(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 …

(SORT-OF-ARC REVIEW) The Queen of Cursed Things ~ S.M. Gaither

Rating: 4 stars I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. I also only read the ARC until about the 50% mark, at which point I read from the published edition. All quotes are checked against the published …

(DISCUSSION) An Analysis of Various Book Subscription Services, Part 1: Digital

Recently, I've been trying to narrow down my book subscription services, mostly because it makes no sense to have like 5 going on at the same time when I'm in a reading slump. (Though somehow having 5 television subscription services at the same time is okay even though I've watched like 4 movies and 10 …

(TAG) End of Year Recap Tag

2019 was a year of great expectations and sullied by the biggest reading slump I've had since I got back into actively reading 2 years ago. My original goal for the year was 150 books, but about halfway I switched to a more reasonable goal of 100, which I just barely passed with a total …

(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) City of Bones: Graphic Novel Issue #1 ~ Mike Raicht

Rating: 2 stars I was intrigued by this failed first attempt at a comic adaptation of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones, but it wasn't available anywhere online, seemingly having been purged from the internet. But I managed to find a copy of all the released issues. I didn't expect it to be good, but I …

(REVIEW) Air Awakens ~ Elise Kova (Air Awakens #1)

Rating: 4 stars Buddy read this with some Goodreads friends and I definitely had the highest opinion of it by the end, which is kind of a first lol This doesn't deserve 4 stars, I'll say that right now. But rating this 3 stars feels almost rude to the book, especially considering how much I …

(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, …

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