Tag: ARCs for Review

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

While I had some fundamental issues with this book, I think the YA world in may just love it. Immoral Code tells the story of five teens, best friends since forever, taking action against injustice.  Bellany is brilliant and could go full-ride to MIT… except that her umber rich father still shows up on her FAFSA and she can get an ounce of support.  Even though her father abandoned her before she was born.  When Bellamy tries to call him, he hangs up on her.  So that’s it.  No MIT. Except her friend Narioka, hacker extraordinaire, has a different idea. […]

Posted February 11, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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 […]

Posted January 4, 2019 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

10 Book Bloggerish Things I am Grateful for this Year

Bonjour, mes chers. American Thanksgiving is this Thursday and while it had some grisly, mortifying beginnings, it has become a day for family and gratitude and reflection.  And, frankly, for food.  Big focus on food.  But it’s still a good time to look back and reflect on the previous year and find things that have brought us joy and to be grateful for them. I didn’t do one of these last year, so I really wanted to remedy that this year. I a grateful for… a consistent readership base. We bloggers but a lot of work into our content for […]

Posted November 20, 2018 in Memes // 12 Comments //
The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

The Bigfoot Files is an easy book to get wrapped up in. Lindsay Eagar tells us the story of twelve-year-old Miranda, who feels like she can’t have any friends, because when she brings them home and they discover her cryptozoologist mother, they’ll be mortified.  As she’s grown out of the stories of faeries and Bigfoot, she’s built herself a comfortable academic career – straight As, president of the student body, and a hopeful on the list of candidates to attend an exclusive leadership conference in DC.  But she can’t maintain any of that if her mother doesn’t get her act together. […]

Posted October 3, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal

Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal

I was so, so excited when I got this book on Netgalley because I am ALWAYS down for a good necromancer story.  When I read Reign of the Fallen earlier this year, it was a beautiful relief to read such a good necromancer story!  I wanted more!  I needed more!  Twice Dead was… not quite what I was looking for. As a whole, it’s not bad, per se.  There are a lot of bits in this story that really, really bother me. When we meet Naya, she’s on the top deck of her father’s merchant vessel and has been charged with a mission. […]

Posted September 10, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

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 an […]

Posted August 29, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments //