Wherein Michaela and I try to review this translated Epic Poem while having very little experience in the genre. Do we still talk for 20 minutes about what makes this book feminist or not, you know we do.
So, I’ll be honest, some of these are more tenuously connected to this challenge than others, but each one is important. There are some really good ones and some really meh ones. There are some new releases and some older stuff. I’m trying to cover literally everything here, apparently. Enjoy!
I should have reviewed this new one by Victoria Aveyard last week, but it was … a fight to finish it, to say the least. This was just not the book for me – but now you get to watch me lose my mind on camera, I guess?
Wherein we complete 1 of our joint review challenges, start another, and discuss a new diverse middle grade fantasy book with Korean folklore!
Let me be clear: I loved the first book in this series, We Hunt the Flame. I did not, however, find the second book (We Free the Stars) to be a great conclusion. It was fine! But not great. And I am on a streak of series that don’t end as well as I think they should … so I’m cranky.
After Hogle’s debut was one of my top 5 novels of last year, the bar could not be higher for this one. Maybe … too high? Watch on to find out!
SPOILERS AHEAD! This is part series review, part rant, part gush over The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. I wanted to love these books SO much, and almost did. And then. And then. Well. Get ready for the rant, folks.
Wherein Michaela and Gretchen review a book they both read on a whim this week.
I have way, way too many feelings about this book. Some of them are SO good. Some of them are … not as good. Overall, this book exceeded my expectations but it also did something that drove me SO crazy I had to add a spoiler bit to the end. Don’t worry, you’ll be warned when that happens!
Don’t worry guys; in between all these presidents, I’m still reading a LOT of romance novels. The thing is that, sometimes, I don’t have anything interesting to say. That is not the case (I think) with this one – which at once was super cute but also set off some pet peeves of mine. Let me explain!