~ Thank you to Edelweiss and Amulet Books for providing me with an early copy in exchange for honest review! ~ 'Sometimes it's really hard to know what you want.' This book did a lot of things right for me. Evie lives with anxiety (and has very similar views on it as I do) and also possesses a deep love for mathematics, so we have a lot in common. What I don't quite have in common with her, but I wish I did (sigh...), is her best friend Caleb. Caleb is one of the best male ch
Re-read 2020: Only I had the power to save him— and I was powerless to save him. I am delighted to say that I adored this even more upon re-read. I can see why many people view it as just another 'basic' YA fantasy, but Shadow and Bone really stands out to me. Something about this world just feels so real. I understand the cultures, I understand the dynamics between characters, and it truly feels like I could be living in the Grishaverse. What really took me by surprise this
um. did i even read this book? this is gonna be a super informal review because despite the fact that i read this whole thing i don't think i can tell you anything that happened. like. it really just did not engage me at all, but at the same time did nothing wrong. i rly liked the first ⅔ of The Hazel Wood (the first book in this series), but i didn't particularly love the direction it went in the end, and, unfortunately, it only went farther into that direction in this book.
I planned on reading this last year near Christmas, but I was burnt out from contemporary books at the time. That made me a bit nervous to pick it up this year because I associated it with putting it down. However, this time around I really enjoyed it! I like Caleb. I like him even more every time I see him. And this can only lead to disaster. What Light is about Sierra, a girl who leaves her Oregon Christmas tree farm every holiday season to help run her family's tree lot in
So... I really feel like such a genius right now. This is my third Agatha Christie novel, and my favorite, but guess what: I GUESSED THE ENDING FROM THE FIRST CHAPTER AND IM PROBABLY MORE PROUD OF THAT THAN I SHOULD BE. However, this was still absolutely incredible. Christie is the real genius here, managing to make me need to keep flipping pages, even when I was up later than I should be (reading about murder no less...). I'm obsessed with the tone of this book. I might just
Well, well, well, here we are again. Laini Taylor really knows how to transport someone to another world and make it feel real. How she manages to do this within short stories, I cannot fathom, but she does so masterfully. The first story, Goblin Fruit is definitely the most basic of the bunch, but the writing truly elevates it from the generic YA paranormal it could be. Seriously. Kizzy wanted to be a woman who would dive off the prow of a sailboat into the sea, who would fa