Royals – Review

"Fun part of having a famous sibling -- you yourself somehow become kind of famous. But it seems like you just get the annoying parts of fame, like, you know, your boyfriend selling your private stuff to a tabloid." Daisy Winters just wants to be a regular sixteen year old girl. The highlight of her [...]

Iron Gold – Review

** There will be spoilers for the Red Rising series in this review, but none for Iron Gold ** "Men call him father, liberator, warlord, Slave King, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the war-torn planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy." Iron Gold is the behemoth of [...]

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Today, my goodmen, today was GLORIOUS!!!!! In full nerd fashion, I embarked on a journey. A journey many months in the making, and surprisingly, not entirely about the event itself.   Let me back up. Of course, the event was the entire gorydamn point. I've been waiting for Iron Gold for what feels like an [...]

Green – Review

"It seemed like the smoke of those riots spread all across the continent, all the way to Boston." Green is a unique coming of age story, told from 12 year old David Greenfield, growing up in Boston in the early 90's. The year Green focuses on for the entirety of the novel, is the year [...]

Seance Infernale – Review

"All those things you fear will reach from into the shadows and pull you down there with them." Seance Infernale is an intense thriller following Alex Whitman on his journey to find a piece of film, only rumored to exist. In America, Thomas Edison is credited with building the first camera known to capture motion pictures. [...]

The Heart’s Invisible Furies – Review

"Anything is possible," I said. "But most things are unlikely." The Heart's Invisible Furies is an epic, all-encompassing story spanning the life of Cyril Avery. Cyril is adopted, "not a real Avery", as his adopted parent's Charles and Maude often remind him, growing up in the 1950's in Ireland. Even though his adoptive parent's remind [...]

Wonder Woman: Warbringer – Review

"We can't help the way we're born. We can't help what we are, only what life we choose to make for ourselves." Excuse me while I fangirl over here! Okay, in all seriousness. I was very nervous to read Warbringer. Don't get me wrong, I was beyond excited that Leigh Bardugo was writing this adaptation. [...]

The Salt Line – Review

"The burn was the first rite of passage." Man! Strap in when you open this novel, because you are in for an intense ride! The Salt Line is everything a solid dystopian novel should be. We learn that the burn referred to in the first sentence, is the burn of a Stamp. A small device [...]

How To Behave In a Crowd – Review

"I guess that's what happens when you're the only one to notice a thing: you feel responsible for it." How To Behave In A Crowd follows a French family living in a small town in rural France. We get our introduction and view of the family from the youngest son, Isadore. Dory, or Izzy, as [...]

The Dying Game – Review

"This is where we'll place you when you're dead." These are the words that Anna hopes will lead to her freedom. Anna Francis is a single mother living in a future totalitarian Swedish society. The year is 2037 and the future is bleak. Anna is back at her old job, barely surviving her day to [...]