Review: 3 Stars

Book Review: WICKED SAINTS by Emily A. Duncan

Despite the haunting setting and skillful world-building, Wicked Saints fails to deliver on its essential promises. Three stars for a clumsy, frustrating fantasy. A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the…

Review: 3 Stars

Book Review: THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton

Please help me. I am so conflicted about this book. So wonderful. So terrible. Three stars. Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and…

Book Review: EVERLESS by Sara Holland

“In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her…

Book Review: LOVE, HATE, AND OTHER FILTERS by Samira Ahmed

I’ll be honest, I almost dumped this book halfway through, but I’m really glad I didn’t. Love, Hate, and Other Filters isn’t quite like any other YA I’ve read, not just for the subject matter, but for the fractured structure that colors Maya’s story with a clash of tones and emotions.        …

Book Review: Firstlife by Gena Showalter

This book… was weird. This is not your tiptoeing-around-YA-clichés sort of novel. This book slams a foot on the creative gas pedal and doesn’t stop until the end, no matter what it crashes into on the way. By the end of this review, it’s going to sound like I didn’t like this book. I have…