Rapid Review of Ivory and Bone

No spoilers in this review of Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh! I give it 3.75 stars. I thought the plot was simple overall, yet there were some small twists and turns that kept me guessing as the tale unfolded. The prehistoric setting was the most attractive thing about the whole book to me. The…

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Rapid Review of The Fate of the Tearling

No spoilers in this review of The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. I give it 4.5 stars! I read several bloggers who didn’t enjoy the ending of this book. While I can see where they’re coming from, I thought it was fantastic. Was it surprising? Yes. Were parts of it bittersweet? Yes. Will…

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Rapid Review of My Lady Jane

No spoilers in this review of My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows. I give it 4.25 stars! My Lady Jane is perhaps the most fun (and funny) book I’ve ever read. (And by “read,” I mean listened to. The very British narrator on the audiobook is fabulous and adds so…

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Rapid Review of Riders

No spoilers in this review of Riders by Veronica Rossi! I give it 4 stars! Have you read any of Rossi’s work? I really enjoyed her Under the Never Sky trilogy. If you like YA sci-fi/fantasy, it is definitely worth a read! I think Rossi must have a great sense of humor because of the…

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Rapid Review of The Girl on the Train

No spoilers in this review of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I give it 3 stars. I’m torn on how to review The Girl on the Train. I don’t usually enjoy a book in which I don’t like the main character. That character was Rachel, and she was not likable at all. Her…

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Rapid Review of Crooked Kingdom

No spoilers in this review of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo! I give it a solid 5 stars! This series is easily one of my all-time favorites. What can I say about the brilliance of Leigh Bardugo? She has crafted a truly unique series and six fabulous, diverse characters with distinct personalities and voices. We learn…

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Rapid Review of Empire of Storms

No spoilers in this review of Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas! After much consideration, I decided on an overall rating of 2.5 stars for this book. After a brief plot summary, I will dive into my rationale behind this rating. At the end of Queen of Shadows, Aelin was approaching the border of…

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Rapid Review of Rebel of the Sands

No spoilers in this review of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton! I give it 4 stars. This is such a fun book! It is what I consider to be classic YA in its tone and pacing. The story is about Amani, a teenage girl itching to leave Dustwalk, her small desert village. She…

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Rapid Review of Passenger

No spoilers in this review of Passenger by Alexandra Bracken! I give it 3.5 stars. It was an enjoyable read but didn’t keep me up late at night. The time travel aspect was interesting, but the pacing was a bit slow. The main storyline begins in modern day New York City, the home of Etta…

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