Category: 3 stars

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: Too much exposition, too little action

What happens when you get a fantasy story that’s bogged down with lore and plot elements and explanations? Well… Shimmer and Burn happens. And honestly, it’s a decent book. The world-building is quite descriptive, and the plot twists will keep readers on their toes. But maybe it’s the writing and me that just didn’t agree (or […]

October 19, 2018 | 1 Comment
Catwoman: Soulstealer Review: Badass Villain #GirlSquad

Catwoman: Soulstealer Review: Badass Villain #GirlSquad

Being a massive superhero fan, especially one of the Batman universe, I had to pick up Catwoman: Soulstealer. As with the other DC Icons books, it follows our beloved superheroes during their teenage years, featuring unique stories that we haven’t read before. Catwoman: Soulstealer brought out so much of what we love about the snarky, super villain that […]

October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
From Twinkle, With Love Review: From Crushes to Filmmaking, Twinkle Knows What She Wants

From Twinkle, With Love Review: From Crushes to Filmmaking, Twinkle Knows What She Wants

Sometimes you just crave a cute contemporary about crushes, love and figuring out your passion, and From Twinkle With Love definitely delivered when it came to all three aspects. As a teenager, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want to do after you finish school, but it was inspiring to see Twinkle […]

August 24, 2018 | 2 Comments
Providence Review: Best Friend Love Story…Gone Wrong

Providence Review: Best Friend Love Story…Gone Wrong

Have you ever wondered how your life would’ve been like if there was one moment that was different? Providence tells the story of two childhood friends whose lives are forever changed by a kidnapping, and follows their story throughout the next 10 years. Centered around Jon’s disappearance for four years, and subsequent return to society where […]

August 3, 2018 | 9 Comments
Brightsiders Review & Author Interview: Bisexual Teenage Rockstar

Brightsiders Review & Author Interview: Bisexual Teenage Rockstar

Jen Wilde does best when she writes wonderfully diverse characters who are the norm – The Brightsiders features characters who are bisexual, gender fluid, lesbian and also biracial. Although Emmy King is a famous teenage rockstar, with an immense talent for the drums and with legions of fans from all over the world, there was […]