The Girl In The Tower

THE GIRL IN THE TOWER (Winternight trilogy #2) Written by Katherine Arden Published by Del Rey, December 5, 2017 My star rating – 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make…

Catwoman Soulstealer – A DNF review

CATWOMAN – SOULSTEALER Written by Sarah J Maas Published by Random House, August 7, 2018 My star rating – none – did not finish THE SYNOPSIS: When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .      Two years after escaping Gotham…

Uprooted

UPROOTED Written by Naomi Novik Published by Del Rey, May 19, 2015 My star rating: 2.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people…

My Plain Jane

MY PLAIN JANE Written by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Published by Harper Teen, June 26, 2018 My star rating: 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets…

Carry On

CARRY ON Written by Rainbow Rowell Published by St Martin’s Griffin, October 6, 2015 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half…

Graphic Novel Recommendation – Wires and Nerve

Never thought you would see that title on my blog, did you? Never thought I would type it either! HAHA! I finished Wires and Nerve 2: Gone Rogue the other day and I was in a strange spot. It’s not really the type of book that you can do a regular review for. There’s quite…

Top 5 Retellings!

I have wanted to do this topic for the longest time! As excited as I am to make this list, in hind sight, I probably should have waited. I’ve read quite a few retellings over the years but they’re something that’s usually hit or miss for me. Either it’s too close to the original tale,…

Flame in the Mist

FLAME IN THE MIST Written by Renee Ahdieh Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, May 16, 2017 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS: The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals…

Hunted

HUNTED Written by Meagan Spooner Published by Harper teen, March 14 2017 My star rating: 4.5 stars Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is…