(REVIEW) The Toll ~ Neal Shusterman (Arc of a Scythe #3)

Rating: 1 star Wow. Just…wow. I didn’t like Scythe or Thunderhead but who knew it could get even worse? It’s commendable, actually. Shusterman’s really outdone himself with this one. This was honestly just a bunch of nonsense. The timeline and pacing were so incomprehensible that at some point, I just checked out and stopped trying […]

(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) The Modern Faerie Tales ~ Holly Black (the omnibus edition)

Rating: 2 stars Yikes 😬 Sooo this changed a ton of stuff but not necessarily for the better. Most of it was kept the same, and the majority of the edits were made to either make the writing more politically correct (usually in a really awkward, Riverdale-esque way) or to connect this series with the […]

(REVIEW) Ironside ~ Holly Black (Modern Faerie Tales #3)

Rating: 3 stars This was both better and way way way worse than the first book. I won’t even compare it to the second (yikes) As usual, the pacing was atrocious, with hardly any coherent transitions at all; a lot of the story was just left for me to figure out on my own, I […]

(REVIEW) Hero, Traitor, Daughter ~ Morgan Rice (Of Crowns and Glory #6)

I just want to know why her skin is purple. Is she Thanos?? What the heck? Rating: 3 stars “I love you,” he said.”I love you too, Thanos,” Ceres said. “But can’t this wait until we’re clear?”Me at all YA sci-fi / fantasy love plots I’m honestly just getting tired of this series. When it […]

(REVIEW) Valiant ~ Holly Black (Modern Faerie Tales #2)

Rating: 2 stars “One fine day in the middle of the night […] two dead boys got up to fight. […] Back to back they faced each other, pulled out their swords and shot one another. The deaf cop on the beat heard the noise and came and shot the two dead boys.” So this […]

(REVIEW) Soldier, Brother, Sorcerer ~ Morgan Rice (Of Crowns and Glory #5)

Rating: 3 stars Definitely a downgrade from the last book. It started out really strong, and a select few storylines were pretty solid all throughout, but towards the end, I started to feel that it wasn’t really going anywhere. It felt like half a story and I was left disappointed, expecting more. I also wasn’t […]

(REVIEW) Tithe ~ Holly Black (Modern Faerie Tales #1)

Rating: 3 stars I wasn’t originally planning on rating this, since I was reading off the omnibus edition released somewhat recently. But oh my goodness, that version changed so much! I’ll go more into that when I review the edition as a whole, but suffice it to say that there was some serious editing that […]

(REVIEW) Rebel, Pawn, King ~ Morgan Rice (Of Crowns and Glory #4)

Rating: 5 stars So I’m shook but I’ll live. Honestly, this series went from junk food to a tasty snack so insidiously that I’m left here reeling. Besides some repetitive set pieces and the usual level of iffy editing, this was kind of amazing. The characters really shone in this. Like, even the ones who […]

(REVIEW) Mockingjay ~ Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #3)

Rating: 3 stars This final installment had the same issue as Catching Fire; it felt like two separate books stitched together, only with less reason. There was an obnoxiously clear divide between the first and second main story sections. It almost makes me think splitting the movies had some degree of merit, but it did […]

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