesn’t always work for me, but I love the world-building and the imagination of the authors. Edgeland is a standalone sequel to Nightfall, which I also loved. I am aware that that book didn’t work for everybody, but if it worked for you, you will most likely enjoy Edgeland as well. You don’t have to have read Nightfall to enjoy Edgeland either, but you should read it at some point anyway because the authors have mentioned that they want to make characters from both meet in the more »