Genre: middle grade

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy

Posted December 26, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs 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 Shadow Cipher

Posted December 14, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Shadow Cipher

First things first, I don’t know whether to call this book York or The Shadow Cipher. I guess the title is the latter, but the former is in a GIANT font across the cover, and I didn’t actually realize that this novel was called The Shadow Cipher until I was filling in the information for this review. And even though I like the cover, now it bothers me. At any rate, this book was pretty disappointing. It started off slow but I pushed through because I liked the characters. Then it got really good. Tension, conflict, high stakes. Then the 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 »

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 »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs For The Lazy (2)

Posted April 10, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 6 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs For The Lazy (2)

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 those 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: See You in the Cosmos

Posted February 24, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: See You in the Cosmos

It’s not often that I read contemporary middle grade books. Like seriously, I read one a year, maybe? I generally stick to fantasy. So when See You in the Cosmos showed up at my door, I had a hard time remembering why I requested it. The blurb didn’t speak to me like blurbs of books I usually read do (I am a huge blurb reader), but I knew I would try to read it because I am really trying to get through my ARCs this year (I’m already struggling). I’m actually glad I did though, because this was a great more »