Review: Unearthed

4 out of 5 stars Unearthed, by Amie  Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Unearthed #1) Teens in space! I saw this book described as such, "... with Indiana Jones and Lara Croft." An appealing claim, but one that overestimates our heroes, Jules Addison and Mia Radcliffe. An homage, certainly, but our intergalactic adolescents are likable … Continue reading Review: Unearthed

Review: Renegades

2.5 out of 5 stars Renegades, by Marissa Meyer (Renegades #1) On the highest, tippy top of the upside: The Lunar Chronicles. On the lowest, bottom-scrape of the downside: Heartless. Marissa Meyer has done some of the best and worst work in recent YA fiction, so my hope for Renegades was wobbly. It doesn't … Continue reading Review: Renegades

Review: Finale

2.5 out of 5 stars Tella thinks about herself for 478 pages. The End. Finale, by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #3) Mehhhhhhhhh. I didn't love Caraval (3.5 stars) or Legendary (2.5 stars). This whole series talks about and drips with and swims in magic, without actually feeling very magical. My overall take on the first … Continue reading Review: Finale

Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

4.5 out of 5 stars British accents! Alchemy! Pirates! Part heist story, part treasure hunt, and all treatise on equal rights, The Gentlemen's Guide is an insane champagne cocktail of peril and perfection. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, by Mackenzi Lee (Montague Siblings #1) Henry Montague, our dear Monty, is an absolute … Continue reading Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue