Plan Going Forward

Hey, I’m back! For the first time since high school, I’ve posted a review on this blog. You’ll notice it’s very long. Almost 7,000 words worth of long. As it says in my updated ‘about’ section, I tend to write what I think of as long-form reviews, so my plan is to keep them as… Continue reading Plan Going Forward

book cover of Renée Ahdieh's Smoke in the Sun
Renée Ahdieh, Smoke in the Sun

Ahdieh, Renée — Smoke in the Sun

This book, the sequel to Flame in the Mist, is such a rushed disaster. A lovable rushed disaster, but a rushed disaster nonetheless. Let’s start with Okami. > Okami Okami, or rather his arc (such that it was) was so confusing to me. So, Okami is the son of the last Emperor, I think, and… Continue reading Ahdieh, Renée — Smoke in the Sun


#24 = SEA OF SHADOWS by Kelley Armstrong

What I liked: 1) the worldbuilding was intriguing and believable. their country (whose name I forgot, if it was in fact mentioned at all) has one religion and a caste system. the country next to them has a different religion, and its unclear what its social order is. one of the castes is the warrior… Continue reading #24 = SEA OF SHADOWS by Kelley Armstrong


DNF = Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland

I ditched a book called "Promise of Shadows" by Justina Ireland. I gotta say, when I saw the cover and read the jacket-flap, my first thought was something along the lines of "more like Promise of Awesome." It's about a harpy who avenged the death of her sister by killing the god who slew her.… Continue reading DNF = Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland


#23 = All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill jacket flap blurb What would you change? Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s… Continue reading #23 = All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill


#22 = Mind Games by Carolyn Crane

MIND GAMES by Carolyn Crane jacket flap blurb Justine knows she’s going to die. Any second now. Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her… Continue reading #22 = Mind Games by Carolyn Crane