Book Review: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody

I'm not the type to read many YA fantasy novels, and when I do I rarely enjoy them. However, I made an exception to this one since it is a futuristic fantasy retelling of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. I have read many retellings in my reading life, but I have never seen any author … Continue reading Book Review: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody

Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I grew up watching and re-watching Jurassic Park, and it alone was motivation for my early fascination with dinosaurs. I remember collecting books and pictures about dinosaurs when I was seven or so. I eventually grew out of my fascination with those prehistoric creatures, but I still have a great fondness for this movie and … Continue reading Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Ever since I read Something Wicked This Way Comes in October of last year, I've been wanting to read more books by Ray Bradbury. He is such a unique and sensual writer (sensual meaning describing the senses of a scene in ways I rarely see). And I finally managed to read this book. Now I … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Books I Love: ABC Edition

Several of the blogs I follow have been doing The ABC Book Challenge, where you take one letter of the alphabet and mention the books you've read and the books on your TBR which start with the letter. This seems like waaayyy too much work for me (but props to anyone doing this challenge), so … Continue reading Books I Love: ABC Edition

Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

I have been burned too many times by classic retellings, and yet I still decided to pick this book up and read it, for two reasons. First, I am a massive fan of Jane Eyre. Jane is one of my favorite protagonists in literature, mostly because she is such a strong character despite her horrible … Continue reading Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Book Review: The Maze Runner

I have been ruminating on whether to read this book since before the movie came out. Honestly, I am not a huge YA fan. Even the books I actually enjoy in this genre (like The Hunger Games), had really poor character development. So, I confess, I was avoiding this book. But this week I had … Continue reading Book Review: The Maze Runner

Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

This book was on my Books I’m Excited for February, 2018. Like I said in my original post about it, the main reason I wanted to read this book was because its cover is one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen. I love photography that employs techniques like double exposure…but I’m … Continue reading Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)