I struggled to write this review, probably more than I have in a while for a book. Part of this is because I’ve seen backlash on lower rated reviews for 27 Hours and there are SO MANY higher ratings that I thought that I was crazy for not enjoying this one as much as other readers have. And before I say anything more I want to add […]
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Sometimes tropes work. Sometimes… they don’t. This was one of those times. Garden of Thorns had all the potential of a fast-paced YA fantasy but lacked the hook to keep me interested. From the very beginning I struggled to get into this book. The idea was interesting enough, having the “flowers” and “weeds” so there was something there that caught my eye. But the writing just wasn’t […]
I breathe the briny air and try to consider the options objectively. As objectively as I ever can when my brother is involved. Yorri was the first person to tell me that one day I’d be kaigo, just like our blood-parents, serving the Miriseh and earning high honors in Ryogo. I’d flicked him on the shoulder and said “Of course I will be,” but […]
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish. But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them. Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.
Slayton put an interesting twist on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty. I immediately grabbed for this book for no other reason than it’s a fairy tale re-telling. Set in the late 1800’s, we meet Briar who’s working to help support her family at a mill. Much of the original story plays a role in this re-telling with little tidbits here and there to connect […]
Welcome to THE LYING PLANET blog tour! Today, I’m lucky enough to have author Carol Riggs here to talk a bit about the book with 10 quick-answer questions! 1. When did you write this book? In 2010-2011, right after I finished my debut, THE BODY INSTITUTE. Then it got shelved for a while, until 2015. 2. What was your inspiration for it? I heard a […]
I hadn’t even heard of this book until my good friend Cassie, a blogger over at Fangirling Misses, told me about it. While she was reading it she kept raving and then finally told me to just read it for myself. And I did… I have to say, given that it’s topic revolved around the girl having cancer, I was kinda apprehensive because I knew […]