Genre: Young Adult

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Posted January 4, 2019 in Reviews // 5 Comments

Roshani Chokshi is a popular, successful author, and I hate to confess I haven’t read anything by her until now.  When I received The Gilded Wolves from NetGalley, it was so long after my request that I had forgotten that I requested it.  As some of you may know, I stopped requesting ARCs in the spring because I wanted to focus on the books I already own.  I’m very grateful to have gotten the opportunity to read this book early, because I am hooked on Chokshi now. The Gilded Wolves is a steampunk novel, set in an alternate Paris.  There’s magic […]

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Posted December 31, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Last review of 2018! Initially, I had planned to put this one off until next year, but honestly y’all?  I was so wrapped up in the story that I didn’t want to put it down.  Beth Revis has done an AMAZING job building this science fiction world.  The science and the possibilities are fantastic.  From the very beginning of the novel, I’ve been hooked. There are a lot of perfect details here.  Across the Stars starts with Amy saying goodbye to her parents, and then being cryogenically frozen.  The detail in the opening scene… it’ll make you cringe. It’s not […]

The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

Posted December 30, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment

The first time I read this, I gave it three stars.  Since I didn’t leave a proper review, I have NO IDEA what my thoughts were at the time.  Clearly, I was foolish.  This book is magnificent. The Time Paradox takes us to Fowl Manor, where Angeline Fowl is dreadfully ill, and getting worse all the time.  The Fowl men call in all their favors, touch on all their resources, but nobody knows what’s wrong with Arty’s mother.  Nobody, that is, except the faeries.  As it turns out, it’s an illness known to the folk and believed to be eradicated, […]

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Posted December 29, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

You’d think that, reading the title, I’d have figured out going in that this was going to be a retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  Which, by the way, I did not enjoy.  In fact, I can rarely remember myself being so bored by so short a books, except maybe The Chimes.  So you’d think that, based on my deep disinterest of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this one would have missed my TBR. I am so, so glad it made it on the list. Has anyone ever seen The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?  It […]

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Posted December 27, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a story about an alien invasion, a girl who become unexpected famous overnight, and why it’s super dangerous to be a rash person.  On some levels, I thought this book was fantastic.  On others, I didn’t like it. But the overall takeaway I want people to have from An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is that it’s an absolutely remarkable book. Starting with the things… okay thing I didn’t like: April May. I couldn’t relate to April at all.  This doesn’t have anything to do with how she is written as a character or Hank’s choice in personality traits being […]