Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
★ — 25%
Everything, Everything was my first contemporary. And it promised so much.
But I don’t even know what happened.
The first half was cute and light and adorable and then the second half turned it on its head. Basically it hopped on a train and shot off at 8596 mph and left me in the dust wondering where in the world my feelings were. But I’m glad I missed the train because it ended up heading in a horrible direction.
I won’t recommend it to anyone and I won’t read it again. I wasted my time the first time. Continue reading “Everything, Everything was Disappointing, Disappointing”
First of all, I apologize for the late review. I’ve been trying to stick to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule and well, I totally messed that up this week!
With that out of the way, I’m so excited to vent my thoughts on Heartless with y’all, so here goes!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Young Adult / Genre: Romance, Fairytales/Retellings / Content: 14+ / Recommended
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.
Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
Continue reading “Heartless by Marissa Meyer – Review”
Oh dear. Was this a joke? A mean joke played by dear old 2017? Yes. Yes, I dare say it was.
The covers are beautiful. If only there was more to them.
I don’t know what’s worse: that I actually finished Caraval or that it’s a series.
Let’s get into it.
★ ★ ★
Young Adult / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Content: 16+ / Recommended
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Continue reading “Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Review”
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
★★★★ — 90%
Because nothing can ever live up to this, THAT’S WHY. I did probably the absolute worst thing I could ever do besides smash an antique vase (or stab someone HI the butler did it, I’m innocent) and decided to read Caraval right after I finished The Night Circus. #REGRET. It’s cruel on Caraval and it’s cruel on me.
Continue reading “The Night Circus Just Ruined Any Chance I Ever Had of Enjoying Another Circus Book”
So if y’all don’t know, I’m pretty obsessed with Leigh Bardugo, but I had never stepped foot in her Grisha Trilogy until now. I honestly thought that after Six of Crows nothing could compare (and let’s be honest, nothing will) and I had seen so many negative reviews about it on Goodreads that it kind of…slipped by me.
And it was pretty amazing.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Young Adult / Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure / Content: 16+ / Recommended
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness. . . Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
Continue reading “Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Review”