Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen, #2)

When it comes to book series, there’s always a risk of the phenomenon called “second book syndrome.” For those who aren’t bookwyrms, this term refers most often to books that should have been left alone, rather than followed with a sequel. When I began reading Victoria Aveyard’s sequel to Red Queen, Glass …

Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

It’s been fairly well established thus far that I have a deeply rooted love for dark fantasy. Jokes regarding my obsession with necromancy abound among my friend groups. For those of you that have seen the description for Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch, the fact that I picked this one up …

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR, #1)

I actually finished reading Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses a little over a week ago, but due to some unforeseen circumstances (namely a break-up and temporary relocation while I wait for my own apartment), I haven’t had a chance to get around to talking about it until …

Book Review: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Several years ago, I had the pleasure (I think?) of watching the American remake of the film, Let the Right One In, which was titled Let Me In. I don’t remember any of it -only that I had found it interesting at the time. Undoubtedly, it had something to do with the …

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I don’t really tend to read a lot of vampire books anymore, especially when they’ve been labeled young adult. Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is definitely an exception to that habit. I needed a break from flipping pages and wanted to get in a little bit of time gaming. …

Book Review: The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

In Keith Donohue’s modern retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, The Motion of Puppets, we’re introduced to a range of characters from a besotted husband and his missing wife, to an emotionally unstable puppet girl as the husband embarks on a journey to save his wife from eternity as a doll. For …

Book Review: The Ill-Kept Oath by C. C. Aune

Whew, it has been a crazy few weeks. Someone remind me not to take eighteen hours of courses ever again, please? That said, I have finally, finally finished reading C. C. Aune’s debut novel, The Ill-Kept Oath and I hope she’s already tap-tapping away at a second book to follow. Set in …