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Book Review: I Am Malala

Posted December 27, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 1 Comment
Book Review: I Am Malala

I knew going into this book it’d probably be an emotional one. I also picked it at this tumultuous time we are facing, as you all know, because I felt like it was a very important thing I should read. I’m not going to get into politics here though so don’t worry about it–I know where I stand, where I’ve stood since the beginning, so I don’t need to get into that. I Am Malala does take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride right from the start. I could hear her voice and often while reading, I felt like she more »

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Posted August 13, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Lyn, Pixie / 8 Comments
Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Last week, Lyn and I read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown… well, it was a re-read for me, and I happily pushed Lyn to read it finally. 😛 Pixie: I’ll kick this off since it’s a re-read for me! This wasn’t your first Holly Black book, so you can at least say that now. Did you have a better experience with this one, Lyn? Lyn: I have such an odd relationship with Holly Black. I love her concepts and her world building. Her urban paranormal and fantasy books are always just a work of art. Her imagination is just out more »

Book Review: California by Edan Lepucki

Posted August 28, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 6 Comments
Book Review: California by Edan Lepucki

I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start with the cover. It’s my favorite cover of the year, by far. I love forests, the simple spine with large white font, basically I love the design and it’s what made me want to read the book more than anything, I think. Plus, it’s an adult dystopian, and those are still somewhat rare. I’ve read a few, but none impressed me. Neither did California. This is the author’s debut novel, and it shows. The writing is really weak, particularly in the beginning and the end. The middle section is alright more »

Book Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

Posted July 31, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

What the hell did I just read? The Fever was seriously one of the most disjointed books I read this year. I didn’t like it, and I am not sure if it was meant to be this way in a style I did not connect with, but there was seriously a ton wrong with this book and I don’t know where to start or if I can even articulate it. First of all, you should know that it took me about a week for me to finish it. That’s pretty much unheard of around here in these parts. I mean, I can more »

Book Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

Posted June 19, 2014 by Kara in book review / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

I’m just really not sure about this book, guys, or what I’m supposed to think about it.  I was first introduced to The Fever because Nova Ren Suma had been tweeting about it, and anything NRS touches is gold, right?  And after I read Dare Me, which I loved, I was even more excited.  And while this was still incredibly well written, it just didn’t have that magic from her previous book. The Fever follows the Nash family – Tom, and his two kids, Eli and Deenie – as a mysterious illness sweeps the young girls of their small town more »

Book Review: Blood Royal by Eric Jager

Posted March 20, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: Blood Royal by Eric Jager

I’m actually kind of shocked. I expected to like Blood Royal, but I didn’t expect to be as fascinated with it as I was. I don’t often read nonfiction, but when I do, I am VERY picky about my choices. True crime set in 15th-century Paris? Yes, please. And this book is exactly what the blurb says it is, but it is also so much more. It’s a portrait of a city in turmoil. It’s a mystery, true, but it’s written in a narrative style that makes it seem like you are reading a brilliant historical fiction. Make no mistake, more »