Category: 2 stars

Splintered by A.G. Howard Review: Love Triangle Hell

Splintered by A.G. Howard Review: Love Triangle Hell

Here I go, black sheeping again…Splintered was a really interesting dark twist on Alice in Wonderland, but unfortunately the horrible love triangle and bland main character detracted from the rest for me. It starts out quite promising, with Alyssa’s mother stuck in a mental hospital. She hallucinates, talks to bugs and is convinced that she’s living in Wonderland. […]

July 22, 2015 | 53 Comments
Mini Reviews #1: Seven Days, Magonia, How They Met

Mini Reviews #1: Seven Days, Magonia, How They Met

Seven Days is a compelling and disturbing story of bullying and abuse, from the perspective of the bully and the victim. It started out rather cliche, with the mean girl Kez and her band of skinny, popular friends cheering her on. Their target is the overweight Jess, who has low self esteem and suicidal tendencies. […]

You’re The Kind of Girl I Write Songs About by Daniel Herborn Review: I’d Write a Haiku, Maybe an Iggy Rap at Most

You’re The Kind of Girl I Write Songs About by Daniel Herborn Review: I’d Write a Haiku, Maybe an Iggy Rap at Most

Kristy’s first review on Happy Indulgence! Thanks to the tribulations brought on by the busy schedule that is real-life, the worst of the worst has happened recently, and I’ve found myself in a bit of a reading slump. Now, there’s two paths I usually look to in order to combat this. The first is to […]

Mini Reviews: For the Forest of A Bird & The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

Mini Reviews: For the Forest of A Bird & The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex is a new Australian title meshing different age groups, with two teenagers and two characters in their early 20’s. Mixing a light heist story with some major character development, it presented an interesting perspective of life from majorly flawed characters. This book takes a while to warm […]

Contemporary YA Reviews #5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & A Small Madness by Diane Touchell

Contemporary YA Reviews #5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & A Small Madness by Diane Touchell

Feminism is an important topic, especially for those who unknowingly reinforce these gender stereotypes without realising how it impacts societal attitudes. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks features a character who believes she is feminist, but this is not a feminist book. She found herself to be a talented tail – as if her years of meek inconsequentiality […]

February 17, 2015 | 35 Comments
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick Review: Snowy problematic thriller

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick Review: Snowy problematic thriller

Black Ice is a chilling thriller set in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. After reading Hush, Hush, the first book I’ve ever wanted to throw across the room, I thought I’d give Becca Fitzpatrick another chance in a different genre. Black Ice had a thrilling, foreboding atmosphere, with Britt and Korbie hiking through the mountains […]

January 21, 2015 | 74 Comments
The Fearless by Emma Pass Review: Bland apocalyptic novel

The Fearless by Emma Pass Review: Bland apocalyptic novel

Fearless has an awesome premise, where soldiers injected with a serum cause them to lack empathy or fear and have therefore taken over the world. After loving ACID, a twisty standalone dystopian with a badass main character, I was looking forward to finding out what this one had in store. Fearless wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. It starts […]

January 14, 2015 | 41 Comments