Book Review: Ruin and Rising

Overall Rating: 3.5/5Genre: Fantasy, YA AdventurePace: FastRead if you loved: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Divergent by Veronica RothContent warnings: None As promised, the review for Ruin and Rising is here and wow do I have a lotContinue reading “Book Review: Ruin and Rising”

Book Review: Siege and Storm

Overall Rating: 3/5Genre: Fantasy, YA AdventurePace: Medium-fastRead if you loved: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Divergent by Veronica RothContent warnings: None Picking up right where we left off, Siege and Storm is the second novel in the GrishaContinue reading “Book Review: Siege and Storm”

Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Overall Rating: 4/5Genre: Fantasy, YAPace: FastRead if you loved: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Divergent by Veronica RothContent warnings: None I have been having a real craving for a tv/movie adaptation of a good book. I know, IContinue reading “Book Review: Shadow and Bone”

Book Review: Knight in Paper Armor

Overall rating: 3/5Genre: Science-fiction, DystopianPace: FastRead if you loved: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole, Stranger ThingsContent warnings: Antisemitism, racism, torture Billy Jakobek has lived his life as an experiment. Born with abilities to absorb the emotions and memories of everyone around him, he is keenly acquainted withContinue reading “Book Review: Knight in Paper Armor”

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Overall Rating: 3.5/5Genre: YA FantasyPace: FastRead if you loved: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, Percy Jackson by Rick RiordanContent warnings: Torture, violence The first book in the Legacy of Orisha series, Children of Blood and Bone is a fast-paced adventure set in a segregatedContinue reading “Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone”

Book Review: The Gilded Ones

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 One of my reading goals for this year is to not only read more books by Black authors but to also expand on the types of books I read by them. I have primarily read narratives geared towards educating myself or stories rooted in the Black experience and while I absolutely intendContinue reading “Book Review: The Gilded Ones”

Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Addie LaRue is expected to follow the same path taken by all other young girls in 1714: get married and have a family. Stifled by societal norms and desperate for her independence, she strikes a deal with the devil to live out her life answering to nobody but herself. But with everyContinue reading “Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

Book Review: A Court of Silver Flames

Overall Rating: 4/5 Note: This review is spoiler-free It has now been two full days since ACOTAR fans were *finally* graced with A Court of Silver Flames and being the compulsive reader that I am, I abandoned all my school assignments to consume it on its day of release. I wanted to give it someContinue reading “Book Review: A Court of Silver Flames”

Book Review: The Midnight Library

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Trigger warning: suicide, depression When Nora Seed attempts to take her own life, she finds herself in an in-between known as the midnight library. Filled with volumes of books that lay out her potential lives, Nora has the opportunity to confront her regrets and explore what life could have been like byContinue reading “Book Review: The Midnight Library”

Book Review: House of Earth and Blood

Overall Rating: 5/5 Sarah J. Maas does it again. I first read her books back in 2017 and despite the fact that I strongly associate them with taking the MCAT (it did not go well), they are some of my favorite books to this day. House of Earth and Blood might just be my absoluteContinue reading “Book Review: House of Earth and Blood”