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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Turtles all the Way Down ~ John Green

Rating: 4/5 John Green's latest novel, about a teen girl with OCD, initially hit me as an existential crisis. I mean, he starts right off the bat with Aza talking about all the microorganisms in her body and how she wasn't really one animal at all but a host for parasitic organisms all trying to … Continue reading Turtles all the Way Down ~ John Green

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe ~ Benjamin Alire Saenz

This. Book. Was. Awesome. Saenz used short chapters to his advantage, dipping in and out of scenes at crucial moments. I loved that he skipped the set up and dove right in to the meat of the story, letting readers uncover key character details over time. I felt like I was getting to know Aristotle, … Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe ~ Benjamin Alire Saenz