Category: 2 stars

Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

With time travelling pirate ships, a lush tropical Hawaiian setting and multi-cultural characters, The Girl From Everywhere had many interesting elements, but unfortunately the sheer volume of these things made it messy, unfocused and hard to follow at certain points. The journey featured the search for a map to guide the time travelling locations of the pirate ship, but […]

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard Review: This book broke me and not in a good way

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard Review: This book broke me and not in a good way

Beautiful Broken Things had the potential to be great but, unfortunately, I was completely underwhelmed and frustrated with the story and its characters. While the book did have some good moments, I couldn’t get past the annoying characters and slow-moving plot to enjoy it. In this book, we meet 16-year-old Caddy, a girl who thinks […]

March 23, 2016 | 42 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 2 stars, Books, Reviews
Fantasy Reviews #4: Assassin’s Heart & Promise of Shadows (by Bec)

Fantasy Reviews #4: Assassin’s Heart & Promise of Shadows (by Bec)

For a book about assassins, I would’ve expected more assassinating. Set in a fervently religious world where killing each other is normal, Assassin’s Heart featured more telling than showing. The world in Assassin’s Heart made no sense to me whatsoever. Built upon a world with nine families worshipping a death god, the Saldana family are the most powerful and […]

February 12, 2016 | 45 Comments
Fantasy Reviews #3: Burning Midnight & Reawakened

Fantasy Reviews #3: Burning Midnight & Reawakened

Burning Midnight gave me fond memories of Pokemon, with people trying to find the rarest spheres and collecting them. The coloured spheres have different abilities that get progressively cooler depending on how rare they are. Want to become better looking, improve your hearing, get a higher IQ or my favourite – read faster? There’s a sphere for everything. The […]

February 5, 2016 | 30 Comments
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Book & Movie Review

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Book & Movie Review

You know when you finish a book and it leaves you without an impression? That’s how I feel about The 5th Wave. It was actually quite a long and convoluted book, with many varying points of views (some completely unnecessary and which did not impact the story at all). But upon finishing, I didn’t get the answers […]

Mini Reviews #4: One, Signs Point to Yes, Risk & All My Secrets

Mini Reviews #4: One, Signs Point to Yes, Risk & All My Secrets

One was eye-opening when it came to conjoined twins, and the reality they face while living through life. The fact is, along with stares and being judged by others, they have very low life expectancy and may never experience romantic love. What is a very stark and difficult life came through the beautiful souls of Tippi and […]

December 11, 2015 | 27 Comments
November 9 by Colleen Hoover Review: Hey Soulmate…Let’s Only Meet Once A Year

November 9 by Colleen Hoover Review: Hey Soulmate…Let’s Only Meet Once A Year

Do you believe in the concept of soulmates? Whether you do or you don’t makes it crucial for your enjoyment of this book. It starts off fairly innocently, as Fallon while having an unpleasant lunch with her dad, meets Ben. He becomes her fake boyfriend and they  instantly hit it off, with an unusual and intense […]

November 19, 2015 | 45 Comments