Many books were enjoyed, even more were started. February was dreary, but a great month for reading.
January Wrap Up | 9 Books
Somehow, I read the majority of Zodiac Academy this month, plus a couple books I actually enjoyed. I'm trying out linking to Bookshop.org this month!
Book Review | Godkiller
A perfect fantasy book, in the archetypal sense: perfectly plotted, familiar yet creative. It reminded me why I fell in love with reading in the first place. Here's why.
Book Review | Bloodmarked
I CANNOT BELIEVE THE CLIFFHANGER THIS BOOK ENDED ON...
Book Review | The Atlas Paradox
Somehow, the sequel lived up to the unimaginable standard of its dark academia predecessor.
Book Review | Babel
Babel is the boldest indictment of the evils of English academia I've read to date. That's what I was waiting for, though, through The Secret History, If We Were Villains, The Atlas Six, and even Legendborn: violence.
Book Review | Children of Blood and Bone
In my case, this book fell victim to too much hype. Few books have I felt so guaranteed to like; fewer still have lived up to that kind of expectation. While I like each of the elements of this novel in principle, the execution stumbles enough that the concept itself doesn't quite save it. I would still recommend this to genuine young adult readers who love adventure and fantasy.
Let's see if I can finish any of the THREE novels I'm currently in the middle of reading.
Leia Shorney | GUEST Review | House of Sky and Breath
Anything for you, Rhysand. A guest reviewer was unimpressed with the newest installment of Sarah J. Maas' Crescent City series.
Crescent City and the Sarah J. Maas Experience
In this post, I'll review the delightful first installation of Crescent City and then suggest a (hopefully) helpful structure for talking about Sarah J. Maas amid a very prickly public discourse.