Publisher: Random House Books

September 1, 2018

No Spook, But 3 Love Interests? | The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

No Spook, But 3 Love Interests? | The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

For all the spooky vibes from The Lantern’s Ember, the “world where nightmarish creatures reign” and deals with the devil and all things haunting, this book was entirely underwhelming and disappointing. Part of my problems probably comes down to the fact that I really enjoyed Houck’s work in the past and combined with being a Sleepy Hallow/Headless Horseman type deal (which […]

May 14, 2018

Fighting Robots, Secrets, and Mayhem | LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

Fighting Robots, Secrets, and Mayhem | LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

Another sci-fi novel from Jay Kristoff? SIGN ME UP. LIFEL1K3 was pretty freaking amazing, I have to say. Not that I expected any differently after reading Illuminae (co-authored with Amie Kaufman) and Kristoff’s Nevernight (not sci-fi but a great read). Take the United States in a dystopian future. Add in robots. Fighting robots, gladiator style. Oh, and a mysterious boy who isn’t exactly. . . […]

January 31, 2018

Going Nowhere with Sequel Syndrome | Tarnished City by Vic James

Going Nowhere with Sequel Syndrome | Tarnished City by Vic James

I’m a bit disappointed with Tarnished City. The first in the series, Gilded Cage, held potential to kick off a great series but much like many a sequel, this book fell short. And it begins with the plot. Have you ever read a book that didn’t really go anywhere? I felt that way with Tarnished City, as if I was being turned in […]

January 5, 2018

Review – Poison’s Cage by Breeana Shields

Review – Poison’s Cage by Breeana Shields

I made the mistake of reading Poison’s Cage a year after tackling Poison’s Kiss and I paid the price. Sometimes, you know, a sequel fills in the gaps a bit for readers who aren’t reading a series back-to-back, either through an obvious recap or woven into the first few chapters. That didn’t happen with this book and for the first […]