Tag: young adult book reviews

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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Book Review : Cytonic

Book Review : Cytonic

Cytonic is the follow-up to Skyward and Starsight, and like its predecessors, Cytonic follows pilot Spensa on a new journey. Unfortunately, this new adventure very much felt like filler for both the series and for Spensa, and I found myself really having to push to finish the novel. Even though Cytonic was very on brand for the series, featuring a lot of the same humor, a new group of ragtag […]

Posted December 7, 2021 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Excalibur Curse

Book Review : The Excalibur Curse

The Excalibur Curse is the final entry in The Camelot Rising trilogy. I wish I could say I was surprised by how disappointed I was by the ending, but I’ve had a feeling I wouldn’t like the ending since The Camelot Betrayal. I guess what was more shocking to me was why I didn’t like the ending. After two other books in the series placing Guinevere in a love triangle […]

Posted November 16, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : Our Dark Duet

Book Review : Our Dark Duet

After being somewhat surprised with just how much I liked This Savage Song, the predecessor to this novel, I rushed to purchase Our Dark Duet so I could find out what happened next. To my dismay this sequel just plain did not work for me. I found the entire struggle in Our Dark Duet a step backwards from the previous novel, with villains flat and uninteresting, and the major conflict […]

Posted October 26, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Hazel Wood

Book Review : The Hazel Wood

The Hazel Wood is a book that has a lot of promise, especially in its beginning. The novel paints a grim picture of main character Alice’s life with her mom on the run, hinting at something darker than just bad luck chasing at their heels. I was immediately gripped by this hint of something dark and something more and the mystery surrounding Alice’s grandmother, who penned a very rare and […]

Posted October 5, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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