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Audiobook Review: Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Audiobook Review: Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Posted February 21, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Searching For Dragons delivers just as much joy and adventure as the first book in the Enchanted Forest series. It’s a quick middle grade novel with a lot of formulaic elements, but hey, if it works don’t fix it, right? This quick book was a fun listen and as with Dealing With Dragons… it made me bemoan that I somehow missed this quartet when I was younger. While we are already familiar with Princess Cimorene from Dealing With Dragons, we now have a new principal character: King Mendenbar of the Enchanted Forest. Mendenbar is a busy man! He’s finally gotten […]

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

Posted February 17, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I really, really enjoy N.K. Jemisin’s writing. Her worlds are broken and explosive, and her characters so multifaceted. I enjoyed the Broken Earth trilogy, but I liked The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms even more. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is a book about how power corrupts, the danger of jealousy, the fallacies of gods, and the prejudice of humanity. It’s a story about vengeance on many different tiers – personal, familial, and even immortal. I was sucked in by the book, even if it was a bit of a slow read. It was worth it the patience for the depth and darkness […]

ARC Review: The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Soma Charaiporta

ARC Review: The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Soma Charaiporta

Posted February 15, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Netgalley and Disney Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Rumor Game tells the story of a elite private high school in Washington DC, in the links that some people will go to protect themselves and hurt others. It’s a dark, dramatic contemporary story that unfortunately has too many ties to potential real life situations. I’ll be honest from the forefront and say that I didn’t enjoy The Rumor Game, but I do believe it is […]

Zodiac by Romina Russell

Zodiac by Romina Russell

Posted February 14, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I’ve been anticipating reading Zodiac for a while, so this book had a lot to live up to. I really liked it, fully acknowledging that there are things about it that just aren’t perfect. It’s the conviction, the constant movement, and the universe of the Zodiac that really got me. This book doesn’t give you a lot of time to adjust before it takes you off running. Zodiac begins with the anticipation of an exam and band performance, but quickly explodes into a galactic terrorist attack and the struggle to convince seasoned politicians to do the right thing even if […]

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Posted February 10, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

P.S. I Still Love You was decent, but it wasn’t as heartwarmingly sweet and adorable as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I know, I know. Second books often don’t live up to expectations. I think the banter and fake dating really got me in the first book. This one… doesn’t have that. In fact, P.S. I Love Still Love You feels in many ways like a love story (“love” story?) that could show up in anyone’s embarrassing teenage memories. There’s a fewer cute exchanges and smiles and more negative feelings in this one. As the reader, we can […]