Ruin and Rising ~ Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 3/5 I will continue my refrain: cliche as all get-out, but still thoroughly enjoyable if you're looking for tropes of the genre. It's like comfort food that satisfies a certain craving as long as you're not looking to get anything new out of the series. Again, this series reminded me so much of ACOTAR … Continue reading Ruin and Rising ~ Leigh Bardugo


Siege and Storm ~ Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4/5 Yes, I totally read this series back to back. No, I do not regret it. The Sun Summoner grows stronger in this second installment, and her relationships are tested nearly to breaking. Alina's personal identity grows and shifts, and Grisha as we know them have to evolve. Siege and Storm is a badass … Continue reading Siege and Storm ~ Leigh Bardugo

Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Rating: 5/5 This is an amazing read! Ng's characters are fully realized in this novel, the perfect time-line from start to finish. Interweaving a tale of women and their secrets, Ng unveils similarities between three women and daughters throughout the book in ways I would never have thought to suspect. The plot, although perhaps slow … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust ~ Laura Smith

Happy Early Book Birthday to The Art of Vanishing! Rating: 3/5 Smith writes an intricately woven story of her own life and marriage juxtaposed with that of her research subject Barbara Newhall Follet. Although listed as a memoir, Smith combines Follet's biography in with her own. In large part, that has to do with Smith's … Continue reading The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust ~ Laura Smith