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Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

Posted August 29, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  I am going to do my darnedest to explain why I didn’t like this book, but a lot of other people will.  Perhaps you will love it!  Ignite the Stars is a space-based, science-fiction novel that will appeal to a lot of readers.  There were just some things that didn’t work for me.  That doesn’t make it bad.  It just made it … disappointing. There are some spoilers, y’all, so be wary.  Mostly character-related, but I wanted to warn you. To start off, I like the concept of following a young rebellion leader through the cosmos while she rescues the galaxy from […]

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick

Posted August 15, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Graydon House in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Phantom Tree is a story of two girls separated by time, their relationships, and the search that holds them together across centuries.  It’s a romance, it’s a time travel story, and it’s historical fiction.  I was not quite what I expected. I went into The Phantom Tree expecting something more akin to Philippa Gregory’s writing – a court of Tudor intrigue, incredible characters and a respectable amount […]

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl: On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life by Christina De Witte

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl: On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life by Christina De Witte

Posted August 2, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Running Press Kids in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Writing an advice book for young women is easier said than done.  There’s a lot going on in their heads, with their bodies, and the great wide world around them.  When I was a kid, my mum grabbed a religious-toned book and gave it to me and that was “the talk”.  I don’t remember what it was anymore, but I do remember the premise:  everything […]

Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi

Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi

Posted June 27, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Astrid Arditi in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Covers like Olympian Challenger draw me in.  It’s a guilty pleasure – I see a brunette on a cover in a pretty dress and magical lightning and think to myself – yes, I would like to be her.  And I request a galley.  Sometimes it works out, usually is doesn’t  Olympian Challenger is somewhere in the middle. It’s the story of a girl with a mother who is […]

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Posted May 30, 2018 in Reviews // 9 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Penguin Teen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I haven’t read many YA thrillers.  I suppose you can count Anna Dressed in Blood, but that’s about it.  I do enjoy a good science fiction or psychological thriller, and I was pretty excited to be given this ARC.  Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of originality in this one and I found it came short of my expectations. First of all, the characters were very flat.  The little […]