Book Reviews

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo is the third book in the Grisha Trilogy. The end of the last book had left me with questions. Would Alina find her power again? Was Nickolai, my dear sweet Nickolai, dead? Would this final book contain the perfect ending my usually pessimistic self hoped for? When we last… Continue reading Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is the second book in the Grisha Trilogy. After the previous book ended in the middle of the climax, I needed this book like Alina Starkov needed to get away from the Darkling. When we last saw our heroes, they were doing the Grisha Trilogy equivalent of walking away from a… Continue reading Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Sometimes you see the cover of  book and it's so gorgeous and mysterious you have to drop what you're doing and read it. Sometimes you read a review for the same book, and the author of that review gets you even more hype than you initially were. Sometimes you take that book home, do a… Continue reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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My Friend Dahmer by John “Derf” Backderf

My Friend Dahmer by John "Derf" Backderf is a graphic novel that details Jeffrey Dahmer's teenage life in Bath, Ohio. I was forced to read it for my Nonfiction Literature course this semester, but it was one of the books I was looking forward to reading. Like many adolescents, I am interested in everything that… Continue reading My Friend Dahmer by John “Derf” Backderf

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

I read the inside cover of this book before passing judgement on the cover itself. I'd been burned before. The synopsis stated that the pages within held "a feminist story," which was something I could get behind. I was so eager to read about two badass babes taking over a kingdom. Summary Lynet is a… Continue reading Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

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Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel sounded new. Like I hadn't heard this story before. Like maybe it had something to offer that every YA Paranormal Fiction author had previously left out. The synopsis sounded creepy. The cover was gorgeous. I, however, was disappointed. Summary Angie Dovage is a pretty normal girl with a… Continue reading Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

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Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Reading the synopsis for this book, I wasn't sure I would like Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. It sounded like a meager fairy tale. Since the cover was beautiful and plastered with appraisals that made reading it seem worthwhile, I decided to take a gamble. Never let me into a casino, folks, because I will never… Continue reading Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

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My Favorite Book

30 Day Writing Challenge - Day 18 What book could you read over and over again? Ignite Me, the final book in the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, is one of my favorite books. I could read it over and over, but I feel like I have to start at the beginning of the series every… Continue reading My Favorite Book

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Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

This book follows the individual stories of Juliet and Declan and how they become intertwined. Juliet’s mother recently passed away and to help cope with the sadness, Juliet writes letters to her mother and leaves them at her grave. One day, a letter is discovered by Declan, who is doing community service in the graveyard… Continue reading Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

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Insanity by Cameron Jace

This semester, I am taking a class called Research in Literary Studies. Before you get too bored, this class is strictly on everything Alice in Wonderland. We started by reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark (not exactly Alice in Wonderland, but close enough!), and watching several Alice films. We then read… Continue reading Insanity by Cameron Jace