2022 Book Review: Shiver

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater YA Fantasy, 2009 by Scholastic Press, 392 Pages What I Didn’t Like: The voices are too similar. Switching between Sam and Grace didn’t work because they read like the same character. I like some variety, some change in word choice, something to separate them. The ending was predictable and a little weak.... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Xor Ax, Ax

Xor Ax, Ax by Andrei Saygo YA Science Fiction, Independently Published in 2022, 304 Pages What I Didn’t Like: The romance feels forced. It’s not a big storyline, it’s only a minor mention and it’s easy to ignore. Of course, that brings up the point of why include it at all if it’s so easy... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Beneath the Snow

Beneath the Snow by Kerri Davidson A Science Fiction, 2020 by Kerri Davidson, 320 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: There’s no second book and I would totally read more. That’s not to say it NEEDS more, just that I’d read it if there was!There are a lot of characters and names to keep track of.... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Cousins

The Cousins by Karen McManus YA Mystery/Thriller, 2020 by Delacorte Press, 337 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Slow start. This one takes awhile to get going. I wanted that mystery to be introduced right away and the small one just wasn’t enough to keep my interest. I wasn’t fully invested in the beginning. Plot holes. There... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Letter Carrier

The Letter Carrier by Laurie LC Lewis A Historical Fiction, 2022 by Willowsport Press, 322 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Dry. This text feels removed from the main character and her important story. I felt a lack of connection to her, which just made the story feel drier than I’d like. Formatting. The ebook, which is... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides A Mystery/Thriller, 2019 by Celadon Books,325 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: There’s definitely “white knight” syndrome running through this one. The treating doctors are male, most of the patients mentioned are female, and the females who work at the facility are treated as sort of hysterical. That all sort... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Hammer My Heart

Hammer My Heart by Michelle Angelle A Romance, 2022 by Michelle Angelle Books,266 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Perfect characters. I know it’s a typical romance thing and you guys eye roll at me everytime I list it as a negative thing, but it bothers me. These two main characters are both beautiful people with... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: No Ivy League

No Ivy League by Hazel Newlevant YA Graphic Novel, 2019 by Oni Press, 216 Pages What I Didn’t Like: I wanted a bit more detail. I get what we’re looking at here, it’s a snapshot of a summer. But I wanted the lessons to ring a little truer. I wanted to stay a bit longer... Continue Reading →

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