This could be a very short letter; it’d read Yep, your review’s spot on, followed by my thanks for saving me the trouble of having to type it up myself. Because really, you covered my thoughts perfectly.
But that’d feel like cheating (and wouldn’t involve any pictures), so let’s see if I can summarize and maybe add to what you’ve already covered. … More The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Game of Love and Death is one of those books that left me all This book totally earns four and a half stars, it’s glorious, where is my tissue box.
But once I had a good sleep and got over the sniffles, a swarm of unanswered questions descended—and you can guess how I responded to that. (Badly.) … More The Game of Love and Death
Finest of Katies,
Looking for a lesbian, dragon-slaying knight questing across kingdoms and falling in love in the process? Look no further! Or maybe you should keep looking; Dragonoak reads approximately as well as a first draft submitted to my writing group: a promising, fresh, malleable thing in need of serious revisions, not a finished work. Unfortunately, I have to rate it as the published novel it is, not the novel it could become. … More Dragonoak
I wasn’t sure I was ready to read about a protagonist whose best friend just died, but I did read it, and didn’t collapse into a weepy pile even once.
Could my lack of weepiness be in part be because the raw panicky wound of losing you is finally starting to heal? Sure. But it’s more likely because the book—which promises so much, and has so many neat things to offer—was surprisingly disappointing. … More Sanctum
Most glorious Ashers,
Apparently An Ember in the Ashes was hyped hither and yon before its release, so everyone was anticipating the next Perfect Young Adult Novel—and although it nailed it for a lot of readers, it whiffed for others. … More An Ember in the Ashes
Ashers, oh my goodness,
I’d been sidling my way toward this book since it was first announced, and finally got my hands on a copy. Andrew read it to me the other night (because picture books are best enjoyed when read to you, and because Andrew’s a number one dude), and I can assure you that it is great. … More The Princess and the Pony