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Honor Among Thieves Review: A Super Unique Sci-Fi Story… Find Out Why!

Honor Among Thieves Review: A Super Unique Sci-Fi Story… Find Out Why!

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a science-fiction novel with a concept similar to Honor Among Thieves. (I know a historical steampunk, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, that comes to mind, but with the barest of similarities.) So what makes this book stand out from the rest? I would have to say… its intriguing concept of aliens. […]

March 9, 2018 | 6 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 3 stars, Books, Reviews
The Speaker Review: Incredible Sequel For An Underrated YA Fantasy Series

The Speaker Review: Incredible Sequel For An Underrated YA Fantasy Series

Note: This is the sequel to The Reader, which you can find my review here. It will contain minor spoilers! WHAT. A. STORY. Traci Chee does it again with her clever writing, multifaceted characters, and heart-aching storyline(s). The Speaker starts from where The Reader leaves off, but everything is much more intense: Sefia’s feelings towards […]

December 12, 2017 | 8 Comments
The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

Step into a world of sand and grit from characters both cunning and mischievous in this book. The City of Brass brings Middle Eastern folklore to life as Chakraborty transports readers from the dusty streets of Cairo, Egypt, to the grandiose and magical land of Daevabad. This historical fantasy was a fun-packed ride from start […]

November 22, 2017 | 6 Comments
Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Note: This is the companion sequel to Vengeance Road, where you can find my review here. This review will not contain any spoilers. Also: There is graphic violence and deaths in this book. Please be aware! I really enjoyed Vengeance Road years ago and thought that the Western setting was refreshing and incredibly immersive. While […]

October 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost Review: Bruja Magic in Brooklyn and Across A Journey in Los Lagos

Labyrinth Lost was a book of contradictions: both wonderful yet terrifying, dark yet sweet. I absolutely loved the main character, Alejandra, or Alex, who is extremely flawed yet finds herself in possession of extreme power as the encantrix. Sure, there is the Chosen One trope, with some destiny followed in an adventure. But what makes […]

September 26, 2017 | 4 Comments
Rebel Seoul Review: A Sci-Fi Set In Korea That Captured My Soul

Rebel Seoul Review: A Sci-Fi Set In Korea That Captured My Soul

Only countries destroy other countries. Only selfishness breeds selfish actions. Without nationhood, there is no war. Without nationhood, there is only peace. Unity in all things; humanity above monstrous division. Step into a dazzling, yet conflicting world where war propaganda runs rampant, and the Eastern Asian countries have come together to form a Neo Alliance […]

August 29, 2017 | 2 Comments
When Dimple Met Rishi Review: Ready For Some Bollywood Dancing?

When Dimple Met Rishi Review: Ready For Some Bollywood Dancing?

If you could only read one contemporary book for the first half of 2017, this definitely has to be one of the top contenders. When Dimple Met Rishi showcases diverse characters in the sunny setting of California with extremely realistic situations and a wonderful exploration of family, friendship, and romantic relationships. Suffice it to say, I […]

May 15, 2017 | 32 Comments