Diverse · Fantasy · Retelling · Review · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)

I was really looking forward to picking up Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) by Julie C. Dao, after seeing so many positive reviews for it. Unfortunately, this book just didn’t live up to my high expectations. An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to… Continue reading Book Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)

Dystopian · Retelling · Review · Romance · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Book Review: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

After reading Cinder, I just couldn’t wait to jump back into that world and so I immediately picked up Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2). I don’t know how Marissa Meyer does it, but her books always have me hooked from the very first chapter. Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar… Continue reading Book Review: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Contemporary · Review · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Love & Gelato

Let’s be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary novels. I just have a harder time really being engaged by them for the most part, as they usually all follow the same kind of plot. However, I can now officially add Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, to the extremely small group of contemporaries that… Continue reading Book Review: Love & Gelato

Historical Fiction · Literary Fiction · Review

Book Review: A Gentleman in Moscow

After reading Amor Towles’ novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, I can now understand why this book has won so many awards and nominations. It is definitely a book that I will never forget. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life… Continue reading Book Review: A Gentleman in Moscow

Diverse · Fantasy · Retelling · Review · Romance · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

I recently did a reread of Marissa Meyer’s Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1). I first read it back on its initial release and had completely forgotten about what happened, so I figured a reread was in desperate need before I continued on with the rest of the series. Luckily, it was just as fun as I remembered… Continue reading Book Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Fantasy · Review · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: An Enchantment of Ravens

Margaret Rogerson’s debut novel, An Enchantment of Ravens, has been one of my most anticipated 2017 releases ever since I first heard about it. I think I’m really just a sucker for any novel that centers around fae. Why are they like the coolest fantasy creatures ever? And why aren’t they feature in more books? These are… Continue reading Book Review: An Enchantment of Ravens

Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Review · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)

You know when you push off reading a book because you just know that it’s probably going to be really slow and boring? Yeah, well I did that with The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1) by Alison Goodman, and then ended up falling in love with this story. So maybe I should stop doing that, right?… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)