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Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

I added Nerve to my TBR when I first heard about the movie.  A YA Thriller?  These are pretty rare, especially when they’re done well, so count me in.  While I am the actual worst about seeing movies and haven’t seen the adaptation yet, everything I’ve read says that the book and film are two very different animals.  Having seen the trailer and now read the book, that seems very accurate.  It gives me hope for the movie. There were some definite issues with Nerve.  One of the things I’m trying to do in judging main characters is to step back and remind myself: just […]

Posted August 10, 2019 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Talon by Julia Kagawa

Talon by Julia Kagawa

DNF @ 47%. Talon is the story of a girl who is also a dragon, but works for an organization that isn’t as pretty as she hoped it would be.  Like in Bloodlines, she believes she is doing the right thing until faced with an authority figure and a situation she doesn’t respect and she starts digging a little on her own.  Like so many other books, this is about an attractive sixteen-year-old who just moved to the California area and is in awe of the beach and a boy. The instalove kills me.  It’s not bad from Ember’s POV, but […]

Posted June 6, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

I know that this is about a romance and a boy and a tragic ending, but I cannot move past the slurs. I believe people with influence have the responsibility to encourage a community of respect.  If this was a book about how racist a place can be, how homophobic a place can be, how sexist a place could be… it would be different.  There would be a lesson buried.  But it isn’t. How does having a character who calls a character “negro”, having that POC character steal, and justifying it through having that same racist character say “some stereotypes […]

Posted February 22, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //