Genre: Young Adult

Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Can I just start off by saying, “OH MY GOD.” Because honestly, that’s how this series makes me feel time and time again. Empire of Storms is by no means perfect, but it is nonetheless further cementing the series’ status as one of my all-time favorites that will be reread to death and recommended till the end of time. I’m assuming that if you’re reading this review, you have a base amount of knowledge about the Throne of Glass series and you’ve probably read up to at least Queen of Shadows, so if you’re extremely averse to any kind of hint or spoiler, you may […]

Posted October 18, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Roughly one year after its release, I finally got around to Queen of Shadows. To say that the hype surrounding this series is intimidating at times would be a massive understatement. And though I remembered absolutely loving the previous books, my hatred for hype scared me off for a while. But I dove in, doing a full series reread and getting to Queen of Shadows riding my full tidal wave of feels – and that was a very good decision indeed. Rereading definitely helped me so much. I mean, this is a massive series, the books are getting steadily more chunky, and there’s just so […]

Posted October 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

I think I’ve surrendered myself to the fact that I will never not be attracted to a celebrity romance premise. It’s turning out to be kind of a curse, because for the life of me, it seems like I just can’t find one that’s good. Indeed, even My Unscripted Life, written by an author I have loved before, fell short. This story follows Dee, a high school student who fills up her summer by working as a PA on set of a movie after she got rejected from a precollege fine arts project. There, she meets teen heartthrob Milo Ritter – who she has of […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve been a fan of the Throne of Glass series for a long time, but I had always skipped the novellas… till now. I’m just not always a novella person – I’m naturally skeptical about how much they add if they were cut from the actual books for a reason. Well. This is probably the best collection of novellas I’ve ever read, and I think they definitely add to the series in a positive way. The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: 4.5/5 This was a fantastic way to dive back into the Throne of Glass universe. It instantly reminded me of everything I love about […]

Posted October 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

ARC Book Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

I was already a fan of Emma Mills’s first book, First & Then. It was cute and happy and romantic, and so I thought, this is an author I should keep an eye on. I did NOT think that she would level up so supremely for her sophomore title. This Adventure Ends is heartfelt, lovely, and so, so meaningful. Sloan is a soul friend. I mean this in the sense of the side characters that she befriends, but also because she’s such an understandable and relatable character. Her voice is awesome, and her personality is one that just instantly draws you (and other people) to […]

Posted October 4, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Even I, by now, am wondering if Uncle Rick is just milking it. I mean, to start up yet another series in the same universe is pretty damning. But at the same time, I love Greek mythology and the possibility of getting glimpses of Percy too much to resist. The Hidden Oracle is fun but still a bit basic. Apollo has been exiled to Earth by Zeus, forced into the form of a chubby, ginger teenage boy with lots and lots of zits. Now, that’s not exactly something he’s used to. Usually, in this kind of situation (because, yes, it has happened before), he has […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

ARC Book Review: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton

How… did we end up… here. After loving Brodi’s Everneath series and her latest co-writing adventures in My Lady Jane… Between all of that, I figured this was an author that couldn’t possibly lose my love. But I guess there are still some surprises to be had in the world. Diplomatic Immunity just wasn’t good. So this is a story of the uber-privileged kids in Washington D.C. Piper winds up at their school on a special scholarship and hopes that it’ll be able to get her a win in a journalism competition that would get her a college scholarship. Considering her family’s financial struggles, it’s […]

Posted September 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

ARC Book Review: The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill

I picked up The Cat King of Havana for one simple and perhaps shallow reason: I’m going to Cuba in November. And I know basically nothing about the island, the culture, the history, and only bits and pieces about the political situation. What better way to get a taste of all of that than through fiction? Well, The Cat King of Havana, while for the rest not being a typically me story, did deliver on that. The Cat King of Havana is about Rick, a Cuban American webmaster of a cat video site who may be considered… a geek. He doesn’t get out much, but […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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