Category: Reviews

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill was a Trope Heavy Disappointment

Posted January 5, 2017 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 13 Comments
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill was a Trope Heavy Disappointment

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill Rating: 1/5 stars Published: December 27, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Reders Pages: 400 (hardcover) Series: First in a series Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary […]

Six Reasons to Read Roseblood by A.G. Howard

Posted December 22, 2016 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 4 Comments
Six Reasons to Read Roseblood by A.G. Howard

Roseblood by A.G Howard Rating: 5/5 stars Published: January 10, 2017 by Amuelt Books Pages: 432 (hardcover) Series: Stand alone Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Retelling Summary from Goodreads: In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to […]

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Posted December 15, 2016 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 5 Comments
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Rating: 4/5 stars Published: January 31, 2017 by Flatiron Books Pages: 401 (hardcover) Series: First in a series Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game. Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her […]

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted December 8, 2016 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 0 Comments
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater Rating: 4/5 stars Published: April 26, 2016 by Scholastic Press Pages: 438 (hardcover) Series: The Raven Cycle #4 Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her […]

The Rose and the Dagger // Almost as Hauntingly Beautiful as the First

Posted November 25, 2016 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 0 Comments
The Rose and the Dagger // Almost as Hauntingly Beautiful as the First

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh Rating: 4/5 stars Published: April 26, 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Pages: 416 (hardcover) Series: Second in a duology Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Retelling Summary from Goodreads: The darker the sky, the brighter the stars. In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved […]

Heartless // A Delicious Treat of a Book

Posted November 18, 2016 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 1 Comment
Heartless // A Delicious Treat of a Book

Heartless by Marissa Meyer Rating: 5/5 stars Published: November 8, 2016 by Feiwel & Friends Pages: 464 (hardcover) Series: Stand alone Genre: Young Adult Retelling Summary from Goodreads: 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 […]

Something in Between // A Spectacular Eye-Opening Read

Posted November 11, 2016 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 1 Comment
Something in Between // A Spectacular Eye-Opening Read

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz Rating: 4/5 stars Published: October 04, 2016 by Harlequin Teen Pages: 432 (hardcover) Series: Stand alone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: It feels like there’s no ground beneath me, like everything I’ve ever done has been a lie. Like I’m breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong? Jasmine de los Santos has […]

Three Dark Crowns // Not Quite as Dark as I Thought

Posted November 4, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Fantasy, Reviews / 2 Comments
Three Dark Crowns // Not Quite as Dark as I Thought

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare blake Rating: 3/5 stars Published: September 20, 2016 by Harper Teen Pages: 398 (hardcover) Series: First in a duology Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: When kingdom come, there will be one. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of […]

The Midnight Star // A Huge Step Down from Previous Books

Posted October 28, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Fantasy, Reviews / 1 Comment
The Midnight Star // A Huge Step Down from Previous Books

The Midnight Star by Marie Lu Rating: 2.5/5 stars Published: October 11, 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Pages: 316 (hardcover) Series: Third in a trilogy Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have […]

The Thousandth Floor // A Very Messed Up Book

Posted October 20, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi / 2 Comments
The Thousandth Floor // A Very Messed Up Book

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee Rating: 2/5 stars Published: August 30, 2016 by HarperCollins Pages: 448 (hardcover) Series: First in a duology Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi Romance Summary from Goodreads: New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough. Welcome to Manhattan, […]