Publisher: Razorbill

Book Review: Reign of the Fallen

Posted January 22, 2018 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Reign of the Fallen

Last year I read Sarah Glenn Marsh’s debut, Fear the Drowning Deep. I appreciated the ideas presented in that book, but it wasn’t my favorite. Before I cross an author off my list, I read three of their books to make sure we don’t mesh. I was on the fence about reading Reign of the Fallen because I wasn’t sure the premise was for me, but I actually ended up really, really enjoying it. Odessa is a necromancer in a kingdom where all the nobles and ruling class are dead. Even the king is dead, and every few years Odessa more »

Book Review: What Light by Jay Asher

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara, Lyn / 2 Comments
Book Review: What Light by Jay Asher

Kara: Lyn and I picked What Light by Jay Asher as our next read. I have heard so much about this author, and he finally wrote a book that interested me, so I picked it up at ALA. I really enjoyed this even though I’m not really into cutesy romances, though I do wish I had waited until closer to Christmas to read it. Lyn, what did you think? Lyn: I loved 13 Reasons Why because Asher has this voice that is just amazing. There were some issues with this book that irked me, but overall, this has been my more »

Book Review: Gathering Darkness

Posted July 20, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 0 Comments
Book Review: Gathering Darkness

As much as I love this series, this particular book frustrates me SO. DAMN. MUCH. OK. I mean, I wanted to pretty much kill everyone except for Cleo. Seriously, practically each and every one of the characters were acting like immature juvenile and I wanted to scream my head off. *takes a deeeep calming breath* BUT the story line of this book made up for the horrible characters, and it was really interesting. Plot-wise, there was a lot of development going on, from knowing more about the Kindred, and also the different relationships between each character that added on to more »

Book Review: Rebel Spring

Posted June 6, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 1 Comment
Book Review: Rebel Spring

I swear to God, this whole damn series is giving me mini heart attacks. SERIOUSLY? SERIOUSLY. And before you ask, I LOVE this book, of course I do. Just, you know, still trying to catch my breath first because WHEW that was one hella ride. Morgan Rhodes, you ain’t got no chill, because seriously MY HEART IS NOT OK. NOPE. NOT OK. But I definitely like this book better than Falling Kingdoms, because there was more action and romance. ROMANCE. And of course, the story was like ultra fast paced, which added on to the intensity of the book. And more »

Book Review: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

Posted April 15, 2016 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

/*-First things first, Anna Breslaw has an awesome sense of humor. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here was a really, really fun book. The writing is awesome, and the book has a very unique voice, the kind that you don’t encounter very often. It didn’t always work for me, but the fun time I had reading it was worth it for the small flaws. And they are personal flaws, because different people find different things funny. Most of the humor is dry, there’s lots of sarcasm, and a few crude jokes. I LURVE crude humor and I am not easily offended. So more »

Book Review: Soundless

Posted November 20, 2015 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: Soundless

I expected to hate Soundless, or at least find it mildly irritating. But actually, I quite liked it. No, it’s not perfect. I rarely ever say this, but it was too short. I needed more world-building, more character development. I think Richelle Mead is used to writing series, so maybe she forgot that you need to put it all in one book when it’s a standalone (LOL), but that doesn’t change the fact that it was entertaining, a fast read, and fairly unique, as far as fantasies go. I think the think that bothered me the most about the world-building more »