(REVIEW) The Raven King ~ Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #4)

Rating: 3 stars I really couldn’t figure out how to rate this after I finished. I mean, I enjoyed it. I liked it enough. But I think, on the whole, it was more of a disappointment than anything else. It was repetitive? Overly dramatic? A little flowery at times? The plot felt like a nonentity […]

(REVIEW) Endless Water, Starless Sky ~ Rosamund Hodge (Bright Smoke Cold Fire #2)

Rating: 4 stars This really felt more like 3 stars but I rated the first book 3 stars and this was way better than it so I guess a 3.5 is more accurate. So for official reasons, 4 stars will do. I definitely liked the premise and atmosphere more than the story itself. The characters […]

(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) Eragon ~ Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance Cycle #1)

Rating: 4 stars Reread with my IRL friend! Oh man, this was such a nostalgia trip! I first read this book in the 6th grade, and proceeded to read a book in this series every year following, except for 8th grade where I read both Brisingr and Inheritance. I had memorized where in the book […]

(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) Blue Lily, Lily Blue ~ Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3)

Rating: 4 stars It was so impossible to live life backward. Not really sure how I feel but I guess I liked it? This was good, just about as good as the last two (though the first was undoubtedly the best so far). The plots in these books are usually not the best, and this […]

(REVIEW) Victor, Vanquished, Son ~ Morgan Rice (Of Crowns and Glory #8)

Rating: 2 stars This was basically just a continuation of the eternal battle montage of the last installment. It was boring and lackluster with no sense of place, kind of like how Kingdom of Ash felt with all the many terrible battle sequences. It wasn’t even funny; it was just boring. The sequel series bait […]

(REVIEW) Ruler, Rival, Exile ~ Morgan Rice (Of Crowns and Glory #7)

Rating: 3 stars I usually find the penultimate installment in a series, be it a movie, book, or television show, to be my favorite. If I’m enjoying the direction the plot is taking, that second to last one is usually the best. But not with this series. It wasn’t as bad as the last one […]

(REVIEW) Blood Heir ~ Amélie Wen Zhao (Blood Heir #1)

Rating: 4 stars This is my review of the published version of Blood Heir. For my review of the original ARC, click here. So, I’d say there was an improvement, to say the least! It’s amazing how changing so little made the story on the whole so much better. Really, this official version had the […]

(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 […]

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