The beginning of Shatter Me was an exquisite mix of beautiful, unique prose, complex character, and expert soft worldbuilding. But after that big bang beginning, it gets...soggier. I think if anything, I'm more disappointed by the lost potential than by the actual product. Because I really did enjoy myself in the reading...
It didn't help that some of my choices were slow moving and didn't motivate me to pick them back up.
Reading this novel as a woman was a humiliating experience.
I'm surprised by how much I read this month! Eight books is pretty average for me, but there were a few real tombs in there, including Samantha Shannon's Priory of The Orange Tree and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. All the novels I read dealt with queerness in different ways, and overall I definitely had … Continue reading June Wrap Up | 8 Books
Hi everyone, this month I read 8 books! I've been very busy at work lately... From Blood and Ash Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★ You can read my full review of this series here! Despite sub-par writing and shaky plotting, I loved the romance in this series and it was the perfect palette cleanser … Continue reading May Wrap Up | 8 Books
So much of fun writing is just getting rid of shame. That’s what Armentrout does with this series—making liberal use of vampires, werewolves, sex, allies to enemies to lovers, gods, mates, and more create a potent, fun, guilty-pleasure mix. The writing itself is not good. The pacing can get bogged down in over-indulgent, tedious internal … Continue reading From Blood and Ash | Series Review
Lately, there have been an overwhelming number of amazing webtoons. However, because they come out on a weekly basis, I realized I often find myself forgetting about them and never finishing them. Well, these are my top 5 webtoons that I am still looking forward to updating every week. 1. I Shall Master This Family … Continue reading Webtoons you should be reading…
Out of seventeen books read in March, Marie Rutkowski's The Midnight Lie and Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes marked rare five-star YA Fantasy reads, while Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone series and Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass series proved to be extremely mixed bags. This month saw a flurry of YA Fantasy, … Continue reading The Best and the Worst: Books of March 2021 | Wrap Up