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


Ms. Ice Sandwich ~ Meiko Kawakami

Rating: 4/5 This novella was charming, if bizarre. A young boy (who really seems pretty gender neutral) is obsessed with a woman who sells sandwiches at the supermarket and goes to visit every day over summer. He never speaks to her or even makes eye contact with her, but rather draws portraits endlessly of her, … Continue reading Ms. Ice Sandwich ~ Meiko Kawakami

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