Brief Book Review | The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Do I need to put a summary? Who hasn’t read it? This certainly isn’t the first occasion I’ve had to read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but this time I enjoyed it through the eyes of my daughters (7 and 4). It’s almost, but not quite, too old for them, and I’m sure that […]

Short Story Review | Mitosis: A Reckoners Story by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1.5)

There’s so much to like about Mitosis, and almost all of it comes down to one thing: Brandon Sanderson’s nearly unparalleled ability to build and describe action. Mitosis takes place in the period between the events of Steelheart and Firefight, but really is just a snap shot, a moment in time to give a flavor […]

Book Review | Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy #3)

Well, friends, I finally read the concluding book of the Divergent series. It’s difficult for me to fully review this book without discussing spoilers. So…if you don’t want to know spoilers, stop reading this review right now. Sigh. I have mixed feelings about Allegiant. The things I liked: I liked seeing Four’s weaknesses. I liked when […]

Book Review | Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo

The capital has fallen and Alina is hiding from the Darkling once again, this time in the depths of an underground series of tunnels and caverns. Unable to summon light, her recovery from fighting the Darkling is arduous and with the Apparat looming over her shoulders at all times and trying to control all that […]

Review | Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Despite Alina and Mal’s efforts to flee and disappear into an unfamiliar land, far away from the Darkling’s power, they find that making a new life together is not as easy as they’d hoped. For Alina, running away from her past and what seems to be her destiny becomes futile. The Darkling has emerged from […]

Book Review | Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac

I have no idea where I found Killer of Enemies. Something about the title caught my attention, I think, but by the time I had picked it up (from the library) I had already forgotten why. Somehow, though, I decided to read it, anyway. Despite a title that probably should have died in marketing (as […]

Review | Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (The Reckoners #1)

As a boy, David had a terrible experience with the most powerful Epic of all: Steelheart. But through this experience, he may be the only person with a clue as to what Steelheart’s weakness is. All Epics have some sort of weakness, but Epics go to great lengths to conceal them. David hopes to join […]

Review | We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cadence Sinclair Eastman comes from some serious family money. Cady spends the summer months on her Grandpa’s private island with her cousins, aunts, and grandparents. The ‘Liars’ consist of two of Cady’s cousins that are her age and a boy who has been coming to the island every summer since Cady was eight. The Liars […]

Review | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean is a bit of a romantic; a pragmatic one though. Whenever she likes a boy with whom, for whatever reason it doesn’t work out, she writes them a love note. Lara Jean’s love notes are actually much more than just love notes, they are more of a purging of her love so she […]

A Two Minute Review: Nation by Terry Pratchett

I’ve never made a secret about my love of Terry Pratchett‘s writing. In the lottery of picking a good novel, choosing one with Pratchett’s name on the cover dramatically increases the odds of winning. Nation is no exception. Title: Nation Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: October 6, 2009 Format: Audio Pages: 396 […]