Category: Reviews

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

Posted January 20, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I’m not sure what I can say about The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue that hasn’t already been said by so many other people. Addie is a quiet book, playing on old themes we’ve seen before but pouring much love and emotion into them that it tugs at all your heartstrings and makes you fall in love with Addie and Henry that much more.  Schwab takes us through scenes from rural France in the early 17th century to 2014, and each snapshot is immersive and beautiful.  Addie is an easy book to get lost in because even though the chapters are […]

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The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

Posted January 19, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The Broken Earth trilogy is by far the most unique series of its kind I’ve ever read, and I’m comfortable saying that after only having finished the second book of three.  The science that drives the dystopia is fascinating, the storytelling style is unique… it takes me a little while to settle back into the world, but once I do, I find myself immersed. First of all, the writing style is wonderful.  It doesn’t have that flowery flow of some of the authors I enjoy – rather, it is precise and strange and beautiful, like a carefully folded origami […]

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The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

Posted January 14, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  It’s been far too long since I ventured into Jamie and Charlotte’s world.  I genuinely, wholeheartedly enjoy the Charlotte Holmes novels, and book two was no less entertaining than book three.  They continue the have the Holmes spirit, but in an updated, modernized sense.  And they’re fun. I can honestly also say that this series is one of the few where I genuinely enjoy the romance.  The flirting is cute, but the messy bits also feel real and possible.  The drama isn’t unnecessarily heightened… Charlotte’s reactions are perfect to her character.  Introducing August in this book was a great […]

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Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Posted January 13, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Skyhunter was everything I wanted and more. There was something about the cover art for Skyhunter that caught my eye last summer – something about the neon, science fiction feel of it that drew me to the book.  Despite being authored by Marie Lu, who is fairly popular within the community, I haven’t heard any buzz about Skyhunter.  I stumbled it by chance, and to this day, I still haven’t seen a single review.  I’m ready to holler about this book, because I really liked it. First, Talin is mute.  I have never read a book with a main character who is unable to […]

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Hunger by Michael Grant

Hunger by Michael Grant

Posted January 12, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I can see why this series snares readers – the slow-building tension and the variety of voices makes it interesting and widely appealing for the casual reader.  Alas, with Hunger I will personally be calling it quits. There were multiple things that made Hunger concerning for me. The first is the sheer amount of POVs.  Gone already had twelve POVs.  Off the top of my head, there’s at least nineteen POVs in Hunger.  Almost every single character that has a name in Hunger has at least one chapter written in their perspective… there may be 5 characters that don’t.  I’m all for multiple POVs, but I […]

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