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Battle of the Bands: Edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith

Battle of the Bands: Edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith

Posted August 31, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from LibraryThing and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. Battle of the Bands feels a lot like a chain story where one author wrote a scene and then the next author had to write another scene and so forth.  I’ve never read a short story collection that was both  short story collection and a complete story all at once, and it was really interesting.  Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.  I felt certain stories to be stronger than others.  Sometimes they flowed really well from one story to the next, […]

Star Crossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Star Crossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Posted August 26, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I first read Star Crossed in 2013 and I remember loving it enough that I bought the sequel… but one thing led to another and I never read it.  Since this was read in the time before I kept a steady blog, there’s no review for the book, but when I pulled it from my TBR jar, I knew I remembered liking it.  I had just forgotten how much. Star Crossed is a perfect blend of adult fantasy world building and plot woven into a YA book.  There’s a complicated magic system, a corrupt political system, whispers of war, alliances… Bunce […]

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Posted August 13, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Oh Fallen. I remember why I offloaded this book a decade ago. I shouldn’t let myself fall victim to unreliable, foggy memories of the things I’ve read and not reviewed. First of all, I will give it to Lauren Kate that her use of language is softly lovely, like rose petals or quiet fountains. I rediscovered this when I read The Orphan’s Song earlier this year and it was that beauty in the writing that nudged me back to Fallen after so many years. Her writing has improved as a whole, and going back to Fallen after reading something […]

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Posted August 12, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  I have some mixed feelings about Salt and Storm, but I will say that I liked it more than I expected to. My anticipation of reading this book has been a bit of a rollercoaster since I added it to my TBR, and I am glad that it impressed me more than I expected. There is not a lot of unique stuff going on in this book, but it hit the right points for me and told the type of story that I like to read from time to time. My biggest complaint about Salt and Storm is the […]

The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Payne

The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Payne

Posted August 9, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I think that The Girl Beneath the Sea was the perfect thriller for me to bring on vacation. When choosing a vacation book, it’s nice to have something that isn’t too in-depth or complicated so that you can just relax and not feel so emotionally invested, we are still being vaguely entertained. At least, that’s how I do it. The Girl Beneath the Sea had a fairly simple premise, and left no surprises. I was able to read most of the book in a single day, and more than anything it was satisfying just to have it off my […]