1 & 2 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

published Feb 37th, 2018; 544 pages

DNF @ 20%.

The takes place in an old time like setting, where Tess is the shame of her family for getting pregnant before marriage, and her sister must marry well to help out the family. At this point, Tess’s only option really is to join a nunnery. Continue reading “Mini Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman”

1 & 2 stars · Dystopian · Young Adult

Review: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

published Sept. 5th, 2017; 368 pages

Description from Goodreads:

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.”

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4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: The Diabolic 1 & 2 by S.J. Kincaid

Book 1: Published Nov 1st, 2016; 416 pages

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a creature trained from birth to be a guard and protector for her owner Sidonia. When Sidonia is summoned to the capital as a war prisoner, the family sets out to find a way to send Nemesis in her place. Continue reading “Review: The Diabolic 1 & 2 by S.J. Kincaid”

3 stars · Young Adult

Mini Review: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Published Aug 29th, 2017; 352 pages; Historical-ish fiction

I think the biggest problem with this book for me was that the main character felt too flat. She didn’t grow much as a person, and she stayed focused on revenge all book. It was fresh and interesting to experience a gender fluid main character, but that’s not character development. There is way more to any person than what this character was.

The story was good, the writing and the pace were interesting, but I wish there had been more to the main character. 3 stars, and I wouldn’t personally recommend it if you’re not already psyched to read it.

4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann

Published Nov 22nd, 2016; 435 pages

(The sequel was just published Jan 9, 2018. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m super excited!)

I loved this book! Taking place in the future where the world’s problems are solved, including death, scythes were formed to keep overpopulation at bay. But while corruption in the world is no longer an issue, factions of belief have started to rise in the scythedom.  Continue reading “Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann”

4 stars · Contemporary · Young Adult

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I first watched the Netflix show and was blown away. It felt so very real, and I knew I had to experience the book.

This is about a girl who commits suicide, and leaves tapes for those who affected her to hear her premeditated plans after she’s gone. Many people don’t like it, and I understand why. Continue reading “Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher”