This Lullaby ~ Sarah Dessen

Rating: 3/5 While entertaining, This Lullaby was not as fulfilling as Just Listen. My second Dessen novel (but not my last!) I was expecting a formulaic approach, heavy topics, and romance that I got from Just Listen. There was that, but nothing that stood out as novel. Remy, our main character, is classicly avoiding relationships … Continue reading This Lullaby ~ Sarah Dessen

The Assassin’s Blade ~ Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 3/5 I read this novella collection from the Throne of Glass series following my reading of Empire of Storms. Because I read this book so far into the series, Celaena's character felt less well-rounded than future books in the series, and the style is rather one-dimensional as all the stories are from just one-perspective. … Continue reading The Assassin’s Blade ~ Sarah J. Maas

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe ~ Preston Norton

Rating: 3/5 This book is not the most light-hearted of teen fiction, but the caper-like feel certainly gives readers a reprieve from the heavy topics. **Trigger warning for suicide talk** Cliff, commonly known to Happy Valley High School, is often referred to as Neanderthal, both behind his back and in his presence. He is an … Continue reading Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe ~ Preston Norton