5 stars · Fantasy · graphic novel · Young Adult

Bonus Mini Review!: Wires and Nerve #1 by Marissa Meyer

published: January 31st 2017 by Fiewel & Friends

pages: 240

genre: YA fantasy; graphic novel

series: Wires and Nerve #1 (and a continuation of the Lunar Chronicles)

I really loved this book (well, technically graphic novel)! Iko from the Lunar Chronicles is the main character in this series and is helping take care of wolf-hybrids that have gone rogue on Earth, but all of the favorite characters from before are present too. For those who have read the previous series, this takes place after Winter and before the short stories in Stars Above. It fills in some holes, has it’s own interesting plot, and gives some more details for the events those who’ve read Stars Above know are coming! Continue reading “Bonus Mini Review!: Wires and Nerve #1 by Marissa Meyer”

5 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Review: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

published: March 14th, 2017 by HarperTeen

pages: 352

genre: YA fantasy; Beauty and the Beast retelling

Hunted was beautiful. It was breathtaking. If all books could make my heart soar the way this one did, I would be in heaven. This is very much the story of Beauty and the Beast. It contains all of the familiar elements, with some changes that I actually like better than the original. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales, and I think that played a large role in my love for this book. If you’re not a fan of the original tale, you probably won’t like this one much better. Continue reading “Review: Hunted by Meagan Spooner”

5 stars · Fantasy

Bonus Review!: Fall of the Dragon Prince by Dan Allen

Published: February 14th, 2017 by Jolly Fish Press

pages: 378

genre: fantasy

series: 1st book in the Lost Heirs Trilogy

This is Allen’s debut novel, and it is an excellent one. The world is easy to get into and the characters are well developed. There are multiple story arcs going on at the same time and they are well done and don’t compete with each other. I loved it. Continue reading “Bonus Review!: Fall of the Dragon Prince by Dan Allen”

5 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Published: February 14th, 2017 by Del Rey
pages: 368
genre: dystopian fantasy

This book has a very high chance of being my favorite book for all of 2017! It was so amazing! I haven’t read a book this good in a long time. I absolutely loved it, from beginning to end. While it is the first in the series (it will be a trilogy), it didn’t read like a first book of more to come. By the end I could tell there would be a sequel, but the whole time I was reading the book I thought that it very well could be a standalone novel. The story was written that well. It felt complete in itself, yet left me so in love with the gray areas of the situation and intrigued by the characters that I will be highly anticipating its sequel. Continue reading “Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James”

5 stars

Bonus Review!: Always by Sarah Jio

published February 7th, 2017

pages: 288

genre: contemporary romance; women’s fiction

I loved this book. While romance does play a part in the plot, it is not the whole story. This is not your “trashy romance” novel.

10 years later, Kailey is well over her first love. She is engaged and happy to another man who is wonderful, supportive, and understanding. Then, she sees her old flame on the streets, homeless and not himself. She reaches out to try and find what happened to her once successful old sweetheart. Continue reading “Bonus Review!: Always by Sarah Jio”

5 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

published: September 2015 by Henry Holt & Co.

pages: 480

genre: YA fantasy

series: Book 1 of 2 in the Six of Crows duology

Wow. I was so amazed with this book. I was in love with it from page 1. The writing was magical and eloquent, the story was fast paced, and the back stories of the character were strong and well laid out. I am so in love with this book, and I can see why there has been so much hype for it.

Continue reading “Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo”