If there’s anything I love in my YA books, it’s feels and queer pirates. And The Edge of the Abyss threw my feelings through the mouth of a vicious Reckoner, chopped it up and spit it back out to have Emily Skrutskie stomp on it. The point I’m trying to make is that The Edge of the AbyssContinue reading “The Edge of the Abyss ★★★★★”
I was not a fan of Firstlife. I only finished it so that I could review Lifeblood. And I have some thoughts on that too.
What do we do with Firstlife? The cover is gorgeous, the premise is intriguing… the book is… meh?
Definitely one of many books I have requested based on a good description and an awesome cover, but definitely not one that I would recommend.
Tricked is everything you want in a middle grade title–EVERYTHING!
So not that long ago, I posted Full Series Stop, in which I was talking about how the preview for this book was making me less excited for it. I would now like to apologize for letting my enthusiasm wane. We waited for King’s Cage and Aveyard delivered.
Jessamine works with her mother pretending to be spiritualists—until the day where the pretending becomes real and she finds out she has mysterious powers. Ronald L. Smith has made a dark and memorable middle-grade story in The Mesmerist. Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is aContinue reading “The Mesmerist ★★★★☆”
Aside from the fact that this book looks gorgeous, the writing was amazing. I expect nothing less from Marissa Meyer.
A thrilling mystery with a terribly wrapped up ending. But most of the book was amazing and a great approach to popular period of history.
The Magician’s Workshop started with an interesting concept: magic that can make illusions from one’s own imagination, a girl who wants to make beautiful things but can only make monsters, and a boy who wants to have fun but is an outcast in his own town. But it turned sour pretty quickly. I wanted to like The Magician’sContinue reading “The Magician’s Workshop ★★☆☆☆”