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The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing and Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This was an unexpectedly beautiful book and exactly what i needed right now… and isn’t that a wonderful feeling? The Sisters Grimm is loosely tied into the Grimm tales, nodding and given respectful referential treatment to stories like “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.  It is it’s own magic world, playing upon the use of portals and shadow realms, where the barriers […]

Posted March 25, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Invasion by K.A. Applegate

The Invasion by K.A. Applegate

  Going back to a series you loved as a kid is difficult.  For one, nostalgia adds a sweet filter to our memories that may not truly be deserved.  For another, our reading tastes change.  And we get older – we expect different writing styles. Returning to The Invasion, the very first Animorphs book, was a journey for me.  These books influenced me so much when I was younger.  I wanted to believe in these kids and their abilities so bad.  As an adult, I was pretty sure these would be ridiculous and I would hate them and why was I so […]

Posted March 19, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

  Foolishly, I was unsure what to expect of The Star-Touched Queen.  I came to Roshani Chokshi a little late, once she was already well-established in the bookish world.  While I feel as though her books are spoken of well, I don’t really see them hyped as much as other authors. Why in great big beautiful world are they not more hyped? Roshani Chokshi has a beautiful writing style.  She balances all the incredible world building you see from Erin Morgenstern with the lyrical language from Laini Taylor, but she brews it together and lets it bubble down to something a little […]

Posted March 18, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle

Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle

  What a fun book?  I’ve been following Strange Planet (@nathanpylestrangeplanet) on Instagram for a little while, introduced by a friend who kept reposting them to her stories.  I’m grateful for that, because I look forward to logging in and reading the new comics daily.  It’s the little things in life, right?  The things that make you smile. Ultimately, this little coffee table-esque collection is more of the same as he posts on his Instagram.  And that isn’t a complaint because I love it.  I’d say I’ve seen about half of the comics in this book, but there were new […]

Posted March 17, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

  Ahhhh Blood and Chocolate.  This … is a weird book for me.  It’s one of my oldest, in that, I’ve been carrying the mass market paperback with me since I was in high school.  It’s been lent out to friends and the spine is cracked beyond recognition.  We’ve been through many life changes, this book and I. But until now, I’ve only read it once.  I remember having mixed feelings about it even back then.  I didn’t hate it, but the obsessive romance frustrated me.  Vivian’s possessiveness and Aiden’s fickleness was felt unnecessarily dramatic when I was fifteen, and now […]

Posted March 11, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom

  I have some mixed feelings about The Cruelty.  Going into the first couple chapters, I liked it.  I really did.  I liked Gwendolyn Bloom in her role at the school, despite the fact that the role was technically still some of the most common YA stereotypes – “orphan” and “outcast” for a couple.  But after the first chapter or two, I became less convinced.  The beginning felt like a different book, a perceived vision of normality in order to slide the book into the YA genre by benefit of the character’s age and the fact that high school is mentioned, […]

Posted March 4, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments //