Category: Reviews

Crooked Kingdom // My New Favorite Book

Posted October 13, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Fantasy, Reviews / 3 Comments
Crooked Kingdom // My New Favorite Book

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Rating: 5/5 stars Published: September 27, 2016 by Henry Holt and Company Pages: 536 (hardcover) Series: Second in a duology Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: When you can’t beat the odds, change the game. Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying […]

The Dream Thieves // An Even Better Sequel

Posted September 28, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Fantasy, Reviews / 0 Comments
The Dream Thieves // An Even Better Sequel

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Rating: 5/5 stars Published: September 17, 203 by Scholastic Press Pages: 437 (hardcover) Series: Second in a four book series Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take? Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself. One secret: Ronan can bring things out […]

Stalking Jack the Ripper // A Creepy yet Delightful Story

Posted September 26, 2016 by Adalyn in Historical Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments
Stalking Jack the Ripper // A Creepy yet Delightful Story

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco Rating: 4.5/5 stars Published: September 20, 2016 by Jimmy Patterson Pages: 336 (hardcover) Series: First in a trilogy Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Thriller/Horror Summary from Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a […]

The Passion of Dolssa

Posted September 22, 2016 by Adalyn in Historical Fiction, Reviews / 2 Comments
The Passion of Dolssa

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry Rating: 4/5 stars Published: April 12, 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers Pages: 478 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Summary Goodreads: Dolssa is a young gentlewoman with uncanny gifts, on the run from an obsessed friar determined to burn her as a heretic for the passion she refuses to tame. Botille is a […]

Empire of Storms // An Amazing Addition to an Amazing Series

Posted September 15, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Fantasy, Reviews / 2 Comments
Empire of Storms // An Amazing Addition to an Amazing Series

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas Rating: 4.5/5 stars Published: September 6, 2016 by Bloomsbury Pages: 693 (hardcover) Series: Fifth in a six book series Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find […]

Mini Reviews // Shatter Me & Starflight

Posted September 11, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Dystopian, Reviews, Sci-Fi / 2 Comments
Mini Reviews // Shatter Me & Starflight

Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi Rating: 2/5 stars Published: November 15, 2011 by Harper Pages: 338 (hardcover) Series: First in a trilogy Summary from Goodreads: Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she […]

The Raven Boys // A Spectacular but Very Odd Read

Posted September 8, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Fantasy, Reviews / 3 Comments
The Raven Boys // A Spectacular but Very Odd Read

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Rating: 5/5 stars Published: September 18, 2012 Pages: 409 (hardcover) Series: First in a series of four books Summary from Goodreads: Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name […]

Mini Reviews // The Unexpected Everything & Six of Crows

Posted September 5, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Contemporary, Fantasy, Reviews / 4 Comments
Mini Reviews // The Unexpected Everything & Six of Crows

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Rating: 5/5 stars Published: May 3, 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Pages: 517 Series: none Summary from Goodreads: Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing […]

Rebel of the Sands

Posted September 1, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Fantasy, Reviews / 0 Comments
Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Rating: 3/5 stars Published: March 8, 2016 by Viking Pages: 314 Series: First in a trilogy Summary from Goodreads: Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic.  For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially […]

Dreamology

Posted August 29, 2016 by Adalyn in Contemporary, Reviews / 0 Comments
Dreamology

Dreamology by Lucy Keating Rating: 3.5/5 stars Published: April 12, 2016 by Harper Teen Pages: 329 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance Series: Standalone Summary from Goodreads: For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist. […]