Currently reading: The Headless Cupid

I had a tiny meltdown on Twitter the other day, worrying about rereads and how to blog about them. Usually I only review something twice, as any more than that seems like overkill. It’s also really difficult for me to review something I’ve read ten times before, as it’s become such a part of my “reading personality” that I don’t feel I can properly articulate why I love it so much. Anyway, my current reread Read More …

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Dragons and an alternate medieval setting and did I mention DRAGONS!! The dragons are not your typical European fantasy dragons. They can look like humans and live amongst us, but they’re basically Vulcans. They’re very logical and mathematical and don’t understand emotions (or refuse to?) and this causes conflict between everyone because idk, logical math-dragons freak people out.

REVIEW: Small Steps by Louis Sachar

This is a sequel to Holes! I don’t really remember Armpit, but I DO remember X-Ray and what a creep he is. (Not a surprise to find him much the same in Small Steps, though he’s slightly more sympathetic because he gets a few pet the dog moments.) Small Steps is about finding your way back into normalcy about being outside it for a while. It’s also about friendship and why you shouldn’t let yourself Read More …

REVIEW: The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

In my elementary school, the school librarian taught extra classes for kids who were super smart or really bored or both. Each year she’d do a presentation about what she would be teaching, usually through videos or PowerPoint or whatever the hell existed back in the pits of time. In fourth or fifth grade, during an aforementioned info thing, our librarian showed us some early book trailers– from ALA or something, I think. There we Read More …

REVIEW: The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

I think this is the darkest Zilpha Keatley Snyder book I’ve read yet. It’s got the standard 1970s bad parent(s), a very mixed-up and abandoned kid, and a really creepy cat. I felt bad for everyone in this book, but especially for Jessica. She doesn’t really have any positive role models and everyone ignores her, so much so that she has to resort to something drastic to get people to pay attention to her. If Read More …

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

SARAH REES BRENNAN, I LOVE YOU. Really I could just end my review right there, but I’ll keep going. Admittedly, after reading The Demon’s Lexicon, I couldn’t get up the urge to read the rest of the trilogy (even after rating the first one 4 birds). I liked it (I guess) but I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the series as a whole. But of Sarah Rees Brennan herself, I have no complaints. She’s basically like Read More …

Poison Tree by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Poison Tree, when I first started reading it, seriously confused me. It’s a YA book, but it stars adult protagonists. It reads EXACTLY like an adult urban fantasy book, except for the lack of sex and over-the-top violence. The language is exactly the same as in adult urban fantasies, the story is the same, there’s the same types of characters (including a (literal) Kick-Ass Heroine) and even the setting isn’t all that different. All the Read More …

REVIEW: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

I have a deep fondness for books that force teenagers to travel to places they might not have wanted to go to and that, in turn, force them to grow up into better people than they were at the beginning of the book/journey. This is why I had such high hopes for 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and why I had such high hopes for Wanderlove! Luckily Wanderlove does what I wanted 13 Little Blue Envelopes Read More …

REVIEW: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

I’ve been meaning to read this book for AGES, but somehow I kept forgetting to, y’know, actually do that! It wasn’t until my mom started watching the movie version one day that I remembered it again, and since the ebook was pretty cheap I decided to go ahead and buy it and maybe read it on my vacation. I’m kinda regretting taking so long to read this book, y’all. It’s really good! The beginning chapters Read More …