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Carnival of Souls
Strike one: The contradictory nature of the narrative. Mallory spends all her time learning how to be a good fighter but when she's faced with daimons...more
Oct 14, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
Wildefire (Wildefire, #1)
This is going to be a very long review – I probably shouldn’t even say review. More of a discussion, really, of what I thought about this book and why...more
Jun 18, 2011
Nov 07, 2010
Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)
This is going to be an incredibly difficult review to write for a multitude of reasons but especially because I hate giving a not so positive review t...more
Apr 21, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Between the Lines
There is a very famous play by Tom Stoppard called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The play deals with metaphysical elements of two-dimensional...more
Jun 13, 2012
May 26, 2012
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

You wouldn’t believe how excited I was for this novel. The synopsis reads like someone looked into my head and took what I wanted to read and then wro...more
Jul 10, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
I have been resisting reading a John Green novel for quite some time now. Not because I think I won’t like him but because I haven’t felt ready for hi...more
Mar 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)
Before you start reading this, let me just say that the following few paragraphs contain my opinion and you may not agree with them but I have a righ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Let me preface this by saying that the following is a partial review. I'm writing this for the parts I have read and I'm also writing this because Rid...more
Dec 16, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
All Men of Genius
I am not in the habit of mincing my words so I’m going to come right out and say it. Reading this was a painful experience. Not an impossible feat (li...more
Dec 18, 2011
May 21, 2011
My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece
I’ve been sitting here for a bit trying to collect my thoughts enough that I can write the kind of coherent review this book deserves. There are so ma...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)
I just want to point out:

...half gargoyle teenage girl risks the wrath of her adoptive clan and the trust of a boy she’s loved forever...

Since when is...more
not set
Apr 12, 2013
Defy (Defy, #1)
**spoiler alert** Warning: The following contains (non-major) spoilers. Read at your own risk.

I just finished this book, not even am hour ago (I’m wri...more
Dec 28, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles, #1)
I had been looking forward to Prophecy ever since I read the synopsis. It sounds so bloody fantastic. But alas.

Okay, this may be unfair considering th...more
Dec 13, 2012
Mar 16, 2011
Partials (The Partials Sequence, #1)
The YA genre is certainly rife with dystopians. You can't go out without tripping over one. Okay fine, that is an exaggeration but I can't help but ge...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
All right! It is almost midnight and this is when I write my finest reviews (oh stop laughing) so I shall write the galumptious (how can galumptious n...more
Apr 08, 2012
Nov 02, 2011
I put off writing this review for as long as I could. Because to write it would mean getting personal and I don’t know if I want do that.

Okay fine.

Jul 29, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Tiger Lily
I liked this in the way you like things that take your heart and twist it tightly. And painfully.

*clears throat* Here we go:

I don’t know if I’m ready...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
So from all the hype surrounding this series, from all the praise lavished on it to the laudatory passages written about it, my expectations were high...more
Aug 24, 2011
Oct 07, 2010
The Summer Prince
This book goes places that not many other YA novels have gone before. It is complex, emotionally rich and exquisitely detailed. It is not perfect but...more
Feb 15, 2013
Jul 17, 2012
Beta (Annex, #1)
The cover of this book is so amazingly beautiful that I spent a few minutes being creepy and caressing it. The satin finish of it complements the colo...more
Oct 10, 2012
May 27, 2011
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
People have said many things about this book. The accolades have piled up and spilled over. The detractors also have a voice. How I felt about this bo...more
Oct 23, 2011
Nov 13, 2010
Monstrous Beauty
This is a mermaid story. Consider yourself warned. I have yet to read a mermaid story that I actually really, really liked. I was hoping to like this...more
Jun 29, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Sean Griswold's Head
You know how sometimes when you finish a book, you sit quietly for a while just savouring the end of a tale told so very well? That’s what happened to...more
May 14, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
A Touch Mortal (A Touch Trilogy, #1)
Yeah. Wow. (And not really in a good way.) Let's do this objectively.

This book is meant for people who do not question logic (or the lack of it) or r...more
Aug 21, 2011
Jul 18, 2010
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)
Venom invites you to a rich world of mystery and intrigue set in Renaissance Venice. It offers secret rendezvous in graveyards, masked balls and erran...more
Oct 21, 2012
Oct 05, 2011
This is What Happy Looks Like
Here you go:

I haven’t read The Statistical Possibility of Love at First Sight so I was not really aware of Smith’s writing style when I first started...more
Mar 19, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)
Two days have passed since I read this book. Two days between me finishing the book and me attempting to write a somewhat coherent review. I will conf...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 28, 2012
This is my favourite of all the Manning books I have read so far. A YA contemporary rather than chick-lit, Adorkable deals with Jeane and Michael. The...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Eve (Eve, #1)
You see, the trouble with the recent spate of dystopian novels (in the YA genre) is that after the initial two or three, they all start to blur into o...more
Aug 22, 2011
Nov 10, 2010
Hikikomori and the Rental Sister: A Novel
The concept sounds cool, yea? I’ve been interested in Hikikomori for a while now after I watched a Japanese movie that featured one as a character (I...more
Jul 18, 2013
Oct 10, 2012
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