2022 Book Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare YA Fantasy, 2010 by Margaret K McElderberry Books, 479 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Slow. This book dragged on and it was difficult to get through. There’s honestly not a lot of action for the page count and even after finishing it I was struggling to think of what events... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn A Historical Fiction, 2017 by William Morrow, 503 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Charlie’s chapters. They felt almost repetitive and unnecessarily fluffy. I suppose they exist mostly to break up the heaviness of the topics addressed in the rest of the book, which is important, but they just don’t... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Dry

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman YA Science Fiction, 2018 by Simon and Shuster, 390 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: This book is a close to future dystopia, in other words it’s something that absolutely could happen to our society in our lifetime. That alone makes it a little hard to read. Of course, that... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo YA Fantasy, 2012 by Henry Holt and Company, 358 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Weird pacing. There are some slow spots where things aren’t really moving that drag the book down. A tiny bit too much focus on the romance side of things, in my opinion. I read (and absolutely... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Verity

Verity by Colleen Hoover A Mystery/Thriller, 2018 by Grand Central Publishing, 336 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Content warning, in case you need it. This one contains lots of sexual language, violence, violence against children and death. Also if you, in general, don’t like unreliable narrators you’ll probably not be a fan of this book. The... Continue Reading →

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: 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 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 →

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