Category: Young Adult

Book Review : The Golden Enclaves

Book Review : The Golden Enclaves

With some cautiously reserved excitement, I preordered The Golden Enclaves, the final entry in The Scholomance Trilogy. The predecessor to this final installment, The Last Graduate, ended with a massive cliffhanger, leaving the fate of the male lead, Orion Lake, looking very bleak—so I was pretty invested in finding out what befell him and how protagonist Galadriel “El” Higgins reacted. I never would have guessed the sequence of events that […]

Posted October 4, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Luminaries

Book Review : The Luminaries

When I saw that Susan Dennard, author of one of my few favorite young adult series The Witchlands, had a spooky new book releasing, I knew I had to read it. Though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the last book I read by the author, Witchshadow, I found The Luminaries to be a really enjoyable and fluffy read. Though it’s easy to see where the series is going, and […]

Posted September 7, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : Blade Breaker

Book Review : Blade Breaker

Blade Breaker is a novel that’s hard for me to review because I found it to be so disappointing and I want my review to be constructive, despite those emotions. Though I enjoyed its predecessor, Realm Breaker, I found that the problems that occasionally plagued the first novel ran egregiously rampant in this sequel. The “telling” versus “showing” is practically unbearable, sapping out all of the tension in everything, even […]

Posted July 29, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : Realm Breaker

Book Review : Realm Breaker

Realm Breaker was my first time reading a book written by Victoria Aveyard. I have virtually sworn off young adult novels, with a few exceptions here and there, but was inspired to pick up this novel after seeing a marketing video touting the ragtag group of companions that strive to save the realm. Though I really liked the core ideas of Realm Breaker, the execution of these ideas was very […]

Posted June 28, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Iron Widow

Book Review : The Iron Widow

Hearing the hype about Iron Widow, and loving the idea of the story, which marketing boldly proclaimed is Pacific Rim meets A Handmaid’s Tale, I picked up this young adult novel. To put it bluntly, Iron Widow, and books like it, are the very reason I have mostly stopped reading young adult novels. In a nutshell, Iron Widow reads worse than some Wattpad stories, and despite having a good core […]

Posted January 17, 2022 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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