Y’all may remember how much I enjoyed The Hundredth Queen earlier this year. So it goes without saying that I had some fairly high expectations for The Fire Queen but my overall impression was. . . well, frankly it was average. I wouldn’t say this book suffered from Sequel Syndrome exactly but it didn’t suck me in like the first one. A lot happened but I didn’t […]
I could fill a shelf with books that have the potential to be amazing but don’t quite live up to what they claim to offer. This was the case with The Gold-Son, featuring an intriguing cover and a synopsis that promises a tale unlike any I’ve read before. And, indeed, it was certainly original, taking the tale of Leprechauns and breathing new life into it. There’s […]
I heard a lot of great things about this book prior to reading and so I was expecting a bit too much from it, I think. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend The Hundredth Queen to any YA fantasy fans out there, but it didn’t completely WOW me like I had expected it to. Kalinda has been sheltered her entire life and […]
Angelfall has been on my radar for a while now but it didn’t occur to me to sit down and read it until more recently. Although I think the book is over-hyped, I’ll definitely pick up the sequel. The first thing I noticed was the writing style. Some authors have a distinct voice. Some use lots of flowery language. Some are attempting to create the next great […]
Rule #1 when reading sequels: don’t expect the same as before. I broke this rule when, after finishing Girl on a Wire (which I absolutely loved), I determined that the sequel had to be just as good if not better. Sadly, what I came to realize is that Girl in the Shadows definitely doesn’t live up to the hype from the first book.
Romeo & Juliet goes to the big top in this mystical story of a wire-walker, trapeze artist, and the feud between their families. Who doesn’t like a little forbidden romance at the circus? Julieta “Jules” Maroni, determined to get her family back in the limelight, forces her father’s hand so that they agree to join the Cirque American, home of the Amazing Garcias. Their mortal […]