Dear hormones: Remember when we were frustrated with that one other series we were reading, because we thought that evil bad guy was really kind of sexy, and then all the chemistry dried up and the character wasn’t nearly so interesting anymore? Yeah, I found you the answer to that. (Ohhh my gooooosh!) Ahem. Shadow and Bone is completely unlike any book I’ve ever read, ever. ...
Ever feel like you’re just in a reading slump, and you’re pretty sure nothing you’ve got on your bookshelf is gonna solve it? Today, I’m going to share with you the book that solved mine. Last weekend, I was looking for a YA standalone that’d be a fast read with great characters & worldbuilding, and my awesome friend Carrie suggested three awesome ...
Hey, you know what you’ve never seen from Shannon Hale before? Sci-fi. I have to fess up: this is the first Hale I’ve ever read. She’s been recommended to me by no fewer than four different friends whose reading taste I trust, and I still hadn’t gotten around to picking up one of her books. Don’t ask me why; Hale ...
I came late to Unwind and its sequels. I’m not really the kind of person with the restraint it takes to wait until a whole series is out (and this one isn’t, quite) and then read it all in one sitting–I’m far too impatient and in need of good things to read! But for whatever reason, I was busy ...
The Shadow Prince was my first Bree Despain, but I will definitely be going right out to track down more of her earlier novels. Right from the first chapter, I was completely swept away. I’d just finished reading some contemporary sci-fi (heavy on the science and gadgets), and so making the switch, here, was a bit of an adjustment: ...
I really loved this book. Variant is a fast-paced psychological thriller with a good bit of meat on its bones. It boasts a wide cast of nicely varied characters and while there’s lots going on, a clear, strong plot line burns right through the middle of the chaos. Wells is a new-to-me author, and I’m thrilled to have come ...
So, I finally got around to reading The Knife of Never Letting Go. I know everybody loves this book. I kinda hated it. The dog constantly talks about poo (I get it, but…come on. Really?). Everyone is miserable. Throw in the world’s most unsatisfying ending–you almost have to read the next one or be left with a major cliffhanger, ...