Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Book Review: The Impostor Queen

Posted March 1, 2016 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 8 Comments
Book Review: The Impostor Queen

Maryam already reviewed this title when the book first released, but Sarah Fine is one of my favorite authors, and I needed to also throw in my own two cents. So, my turn. I’m sure that everyone already knows the premise for this book – the girl in the novel, Elli, is not the “chosen one,” and flees, fearing what will happen to her when the people who swore to protect her can’t seem to explain her lack of magic. We follow Elli as she seeks refuge with the outside world and works to fit in with the outcasts of her more »

Book Review: The Scorpion Rules

Posted August 24, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Scorpion Rules

Yes, the dystopia genre is a dead horse, and publishing is still happily flogging it in hopes to ensnare a few more readers into the worn out genre. Once a popular trope or theme crops up, it tends to stay around for a while. (Just go look at, Velvet, aka Dead Twilight Horse). I love me a good dystopia novel, but they’re starting to all run together. Dystopia novels are like Twinkies – I remember them as being better in the past. I still have fond memories of The Hunger Games and Not a Drop to Drink. I still push the more »

Book Review: Of Dreams and Rust

Posted August 6, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: Of Dreams and Rust

Of Metal and Wishes was a shock to my system.  On one hand, I was so excited about a Phantom of the Opera retelling with a steampunk/Asian twist. Whoa, that is a LOT of artistic leeway. But on the other hand, I kept telling my brain to reign it in a bit. This is me when it comes to books with awesome descriptions: So I was going into the book in blissful awareness that I might get burned once again. Of Metal and Wishes did hurt my heart. But it was SUCH A GOOD HURT. I loved the first novel. more »

Book Review: The Storyspinner

Posted March 13, 2015 by Kara in book review / 3 Comments
Book Review: The Storyspinner

So you know how sometimes a big life event can be happening while you’re reading a book and that book will always be tied to the memories of that Big Thing happening to you? That’s the case for me with The Storyspinner. This book took me nearly two weeks to read – and not for lack of loving it. Instead, I had been dealing with severe jaw pain and then sinus pain and then BAM, unexpected traumatic dental work. I am not the most serene person in the world, especially while navigating my way through doctors’ and dentists’ offices, so more »

Book Review: Girl in Reverse

Posted March 6, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 2 Comments
Book Review: Girl in Reverse

I was so excited to read this novel – the cover is beyond gorgeous and the description was way too tempting. Thanks to Kara, I have found a certain fondness for Asian fiction. This one did not meet my expectations at all, and it was the main character that caused book to sour.   Assassination by Characters. Being critical of an adoption situation is always sticky. Not everyone’s experience is going to be the same, and different personality types are better equipped to handle such a stressful and confusing event. I can’t say that I relate with the feeling of more »

Book Review: Through the Woods

Posted January 8, 2015 by Kara in book review / 6 Comments
Book Review: Through the Woods

This is an extremely difficult review to write because I don’t think I’ve written a single review of a graphic novel before. But I had to tell you all about this one. Through the Woods was easily one of my favorite books of 2014, but I finished it on New Year’s Eve and so it didn’t make it to the End of the Year Survey. The moment I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to have it. The artwork just spoke to me. I knew nothing about Through the Woods at all when I purchased it more »