Shadow and Bone ~ Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4/5 This is exactly the book I was looking for in this moment. Shadow and Bone fulfills my craving for YA romance/fantasy in that special niche the genre has. Bardugo's characters are interesting, often underdogs brought to the surface after an uncovered special ability. This is a trilogy set in the Grisha-verse, the same … Continue reading Shadow and Bone ~ Leigh Bardugo

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They Both Die at the End ~ Adam Silvera

Rating: 5/5 I adored this book. The innocence of it all struck me over and over again, and despite knowing they were both going to die at the end, I found myself falling in love with each of these characters. It wasn't the biggest sob-fest out of any book I've read lately, but I did … Continue reading They Both Die at the End ~ Adam Silvera

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

Rating: 3/5 I definitely got what McNeil was trying to do here, subvert sexist and homophobic stereotypes by employing them in her plot, revealing their inefficacy and ultimately reminding readers to stay true to themselves. But I found I didn't love this story, despite wanting McNeil to succeed. None of the characters, but especially not … Continue reading I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

Saga Vol. 4 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

*spoilers may ensue* Alana stars as a TV actress throughout most of this installment in the series, and I have to say it wasn't my favorite development. She finds herself presented with the option of drugs to combat the boredom and frustration of providing product placement for the galaxy, and being Alana, she accepts. Meanwhile … Continue reading Saga Vol. 4 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples