Tag: ARCs for Review

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 //
Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi

Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi

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 suffering what appears to be early onset dementia.  Her mother has good days sometimes, but the bad days are quickly beginning to outweigh them.  Then, a strange phenomenon occurs:  every teen in NYC gets […]

Posted June 27, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X dropped into my life at just the point when I needed a beautiful lyrical novel.  It is written in prose, which is not the type of novel that normally draws me in.  This book?  This is beautiful.  I really like Elizabeth Acevedo’s voice.  Her poetry is simple and emotive.  Best of all?  It doesn’t rhyme. I have this thing about rhyming poetry.  Mostly?  I just like it better when it doesn’t rhyme.  Personal preference. This is more than a book of poetry.  It’s the story of a young Latino girl, first generation American, whose family comes from the […]

Posted June 10, 2018 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

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 we know of Ari before the incident is a single day glimpses into her life after school.  We know she thinks this one guy is super hot, that she loves her best friend, and […]

Posted May 30, 2018 in Reviews // 9 Comments //