Genre: Young Adult

Review | The Cruel Prince

Review | The Cruel Prince

I don’t desire to do as well in the tournament as one of the fey. I want to win. I do not yearn to be their equal. In my heart, I yearn to best them. It’s a little slow to start, but The Cruel Prince is a fun read full of unlikeable characters, battles for power, spies, manipulations of promises, and treason. It’s almost everything I would want in a novel to do with fey(/fae/fay/fair folk), and it’s great. I feel […]

Posted 4 January, 2018
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Review | The Love Interest

Review | The Love Interest

I have never been more disappointed in a book in my life. Okay, I may be exaggerating, but this definitely comes pretty close. The Love Interest is about two people fighting for the affection of Juliet, only to fall in love with each other. I only wish it was as good as it sounded. Love Interests are people, usually teenagers, trained from a young age to become either Nice Guys or Bad Boys; they’re sent to infiltrate the life of very […]

Posted 5 December, 2017
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Review | Shadow

Review | Shadow

Wendy Darling was a girl with a purpose, not remotely the same girl who had fled Pan Island in a flurry of fear. I love Wendy Darling, which is probably not something you hear often considering the general disdain people have for girly girls or motherly girls or girls in general, but I love her in most incarnations. I especially love her in this one. She’s not the strongest, or the best fighter, and has to push herself to be […]

Posted 3 December, 2017
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Review | Seas

Review | Seas

“Children are not just children in Neverland, Wendy Darling. You should know that more than anyone.”  We already know Peter to be an unreliable narrator, so it’s no surprise that Hook is not so much a monster but just a man. Pirates, however, aren’t always the best people to trust so Wendy has to navigate a tentative agreement with Captain Hook, avoiding Peter, finding a safe place on the ship, and keeping herself and Michael alive. It’s quite fun to […]

Posted 1 December, 2017
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Review | Stars

Review | Stars

“Everyone loses themselves a little in Neverland.” I have never loved and hated a Peter Pan so much in my life. Stars starts like a typical retelling of Peter Pan, it shows the stifling life of London, the expectations falling on Wendy’s shoulders, the restrictions of class, and disappointments that come with growing up. Then Peter sweeps in in a swirl of colours and starlight, and Wendy can’t look away. I love retellings, and Stars is a fun one. It’s a little darker than […]

Posted 27 November, 2017
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Review | Rebel Spring

Review | Rebel Spring

Love triangles, love triangles everywhere. You know what this book needs? More love triangles, that’ll help! Please stop. I think I found Rebel Spring more disappointing than Falling Kingdoms. Yes, there were plenty of tropes I disliked in the first one, predictable plotlines, and flat characters, but it was much better than this. It took me that long to get through it that I was almost ready to DNF it, but that wasn’t something I could bring myself to do unfortunately. There are […]

Posted 15 August, 2017
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Review | Falling Kingdoms

Review | Falling Kingdoms

I feel like this review is going to be hard to write. This book isn’t amazing, and it has some issues with worldbuilding and characterisation, but I enjoyed it. Or, well, parts of it anyway. Mytica is made up of three kingdoms, and they all sound the same. Sure, they’re described differently—the bountiful one, the poor one, the strict and religious one—but they all talk the same ways. There’s no slang, there aren’t many references to kingdom-specific things at all. Everyone […]

Posted 30 July, 2017
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Review | The Bone Witch

Review | The Bone Witch

“Tea,” the figure said. But then it smiled, and it was Fox’s smile, quiet and kind. The Bone Witch is slow to start. The worldbuilding is great, I love the world building and the descriptions are lovely. However, not a lot happens and it drags for a while in the middle before finally getting to the plot in the last ten to fifteen percent of the book. There is so much world building; there’s so much information on the cities, and […]

Posted 29 July, 2017
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Review | A Million Worlds With You

Review | A Million Worlds With You

Traveling to other dimensions can be scary—but I’ve never been thrown into anything as terrifying as this. I stayed up too late reading this. A Million Worlds With You is a vast improvement over Ten Thousand Skies Above You already; it doesn’t drag, and the way it ties all the dimensions together is great. You know how in YA novels sometimes you end up rolling your eyes because no one even thinks to just ask an adult? Well, Marguerite’s parents are fantastic in […]

Posted 21 July, 2017
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Review | Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Review | Ten Thousand Skies Above You

There are cliffhangers galore in this series, I swear. Ten Thousand Skies Above You drops you straight into the action after A Thousand Pieces of You, but I couldn’t help but feel like it was missing something. This book confronts many of the questions I wish had been mentioned at least slightly in the first novel. The idea of splintering was something that would have been a great thing to bring up in the first novel as well as another reason for […]

Posted 19 July, 2017
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