3 out of 5 stars If a book starts off being about heists and clever crimes, it should keep being about those things. Goodreads.com: Midnight Thief, by Livia Blackburne (Midnight Thief #1) From the get go, Midnight Thief had a lot of promise. Ragamuffin teenager Kyra is scaling, sneaking, and stealing. She’s got skills like … Continue reading Review: Midnight Thief
Are you ready to meet Auggie Pullman? WONDER, the movie based on RJ Palacio's beloved novel, is in theaters November 17. If you haven't had your heartstrings strummed in a while, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASAGdtAJPnU I know, right? Here's your chance to win a little bit of WONDER for yourself. This (poorly photographed, sorry) WONDER prize … Continue reading Win a WONDER movie prize pack!
4 out of 5 stars A bizarre and intricate near-horror tale, Lair of Dream proves The Diviners flapper-era intrigue can still sparkle in the dark. Goodreads.com: Lair of Dreams, by Libba Bray (The Diviners #2) The best part about The Diviners #1 was the real world it was set against - New York City circa Prohibition, … Continue reading Review: Lair of Dreams
3 out of 5 stars A historical fiction series built on an all-powerful library and book-related magic sounds like exactly my thing. Which is why I wanted a lot more from this story. Goodreads.com: Ash and Quill, by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #3) Ash and Quill picks up deep into The Great Library's arc, … Continue reading Review: Ash and Quill
4 out of 5 stars Sultry, sleek and lethal, The Wrath and the Dawn reads like the very silk cord used to kill the Caliph's new brides at dawn. Goodreads.com: The Wrath and the Dawn, by Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) The Wrath and the Dawn is the story of Shahrzad, as … Continue reading Review: The Wrath and the Dawn
:: gong noise :: My second DNF of the year. Goodreads.com: The Siren, by Kiera Cass I enjoyed the first three books in Kiera Cass's "The Selection" series - The Selection, The Elite and The One. They have an oddly appealing pretext, considering its misogyny, and the main character is a satisfying rebel. They are fluffy and fun. … Continue reading DNF: The Siren
3.5 out of 5 stars I'm relieved to say I liked this one a lot more than Lady Midnight! Goodreads.com: Lord of Shadows, by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices #2) Cassandra Clare rarely errs in full-length story format - and I'll forgive The Bane Chronicles, and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy because she didn't write them … Continue reading Review: Lord of Shadows