Category: 2 stars

Contemporary YA Reviews: One Would Think the Deep & My Heart and Other Black Holes

Contemporary YA Reviews: One Would Think the Deep & My Heart and Other Black Holes

I’m so disappointed that I didn’t enjoy One Would Think The Deep. I have given 5 stars to Claire Zorn’s other novels, but this one just felt so different to her other novels. Set in a small surfing town, the characters talk like “ridin’ waves brah” or “epic ay!”. It was difficult to get into because of […]

Glass Sword Review: I’m Kind of a Big Deal

Glass Sword Review: I’m Kind of a Big Deal

I’m not entirely sure what happened here, but Glass Sword felt very different to Red Queen. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot of angst in the romance and it still feels like it’s based off Xmen, Hunger Games and Red Rising. While Red Queen built up to it’s peak and had some great twists in the end, Glass Sword was just long-winded and […]

June 18, 2016 | 35 Comments
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
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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 […]