Book Review: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler Hogarth, 2016 ISBN 9780804141260 4/5 stars Despite the name, Vinegar Girl is a sweetly cute book. Not without its problems, but still cute. You may have heard of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, wherein the latest authors write retellings of The Bard’s works. Margaret Atwood wrote a retelling of The Tempest,…

Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Greenwillow Books, 2016 9780062380876 4/5 Stars This Savage Song was definitely my most anticipated book of the summer, if you couldn’t already tell the review blitz of Victoria Schwab’s other books. And to my utter delight, this book did not disappoint. Schwab kicks off the Monsters of Verity series…

Book Review: Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein

Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein Plume, 2016 ISBN 9781101982679 2/5 Stars Despite having not been to the Land of Enchantment myself, New Mexico has been on my pop culture radar this year, mostly through Netflix marathons of Roswell, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul. Naturally, I picked up Leigh Stein’s memoir, Land of Enchantment,…

Book Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I’ve been on vacation, so here’s a short listicle of a review to capture my thoughts on Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. She’s quickly moving up in my must-read authors ranks, as I enjoyed her debut novel Signal to Noise as well. You should know that Certain Dark Things will be officially released on…

Book Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

And last round of this week’s book reviews for Victoria Schwab’s books! I’ve since finished This Savage Song but am still digesting that story. So stay tuned for a review in the next few weeks. Without further adieu, here’s Vicious. Vicious is my favorite V.E. Schwab novel. Yes, I’ve gushed about how much I loved…

Book Review: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Round 2 of book reviews for Victoria Schwab’s books this week! Celebrating the release of This Savage Song, which is pretty good so far! I’ve been making my way through Victoria Schwab’s books and found my way to her debut novel, The Near Witch. The Near Witch reads like a fairy tale, ethereal in description…

Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

This year I found my new favorite author: Victoria/V.E. Schwab. I’ve been pouring through her books at a rapid pace, so in honor of last week’s release of This Savage Song, I’m reviewing A Gathering of Shadows, Vicious, and The Near Witch. Upon finishing A Darker Shade of Magic, I had, HAD, to get my…

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic has been on my TBR list for several months. It even sat on my coffee table for a couple weeks before I was forced to renew it from the library. But lo, I finally got around to reading it. AND I AM SO GLAD. In a nutshell, it’s a fantasy…

Book Review: Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin

Lesson learned: never read a book simply because the title is one of your favorite David Bowie songs. Let me make it plain that I’m talking about the book and not the song when I say Oh! You Pretty Things was awful. I was generous in my 2 stars on Goodreads, because since if I…

Book Review: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A good book with numerous music references can be hard to find. Oftentimes, it feels like the author is shoehorning in their favorite bands, songs, etc. But Signal to Noise is chock full of music references that don’t feel cloying or jammed in while fitting in well with the story. Signal to Noise is set…

Book Review: The Library at Mount Char

This was an effed up book. So I’m having a hard time describing The Library at Mount Char because a) it’s really weird and difficult to explain; b) the plot is not really what it seems; and c)¬†Hawkins throws you into the book’s mythology without much exposition–you learn as you go. But if you’re into…