It’s no big secret that I adore Eric Smith, who is not only awesome for all the work he does at Quirk Books, but also just an awesome social media personality (keep those puppy pics coming plzkthnx never change), and I personally greatly enjoyed his non-fiction book, The Geek’s Guide to Dating. So, when his YA fantasy debut was announced, it was pretty much a given that I would read it. Inked is fun and an imaginative visual experience, though it may sway to the younger end of YA. Inked takes place in a world where as people come of age, they receive magical ink […]
It’s important to note that I’m sitting down to write my review of The Mime Order roughly three weeks after finishing the book. The reason for this is quite simply that I was stunned, speechless, and didn’t know how I could possibly convey in words just how amazing this book (and this series) is. How do you do epic perfection justice?? HOWW???? HELP ME, BENNYKINS. OKAY THANK YOU. In the interest of full disclosure, I have met Samantha Shannon and we are Twitter friends. Seriously, she’s a super awesome, amazing, generous person, but I don’t feel like that should invalidate my opinion that I think […]
Oh boy. When I heard that The Fire Artist would be at BEA, I wasn’t entirely sure I should pick it up. I hadn’t heard the best things about Daisy Whitney, but I have this thing with elemental magic that I find very hard to turn down. So when I coincidentally ended up at the Bloomsbury booth during the galley drop, I was like “YES.” *sigh* Ultimately, I should have listened to my instincts because this… this just wasn’t very good. The Fire Artist tells the story of Aria, a – you guessed it – fire artist, who lives in an alternate version of our […]
Sarah J. Maas delivers again with Heir of Fire, the third installment in a high fantasy series that is turning out to be one of my absolute favorites. At 565 pages, this book is HUGE – but I loved it and almost wish it were longer so I could have stayed in that world. And I know this book hasn’t even been released yet, but can I has the next one plz? I’m only slightly addicted. Heir of Fire is what I’ll fondly call the character and world building installment of the Throne of Glass series, because seriously. Sarah J. Maas steps it up and […]
I knew this book would be a hit with me right from the start for the simple reason that I love the premise. I mean, I love show biz, particularly singing, I love the celebrity romance trope, and this year I’ve been completely obsessed with the TV show Nashville. So teenage country music star on the road, behind the scenes romance with a swoony singer guy? I was ALL for it. Seriously though, I loved the authentic depiction of the premise. All of the road trip adventures, behind the scenes at gigs, having to deal with the press… It was so reminiscent of Nashville, and […]
It’s weird to start off a 4 orange review saying that I’m sort of disappointed in the book, but alas, that is what hype does to me. Make no mistake, Lady Thief is a great book that is cementing Scarlet as one of my favorite ongoing series, even if I possibly didn’t like this one as much as I wanted to.
Scarlet, oh Scarlet, how do I love thee? *happy sigh* This book began to get a fair bit of hype when fellow book bloggers got their hands on ARCs of the sequel, Lady Thief, and not long after, it was picked as our next book club book! I have to say, I’m so freaking glad that I didn’t let the hype scare me off on this one, because it is seriously fabulous. So Scarlet is a retelling of Robin Hood, and honestly that already boded well for me. I love Robin Hood, have done ever since The New Adventures of Robin Hood tore my heart […]
As a full disclosure, I picked up this tiny little book at Boekenfestijn, for around €2 or so. It’s not exactly like I had high hopes or something. I thought it would be a light, fluffy contemporary, probably of the guilty pleasure variety. I mean, teen celebrities who have an on-screen and off-screen romance but secretly hate each other? Sign me up! In the end though, it really wasn’t all that. What was I hoping for from this book? Banter, obviously. Barely contained resentment as the two main characters try to pull off their fauxmance. Some romantic kisses that make them doubt themselves. A gradual […]