Genre: Fantasy

And the Ocean Was Our Sky Review: Beautiful, Poetic But Slightly Confusing

And the Ocean Was Our Sky Review: Beautiful, Poetic But Slightly Confusing

I absolutely love Patrick Ness’s books and his storytelling, and I was excited by And the Ocean Was Our Sky because of how similar its (physical) vibe was to A Monster Calls. And the Ocean Was Our Sky is a retelling of Moby Dick, which I confess I have never read… but there isn’t much prerequisite knowledge you need in order […]

December 11, 2018 | 4 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
Umbertouched By Livia Blackburne Review: End of A Conclusive, Quiet Duology

Umbertouched By Livia Blackburne Review: End of A Conclusive, Quiet Duology

Note: This is the sequel and conclusion to a duology, which you can find my review of the first book here. This review will contain minor spoilers! After reading and really enjoying Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne, I was super ready for Umbertouched! I couldn’t wait to dive back into Dineas and Zivah’s world and the […]

November 6, 2018 | 2 Comments
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