Category: Reviews

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

Posted October 21, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I do so love Miranda Asebedo’s writing and I have been aching to read A Constellation of Roses since the preorder arrived on my doorstep. In fact, it was this book that made me decide I had to inject my preorders into my TBR rather than leaving them to the mercy of the TBR Jar. When this one popped up, I danced a bit. And you know what? It lived up to all my expectations. Where to begin? The world building is fantastic. Asebedo excels at giving the reader enough so they can imagine the world, but not so much […]

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Posted October 19, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Despite the promise of slow romance and intriguing character building, This Shattered World brought a lot of romance. So much, in fact, that the flirting got in the way of the plot and as a reader I found Lee spent more time staring into Flynn’s eyes than she did being a military captain. Selling young adult characters as military brass is difficult, even in a science fiction setting. Fiction, especially science fiction, gives authors so much space to build their own worlds and systems. As far as I could tell, the military in This Shattered World closely resembled the United […]

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Posted October 18, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

This is the part where I’m supposed to talk about how much I didn’t like An Abundance of Katherines. How I think it’s John Green’s worst book, how it’s completely unrealistic and the characters are unreliable and the romance(s) are ridiculous and the Muslim representation is a mess. I’ve been in the book community and I’ve been reading John Green long enough to know the community’s opinions on An Abundance of Katherines. The thing is… I don’t feel that way at all. In fact, An Abundance of Katherine’s is my favorite John Green novel. It’s a highly controversial opinion and […]

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Posted October 14, 2021 in Reviews // 3 Comments

I really enjoy it when I learn about an historical figure through a fiction book. Before picking up The Kingdom of Back, I had no idea that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had an older sister. While there are elements of fantasy in this book (The Kingdom of Back is an historical fantasy after all) there’s enough research around Wolferl and Nannerl to tie into their true life story. Well done, Marie Lu! If there were glaring historical inaccuracies in that part of the book, I would be the first person to call them out. But I’m serious when I say Lu […]

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

Posted October 12, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

The amount you enjoy The Wild Ones will be directly correlated to the amount you enjoy poetry and flowery language. Azad’s writing reminded me of Nikita Gill and Rupi Kaur. As such, this book was very much not my cup of tea, but it’s not a bad book! Just not a fit for my tastes. The make up of The Wild Ones is wonderful. It’s the story of a group of girls who come from traumatic, sorrowful backgrounds. They became part of the middle world when Paheli gifts them the stars they press into their palms, a gift given to […]