Genre: Fantasy

Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Book Reviews | November 13, 2012

First off, I AM IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION. (Because the ending. Yeah.) *cough* So after devouring the original Percy Jackson & the Olympians series in May and the first two books of The Heroes of Olympus in June, the time finally came that I had to wait for the next installment. Ew, waiting. However, I was […]

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Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Reviews | November 5, 2012

So I read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi back in March. I loved it, absolutely loved it. However, later, cruising through Goodreads reviews, I found that there weren’t that many raving reviews (in any case, from the people I follow). Critique came mostly from the excessive use of similies and metaphors, and the lack of world building. In […]

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Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Book Reviews | September 25, 2012

*sigh* – that’s the only appropriate way to start this review. Now I gave City of Bones 3.5 oranges, and was even sort of debating giving it an extra orange, and now I’m thinking that even 3.5 was too many. I’ve reached a few conclusions about why that is: first off, I’ve definitely reached my YA bullshit quota […]

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Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Reviews | September 17, 2012

Maybe I should give this a half orange extra? I dunno. I liked this book. Considering how much hype it’s gotten I thought it was definitely worth checking out. And I went in with pretty much the lowest expectations ever because the paranormal genre is usually not my thing. I suppose that probably helped. The biggest flaw that […]

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Book Review: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Book Review: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Book Reviews | September 7, 2012

Wow guys. Wow. Honestly, this book is probably worth 5 oranges, and I might change that later, but I missed some things. Mostly that happened due to me reading this during the first, sleep-deprived, exhausting week of grad school. When it comes to (I guess YA) fantasy novels, this is the way you do it. Seriously. Awesome worldbuilding. […]

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Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Reviews | July 23, 2012

“Are you really reading about angels, Debby?” Yes. I read a book about angels. I too thought it would totally not be my cup of tea. But Laini Taylor is a master storyteller, has the most beautiful prose, and creates a story I would think impossible not to love. The prose was possibly the strongest point of this […]

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Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Book Reviews | June 12, 2012

Wow. After The Lost Hero, which was extremely disappointing to me, The Son of Neptune is a definite improvement. I started really skeptically, and the first half was extremely slow and contrived, but the second half more than made up for it. The Positives I think should first give honorable mention to Ella. I think of all the […]

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Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Book Reviews | June 6, 2012

I have to say, coming off the high of The Last Olympian, this book is plain and simple: a letdown. There may be slight spoilers, so beware. Let’s start, however, with the positives. I was immediately ecstatic when I started reading because Riordan had decided to switch to third person narrative. I’ve always been a bigger fan of […]

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