Rapid Review of Thunderhead

No spoilers in this rapid review of Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. (There will, however, be minor spoilers for the first book in the series.) I loved it and give it 4.5 stars. Part of the appeal of this series is it’s just so different. Good different. After the extreme popularity of The Hunger Games series,…

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Rapid Review of Vengeful

No spoilers in this rapid review of Vengeful by V.E. Schwab. (There will, however, be spoilers for the first book in this series.) I loved it and give it 4.5 stars. I just finished another review in which I knocked my initial rating down a notch because the book didn’t stick with me. When I…

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Rapid Review of Wildcard

No spoilers in this rapid review of Wildcard by Marie Lu. (There will, however, be spoilers for the first book in this series.) I really liked it and give it 4.25 stars! Warcross was my favorite book released last year, so this sequel had a lot to live up to. I’d say Lu mostly delivered in…

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Rapid Review of My Plain Jane

No spoilers in this rapid review of My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows. I liked it and give it 3 stars. I have to admit, my expectations for the second installment of The Lady Janies were high. My Lady Jane was such a fun surprise and so different than anything…

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Rapid Review of Scythe

No spoilers in this rapid review of Scythe by Neal Shusterman. I loved it and give it 4.5 stars. I read so much fantasy that any book set in modern times feels like a breath of fresh air, and Scythe is no exception. It blends genres, but I’d say the predominant one is dystopian. The…

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Rapid Review of Furyborn

No spoilers in this rapid review of Furyborn by Claire Legrand. I really liked it and give it 4.5 stars. This is the best series opener I’ve read in a while. So many fantasy series have debuted in the past few years, and we see common themes among them: A kingdom is in turmoil for…

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Rapid Review of Smoke in the Sun

No spoilers in this rapid review of Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh. I give it 3 stars. I think it’s a good book but not necessarily a great one. The story moved at a leisurely pace. I listened to the audiobook, and my mind wandered a bit as I listened. Yet I never…

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Rapid Review of Reign of Mist

I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. No spoilers in this rapid review of Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer. I really liked it! I give it 4.5 stars. The first thought I posted about Reign on Goodreads was: “Guys, this is really good fantasy.” After…

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Rapid Review of Legendary

No spoilers in this review of Legendary by Stephanie Garber. I give it 4 stars. The overall tone was light and playful, and the writing was chock full of flowery descriptions, especially in the first two-thirds of the book. When the climax was imminent, Garber concentrated a little more on storytelling and a little less…

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