Posts Categorized: 4 – 4.5 Stars

Feb 21
Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase, the young heroine of “The Iron King,” is very aptly named. Throughout the story, she is constantly chased by a endless variety of evil faeries, gremlins, and other ne’er-do-wells. Just before her sixteenth birthday, Meghan was living the life of a teenage outcast. She also hallucinated, seeing strange beings lurking about. When her four year old brother, Ethan, is kidnapped and replaced by a snarling, biting changeling, Meghan realizes her hallucinations were real. Her only friend, Robbie, has… Read more »


Feb 18
Review: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Review: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

This is a somewhat difficult review to write, because while there are hints throughout to the existence of various supernatural elements, they are not revealed in full until about halfway through the story, and they play a major part in the plot. The Goodreads synopsis does not specify them, so I won’t either. (The prologue does actually specify the what, but not the who.) The setting is World War 1-era England. This makes me think of Downton Abbey, and anything… Read more »


Feb 16
Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

“We were in this together now. Neither of us were alone. Asunder.” Asunder picks up shortly after the events of Templedark which destroyed dozens of souls and devastated the remaining citizens of Heart. Those who were suspicious of Ana before Templedark are even less inclined to welcome her now. Ana craves acceptance, despite her “nosoul” status. Fortunately, she still has Sam by her side, and he repeatedly demonstrates his willingness to put himself on the line for Ana. I enjoyed… Read more »


Feb 15
Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell picks up very shortly after the end of The Golden Lily. Sydney is given a mysterious assignment that involves using her magical powers, something we all know she looooves. She’s given the barest amount of information, but with some prodding, Sydney learns that she’s in a bit of a catch-22. Taking on this assignment could be very dangerous. However, NOT acting could prove much worse (this is a spoiler-y part, albeit a very early one, so I… Read more »


Feb 08
Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Review: Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

  I have read all of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, and I’ve read two of her historical romances. She is one of my favorite authors, and when I heard she was coming out with a YA series, I fully believed she could write a book that would appeal to older readers like me. I’m happy to say that she succeeded wonderfully. Those familiar with the IAD series are used to Kresley’s superb writings of the supernatural world. Poison… Read more »


Feb 06
Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

“Where She Went,” the sequel to If I Stay, is a very different story, and not only because the sequel is narrated by Adam, rather than Mia. If you read “If I Stay,” (and if you didn’t, I highly recommend it), you know that it ended with an incredible cliffhanger, and here with the sequel, we have the resolution. Maybe Gayle Forman has more of a knack writing romance from the male perspective, but I have a much better sense… Read more »