(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) Requiem ~ Lauren Oliver (Delirium #3)

Rating: 3 stars I finally finished the series, but it doesn’t feel like it’s over? I originally rated this 4 stars, but in retrospect, I feel more confusion and disappointment than anything else. If I were to rate on the writing style alone, I’d rate 5 stars for sure. Lauren Oliver has a way with […]

(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) 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) 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 […]

(REVIEW) Catching Fire ~ Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #2)

Rating: 4 stars I don’t have too many thoughts on this. I enjoyed it, perhaps more than the first. But I still have issues with Collins’ writing overall and that kind of puts a damper on any emotional connection I attempt to have with this series beyond the implications. I appreciated the Quarter Quell, I […]

(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 Hunger Games ~ Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #1)

Rating: 4 stars I’m late to the party, I know. Back in the day, when this was the talk of my middle school, I used to lie that I read it, and since my sister had actually read them and gave me a point-by-point plot summary immediately after reading each book in the series, I […]

(ARC REVIEW) Lost and Found ~ Orson Scott Card

Rating: 3 stars I received this eARC from Blackstone Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. All quotes are taken from the uncorrected proof and are subject to change. Obligatory Summary Ezekiel Blast is a thief, or that’s what everyone thinks. […]

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