Category: ARC Reviews

Empress Of A Thousand Skies Review: Action-Filled And Diverse Adventure Across The Galaxy

Empress Of A Thousand Skies Review: Action-Filled And Diverse Adventure Across The Galaxy

What would you do if everyone you trust proves untrustworthy? This is the question Rhee, the Crown Princess of the Ta’an dynasty of Kalusia, grapples with throughout Empress of a Thousand Skies. Told between alternating third person views of Rhiannon and Alyosha, or Aly, Empress of a Thousand Skies is filled with action from start […]

August 22, 2017 | 3 Comments
The Sandcastle Empire Review: It’s A Game Of Survival With Questionable World-Building

The Sandcastle Empire Review: It’s A Game Of Survival With Questionable World-Building

Apparently this book has been optioned for film, which I believe is a waste of time after finishing it. The Sandcastle Empire unfortunately rubbed me in all the wrong ways, and I wouldn’t really recommend it to readers looking for something with substance. The only thing it has going is the story of survival and […]

August 15, 2017 | 11 Comments
Stargazing for Beginners Review: Seeing Stars from the Confusing Lack of Plot

Stargazing for Beginners Review: Seeing Stars from the Confusing Lack of Plot

I’ve read two of Jenny McLachlan’s books previously and enjoyed them but Stargazing for Beginners left me kind of disappointed. I found the plot to be extremely boring and the abundance of disliked tropes in this book made it hard for me to stay engaged and get through it. This book follows Meg, a space-obsessed 15 year […]

July 6, 2017 | 8 Comments
Defy the Stars Review: A Scintillating Story That Soars Beyond The Galaxies

Defy the Stars Review: A Scintillating Story That Soars Beyond The Galaxies

At first, I was actually quite hesitant to read this one. I didn’t have the best experience with Claudia Gray’s previous Firebird Trilogy, but I couldn’t resist an adventure and romance set in space. I’m extremely glad I picked it up in the end though, because Gray writes extremely complex characters in a star-filled world […]

June 27, 2017 | 14 Comments
The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue Review: Hilarious Historical Romp With Refreshing Characters

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue Review: Hilarious Historical Romp With Refreshing Characters

Getting attacked by highwaymen, held as hostage by pirates, and set on an alchemical journey with his best friend and snarky sister – what else would Monty want for his Grand Tour? The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a delicious blend of wit and research, showcasing how aspects such as a biracial romance, […]

June 20, 2017 | 12 Comments