(REVIEW) Authority ~ Jeff VanderMeer (Southern Reach #2)

Rating: 5 stars 😳 Buddy read with my brother (we’re really on a buddy read roll in quarantine lol helps that we have to spend every waking moment together) He was here to solve a puzzle in some ways, but he felt as if it were beginning to solve him instead. Sooooo I liked this. […]

(REVIEW) Binti ~ Nnedi Okorafor (Binti #1)

Rating: 3 stars Buddy read with Nana This gave me flashbacks to a college class I took in high school about popular literature, where the focus of that quarter was science fiction. There was an unexpected emphasis on afrofuturism and I feel like my hippie teacher would have loved Binti. I didn’t really love it […]

(REVIEW) House of Earth and Blood ~ Sarah J Maas (Crescent City #1)

Official rating: 1 star Actual rating: 1.5 stars I feel about this book the way every dad feels when their child does something stupid: I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. Imagine you’re watching Zootopia. In the background, someone is playing Bright on Netflix obnoxiously loud. And then, almost insidiously lurking in the corner, comes, of […]

(REVIEW) Ark ~ Veronica Roth (Forward Collection #1)

Rating: 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this, from start to finish! I was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t YA, as I’d been expecting, but instead had a similar narrative voice to Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, in which a female adult scientist is a part of a semi-suicidal mission where strange plants are involved as […]

(REVIEW) The Night of Knives ~ V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince Vol. 2)

Rating: 3 stars Better than the first one but also way worse. I liked some aspects but found them to be rushed and undeveloped. The trials themselves ended too quickly for any satisfying resolution and the main conflict came a little out of nowhere. The big plot twist was obvious from the start to anyone […]

(REVIEW) Monstrous Creatures ~ Aaron Mahnke (The World of Lore #1)

Rating: 2 stars I’ve literally been putting this off for over a year. I got this on audio around the end of September of 2018, intending on reading it for Halloween that year, but then life declared that it had other plans and it got swept under the rug. Ultimately, I forgot about it, so […]

(REVIEW) The Phantom of the Opera ~ Gaston Leroux

Rating: 3 stars I received this digital review copy from Poisoned Pen Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. Buddy read with Nana but she DNF’d it lol ¯_(ツ)_/¯ I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, as the […]

(REVIEW) The Hunchback of Notre Dame ~ Victor Hugo

Rating: 4 stars Is it bad I kinda like the Disney adaptation more? I buddy read this with Nana, though it was a reread for her. The Writing I really don’t understand why I’m perpetually surprised when classics read like regular books. Maybe it’s simply because they’ve been lauded and put up on this pedestal, […]

(REVIEW) American Vampire, Vol. 1 ~ Scott Snyder & Stephen King

Rating: 2 stars I haven’t been living under a rock. I know that the names Scott Snyder and Stephen King are enough to make random people turn their heads when they overhear you in a supermarket. So I figured, why not tackle both names at once? Why not read a comic they wrote together? And […]

(REVIEW) Blackbird, Vol. 1 ~ Sam Humphries

Rating: 2 stars Well that sucked. The Art The art was good…sometimes. Usually, it was painfully awkward and had that certain quality so common in Western comics and graphic novels: what I call “rushed by a deft hand.” The artist was good, undeniably so, but they were also very clearly rushed, or just didn’t care […]

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