Review: The Wicked King by Holly Black [Folk of the Air #2]

“The three of you have one solution to every problem. Murder. No key fits every lock.” Cardan gives us all a stern look, holding up a long-fingered hand with my stolen ruby ring still on one finger. “Someone tries to betray the High King, murder. Someone gives you a harsh look, murder. Someone disrespects you, murder. Someone ruins your laundry, murder.

How did the sequel to a 2½ stars book turn out to be a whooping 4 stars?

I think that The Wicked King picked me up like a rag doll and smashed me on the floor. Violently, viciously, with its plot. For once, I loved being hit. Continue reading “Review: The Wicked King by Holly Black [Folk of the Air #2]”

Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black [Folk of the Air #1] | Yet Another Hyped Book that Fell Flat, Hurray

I was fae-scinated by this book (ugh shut up, Cherelle).

It has been a long time since I dove into a fantasy series, especially one this hyped up. I had high expectations and came out with mixed feelings though spoiler alert: negative > positive.

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Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth | Nah, Hunger Games Supremacy Forever, How is this a Comparable Title?

I LOVED The Hunger Games. It was one of those books that roped me into the YA genre and one that has shaped my reading life a lot! And everyone has been squawking: “Oh Divergent is the new Hunger Games!”, “You enjoyed The Hunger Games then read Divergent!” etc.

And so because I just needed more Hunger Games goodness (err that isn’t an appropriate word for killing children but you know what I mean), I picked up Divergent with sky-high expectations. I mean, I could see the obvious similarities of districts & factions and all but I think that is where the similarities ended. I was really disappointed. (who is surprised now, ugh hyped books)

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Review: Paper Towns by John Green | A Humorous Contemporary Mystery with Some Nuance

My first John Green book! I had been hearing about Green from countless platforms and friends as well, them proclaiming that he was one of the kings of YA and that The Fault in Our Stars was epic.

Extremely pumped up about Green, I snatched the first book I saw in the library.

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Review: Lovely War (Julie Berry) | A Soulful, Sweeping and Swoon-worthy War Novel narrated by Greek gods

This one was such a heartbreaker. What drew me to this book was Greek Gods narrating the story during WW1 but when I went in… woahh, I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding (just like how our YA characters do this all the time in every single book) Lol. But seriously though Lovely War grabbed my emotions and threw and flung them around like rag dolls. This is a beautiful WW1 book and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Continue reading “Review: Lovely War (Julie Berry) | A Soulful, Sweeping and Swoon-worthy War Novel narrated by Greek gods”