A debut historical romance, Wait for Me tells the story of a young woman in Scotland who is introduced to a German soldier meant to work on her farm. This is during World War II, mind you. While an enjoyable read for what it was, I’m not an avid reader of the genre and took a chance on this one but […]
Not going to lie, I had high hopes for this book. Three queens, one throne, and a fight to the death to get it? Sounds pretty exciting to me. Katharine the poisoner, Mirabella the elementalist, and Arsinoe the naturalist will battle it out for rule of Fennbirn. Let’s start with our three queens. Katharine has been trained in the art of […]
The day Ivory and Bone arrived on my doorstep was a happy one indeed. One of my most anticipated reads for the summer, this book didn’t disappoint with its originality both in writing style and story. With the book’s release exactly a month ago, you should already be at your local bookstore with a copy in hand.
You know, the marketing teams for these YA dystopians know how to get you. They pair a pretty girl in a pretty dress against a simple title that offers a mysterious aura to it. Then within this beautifully wrapped diamond is coal. Black, sooty, coal meant to fuel your intrigue further. Much like The Selection, I bought this book anticipating greatness and […]
Steel is “a swashbuckling tale of magic, romance, and pirates,” or so the front cover tagline claims. There were pirates, sure, and a little magic. The romance might have happened at some point but it was so slight I must have missed it. As a whole, the “swashbuckling” adventure promised by the back cover blurb failed to make an appearance. […]
You know that strong urge to dive into a sequel because you’re sure it’s going to be better than book one? No? Me either, at least when it came to The Elite. To say that The Selection (book 1) pushed me away from the series is an understatement but I had hope that the sequel would improve off of it […]
I am happy to report that Shadow of the Mark is a definite improvement on the first in the Carrier series, Carrier of the Mark. I didn’t fall head over heels for this book nor did I hate it. Fallon starts off slow–perhaps a little too slow for my liking–and finally gets to some drama and tension…only to have it […]