4 out of 5 stars Spare and brutal, yet unquestionably beautiful, this is the most realistic post-apocalyptic book I've ever read. Goodreads.com: Not a Drop to Drink, by Mindy McGinnis (Not a Drop to Drink #1) (It reminded me a lot of The 100, my current, brilliant TV obsession. Good on this person for thinking … Continue reading Review: Not a Drop to Drink
4.5 out of 5 stars Beautifully written and wrought with tension, The Rose in the Dagger is a gorgeous finale to a series that knows exactly when to end. Goodreads.com: The Rose and the Dagger, by Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) Listen, not every series has to be three books. Some could … Continue reading Review: The Rose and the Dagger
3 out of 5 stars “Star-crossed time travelers solving art clues to pursue an artifact of great power around the globe and across history” sounds far more gripping than Passenger turned out to be. Goodreads.com: Passenger, by Alexandra Bracken (Passenger #1) This is partially my fault. Instead of powering through to keep myself in the … Continue reading Review: Passenger
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