Tag: 2018 reads

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 | 2 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
This Cruel Design Review: Smart Sci-Fi Sequel with Gene Manipulation

This Cruel Design Review: Smart Sci-Fi Sequel with Gene Manipulation

This review contains spoilers for This Mortal Coil, the first book in the series. Check out my review here if you haven’t read it yet (which you should)! When it comes to action-packed, science fiction about gene manipulation, you can’t get any better than this series. I absolutely love how this series covers DNA manipulation, […]

December 1, 2018 | 4 Comments
Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst Review: Dragons + Family = An Amazing Ride!

Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst Review: Dragons + Family = An Amazing Ride!

Get ready for an incredible adventure and determined heroine that is unputdownable from start to finish! Fire and Heist places magical beings such as wizards and were-dragons – or wyverns – in our currently time today. The catch? No one really knows their secrets, not even Sky, whose family used to be on the council […]

November 27, 2018 | 2 Comments
Jeann & Jenna Discuss The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Jeann & Jenna Discuss The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

After reading and loving the audiobook of The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue earlier this year, we were both highly anticipating The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Featuring Monty’s vivacious sister Felicity, who is ambitious and asexual, we knew we were going to be in for an adventure. But what did we both think of […]

November 23, 2018 | 6 Comments
Liberty Review: Female Changemakers in Three Generations

Liberty Review: Female Changemakers in Three Generations

When we think about the challenges that we face as women today, including inequality, misogyny and the gender-pay gap, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come throughout history. Covering three different women in different historical eras, Liberty reminds us of the sheer strength of female power when fighting odds that are against them – and […]

November 16, 2018 | 2 Comments
Sadie Review: An Intensely Important Story

Sadie Review: An Intensely Important Story

Trigger warnings: child sexual abuse, pedophilia, addiction I was completely unprepared for the journey that Sadie would take me on. It was intense and uncomfortable, and the story built up to such emotional end that I have to admit I spilled a few tears at the closing lines of the novel. It covers an incredibly important topic, […]

November 9, 2018 | 4 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 5 stars, Books, Reviews